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Watching for Signs of Climate Action in the State of the Union Address

  • Climate
  • Energy
  • climate science
  • fossil fuels
  • climate change
  • energy efficiency
  • U.S. policy
  • GHG emissions
  • power plants
  • renewable energy
Seven months have passed since President Obama announced the national Climate Action Plan. Photo credit: Steve Jurvetson, Flickr
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • climate science
  • fossil fuels
  • climate change
  • energy efficiency
  • U.S. policy
  • GHG emissions
  • power plants
  • renewable energy

Looking Back on 15 Years of Greenhouse Gas Accounting

  • Climate
  • GHG Protocol
Through a combination of renewable energy purchases, development of renewable energy installations, and enhancements to its server systems, Intel managed to reduce its emissions by 60 percent below 2007 levels by the end of 2012. | Photo credit: Wikimedia, 2006
  • Climate
  • GHG Protocol
Research

The Trillion Dollar Question

New Map Documents Natural Resource Rights in Sub-Saharan Africa

  • development
  • environmental democracy
  • extractive industries
  • land rights
  • Freshwater
A farmer stands amidst a rice farm in Burundi, Africa. Photo Credit: Flickr/IRRI Images
  • development
  • environmental democracy
  • extractive industries
  • land rights
  • Freshwater

Rights to Resources Interactive Map

  • mapping
  • land rights
  • natural resources
  • mapping
  • land rights
  • natural resources
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Forest Fires, Water Security, and China’s Sustainability Challenges: WRI’s 11 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2013

  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Equity & Governance
  • Business
  • Finance
New analysis reveals that 37 countries face extremely high levels of water stress, including Qatar (shown here). Photo credit: Neil Palmer/ CIAT
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Equity & Governance
  • Business
  • Finance
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5 Things We Learned in 2013 that Could Move the Needle on Sustainability

  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Equity & Governance
  • Business
  • Finance
  • agriculture
  • climate change
  • deforestation
  • Food Loss and Waste
  • water risk
New research shows that the world loses 50 soccer fields' of forest every minute of every day. Photo credit: Daniel Murdiyarso, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Equity & Governance
  • Business
  • Finance
  • agriculture
  • climate change
  • deforestation
  • Food Loss and Waste
  • water risk
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WRI’s Top Outcomes of 2013

  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Equity & Governance
  • Business
  • Finance
  • climate change
  • food security
  • low carbon development
  • transportation
  • water risk
WRI measures its success through positive, on-the-ground change. Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Equity & Governance
  • Business
  • Finance
  • climate change
  • food security
  • low carbon development
  • transportation
  • water risk
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India’s Watershed Development Boosts Food Security, Improves Livelihoods

  • Food
  • Freshwater
  • Equity & Governance
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate change
  • food security
  • low carbon development
  • water risk
India has long-battled its water scarcity issues throughout an approach called watershed development. Photo credit: M. DeFreese/CIMMYT
  • Food
  • Freshwater
  • Equity & Governance
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate change
  • food security
  • low carbon development
  • water risk

Overlapping Land and Natural Resource Rights Creates Conflict in Africa

  • agriculture
  • land rights
  • natural resources
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities
In much of Africa, companies' and rural communities' property rights overlap, creating conflict. Photo credit: T. Samson/CIMMYT
  • agriculture
  • land rights
  • natural resources
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities

COP 19 Made Small Steps Forward, but We Need Bolder Leaps

  • Finance
  • Climate
  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate finance
  • climate change
  • Equity & Governance
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC
A key area of discussion at COP 19 was how to address losses and damages from climate change impacts that are difficult or impossible to adapt to. Photo credit: Jörg Dietze, Flickr
  • Finance
  • Climate
  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate finance
  • climate change
  • Equity & Governance
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC

Open Government Partnership: It’s Time for Deeper Engagement with the Environment Sector

  • environmental democracy
  • environmental justice
  • human rights
A water irrigation project in Tamil Nadu, India. Photo credit: Michael Foley, Flickr
  • environmental democracy
  • environmental justice
  • human rights

Rights to Resources Map: Data Set

  • mapping
  • land rights
  • natural resources
  • mapping
  • land rights
  • natural resources

Shedding Light on Land Tenure in Africa

  • environmental democracy
  • environmental democracy
Insights

Loss and Damage: Elements for Successful Negotiations at COP 19 in Warsaw

  • International Climate Action
  • Equity & Governance
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate change
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC
Losses and damages could over time include the submergence of mega-cities, the collapse of major ecosystems, and the loss of entire island nations. Photo credit: Philip Roeland, Flickr
  • International Climate Action
  • Equity & Governance
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate change
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC