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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
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Making Adaptation Finance Work

  • Climate
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate finance
  • international climate policy
Channeling and targeting funding effectively is a major challenge to reaching people who are most vulnerable to climate change. Photo credit: International Rivers, Flickr 2008
  • Climate
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate finance
  • international climate policy
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Injecting Urgency into the World Bank's Climate Change Efforts

  • Climate
  • climate change
  • climate finance
  • poverty
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals
  • multilateral development banks
•	Plans for the Metro Colombo Urban Development project in Colombo, Sri Lanka, acknowledge that the metro area is highly vulnerable to flooding. Photo credit: Travlr, Flickr 2006
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • climate finance
  • poverty
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals
  • multilateral development banks
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5 Opportunities for 21st-Century Transport

  • Cities
  • Business
  • low carbon development
  • transportation
  • Health & Road Safety
A pedestrian walkway in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Photo credit: EMBARQ
  • Cities
  • Business
  • low carbon development
  • transportation
  • Health & Road Safety
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The Trillion Dollar Question: Where Does Transport Investment Come From?

  • Cities
  • Business
  • Finance
  • transportation
Global transport investment is between US$1.4 and US$2.1 trillion each year. Photo credit: Switchology, Flickr
  • Cities
  • Business
  • Finance
  • transportation
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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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A Business Case for Building Climate Resilience

  • Climate Resilience
  • climate finance
  • Finance
Daniel Dowling of PriceWaterhouseCoopers was part of a week-long climate finance event in Songdo, South-Korea.
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate finance
  • Finance
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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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High Hopes for the Green Climate Fund: 5 Messages on Private Sector Engagement

  • Business
  • Finance
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate finance
  • Green Climate Fund
Farmers engage in climate-smart agriculture in Ghana. Photo credit: C Peterson (CIAT/CCAFS)
  • Business
  • Finance
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate finance
  • Green Climate Fund
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Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises: Key Players in Climate Adaptation

  • Business
  • Finance
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate change
  • climate finance
A solar installation in Kirambo, Rwanda. Photo credit: SolarEnima, Flickr
  • Business
  • Finance
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate change
  • climate finance
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3 Ways Multinational Corporations Can Help Vulnerable Communities Adapt to Climate Change

  • Equity & Governance
  • Finance
  • Climate Resilience
  • Business
  • climate change
  • climate finance
Poor communities in developing nations are especially vulnerable to heat waves, sea level rise, and other climate change impacts. Photo credit: P. Casier, CGIAR
  • Equity & Governance
  • Finance
  • Climate Resilience
  • Business
  • climate change
  • climate finance
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3 Ways to Make Progress on Climate Finance at COP 19

  • International Climate Action
  • Finance
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate change
  • climate finance
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC
Scaling up finance for climate adaptation is a key area for progress at COP 19. Photo credit: P. Casier, CGIAR
  • International Climate Action
  • Finance
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate change
  • climate finance
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC
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Is Adaptation Short-Changed? The Imbalance in Climate Finance Commitments

  • Climate
  • International Climate Action
  • climate finance
  • Finance
  • multilateral development banks
At COP19, negotiators should decide how climate funding is “balanced” between adaptation and mitigation. Credit: UNclimatechange, Flickr
  • Climate
  • International Climate Action
  • climate finance
  • Finance
  • multilateral development banks
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3 Lessons for Long-Term Climate Finance

  • International Climate Action
  • Finance
  • climate change
  • climate finance
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC
Developed countries pledged to deliver US$ 100 billion per year by 2020 to help developing nations mitigate and adapt to the impacts of climate change. Photo credit: M. Tall, CCAFS West Africa
  • International Climate Action
  • Finance
  • climate change
  • climate finance
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC
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Looking in the Pipes of Climate Adaptation Finance

  • Equity & Governance
  • Finance
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate change
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC
A climate-smart agriculture project in Ghana. Photo credit: C Peterson, CIAT/CCAFS
  • Equity & Governance
  • Finance
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate change
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC
Silhouettes of children playing swing in turbine wind park at sunset