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4 Issues to Watch as COP 19 Wraps Up
4 Issues to Watch as COP 19 Wraps Up. The world beyond the unfccc cop 19 negotiations looms large – both with challenges and with promise. It’s an important reminder of the stakes inside the negotiating venue. Photo: Official Opening Plenary at the Caring for Climate Business Forum on November 19 during cop 19. Right to left: H.E. Marcin Korolec, Minister of Environment, poland and COP19/CMP9 President; Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary, UNFCCC; Andrew Steer, President and CEO, WRI; George Hamilton, Vice President, Olympic Operations, Dow Chemical Company.
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• ABC Radio National: ‘Dismay’ at Australia’s emission targets – Interview with Jennifer Morgan
• Equity in an International Climate Agreement: Lessons from Other Multilateral Regimes
• Is Adaptation Short-Changed? The Imbalance in Climate Finance Commitments
• 3 Ways to Make Progress on Climate Finance at COP 19
• 3 Lessons for Long-Term Climate Finance
• 4 Things Germany and Partners Can Do to Strengthen the International Renewable Energy Club
• Loss and Damage: Elements for Successful Negotiations at COP 19 in Warsaw
• Looking in the Pipes of Climate Adaptation Finance
• 5 Issues to Watch at COP 19, the “Construction COP”
• Q&A: How Do We Secure a Strong, International Climate Agreement by 2015?
• WRI at the COP 19 Climate Negotiations in Warsaw


Water Risks on the Rise for Three Global Energy Production Hot SpotsWater Risks on the Rise for Three Global Energy Production Hot Spots. A new Wood MacKenzie report, supported by data and analysis from WRI’s Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas, surveyed water risks among the world’s top energy-producing regions. They found that three energy sectors face particularly high water risks: shale gas in the United States, coal production and coal-fired power in China, and crude oil in the Middle East.
Read more >>> | Share: Post on Facebook  Post on Twitter  Post on LinkedIn  Post on Delicious  Post on GooglePlus  Post on Pinterest  Post on Reddit  Post on StumbleUpon New High-Resolution Forest Maps Reveal World Loses 50 Soccer Fields of Trees Per MinuteNew High-Resolution Forest Maps Reveal World Loses 50 Soccer Fields of Trees Per Minute. A new Science paper provides the first high-resolution, global picture of annual forest cover change over the period 2000 to 2012. Prior to this research, the world lacked up-to-date, globally consistent forest data. Three key findings emerge from the new maps – and they point to solutions policymakers can pursue now.
Read more >>> | Share: Post on Facebook  Post on Twitter  Post on LinkedIn  Post on Delicious  Post on GooglePlus  Post on Pinterest  Post on Reddit  Post on StumbleUpon Unabated Coal Use Will Break World Carbon BudgetUnabated Coal Use Will Break World’s “Carbon Budget”. The world’s “fossil fuel budget” holds the most significant implications for coal. It’s time to start moving away from unabated coal use and start transitioning to a low-carbon economy.
Read more >>> | Share: Post on Facebook  Post on Twitter  Post on LinkedIn  Post on Delicious  Post on GooglePlus  Post on Pinterest  Post on Reddit  Post on StumbleUpon Adapting to Climate Change - The Private Sector RoleAdapting to Climate Change: The Private Sector’s Role. Proactive private companies are beginning to address climate change in their investments and business planning.
Read more >>> | Share: Post on Facebook  Post on Twitter  Post on LinkedIn  Post on Delicious  Post on GooglePlus  Post on Pinterest  Post on Reddit  Post on StumbleUpon Greater Expectations - 3 Actions for Companies to Take on Climate PolicyGreater Expectations: 3 Actions for Companies to Take on Climate Policy. A region that collectively represents the fifth-largest economy in the world recently launched a new effort to address climate change – with the backing of business. So how can companies help secure meaningful action on climate change in a consistent and transparent manner? A new guide outlines ways businesses can responsibly engage in climate policy.
Read more >>> | Share: Post on Facebook  Post on Twitter  Post on LinkedIn  Post on Delicious  Post on GooglePlus  Post on Pinterest  Post on Reddit  Post on StumbleUpon Designing Measurable Post-2020 Emissions Reduction CommitmentsDesigning “Measurable” Post-2020 Emissions Reduction Commitments. New wri analysis focuses on how to maximize emissions and emissions reductions “measurability” and aims to shed light on how countries can most effectively design their mitigation commitments accordingly.
Read more >>> | Share: Post on Facebook  Post on Twitter  Post on LinkedIn  Post on Delicious  Post on GooglePlus  Post on Pinterest  Post on Reddit  Post on StumbleUpon Do We Need a Standard to Calculate Avoided Emissions?Do We Need a Standard to Calculate “Avoided Emissions”? Take the GHG Protocol survey to assess the need for a new standard to help companies quantify and report the “avoided emissions” of goods and services that contribute to a low-carbon economy. The survey is open to all interested parties through to 11 December 2013.
Read more >>> | Share: Post on Facebook  Post on Twitter  Post on LinkedIn  Post on Delicious  Post on GooglePlus  Post on Pinterest  Post on Reddit  Post on StumbleUpon Shedding Light on Land Tenure in AfricaShedding Light on Land Tenure in Africa. Land and natural resources lie at the heart of social, political, and economic life in much of rural africa. The Focus on Land in africa (FOLA) website is designed to provide easy-to-understand information and resources on land and natural resource rights.
Read more >>> | Share: Post on Facebook  Post on Twitter  Post on LinkedIn  Post on Delicious  Post on GooglePlus  Post on Pinterest  Post on Reddit  Post on StumbleUpon Equatorial Guinea Increases Protected Forests by 63 Percent, Shows New AtlasEquatorial Guinea Increases Protected Forests by 63 Percent, Shows New Atlas.As the first source of open data for the country’s forest sector, the Interactive Forest Atlas of Equatorial Guinea Version 1.0 reveals some encouraging findings: Equatorial Guinea’s forest management has improved in recent years, with protected areas significantly increasing and forest concessions decreasing.
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• Español: Las áreas protegidas en Guinea Ecuatorial se incrementaron en un 60 por ciento, según nuevo Atlas
• Francais: La superficie des aires protégées a augmenté de 63% en Guinée Équatoriale, révèle le nouvel Atlas Forestier 5 Ways Illinois Can Reduce Power Plant Emissions5 Ways Illinois Can Reduce Power Plant Emissions. New wri analysis finds that Illinois can reduce its CO2 emissions 35 percent below 2011 levels by 2020 just by complying with current policies and taking advantage of existing infrastructure.
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