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This paper proposes a framework with four important areas that we need to focus on to build an enabling ecosystem for a linked energy and development agenda. The paper also details actions that energy and development sector actors—specifically, African governments, the donor community, the private sector, and civil society can take to create better links.

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Leonardo Martinez-Diaz (WRI) and Alice Hill (Council on Foreign Relations) discuss their 2019 book on climate adaptation and resilience, Building a Resilient Tomorrow, given new salience by the massive shock COVID-19 has given to the world. We're seeing now what happens when we fail to prepare for a disaster — how can we avoid the same when it comes to climate change?

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As the COVID-19 crisis reverberates around the world, millions of people are at risk and protective measures have sent economies into a tailspin. Ahead of the first virtual World Bank and International Monetary Fund Spring Meetings, join leading experts for a discussion on how multilateral banks can ensure their responses not only address the current crisis, but lay the groundwork for a more stable, inclusive, and sustainable future.

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This issue brief is based on a 2018 working paper and summarizes the REDD+ experience over the past decade, taking stock of lessons learned from REDD+ implementation to inform future forest-based climate mitigation activities.

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This paper provides quantitative evidence to help investors better understand and measure the financial impacts from water shortages in the thermal power sector, drawing on data and analysis of Indian companies. It introduces a new methodology to estimate the water shortage-induced impacts to earnings on five Indian thermal power companies from FY 2014-2017. It also uses outputs from climate models to analyze potential future changes to water availability in India, which could increase the risk of water shortages.

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As of July 2019, 23 major banks have made sustainable finance commitments. This technical note presents a framework for interpreting and comparing the commitments using information published by committing banks. The framework focuses on aspects of the commitment design, accountability, and transparency, as well as the portfolio context of the banks.

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The overarching goal of this publication is to provide a practical, easy-to-navigate reference document to help practitioners decide if or how to adopt electric and hybrid-electric bus fleets for public transport in their cities. Designed for an action-oriented policy audience looking to learn from experiences of other cities, this publication provides evidence-based answers to questions about recent developments in the electric and hybrid-electric bus space.

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This webinar will explain the Green Climate Fund Contributions Calculator, which was developed by WRI's Finance center to help governments, civil society and other interested observers understand what a country ought to pledge to the GCF's upcoming replenishment.

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