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How developing countries put forests on the climate agenda 2.10.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Nearly a quarter of all the greenhouse gases emitted by man come from the way we manage our forests, farms and fields.
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RELEASE: WRI Joins Zero Carbon Buildings for All Initiative Launched at UN Climate Action Summit 24.9.2019 WRI Stories
RELEASE: WRI Joins Zero Carbon Buildings for All Initiative Launched at UN Climate Action Summit Developing and industrialized countries commit to decarbonize their building sector to achieve massive CO2 reductions. NEW YORK (September 23, 2019) — All buildings must be net zero carbon by 2050 to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement, but fewer than 1% of buildings are today. Zero Carbon Buildings for All, a multi-partner global initiative endorsed by the UN Secretary General, was announced at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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How developing countries are insuring against climate disasters 9.9.2019 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
To help countries cope with disaster, new tools have emerged over the last decade, including 'sovereign parametric insurance.'
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Climate Disasters Are Getting Worse. Here's How Developing Countries Are Insuring Against Them 4.9.2019 WRI Stories
Climate Disasters Are Getting Worse. Here's How Developing Countries Are Insuring Against Them Comments|Add Comment|PrintA child sits on water jugs provided after Cyclone Idai. Flickr/EU Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid As the Bahamas reels from the devastating impacts of Hurricane Dorian, the most recent historic storm to hit the Caribbean, attention turns once again to how climate-vulnerable countries can best cope with disaster. The devastation is not unique to the Caribbean.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
How Much Should Countries Contribute to the Green Climate Fund's Replenishment? 3.4.2019 WRI Stories
How Much Should Countries Contribute to the Green Climate Fund's Replenishment? Comments|Add Comment|PrintThermo-solar power plant in Morocco. Flickr/World Bank Photo Collection */ This year marks the first replenishment of the Green Climate Fund (GCF). As the GCF spends down its existing funds, its coffers need a refill. Essential for mitigating and adapting to climate change, the GCF channels much-needed finance to support climate action in developing countries. Since starting... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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US Climate Finance Improves with 2019 Budget, But There's Still a Long Way to Go 20.2.2019 WRI Stories
US Climate Finance Improves with 2019 Budget, But There's Still a Long Way to Go Comments|Add Comment|PrintThe U.S. Capitol. Flickr/Martha Heinemann Bixby The U.S. funding bill for fiscal year 2019 passed last week is a mixed bag, but for international climate funding, there are some welcome developments. International climate finance brings clear benefits, not just by helping recipient countries pursue sustainable development, but also closer to home, by boosting demand for U.S. clean... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
Empower Women to Foster Freedom 7.2.2019 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
The Trump administration’s W-GDP initiative will help 50 million women in developing countries realize their economic potential by 2025.
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Will power: Developing countries are driving the renewables transition, says BNEF 30.11.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
A new report shows a dramatic shift in global energy markets.
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The Costs of Trump’s Global Gag Rule 8.8.2018 American Prospect
AP Photo/ Khalil Senosi, File Dr. Aron Sikuku, right, explains family planning pills to Beatrice Ravonga in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya. President Donald Trump's move to dramatically expand cuts in U.S. funding to foreign organizations providing abortion services has left impoverished women around the world without access to treatment for HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria, health groups say. “When are you coming back? Why have you left? Why aren’t you coming to our community?” These are the questions thatwomen and girls in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and other developing countries ask in desperate phone calls to their health-care providers after a local health clinic shuts down. The women are at a loss to understand why these clinics, often the only facility accessible to them in small towns and remote rural villages, have suddenly stopped providing much needed services. The reason for these life-endangering cutbacks? President Trump’s resurrection of the global gag rule. The expanded rule has been in ...
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Can results-based climate finance prevent adversity? 30.7.2018 GreenBiz.com
Estimates show that $5.7 trillion in green investment is needed annually by 2020 in developing nations for climate action.
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What business can do to close the financial inclusion gender gap 30.5.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
At our current pace, it will take 18 years for all women to use financial services to save, borrow and protect themselves against downturns.
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Bonn Climate Talks Yield Some — But Not Enough — Progress Putting the Paris Agreement Fully Into Motion 11.5.2018 WRI Stories
Bonn Climate Talks Yield Some — But Not Enough — Progress Putting the Paris Agreement Fully Into Motion Comments|Add Comment|PrintLatest round of climate negotiations in Bonn, Germany. Photo by UNClimateChange/Flickr Negotiators made progress in a number of areas at the latest UN climate talks, which wrapped on May 10, but an overburdened agenda left them with a lot more ground to cover before the big climate summit (COP24) in Katowice, Poland this December. Negotiators must now ramp up... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
Colombia’s Climate Finance Tracking System Registers $6 Billion Worth of Action 29.11.2017 WRI Stories
Colombia’s Climate Finance Tracking System Registers $6 Billion Worth of Action Comments|Add Comment|PrintBogota, Colombia. Photo by Pedro Szekely/Flickr As in business and politics, it’s essential when dealing with climate action to follow the money. Acknowledging the benefits of more and better information about climate finance, Colombia worked with WRI and its partners on a new system that helps measure, report and verify (MRV) how much funding goes towards climate change projects.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
Pollution causes roughly 1 in every 6 deaths each year, new study finds 20.10.2017 Washington Post
The two-year project, which relied on data from researchers in more than 130 countries, found that pollution kills three times more people each year than HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined.
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BRICS countries meet to map path to increase their roles 4.9.2017 AP Business
XIAMEN, China (AP) -- A summit of five major developing countries will open Monday to map out their future course, after host Chinese President Xi Jinping called on them to stand up together against a growing tide of protectionism across the world....
Poor locales, rich experiences: Traveling with kids to developing countries is worth the risk 28.7.2017 Washington Post
Poor locales, rich experiences: Traveling with kids to developing countries is worth the risk
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A key component to ending poverty and hunger in developing countries? Livestock 14.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The recent emergence of famine in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen that has left more than 20 million people on the brink of starvation is a reminder of the difficulty of ending hunger around the world.

The problem is complex, and, unfortunately, policymakers have largely ignored an economic...

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Ivanka Trump and the World Bank have an idea to help women globally 8.7.2017 Washington Post
Following a push from Ivanka Trump, the World Bank has unveiled a program to boost women entrepreneurs in developing countries and fight norms that hold them back, such as uneven access to loans and shaky property rights.
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A Little-Known Climate Fund Is Suddenly In The Spotlight 9.6.2017 NPR News
It's the Green Climate Fund. It was called out by President Trump last week, who said he'd cut off U.S. "billions." What does it do, exactly, and what will be the impact of the cutback?
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Fact-Checking Trump on Climate Finance 5.6.2017 WRI Stories
Fact-Checking Trump on Climate FinanceAdd Comment|PrintLushoto, Tanzania, a learning site of Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security. Photo by CCAFS/flickr When President Donald Trump announced his intention to pull the United States out of the Paris Agreement, he had plenty to say about international climate funding, much of which was simply inaccurate. Here’s a fact check of Trump’s June 1 Rose Garden remarks on climate finance. “Beyond the severe energy restrictions inflicted by the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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