Europe Charts a Course for Sustainable Recovery from COVID-19

On May 27, the European Union unveiled a €750 billion ($826 billion) recovery proposal as a centerpiece of its economic response to the coronavirus crisis, while also increasing its existing budget. EU…

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Safer, More Sustainable Transport in a Post-COVID-19 World

The COVID-19 crisis has shown that effective public transport is vital to keeping cities running. By serving essential workers in health care, emergency services, food services, and other sectors, public…

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5 Ways Momentum for Climate Action Has Grown Since the Paris Agreement Was Signed

Since the landmark Paris Agreement on climate change, adopted in 2015 and signed by 175 countries on Earth Day the following year, global momentum to tackle the climate emergency has…

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Resilience After Recession: 4 Ways to Reboot the U.S. Economy

The COVID-19 pandemic is already affecting the lives of hundreds of thousands of Americans, and it’s poised to get worse before it gets better. Our primary concern is for the…

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Charlotte Is the Largest US City to Purchase Renewable Energy Through a Green Tariff

More than 200 U.S. cities, townships and counties have adopted 100% clean energy targets. While some have already achieved them, many more are still trying to figure out how they will…

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The Most Successful Air Pollution Treaty You’ve Never Heard Of

International consensus on cross-border environmental issues has been difficult to achieve, but the 40-year-old Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution (or LRTAP as it is known to development professionals) has…

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