The Calm before the Storm: Getting Out in Front of Coastal Restoration

Recent hurricanes make evident the critical need to restore and protect our coasts - the last line of defense against mega storms.

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Categories: Climate Change

Accelerating Climate-Smart Agriculture and Forestry in Southeast Asia

By 2100, Asia will likely see a six degree Celsius temperature increase, drastically affecting water availability, food production, and ecosystem function. In some Southeast Asian countries, rice yields could decline by up to 50 percent, threatening food and economic security for some of the world’s most vulnerable communities.

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No Time to Waste: Public-Private Partnerships, Greater Coordination Needed Now on Solid Waste Management

As the world's population grows and urbanizes, and standards of living increase, so does consumption of goods and services, producing more solid waste.

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U.S. Leaves Paris Agreement, so Now What?

There is ample evidence from around the world that technological advances, falling prices for clean energy technologies and the dynamism of entrepreneurs are all helping accelerate the process of transformation in how energy is used everywhere.

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Accelerating Private Sector Investment for Asia’s Clean Energy Future

I'm here at the Asia Clean Energy Forum in Manila, Philippines, where more than 1,500 leaders from 63 countries are sharing their insights, innovations and lessons learned in our collective efforts to drive a clean energy transformation.

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Addressing Climate Change in Asia: How Companies Are Taking the Lead

Countries in South and Southeast Asia are among the world's most vulnerable to climate change. Private sector leaders in the region have embraced the business and economic case for ambitious climate action.

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Donald Trump will be President. What Does this Mean for Global Action on Climate Change?

Following Donald Trump's upset election victory, the public, pundits and policymakers all over the world are parsing his campaign promises to understand what he will do on a range of issues. On climate change, the question is especially salient.

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Categories: Climate Change

The Paris Agreement Has Entered into Force. Now What?

The Paris Agreement, ratified last month, allows each signatory to accept country-specific emissions reduction targets and show progress in meeting those targets. This encourages all major emitters to take part in emissions reduction.

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Categories: Climate Change

In Renewable Energy, Latin America and the Caribbean Show What’s Possible

In the years ahead, the world's developed and emerging economies must accelerate their transition to renewable sources of energy if they are to mitigate the impacts of climate change. Two recent events underscore how countries in Latin America are doing just this and leading the way in reducing carbon emissions.

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Categories: Climate Change

Abt Associates Supports the Achievement of the Global Goals

Working with Abt means engaging every day with those who are dedicated to improving the well-being of people worldwide in an array of areas including health, climate change, food security and education. And, being part of Abt's activities leading up to and including the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals last month added a new level of inspiration for me to continue the type of work we do.

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