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From Promises to Action: 6 Sustainability Stories to Watch in 2022

  • net-zero emissions
  • climate change
  • fossil fuels
  • National Climate Action
  • International Climate Action
  • adaptation finance
  • environmental justice
  • health
  • deforestation
  • electric mobility
  • electric grid
A solar farm in the forefront with a coal plant in the distance.
  • net-zero emissions
  • climate change
  • fossil fuels
  • National Climate Action
  • International Climate Action
  • adaptation finance
  • environmental justice
  • health
  • deforestation
  • electric mobility
  • electric grid
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How Climate Change Affects Health and How Countries Can Respond

  • Climate Resilience
  • health
  • adaptation finance
  • climate change
  • climatewatch-pinned
Health workers in Kenya prepare supplies in front of a window with children looking through on the other side.
  • Climate Resilience
  • health
  • adaptation finance
  • climate change
  • climatewatch-pinned
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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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In the Time of COVID-19, China Could Be Pivotal in Swapping Debt for Climate and Health Action

  • Climate
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate finance
  • climate change
  • Finance
  • health
A cityscape in Beijing.
  • Climate
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate finance
  • climate change
  • Finance
  • health

Bringing New Life to Fallen Urban Trees

  • circular economy
  • Economics
  • health
  • restoration
  • illegal logging
  • Climate
A pile of logs in a forest.
  • circular economy
  • Economics
  • health
  • restoration
  • illegal logging
  • Climate
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Missing Links Between Electricity Access and Development Priorities in Africa

  • Energy Access
  • Energy
  • sustainable development goals
  • electric grid
  • development
  • agriculture
  • health
  • low carbon development
Nurses care for newborns at a maternity hospital in Sierra Leone. Photo by Dominic Chavez/World Bank.
  • Energy Access
  • Energy
  • sustainable development goals
  • electric grid
  • development
  • agriculture
  • health
  • low carbon development
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Solar Power: A Rural Indian Hospital’s Key to Fighting COVID-19

  • Energy
  • coronavirus
  • Energy Access
  • health
  • renewable energy
The front of Nav Jivan Hospital in Palamu district of India.
  • Energy
  • coronavirus
  • Energy Access
  • health
  • renewable energy
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Nature-Based Flood Mitigation Can Help Mississippi River Farmers

  • Aqueduct
  • floods
  • agriculture
  • food security
  • Water
  • water risk
Flooding in the Upper Mississippi River Basin
  • Aqueduct
  • floods
  • agriculture
  • food security
  • Water
  • water risk
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Flooded street in Thailand
  • Aqueduct
  • floods
  • Water
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Combating the Coronavirus Without Clean Water

  • coronavirus
  • Water Security
  • poverty
  • health
  • Water
People getting water in India
  • coronavirus
  • Water Security
  • poverty
  • health
  • Water
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COVID-19 Could Affect Cities for Years. Here Are 4 Ways They’re Coping Now.

  • coronavirus
  • Cities
  • health
  • transportation
New York city transit
  • coronavirus
  • Cities
  • health
  • transportation

US Coronavirus Response: 3 Principles for Sustainable Economic Stimulus

  • Energy
  • Economics
  • coronavirus
  • health
  • renewable energy
MTA New York City Transit
  • Energy
  • Economics
  • coronavirus
  • health
  • renewable energy
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Responding to Coronavirus: Low-carbon Investments Can Help Economies Recover

  • Economics
  • coronavirus
  • climate change
  • fossil fuels
  • health
  • low carbon development
Windmills running in the background of a dense forest.
  • Economics
  • coronavirus
  • climate change
  • fossil fuels
  • health
  • low carbon development
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Domestic Water Use Grew 600% Over the Past 50 Years

  • Aqueduct
  • Water
water sprinkler on lawn
  • Aqueduct
  • Water
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This Month in Climate Science, December 2019: Pre-term Births, Fewer Fishermen and Accelerated Arctic Melt

  • this month in climate science
  • climate science
  • biodiversity
  • climate change
  • greenhouse gases
  • health
  • Ocean
  • Water
Two fishermen offloading lobster from their boat onto a floating dock in Maine.
  • this month in climate science
  • climate science
  • biodiversity
  • climate change
  • greenhouse gases
  • health
  • Ocean
  • Water
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Water Could Limit Our Ability to Feed the World. These 9 Graphics Explain Why

  • Aqueduct
  • agriculture
  • Food
  • Water
  • water risk
Conventional sprinkler irrigation
  • Aqueduct
  • agriculture
  • Food
  • Water
  • water risk
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To Clean Delhi’s Air, Reform Its Transport System

  • Cities
  • Air Quality
  • health
  • transportation
New Delhi's air quality, already poor, tends to plummet as Diwali ends and winter begins. Photo by Sumita Roy Dutta/Wikimedia Commons.
  • Cities
  • Air Quality
  • health
  • transportation
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PODCAST: Solutions to the Global Water Crisis

  • Aqueduct
  • podcasts
  • Water
A man at work in a rice paddy in Goa, India. Photo by Marc Roberts/Flickr
  • Aqueduct
  • podcasts
  • Water
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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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Climate Change Is Hurting Africa’s Water Sector, but Investing in Water Can Pay Off

  • Climate Resilience
  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • The $26 Trillion Opportunity
  • Water Security
  • natural infrastructure
  • water risk
Improving water management in African countries can improve climate resilience. Here, Waretu Abera, Head of Ethiopia's Water Land Resource Centre, stands by a stream. Photo by Panos Pictures/Food and Land Use Coalition.
  • Climate Resilience
  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • The $26 Trillion Opportunity
  • Water Security
  • natural infrastructure
  • water risk

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