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Aqueduct Projected Water Stress Country Rankings

  • Freshwater
  • Aqueduct
  • Freshwater
  • Aqueduct
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Ranking the World’s Most Water-Stressed Countries in 2040

  • Freshwater
  • Aqueduct
  • data
  • climate change
  • water risk
14 of the 33 likely most water stressed countries in 2040 are in the Middle East. (Dubai, UAE) Photo by Jason Mrachina/Flickr.
  • Freshwater
  • Aqueduct
  • data
  • climate change
  • water risk
Technical Perspectives

INSIDER: How Transparent Have Countries Been About the Fairness and Ambition of their National Climate Contributions (INDCs)?

  • COP21
  • climate policy
  • climate change
  • GHG emissions
  • NDC
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC
A fair and ambitious contribution should seek to maximize a country’s mitigation potential and opportunities to act given its technological and economic capabilities. Photo by Asian Development Bank/Flickr
  • COP21
  • climate policy
  • climate change
  • GHG emissions
  • NDC
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC

RELEASE: New Report calls for Large-Scale Solutions to Climate Change

  • Climate Resilience
  • Climate
  • agriculture
  • climate change
  • Climate Resilience
  • Climate
  • agriculture
  • climate change
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Thinking Big on Climate Change Adaptation: Scaling Rainfed Agriculture Projects in India

  • Climate
  • Climate Resilience
  • agriculture
  • climate change
Numerous small-scale adaptation projects are underway across India’s rainfed regions. (Madhya Pradesh, India) Photo by Rajarshi Mitra/Flickr.
  • Climate
  • Climate Resilience
  • agriculture
  • climate change

Corporations Can Drive Down Renewable Energy’s Cost

  • Business
  • Responsible Corporate Advocacy
  • electric grid
  • Energy
  • renewable energy
The electricity system will have to be decarbonized, probably more quickly than many in the sector are comfortable with. Working with large buyers that want to move quickly could lead to decarbonizing in an orderly way that drives down the cost for everyone. Photo by Windwärts Energie/Flickr
  • Business
  • Responsible Corporate Advocacy
  • electric grid
  • Energy
  • renewable energy
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3 Ways Open Data Can Help Forests

  • data
  • deforestation
  • Forests
Open data can help improve forest management and monitoring. Photo by Kai Lehmann/Flickr
  • data
  • deforestation
  • Forests

Northwest Lumber Mill First to Be Indicted on US Domestic Lacey Act Charges

  • forest monitoring
  • commodities
  • illegal logging
J&L Tonewoods was charged with purchasing illegal big leaf maple, violating the Lacey Act. Photo by Washington DNR/Flickr
  • forest monitoring
  • commodities
  • illegal logging

STATEMENT: WRI's Sam Adams Calls EPA Proposed Methane Emissions Rules “A Vital Step”

  • U.S. Climate
  • Energy
  • GHG emissions
  • U.S. policy
  • fossil fuels
  • U.S. Climate
  • Energy
  • GHG emissions
  • U.S. policy
  • fossil fuels
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When it Comes to Adaptation, We Need to Think Bigger

  • Climate
  • Climate Resilience
  • agriculture
  • climate change
Rice farmers in India's Tiruvannamalai District. Photo by R.Amudha HariHaran/Flickr
  • Climate
  • Climate Resilience
  • agriculture
  • climate change

4 Real-World Challenges to Environmental Democracy

  • environmental democracy
  • environmental justice
  • human rights
  • public participation
Outdoor air pollution caused the deaths of 3.7 million people under the age of 60 worldwide in 2012. Photo by Leo Fung/Flickr.
  • environmental democracy
  • environmental justice
  • human rights
  • public participation
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Australia Offers Lackluster 2030 Climate Target

  • International Climate Action
  • NDC
  • international climate policy
  • renewable energy
  • UNFCCC
Solar station in White Cliffs, Australia. Photo by Richard Gifford/Flickr.
  • International Climate Action
  • NDC
  • international climate policy
  • renewable energy
  • UNFCCC
Insights

China Is Raising Its Climate Ambition, Experts Say

  • climate policy
  • Climate
  • international climate policy
  • climate policy
  • Climate
  • international climate policy

Can Community Solar Meet the Needs of Large Energy Buyers?

  • Energy
  • renewable energy
Photo by Jack Haskell/Flickr.
  • Energy
  • renewable energy

Getting Governors on Board with Landscape Restoration

  • deforestation
  • restoration
  • Forests
Subnational programs on restoration, like Richardson’s River Ecosystem Restoration Initiative, can be found across the globe. Photo by Public Affairs/Flickr
  • deforestation
  • restoration
  • Forests

Clean Power Plan Can Help States, Economy and Planet

  • U.S. Climate
  • Energy
  • GHG emissions
  • climate policy
  • Business
  • energy efficiency
  • renewable energy
  • COP21
NASA image courtesy of the DSCOVR EPIC team
  • U.S. Climate
  • Energy
  • GHG emissions
  • climate policy
  • Business
  • energy efficiency
  • renewable energy
  • COP21
Silhouettes of children playing swing in turbine wind park at sunset