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Guangzhou’s Pearl River Tower
  • Cities
  • Buildings
  • Climate
  • Energy
Insights

Make Cycling Safer in China—By Design

  • Cities
  • biking
  • Urban Mobility
  • transportation
  • Urban Development
Biking in downtown Beijing.
  • Cities
  • biking
  • Urban Mobility
  • transportation
  • Urban Development
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China’s Clean Air Challenge: $3 Billion Air Pollution from Transport in Chengdu

  • Cities
  • Air Quality
  • pollution
  • transportation
Chengdu on a clear day
  • Cities
  • Air Quality
  • pollution
  • transportation
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Helping Chinese Cities Lead the Fight Against Climate Change

  • Climate
  • Cities
  • Urban Mobility
Chengdu street scene.
  • Climate
  • Cities
  • Urban Mobility
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World Water Day: How “Sludge” Can Power China’s Cities While Cutting Emissions

  • Water
  • Cities
  • Air Quality
  • pollution
  • renewable energy
  • wastewater
  • Water
  • Cities
  • Air Quality
  • pollution
  • renewable energy
  • wastewater
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6 Environment and Development Stories to Watch in 2016

  • Finance
  • Climate
  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Cities
  • Business
  • Paris Agreement
  • Corporate Climate Policy Leadership
  • agriculture
  • climate change
  • Food Loss and Waste
  • food security
  • Green Climate Fund
  • renewable energy
  • U.S. policy
Andrew Steer
  • Finance
  • Climate
  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Cities
  • Business
  • Paris Agreement
  • Corporate Climate Policy Leadership
  • agriculture
  • climate change
  • Food Loss and Waste
  • food security
  • Green Climate Fund
  • renewable energy
  • U.S. policy
Insights

4 Lessons from Beijing and Shanghai Show How China’s Cities Can Curb Car Congestion

  • low carbon development
  • transportation
  • Cities
Traffic in Shanghai, China. Photo by Carlos ZGZ/Flickr.
  • low carbon development
  • transportation
  • Cities
Insights

New Pilot Program Aims to Expand Energy Efficiency in Chinese Cities

  • Cities
  • energy efficiency
  • low carbon development
Retrofitting public buildings to be more energy efficient is an important step toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions in China. Photo by Brendan Corey Benson/Flickr.
  • Cities
  • energy efficiency
  • low carbon development

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
Insights

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
Insights

With Compact of Mayors, Cities Lead on Tackling Climate Change at UN Summit

  • International Climate Action
  • Cities
  • climate finance
  • climate change
  • greenhouse gases
  • transportation
Through the Compact of Mayors and parallel initiatives, cities are making ambitious commitments to curb emissions, adopting new greenhouse gas emissions measuring standards, and supporting the financing of low-carbon infrastructure. Photo Credit: Braden/Flickr.
  • International Climate Action
  • Cities
  • climate finance
  • climate change
  • greenhouse gases
  • transportation
Insights

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
Insights

China Can Turn its Challenges into Clear Opportunities for Greener Growth

  • Energy
  • Cities
  • Air Quality
  • pollution
China's agricultural production - including rice, wheat and corn - could fall dramatically within a few decades due to shifts in precipitation and soil quality. Photo Credit: United Nations Photo, Flickr
  • Energy
  • Cities
  • Air Quality
  • pollution
Insights

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
Insights

New Greenhouse Gas Accounting Tool Will Help China’s Cities Pursue Low-Carbon Development

  • Business
  • Cities
  • climate change
  • GHG Protocol
  • greenhouse gas accounting
  • greenhouse gases
Nanjing Road, Shanghai. Photo credit: Austronesian Expeditions, Flickr
  • Business
  • Cities
  • climate change
  • GHG Protocol
  • greenhouse gas accounting
  • greenhouse gases
Insights

33 Cities Test New Framework for Community-Scale Greenhouse Gas Inventories

  • Cities
  • climate change
  • emissions
  • greenhouse gas accounting
  • GHG Protocol
  • UNFCCC
  • Cities
  • climate change
  • emissions
  • greenhouse gas accounting
  • GHG Protocol
  • UNFCCC

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