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Ethiopia's Updated NDC Underscores its Focus on Climate Action

  • National Climate Action
  • climate change
  • climate policy
  • NDC
  • COP26
A grassy landscape with two buildings, each painted with an Ethiopian flag, in the background.
  • National Climate Action
  • climate change
  • climate policy
  • NDC
  • COP26
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How Local Data Is Accelerating Land Restoration in Ethiopia

  • data
  • restoration
  • climate impacts
A green, hilly landscape in Lalibela, Ethiopia
  • data
  • restoration
  • climate impacts
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Restoring Ethiopia's Ecosystems Can Support Livelihoods and COVID-19 Recovery

  • coronavirus
  • Water Security
  • natural infrastructure
  • restoration
  • Forest and Landscape Restoration
A degraded landscape in Ethiopia under a cloudy sky.
  • coronavirus
  • Water Security
  • natural infrastructure
  • restoration
  • Forest and Landscape Restoration
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Cape Town’s largest reservoir, Theewaterskloof
  • Cities
  • drought
  • Water
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Caroline Kariuki co-founded GreenPot Enterprises to help farmer-investors plant bamboo and restore degraded land in Kenya. Photo by Will Anderson/WRI.
  • Forests
  • agriculture
  • restoration
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Congo Basin Deforestation Threatens Food and Water Supplies Throughout Africa

  • Food
  • Forests
  • Water
  • Sustainable Development Goal 15
  • Water Security
  • deforestation
  • agriculture
Women model the handmade baskets they use every day in Malolo 2, Republic of Congo.
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Water
  • Sustainable Development Goal 15
  • Water Security
  • deforestation
  • agriculture
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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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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

Can We Restore 350 Million Hectares by 2030?

  • deforestation
  • restoration
  • agriculture
Woman in African field
  • deforestation
  • restoration
  • agriculture
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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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Addis Ababa Agenda: Bold Sustainable Development Vision to Be Backed Up by Action

  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals
  • united nations
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Photo by Henrik Berger Jørgensen/Flickr.
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals
  • united nations
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Ethiopia's Climate Commitment Sets a High Bar for National Climate Action

  • Climate Resilience
  • International Climate Action
  • Climate Equity
  • NDC
Solar power panels in rural Ethiopia. (Rema, Ethiopia) Photo by Bread for the World/Flickr.
  • Climate Resilience
  • International Climate Action
  • Climate Equity
  • NDC
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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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1.	Communities such as this one in the Loka Abaya watershed in Ethiopia’s Rift Valley are the most vulnerable to the impacts of environmental degradation, and are among the communities most enthusiastic about restoring their lands. Photo Credit: Aaron Minnick/WRI
  • restoration
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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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3 Myths and Facts about Forest and Landscape Restoration

  • agriculture
  • restoration
  • deforestation
  • mapping
In Rwanda, 85 percent of the population makes a living from subsistence farming of degraded, formerly forested lands. Photo Credit: Gates Foundation/Flickr
  • agriculture
  • restoration
  • deforestation
  • mapping

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