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Quick Perspective on UN Secretary-General’s Vision for a Post-2015 Agenda

  • Equity & Governance
  • Finance
  • climate change
  • development
  • human rights
  • climate science
  • poverty
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals
  • United Nations
Photo by UNDP via OXFAM/Flickr.
  • Equity & Governance
  • Finance
  • climate change
  • development
  • human rights
  • climate science
  • poverty
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals
  • United Nations

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
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Building Climate Equity and International Consensus from the Ground Up

  • Climate
  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • COP20
  • Climate Equity
  • development
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate finance
  • Equity & Governance
  • human rights
  • UNFCCC
Scaling up renewable energy access; government installed solar energy in Sumba island, Indonesia. Photo by Asia Development Bank/Flickr.
  • Climate
  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • COP20
  • Climate Equity
  • development
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate finance
  • Equity & Governance
  • human rights
  • UNFCCC
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How Can Adaptation Finance Help the Most Vulnerable Communities?

  • International Climate Action
  • Equity & Governance
  • Finance
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate change
  • climate finance
  • COP20
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC
Ensuring funding meets the adaptation needs of communities remains a challenge. (Paoay, Philippines) Photo by Ilocos Norte/Flickr.
  • International Climate Action
  • Equity & Governance
  • Finance
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate change
  • climate finance
  • COP20
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC
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3 Issues to Watch as Lima Climate Talks Head to the Finish Line

  • Climate
  • International Climate Action
  • COP20
  • Paris Agreement
  • climate finance
  • UNFCCC
COP 20 - UN Climate Change Conference - Lima (Photo by UNFCCC)
  • Climate
  • International Climate Action
  • COP20
  • Paris Agreement
  • climate finance
  • UNFCCC
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Three Lessons from Japan's Climate Finance - Coal Controversy

  • International Climate Action
  • Finance
  • climate finance
  • fossil fuels
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC
All development finance, not just climate finance, ultimately needs to be consistent with climate goals. Photo credit: peggdavis66, Flickr
  • International Climate Action
  • Finance
  • climate finance
  • fossil fuels
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC
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Estimating Climate Finance Mobilization Toward $100 Billion and Beyond

  • Climate
  • International Climate Action
  • COP20
  • climate investment funds
  • climate finance
  • Finance
Making the transition to a low-carbon, climate-resilient economy is going to take a lot of investment, and the limited budgets of the public sector can’t tackle it alone. Photo by DFID/Flickr.
  • Climate
  • International Climate Action
  • COP20
  • climate investment funds
  • climate finance
  • Finance

Seeing U.S. Business Opportunity in a Low-Carbon Economy

  • Business
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • low carbon development
A growing body of evidence indicates we don’t have to choose between improving economic performance and reducing climate risk  Photo credit: CGP Grey/Flickr
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • low carbon development

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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Analyzing Outcomes from the UN Climate Summit

  • Climate
  • International Climate Action
  • Forests
  • Cities
  • Business
  • climate finance
  • climate change
  • international climate policy
More than 125 heads of state and government officials gathered for the UN Climate Summit 2014 in New York City. Photo credit: Holger Dalkmann, WRI
  • Climate
  • International Climate Action
  • Forests
  • Cities
  • Business
  • climate finance
  • climate change
  • international climate policy
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By the Numbers: The New Climate Economy

  • Energy
  • Forests
  • Cities
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • climate change
  • restoration
  • energy efficiency
  • international climate policy
  • renewable energy
A new report shows that economic growth and action on climate change can now be achieved together. Photo credit: Walmart, Flickr
  • Energy
  • Forests
  • Cities
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • climate change
  • restoration
  • energy efficiency
  • international climate policy
  • renewable energy
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5 Reasons To Watch NYC’s Climate Summit

  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Cities
  • Finance
  • Equity & Governance
  • 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 & Governance
  • Climate Resilience
  • Business
  • Climate
  • Paris Agreement
  • climate policy
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Securing Rights for People and the Climate in Africa

  • Food
  • Forests
  • Equity & Governance
  • 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 & Governance
  • Finance
  • agriculture
  • restoration
  • GHG emissions
  • Climate
  • climate change
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Closing the Renewable Energy Investment Gap

  • Energy
  • climate investment funds
  • Climate
  • climate finance
  • Finance
  • renewable energy
Wind farm in Palmas, Brazil. The Global Status Report gives other encouraging examples of the falling cost of renewables, especially in major emerging markets. Photo Credit: Carla Wosniak/Flickr
  • Energy
  • climate investment funds
  • Climate
  • climate finance
  • Finance
  • renewable energy
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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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3 Tales of Hope for a Low-Carbon Future

  • Energy
  • Forests
  • Business
  • Finance
  • climate change
  • deforestation
  • low carbon development
  • commodities
At last week's "Ascent" meeting in Abu Dhabi, clubs of countries and companies committed to double the share of renewable energy and the pace of energy efficiency gains. Photo credit: CoCreatr, Flickr
  • Energy
  • Forests
  • Business
  • Finance
  • climate change
  • deforestation
  • low carbon development
  • commodities
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Q&A with Dr. Karin Kemper: How Is the World Bank Addressing Climate Change?

  • Energy
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • climate finance
  • Finance
  • international climate policy
  • multilateral development banks
Dr. Kemper shared plans to more fully incorporate sustainability—including climate change mitigation and adaptation—into its international development agenda. Photo credit: Dhilung Kirat, Flickr 2008
  • Energy
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • climate finance
  • Finance
  • international climate policy
  • multilateral development banks
Silhouettes of children playing swing in turbine wind park at sunset