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Going Low-Carbon Can Help Brazil Build Back Better

  • Economics
  • coronavirus
  • Climate Resilience
  • deforestation
  • agriculture
  • low carbon development
A Brazilian flag in front of a city.
  • Economics
  • coronavirus
  • Climate Resilience
  • deforestation
  • agriculture
  • low carbon development

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

  • biking
  • cities for all
  • infrastructure
  • sanitation
  • Cities
  • Equity
  • Finance
  • low carbon development
  • multilateral development banks
  • transportation
  • 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
  • low carbon development
  • multilateral development banks
  • transportation
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RELEASE: New Report Finds National Governments Can Unlock Nearly $24 Trillion by Investing in Zero-Carbon Cities

  • Buildings
  • infrastructure
  • Urban Mobility
  • Cities
  • energy efficiency
  • low carbon development
  • Buildings
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  • Cities
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How Cocoa Farming Can Preserve Forests and Peace in Colombia

  • Forests
  • Business
  • deforestation
  • agriculture
  • Food
  • low carbon development
Cocoa farmer
  • Forests
  • Business
  • deforestation
  • agriculture
  • Food
  • low carbon development

ADVISORY: High-Level Briefing on China-U.S. Cooperation on Energy and Climate Change

  • adaptation finance
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • Energy
  • international climate policy
  • low carbon development
  • adaptation finance
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • Energy
  • international climate policy
  • low carbon development

3 Ways Brazil Can Be a Global Leader in Turning Sustainability Commitments into Action

  • Forests
  • Cities
  • Paris Agreement
  • restoration
  • climate change
  • low carbon development
  • UNFCCC
Local community in the Tapajós National Forest in Pará
  • Forests
  • Cities
  • Paris Agreement
  • restoration
  • climate change
  • low carbon development
  • UNFCCC
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  • Cities
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Brazilian State Becomes First in the Country to Set Carbon-Neutral Goal

  • GHG emissions
  • low carbon development
Mato Grosso do Sul
  • GHG emissions
  • low carbon development

How Uruguay Became a Wind Power Powerhouse

  • climate finance
  • Green Climate Fund
  • low carbon development
  • renewable energy
Sierra de los Caracoles wind farm in Uruguay.
  • climate finance
  • Green Climate Fund
  • low carbon development
  • renewable energy

STATEMENT: At COP21, Heads of State and Institutions Call for Pricing Carbon

  • carbon pricing
  • COP21
  • Business
  • emissions
  • international climate policy
  • low carbon development
  • multilateral development banks
  • carbon pricing
  • COP21
  • Business
  • emissions
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  • low carbon development
  • multilateral development banks

Colombia First South American Country to Release New Climate Plan Ahead of Paris

  • International Climate Action
  • climate change
  • NDC
  • international climate policy
  • low carbon development
  • UNFCCC
Colombia is the first South American country to submit its post-2020 climate action plan. Photo by Tijs Zwinkels/Flickr
  • International Climate Action
  • climate change
  • NDC
  • international climate policy
  • low carbon development
  • UNFCCC
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6 Stories to Watch in 2015: Global Climate Deal, Sustainable Development Goals, Rising Water Risks and More

  • Finance
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Forests
  • Water
  • Cities
  • Business
  • Aqueduct
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  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals
  • UNFCCC
  • united nations
  • U.S. policy
  • water risk
  • stories to watch
Andrew Steer presented 2015's Stories to Watch before a packed house at the Press Club in Washington, D.C. Photo by Bill Dugan/WRI
  • Finance
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Forests
  • Water
  • Cities
  • Business
  • Aqueduct
  • climate change
  • international climate policy
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals
  • UNFCCC
  • united nations
  • U.S. policy
  • water risk
  • stories to watch

3 Promising Pathways to Finance Sustainable Cities

  • Cities
  • Finance
  • climate finance
  • COP20
  • low carbon development
  • multilateral development banks
  • Paris Agreement
  • transportation
Leaders at COP20 can explore a range of sources for financing low-carbon urban development including multilateral investment banks, private investors, and innovative initatives like the Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions or climate-themed bonds. (Mexico City, Mexico) Photo by Boris G/Flickr.
  • Cities
  • Finance
  • climate finance
  • COP20
  • low carbon development
  • multilateral development banks
  • Paris Agreement
  • transportation

Why Community Land Rights Belong in the Sustainable Development Goals

  • Equity
  • International Climate Action
  • land rights
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals
  • united nations
The proposed Sustainable Development Goals leave out a critical component of improving rural livelihoods—securing community land rights. Photo credit: Jane Boles, Flickr
  • Equity
  • International Climate Action
  • land rights
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals
  • united nations
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People-Oriented Cities: Mixed-Use Development Creates Social and Economic Benefits

  • public transit
  • low carbon development
  • transportation
Mixed-use development combined with pedestrianization on Mexico City’s Calle Madero promotes sustainable, prosperous communities. Photo Credit: Julius Reque/Flickr.
  • public transit
  • low carbon development
  • transportation

To Maracanã and Beyond: World Cup Brings Sustainable Transport Benefits to Brazil

  • Urban Mobility
  • public transit
  • Cities
  • low carbon development
Although Brazilian cities have received criticism for short-sighted World Cup infrastructure, examples like Belo Horizonte's MOVE bus rapid transit (BRT) will generate benefits long after the final whistle blows. Photo Credit: Mariana Gil/EMBARQ Brazil.
  • Urban Mobility
  • public transit
  • Cities
  • low carbon development

ADVISORY: Can the World Bank Meet Sustainability and Governance Challenges?

  • multilateral development banks
  • Finance
  • climate change
  • low carbon development
  • multilateral development banks
  • Finance
  • climate change
  • low carbon development

5 Big Energy Stories of 2013

  • Equity
  • climate change
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals
President Barack Obama at the DeSoto Next Generation Solar Energy Center (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)
  • Equity
  • climate change
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals

Global Efforts to Tackle Poverty and Climate Change Must Come Together

  • Climate
  • Food
  • climate change
  • Equity
  • poverty
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals
  • united nations
This week, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon will address two of the most pressing challenges of our time: poverty and climate change. Photo credit: M. DeFreese/CIMMYT
  • Climate
  • Food
  • climate change
  • Equity
  • poverty
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals
  • united nations

Rio de Janeiro Poised to Update Its Greenhouse Gas Inventory

  • Cities
  • greenhouse gas accounting
  • GHG Protocol
  • low carbon development
  • transportation
  • Cities
  • greenhouse gas accounting
  • GHG Protocol
  • low carbon development
  • transportation

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