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Direct Air Capture: Resource Considerations and Costs for Carbon Removal

  • carbon removal
  • land use
  • carbon capture and storage (CCS)
  • Energy
  • Water
A close-up of direct air capture machines.
  • carbon removal
  • land use
  • carbon capture and storage (CCS)
  • Energy
  • Water

How to Use Forests to Fend Off a Water and Energy Crisis in Colombia

  • Forests
  • Water
  • Water Security
  • climate change
  • Energy
  • Energy Access
The Sumapaz Páramo landscape near Bogotá, Colombia.
  • Forests
  • Water
  • Water Security
  • climate change
  • Energy
  • Energy Access

Chile's Enhanced Climate Plan Sets an Example for Other Countries

  • climatewatch
  • climatewatch-pinned
  • National Climate Action
  • Paris Agreement
  • fossil fuels
  • climate change
  • Energy
  • international climate policy
  • renewable energy
  • Water
  • Forest and Landscape Restoration
  • restoration
The buildings and roads of Santiago with the Andes mountains in the background.
  • climatewatch
  • climatewatch-pinned
  • National Climate Action
  • Paris Agreement
  • fossil fuels
  • climate change
  • Energy
  • international climate policy
  • renewable energy
  • Water
  • Forest and Landscape Restoration
  • restoration
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Collective Action at the Crossroads: What to Watch in 2020

  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Water
  • Cities
  • Business
  • Economics
renewable energy
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Water
  • Cities
  • Business
  • Economics
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Water Stress Threatens Nearly Half the World’s Thermal Power Plant Capacity

  • Energy
  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • fossil fuels
  • water risk
Kolubara A thermal power plant in Serbia.
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • fossil fuels
  • water risk
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Bad Air to Better Oceans: 6 Environment and Development Stories to Watch in 2018

  • Equity
  • Finance
  • Ocean
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Water
  • Cities
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Aqueduct
  • stories to watch
  • Air Quality
  • climate change
  • restoration
  • international climate policy
  • fossil fuels
  • pollution
  • UNFCCC
  • U.S. policy
  • water risk
  • Equity
  • Finance
  • Ocean
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Water
  • Cities
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Aqueduct
  • stories to watch
  • Air Quality
  • climate change
  • restoration
  • international climate policy
  • fossil fuels
  • pollution
  • UNFCCC
  • U.S. policy
  • water risk
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Woman drawing water from the Ciujung river
  • Equity
  • Indonesia
  • Water
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No Water, No Power

  • Energy
  • Water
  • climate change
  • water risk
Water stress looms over electricity generation. Flickr/Kristian Wiklund
  • Energy
  • Water
  • climate change
  • water risk
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The Xiangyang sludge-to-energy plant in China.
  • Cities
  • Energy
  • Water

The Clean Power Plan: What’s Water Got To Do With It?

  • U.S. Climate
  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • climate policy
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • Energy
  • water risk
When it comes to water and fracturing, it’s all about location and time. Photo by Simon Fraser University/Flickr.
  • U.S. Climate
  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • climate policy
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • Energy
  • water risk
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Win-win: Reducing Water Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions in China’s Power Sector

  • Energy
  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • Climate
  • GHG emissions
China’s power sector is the nation’s largest source of greenhouse gas emissions and its biggest industrial water user. To meet increasing energy demand, the country may double its installed generation capacity by 2030. Photo by Asian Development Bank/Flickr.
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • Climate
  • GHG emissions
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6 Stories to Watch in 2015: Global Climate Deal, Sustainable Development Goals, Rising Water Risks and More

  • Finance
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Forests
  • Water
  • Cities
  • Business
  • Aqueduct
  • climate change
  • international climate policy
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals
  • UNFCCC
  • united nations
  • U.S. policy
  • water risk
  • stories to watch
Andrew Steer presented 2015's Stories to Watch before a packed house at the Press Club in Washington, D.C. Photo by Bill Dugan/WRI
  • Finance
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Forests
  • Water
  • Cities
  • Business
  • Aqueduct
  • climate change
  • international climate policy
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals
  • UNFCCC
  • united nations
  • U.S. policy
  • water risk
  • stories to watch
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So What Did We Learn in 2014?

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

  • Finance
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Water
  • Cities
  • Business
  • Aqueduct
During "Raaghiri Days" in Indian cities, streets are closed to cars to encourage walking and biking. Photo by Carol Mitchell/Flickr
  • Finance
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Water
  • Cities
  • Business
  • Aqueduct
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Energy-gulping Desalination Can’t Solve China’s Water Crisis Alone

  • Energy
  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • drought
  • Cities
  • water risk
Tianjin is home to the Beijiang and Dagang desalination plants, which together are expected to account for a third of China’s 1.5-2 million-ton capacity by 2015. (Tianjin, China) Photo by Sam Gao/Flickr.
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • drought
  • Cities
  • water risk

Shale Energy Potential Depends on Water Supply

  • Energy
  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • fossil fuels
  • water risk
Shale development site, Australia. Photo Credit: John Amos/Flickr
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • fossil fuels
  • water risk

A Tale of 3 Countries: Water Risks to Global Shale Development

  • Energy
  • Water
  • Business
  • Aqueduct
  • fossil fuels
  • water risk
Shale gas drilling site in Pennsylvania. Photo Credit: Nicholas Tonelli/Flickr
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Business
  • Aqueduct
  • fossil fuels
  • water risk
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40 Percent of Countries with Largest Shale Energy Resources Face Water Stress

  • Energy
  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • Climate
  • fossil fuels
  • water risk
Shale-energy production is vulnerable wherever surface or groundwater is limited. As water demands increase, other water users like farms and homes around these plays face higher competition for water. Photo Credit: Justin Woolford/Flickr
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • Climate
  • fossil fuels
  • water risk
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New Map Documents Natural Resource Rights in Sub-Saharan Africa

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

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