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Will China Finally Block “Clean Coal” from Green Bonds Market?

  • green bonds
  • Finance
  • fossil fuels
The People's Bank of China, a key player in financial guidance and sustainability. Photo by Flickr/bfishadow
  • green bonds
  • Finance
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China Faces 4 Big Risks if it Continues Building More Coal Plants

  • Energy
  • fossil fuels
  • power plants
  • renewable energy
  • Energy
  • fossil fuels
  • power plants
  • renewable energy
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Drop by Drop, Better Management Makes Dents in China’s Water Stress

  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • mapping
  • water risk
Yellow River, China
  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • mapping
  • water risk
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China’s Decline in Coal Consumption Drives Global Slowdown in Emissions

  • Climate
  • Energy
  • fossil fuels
  • climate change
  • emissions
  • international climate policy
  • renewable energy
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • fossil fuels
  • climate change
  • emissions
  • international climate policy
  • renewable energy
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China’s Water Stress Is on the Rise

  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • industry
  • Urban Development
  • water risk
China’s Yellow River
  • Water
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  • industry
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Does Coal Always Mean Water Stress Along With Economic Growth?

  • Economics
  • Aqueduct
  • fossil fuels
  • Water
  • water risk
By adopting water conservation technologies, water saved in the agriculture sector can be transferred to the coal sector, however, with high cost. Photo by Yuan Wang.
  • Economics
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  • fossil fuels
  • Water
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Win-win: Reducing Water Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions in China’s Power Sector

  • Energy
  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • Climate
  • GHG emissions
China’s power sector is the nation’s largest source of greenhouse gas emissions and its biggest industrial water user. To meet increasing energy demand, the country may double its installed generation capacity by 2030. Photo by Asian Development Bank/Flickr.
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • Climate
  • GHG emissions
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Energy-gulping Desalination Can’t Solve China’s Water Crisis Alone

  • Energy
  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • drought
  • Cities
  • water risk
Tianjin is home to the Beijiang and Dagang desalination plants, which together are expected to account for a third of China’s 1.5-2 million-ton capacity by 2015. (Tianjin, China) Photo by Sam Gao/Flickr.
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • drought
  • Cities
  • water risk

Shale Energy Potential Depends on Water Supply

  • Energy
  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • fossil fuels
  • water risk
Shale development site, Australia. Photo Credit: John Amos/Flickr
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • fossil fuels
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A Tale of 3 Countries: Water Risks to Global Shale Development

  • Energy
  • Water
  • Business
  • Aqueduct
  • fossil fuels
  • water risk
Shale gas drilling site in Pennsylvania. Photo Credit: Nicholas Tonelli/Flickr
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  • Water
  • Business
  • Aqueduct
  • fossil fuels
  • water risk
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7 Stories to Watch in 2014

  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Cities
  • fossil fuels
  • deforestation
  • Air Quality
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • restoration
  • U.S. policy
As host of the 2014 World Cup, all eyes will be on Brazil's cities to see how they deal with their sustainability challenges and opportunities. Photo credit: Crystal Davis, WRI
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Cities
  • fossil fuels
  • deforestation
  • Air Quality
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • restoration
  • U.S. policy
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King Coal’s Climate Challenge

  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • GHG emissions
  • climate change
  • fossil fuels
A coal-fired power plant in Cape Town, South Africa. Photo credit: Danie van der Merwe, Flickr
  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • GHG emissions
  • climate change
  • fossil fuels

Water Risks on the Rise for Three Global Energy Production Hot Spots

  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • fossil fuels
  • Energy
  • water risk
A ship transports coal in China. Photo credit: foxxyz, Flickr
  • Water
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  • fossil fuels
  • Energy
  • water risk
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China’s Response to Air Pollution Poses Threat to Water

  • Energy
  • Water
  • Cities
  • Aqueduct
  • fossil fuels
  • water risk
China's persistent smog prompted the State Council to announce an Air Pollution Control Action Plan. Photo credit: sheilaz413, Flickr
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Cities
  • Aqueduct
  • fossil fuels
  • water risk

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