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Energy Access Is Key to Sub-Saharan Africa's Economic Recovery

  • Energy Access
  • Energy
  • coronavirus
  • electric grid
  • Economics
  • agriculture
  • Finance
  • fossil fuels
  • health
  • renewable energy
A young South African woman holds up a cloth face mask next to a sewing machine.
  • Energy Access
  • Energy
  • coronavirus
  • electric grid
  • Economics
  • agriculture
  • Finance
  • fossil fuels
  • health
  • renewable energy
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Cape Town’s largest reservoir, Theewaterskloof
  • Cities
  • drought
  • Water
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People Move to Cities for Better Jobs and Opportunities. Impossible Commutes Are Getting in the Way

  • cities for all
  • Sustainable Development Goal 11
  • Urban Mobility
  • Cities
  • transportation
Aerial view of streets in Monrovia, the capital of Liberia.
  • cities for all
  • Sustainable Development Goal 11
  • Urban Mobility
  • Cities
  • transportation
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Urban Transformations: In Durban, Informal Workers Design Marketplaces Instead of Getting Displaced by Them

  • Urban Transformations
  • Cities
  • human rights
  • Urban Development
Warwick Junction
  • Urban Transformations
  • Cities
  • human rights
  • Urban Development
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Johannesburg Fights Inequality with Transit-Oriented Development

  • cities for all
  • Cities
  • transportation
  • world resources report
Contrasting high and low income housing juxtaposed in Bloubosrand, Johannesburg, June 2016. Photo: Christina Culwick
  • cities for all
  • Cities
  • transportation
  • world resources report
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PODCAST: How an App Saves Chimpanzees in Uganda

  • forest monitoring
  • Forests
  • global forest watch
Rangers using Forest Watcher.
  • forest monitoring
  • Forests
  • global forest watch
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3 Things Cities Can Learn from Cape Town’s Impending “Day Zero” Water Shut-Off

  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • drought
  • mapping
  • natural infrastructure
  • water risk
Cape Town, South Africa
  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • drought
  • mapping
  • natural infrastructure
  • water risk
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Forest Watcher Brings Data Straight to Environmental Defenders

  • forest monitoring
  • deforestation
  • global forest watch
Rangers checking Forest Watcher. Photo by Lilian Pintea
  • forest monitoring
  • deforestation
  • global forest watch
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USAID Climate Action Is a Great Investment for the United States

  • Climate
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate change
Flooded street in Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Climate
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate change
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South Africa Pledges to Peak Its Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2025

  • International Climate Action
  • COP21
  • Climate
  • greenhouse gases
  • NDC
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC
South Africa is the first country to apply a carbon budget approach to determine whether its INDC represents a fair share of global emission reductions. Photo by Lollie-Pop/Flickr.
  • International Climate Action
  • COP21
  • Climate
  • greenhouse gases
  • NDC
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC
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More than half of Brazil's native vegetation grows on private land. (Brazil) Photo by monocletophat123/Flickr.
  • agriculture
  • restoration
  • Forests
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Finding Solutions for South Africa’s Coal-Fired Energy and Water Problems

  • Water
  • Business
  • Aqueduct
  • fossil fuels
  • Water Quality
  • water risk
A communal water tap in Soweto, South Africa. Photo credit: E. Muench, Wikimedia Commons
  • Water
  • Business
  • Aqueduct
  • fossil fuels
  • Water Quality
  • water risk
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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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Cape Town has a robust transport demand management (TDM) strategy that includes promoting higher vehicle occupancies. Photo Credit: Warren Rohner, Flickr 2012
  • Cities
  • Climate
  • transportation
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Improving Freedom of Information in Uganda

  • Equity
  • environmental democracy
  • extractive industries
  • freedom of information
  • fossil fuels
  • public participation
  • Equity
  • environmental democracy
  • extractive industries
  • freedom of information
  • fossil fuels
  • public participation

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