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So What Did We Learn in 2014?

  • Finance
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Business
2014 shifted the needle toward a more sustainable future. Photo by David Drodge/The Pembina Institute
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  • Climate
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WRI’s Top Outcomes of 2014

  • Finance
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Business
  • Aqueduct
During "Raaghiri Days" in Indian cities, streets are closed to cars to encourage walking and biking. Photo by Carol Mitchell/Flickr
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COP20 Lays the Groundwork for Paris Climate Pact: 7 Key Developments

  • Finance
  • International Climate Action
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  • Forests
  • Cities
  • COP20
  • deforestation
  • restoration
  • Climate
  • Paris Agreement
  • climate finance
  • climate change
  • Equity & Governance
  • GHG emissions
  • international climate policy
  • low carbon development
  • UNFCCC
Participants at December 2014 international climate conference in Lima
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  • International Climate Action
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  • Forests
  • Cities
  • COP20
  • deforestation
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  • Climate
  • Paris Agreement
  • climate finance
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  • Equity & Governance
  • GHG emissions
  • international climate policy
  • low carbon development
  • UNFCCC

Três Mapas que Ajudam a Explicar a Crise da Água em São Paulo, Brasil

  • Freshwater
  • Aqueduct
  • deforestation
  • drought
  • global forest watch
  • water risk
São Paulo, Brasil. Fonte: Fernando Stankuns/Flickr
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  • global forest watch
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3 Maps Help Explain São Paulo, Brazil’s Water Crisis

  • Freshwater
  • Aqueduct
  • deforestation
  • drought
  • water risk
São Paulo, Brazil and neighboring states are experiencing the worst drought to hit the region in the past 80 years. Photo credit: Fernando Stankuns, Flickr
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  • deforestation
  • drought
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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
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  • International Climate Action
  • Forests
  • Cities
  • Business
  • climate finance
  • climate change
  • international climate policy

STATEMENT: WRI Reacts to Major Announcements on Cities, Forests, and Carbon Pricing at UN Climate Summit

  • International Climate Action
  • Cities
  • climate change
  • Economics
  • Forests
  • International Climate Action
  • Cities
  • climate change
  • Economics
  • Forests
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By the Numbers: The New Climate Economy

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  • 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
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  • Cities
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • climate change
  • restoration
  • energy efficiency
  • international climate policy
  • renewable energy

ADVISORY: WRI Experts Explain What to Expect at the UN Climate Summit

  • International Climate Action
  • Forests
  • Cities
  • climate change
  • climate finance
  • International Climate Action
  • Forests
  • Cities
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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)
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  • Climate Resilience
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  • Climate
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Restoration: It’s About More than Just the Trees

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  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • agriculture
  • restoration
  • deforestation
  • food security
Agroforestry in Indonesia's Lubuk Beringin village. Photo credit: Tri Saputro, Flickr
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  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • agriculture
  • restoration
  • deforestation
  • food security
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7 Stories to Watch in 2014

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  • Food
  • Forests
  • Cities
  • fossil fuels
  • deforestation
  • Air Quality
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • restoration
  • U.S. policy
As host of the 2014 World Cup, all eyes will be on Brazil's cities to see how they deal with their sustainability challenges and opportunities. Photo credit: Crystal Davis, WRI
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  • Forests
  • Cities
  • fossil fuels
  • deforestation
  • Air Quality
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • restoration
  • U.S. policy
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Forest Fires, Water Security, and China’s Sustainability Challenges: WRI’s 11 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2013

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  • Forests
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  • 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
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  • Equity & Governance
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5 Things We Learned in 2013 that Could Move the Needle on Sustainability

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  • 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)
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  • Equity & Governance
  • Business
  • Finance
  • agriculture
  • climate change
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  • 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
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  • Cities
  • Equity & Governance
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  • Finance
  • climate change
  • food security
  • low carbon development
  • transportation
  • water risk
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Living within Earth's “Planetary Boundaries”

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  • Business
  • agriculture
  • climate change
  • low carbon development
"The Human Quest" pairs stunning photography with hard-hitting science. Photo credit: Mattias Klum, The Human Quest
  • Food
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  • Business
  • agriculture
  • climate change
  • low carbon development

Natural Infrastructure

Need Clean Water? Invest in Nature

  • Freshwater
  • Forests
  • natural infrastructure
 Incorporating strategically secured networks of forests can complement existing “built” infrastructure, reduce water-management costs, and effectively secure clean drinking water. Photo credit: Christopher Schoenbohm, Flickr
  • Freshwater
  • Forests
  • natural infrastructure

3 Signs of Progress in Curbing the Illegal Wood Trade

  • Business
  • Cities
  • forest products
  • Forests
  • illegal logging
  • commodities
  • Business
  • Cities
  • forest products
  • Forests
  • illegal logging
  • commodities

6 Top Environment and Development Stories to Watch in 2013

  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Business
  • climate change
  • renewable energy
  • fossil fuels
  • U.S. policy
  • Climate
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  • Food
  • Forests
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  • Business
  • climate change
  • renewable energy
  • fossil fuels
  • U.S. policy