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As the UN Turns 75, Countries Should Embrace a Shared Vision of a Fairer, Safer and More Sustainable Future

  • Commentary
  • coronavirus
  • Urban Mobility
  • Paris Agreement
  • Business
  • cities
  • climate change
  • governance
  • international climate policy
  • low carbon development
  • transportation
  • united nations
Country flags leading to the entrance of the United Nations.
  • Commentary
  • coronavirus
  • Urban Mobility
  • Paris Agreement
  • Business
  • cities
  • climate change
  • governance
  • international climate policy
  • low carbon development
  • transportation
  • united nations

A Fairer and More Sustainable Post-COVID World in Latin America

  • biking
  • cities for all
  • infrastructure
  • sanitation
  • cities
  • equity
  • finance
  • Latin America
  • low carbon development
  • multilateral development banks
  • transport
  • water
Silhouette of a person with a bicycle overlooking Belo Horizonte's skyline. Photo by Mariana Gil/WRI.
  • biking
  • cities for all
  • infrastructure
  • sanitation
  • cities
  • equity
  • finance
  • Latin America
  • low carbon development
  • multilateral development banks
  • transport
  • water
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A Low-Carbon Recovery Can Create Jobs and Boost Indonesia’s Economy

  • Climate
  • coronavirus
  • fossil fuels
  • economy
  • development
  • Energy
  • Forests
  • Indonesia
  • low carbon development
  • palm oil
  • renewable energy
Aerial view of people and goods in a busy Jakarta street market. Photo by Henry Sudarman/Flickr.
  • Climate
  • coronavirus
  • fossil fuels
  • economy
  • development
  • Energy
  • Forests
  • Indonesia
  • low carbon development
  • palm oil
  • renewable energy
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Germany’s COVID-19 Stimulus Prioritizes Low-carbon Investments

  • Economics
  • coronavirus
  • climate change
  • low carbon development
electric vehicle charging station
  • Economics
  • coronavirus
  • climate change
  • low carbon development
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Raising Climate Ambition in the Time of COVID-19

  • Economics
  • Climate Resilience
  • climatewatch
  • climatewatch-pinned
  • coronavirus
  • National Climate Action
  • resilience
  • low carbon development
People working on solar panels
  • Economics
  • Climate Resilience
  • climatewatch
  • climatewatch-pinned
  • coronavirus
  • National Climate Action
  • resilience
  • low carbon development
Insights

4 Investment Areas to Stimulate China's Economy After COVID-19

  • coronavirus
  • low carbon development
  • natural infrastructure
  • renewable energy
  • transport
  • Economics
Installation of solar photovoltaic panels on the roofs of the Hongqiao Passenger Rail Terminal in Shanghai, China.
  • coronavirus
  • low carbon development
  • natural infrastructure
  • renewable energy
  • transport
  • Economics

Resilience After Recession: 4 Ways to Reboot the U.S. Economy

  • coronavirus
  • Economics
  • climate change
  • low carbon development
  • United States
  • us policy
Hill Air Force Base in Utah
  • coronavirus
  • Economics
  • climate change
  • low carbon development
  • United States
  • us policy
Insights

Responding to Coronavirus: Low-carbon Investments Can Help Economies Recover

  • Economics
  • coronavirus
  • climate change
  • fossil fuels
  • health
  • low carbon development
  • public health
Windmills running in the background of a dense forest.
  • Economics
  • coronavirus
  • climate change
  • fossil fuels
  • health
  • low carbon development
  • public health
Insights

Charlotte Is the Largest US City to Purchase Renewable Energy Through a Green Tariff

  • Energy
  • renewable energy
  • tariffs
  • United States
Charlotte skyline. Photo by James Willamor/Flickr
  • Energy
  • renewable energy
  • tariffs
  • United States
Insights

Low-Carbon Cities Are a $24 Trillion Opportunity

  • Cities
  • Economics
  • climate change
  • low carbon development
Riding the bus in Seattle. Increasing the share of passengers taking mass transit is worth more than $10 trillion. Flickr/Brian Glanz.
  • Cities
  • Economics
  • climate change
  • low carbon development
Insights

Regional Integration Could Be Key to China’s Climate Action

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

Growing Momentum for Just Transition: 5 Success Stories and New Commitments to Tackle Inequality Through Climate Action

  • sustainable development goals
  • Sustainable Development Goal 10
  • Climate Equity
  • development
  • climate change
  • low carbon development
An indigenous community meeting in Peru.
  • sustainable development goals
  • Sustainable Development Goal 10
  • Climate Equity
  • development
  • climate change
  • low carbon development
Insights

Indonesia Charts a New, Low Carbon Development Path. Will Other Countries Follow Suit?

  • Economics
  • climate change
  • Indonesia
  • low carbon development
Farmers in Yogyakarta
  • Economics
  • climate change
  • Indonesia
  • low carbon development

4 Creative Ways Cities Are Transitioning to a Clean Energy Future

  • Energy
  • Cities
  • low carbon development
  • renewable energy
  • renewables
  • United States
Solar in Washington, DC. Flickr/Adam Fagen
  • Energy
  • Cities
  • low carbon development
  • renewable energy
  • renewables
  • United States
Insights

Electrification Doesn't Make Sense Everywhere—Yet

  • electricity grid
  • electricity
  • Cities
  • climate change
  • low carbon development
  • renewables
  • electric mobility
Where cities have relatively clean grids, they should electrify as much as possible.
  • electricity grid
  • electricity
  • Cities
  • climate change
  • low carbon development
  • renewables
  • electric mobility
Insights

Optimize, Electrify, Decarbonize: The 3 Steps to Thriving, Zero-Carbon Cities

  • Cities
  • low carbon development
  • transport
  • electric mobility
  • Unlocking Climate Action
Las Vegas solar panels
  • Cities
  • low carbon development
  • transport
  • electric mobility
  • Unlocking Climate Action
Insights

Cities Can Save $17 Trillion by Preventing Urban Sprawl

  • Economics
  • The $26 Trillion Opportunity
  • urban policy
  • low carbon development
  • transport
  • Urban Development
New York City
  • Economics
  • The $26 Trillion Opportunity
  • urban policy
  • low carbon development
  • transport
  • Urban Development
Insights

IPCC 1.5° Report: We Need to Build and Live Differently in Cities

  • IPCC 1.5°C Report
  • Cities
  • low carbon development
Wiping down rooftop solar panels in Mumbai.
  • IPCC 1.5°C Report
  • Cities
  • low carbon development

Powering Ahead with Solar, Despite Trump Tariffs

  • Energy
  • the trump administration
  • low carbon development
  • solar
  • tariffs
  • United States
Solar panels at Nevada Crescent Dunes
  • Energy
  • the trump administration
  • low carbon development
  • solar
  • tariffs
  • United States
Insights

The Apparel Industry’s Environmental Impact in 6 Graphics

  • climate policy
  • low carbon development
  • Water
Various piles of clothing strewn across a factory floor with two people sorting through the piles.
  • climate policy
  • low carbon development
  • Water

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