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Makunda Hospital, in a remote rural area of India, often faces power outages. Solar panels could help hospitals like this one maintain more reliable electricity. Photo by Amala Devi/WRI.
  • Energy
  • health
  • renewable energy
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Tight-packed buildings in Chennai, India
  • Energy
  • Cities
  • Buildings
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More Water Shortages Mean Energy Investors Need New Ways to Manage Drought Risk

  • Water Security
  • fossil fuels
  • drought
  • Energy
  • Finance
A thermal power plant in Rajasthan. Flickr/vedantlath
  • Water Security
  • fossil fuels
  • drought
  • Energy
  • Finance
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Deforestation Threatens the Mekong, but New Trees Are Growing in Surprising Places

  • forest monitoring
  • deforestation
  • restoration
  • Forests
Communities like this one in Vietnam are beginning to restore their trees, especially on farms and in villages. Photo by Terry Sunderland/CIFOR.
  • forest monitoring
  • deforestation
  • restoration
  • Forests
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PODCAST: Amid Increasingly Dangerous Streets, India Passes Cutting-Edge Road Safety Law

  • podcasts
  • Urban Mobility
  • road safety
  • Health & Road Safety
Riding in Bengaluru.
  • podcasts
  • Urban Mobility
  • road safety
  • Health & Road Safety
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Guangzhou’s Pearl River Tower
  • Cities
  • Buildings
  • Climate
  • Energy

For Rural Communities, Protecting Land Is a Better Investment than Deforestation

  • Food
  • Forests
  • land use
  • agriculture
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities
In India's Narmada District, legal recognition of communities' land rights have enabled villages to invest in sustainable, more productive land management. Photo by...
  • Food
  • Forests
  • land use
  • agriculture
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities
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Not Just CO2: China’s Efforts on Lesser Known Greenhouse Gases Critical to Stabilizing the Climate

  • Climate
  • Air Quality
  • GHG emissions
  • Sustainable Development Goal 8
  • agriculture
  • climate change
Rice farmer in Chengdu. Rice cultivation can release methane. Flickr/UN Photo.
  • Climate
  • Air Quality
  • GHG emissions
  • Sustainable Development Goal 8
  • agriculture
  • climate change
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Regional Integration Could Be Key to China’s Climate Action

  • Climate
  • climate policy
  • Economics
  • low carbon development
Chongqing, a city in China’s Yangtze River Delta
  • Climate
  • climate policy
  • Economics
  • low carbon development

As India Revises State Climate Plans, Who Should Have a Voice?

  • Climate Resilience
  • Climate
  • climate policy
  • Climate Equity
  • public participation
Kids carrying water in the Indian countryside. Photo by Mr. Fink/Flickr
  • Climate Resilience
  • Climate
  • climate policy
  • Climate Equity
  • public participation
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Local villagers floating past a pile of illegally logged tress in Indonesia
  • Forests
  • deforestation
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Will the Start of Forest Fires Season Hamper Indonesia’s Progress in Reducing Deforestation?

  • Forests
  • Sustainable Development Goal 15
  • fires
  • deforestation
  • commodities
Indonesia forest fires
  • Forests
  • Sustainable Development Goal 15
  • fires
  • deforestation
  • commodities
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PODCAST: How Chennai's Water Got to Day Zero

  • podcasts
  • Sustainable Development Goal 6
  • Water Security
  • Cities
The waterfront in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
  • podcasts
  • Sustainable Development Goal 6
  • Water Security
  • Cities
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Japan Is Leading on Business Climate Engagement. Will Ambitious Policies Follow?

  • Business
  • science based targets
  • climate change
Japan's National Diet. Flickr/mbell1975
  • Business
  • science based targets
  • climate change
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How Does a Flood-prone City Run Out of Water? Inside Chennai’s “Day Zero” Crisis

  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Aqueduct
  • floods
  • Water Security
  • Urban Development
  • water risk
Chennai
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Aqueduct
  • floods
  • Water Security
  • Urban Development
  • water risk

5 Things We Learned About Urban Transformation

  • Urban Transformations
  • WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities
  • transportation
  • Health & Road Safety
Metrocable cars
  • Urban Transformations
  • WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities
  • transportation
  • Health & Road Safety

PODCAST: Why Securing Land Rights for Indigenous People Can Accelerate Sustainable Development

  • podcasts
  • Sustainable Development Goal 10
  • sustainable development goals
  • Equity & Governance
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities
Small forestry in the Peruvian Amazon.
  • podcasts
  • Sustainable Development Goal 10
  • sustainable development goals
  • Equity & Governance
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities
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6 Recent Signs of Hope for the Ocean

  • conservation
  • Sustainable Development Goal 14
  • coral reefs
  • biodiversity
  • Ocean
Coral reef at Palmyra Atoll National Wildlife Refuge. Flickr/US Fish and Wildlife Service
  • conservation
  • Sustainable Development Goal 14
  • coral reefs
  • biodiversity
  • Ocean
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Indonesia Charts a New, Low Carbon Development Path. Will Other Countries Follow Suit?

  • Economics
  • climate change
  • low carbon development
Farmers in Yogyakarta
  • Economics
  • climate change
  • low carbon development
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Urban Transformations: In Pune, India, Waste Pickers Go from Trash to Treasure

  • Cities
  • Urban Transformations
  • waste
  • human rights
  • poverty
Members of a waste-pickers cooperative push collection carts along the streets of Pune, India
  • Cities
  • Urban Transformations
  • waste
  • human rights
  • poverty
Silhouettes of children playing swing in turbine wind park at sunset