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Energy Access Is Key to Sub-Saharan Africa's Economic Recovery

  • Energy Access
  • Energy
  • coronavirus
  • electric grid
  • Economics
  • agriculture
  • Finance
  • fossil fuels
  • health
  • renewable energy
A young South African woman holds up a cloth face mask next to a sewing machine.
  • Energy Access
  • Energy
  • coronavirus
  • electric grid
  • Economics
  • agriculture
  • Finance
  • fossil fuels
  • health
  • renewable energy

To Build Back from COVID-19, Don’t Overlook Informal Workers

  • Commentary
  • coronavirus
  • climate finance
  • climate impacts
  • poverty
Tamil Nadu street vendor
  • Commentary
  • coronavirus
  • climate finance
  • climate impacts
  • poverty

Developing Cities Need Cash. Land Value Capture Can Help

  • Cities
  • infrastructure
  • land use
  • development
  • Finance
  • Urban Development
People walk on and around an outdoor escalator at a train station in Shenzhen.
  • Cities
  • infrastructure
  • land use
  • development
  • Finance
  • Urban Development

A Fairer and More Sustainable Post-COVID World in Latin America

  • biking
  • cities for all
  • infrastructure
  • sanitation
  • Cities
  • Equity
  • Finance
  • low carbon development
  • multilateral development banks
  • transportation
  • Water
Silhouette of a person with a bicycle overlooking Belo Horizonte's skyline. Photo by Mariana Gil/WRI.
  • biking
  • cities for all
  • infrastructure
  • sanitation
  • Cities
  • Equity
  • Finance
  • low carbon development
  • multilateral development banks
  • transportation
  • Water
Bogota, Colombia
  • climate finance
  • climate change
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How Can Developing Nations Access Climate Finance? Senegal and Kenya Share Lessons

  • Climate
  • climate finance
  • Green Climate Fund
Senegalese and Kenyan leaders meeting
  • Climate
  • climate finance
  • Green Climate Fund

How Uruguay Became a Wind Power Powerhouse

  • climate finance
  • Green Climate Fund
  • low carbon development
  • renewable energy
Sierra de los Caracoles wind farm in Uruguay.
  • climate finance
  • Green Climate Fund
  • low carbon development
  • renewable energy
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Forest in the Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Forests
  • illegal logging
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African Countries Aim to Restore 100 Million Hectares of Degraded Land

  • restoration
  • Climate Resilience
  • Finance
  • Forests
Forest landscape restoration in Ethiopia
  • restoration
  • Climate Resilience
  • Finance
  • Forests
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INSIDER: 5 Takeaways from the Green Climate Fund Board Meeting in Zambia

  • Climate
  • climate finance
  • climate change
  • Green Climate Fund
  • Climate
  • climate finance
  • climate change
  • Green Climate Fund
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INSIDER: 4 Priority Issues for the Green Climate Fund Board Meeting in Zambia

  • climate finance
  • climate change
  • Green Climate Fund
  • climate finance
  • climate change
  • Green Climate Fund

Expanding Climate Finance in Latin America and the Caribbean

  • International Climate Action
  • Finance
  • Climate
  • Paris Agreement
  • climate change
  • climate finance
  • COP20
Despite difficult negotiations in Lima, discussions signaled the positive outlook among development banks for expanding climate finance in Latin America and the Caribbean. Photo by Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores/Flickr.
  • International Climate Action
  • Finance
  • Climate
  • Paris Agreement
  • climate change
  • climate finance
  • COP20

3 Promising Pathways to Finance Sustainable Cities

  • Cities
  • Finance
  • climate finance
  • COP20
  • low carbon development
  • multilateral development banks
  • Paris Agreement
  • transportation
Leaders at COP20 can explore a range of sources for financing low-carbon urban development including multilateral investment banks, private investors, and innovative initatives like the Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions or climate-themed bonds. (Mexico City, Mexico) Photo by Boris G/Flickr.
  • Cities
  • Finance
  • climate finance
  • COP20
  • low carbon development
  • multilateral development banks
  • Paris Agreement
  • transportation

The $10 Billion Question: Will the Green Climate Fund Live Up to Expectations?

  • Climate
  • climate finance
  • Finance
  • Green Climate Fund
Many developing countries are counting on the Fund to deliver meaningful resources by mid- to late 2015. Photo credit: DFID UK/Flickr
  • Climate
  • climate finance
  • Finance
  • Green Climate Fund
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5 Reasons To Watch NYC’s Climate Summit

  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Cities
  • Finance
  • Equity
  • Climate Resilience
  • Business
  • Climate
  • Paris Agreement
  • climate policy
UN headquarters in New York City (Photo credit United Nations)
  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Cities
  • Finance
  • Equity
  • Climate Resilience
  • Business
  • Climate
  • Paris Agreement
  • climate policy
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Securing Rights for People and the Climate in Africa

  • Food
  • Forests
  • Equity
  • Finance
  • agriculture
  • restoration
  • GHG emissions
  • Climate
  • climate change
Way back to Lukolela  View on the way back to Lukolela, Democratic Republic of Congo.   Photo by Ollivier Girard for CIFOR   Center for International Forestry Research
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Equity
  • Finance
  • agriculture
  • restoration
  • GHG emissions
  • Climate
  • climate change
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Tracking Climate Finance in Developing Countries: Easing the Way Forward

  • Climate
  • climate investment funds
  • climate finance
  • renewable energy
  • low carbon development
  • UNFCCC
Kenyan farmers discussing changes in the climate and weather. The lack of an internationally agreed definition of climate finance makes it difficult to monitor and report climate finance flows. Photo Credit: CGIAR/Flickr
  • Climate
  • climate investment funds
  • climate finance
  • renewable energy
  • low carbon development
  • UNFCCC
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Lessons from Mexico: Mobilizing Investment in Wind Power

  • Climate
  • Energy
  • climate investment funds
  • climate finance
  • renewable energy
  • low carbon development
Thanks to government-led programs supported by international partners, Mexico installed 1240 MW of wind generation capacity by 2012. Photo credit: neusbordas/Flickr
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • climate investment funds
  • climate finance
  • renewable energy
  • low carbon development
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Lessons from South Africa: Mobilizing Investment in Renewable Energy

  • Energy
  • Finance
  • Climate
  • climate finance
  • climate investment funds
  • renewable energy
  • low carbon development
When it comes to renewable energy, South Africa has considerable, unrealized potential. Some estimate that wind power generation potential in South Africa could reach 80.54 TWh, which could be realized with an installed capacity of 30.6 GW. Photo credit: Lollie-Pop/Flickr
  • Energy
  • Finance
  • Climate
  • climate finance
  • climate investment funds
  • renewable energy
  • low carbon development
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More than 2,000 Chinese companies have invested in Africa, including in natural resource extraction, finance, infrastructure, power generation, textiles, and home appliances. Photo credit: World Bank/Flickr
  • Finance
  • Business

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