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Closing the gap between Paris goals and fossil fuel production

October 13, 2016
Lazarus, M.
The speed with which world leaders ratified the Paris Agreement shows there is a real momentum to tackle climate change. Yet investment in fossil fuel extraction continues unabated, at about US$1 trillion per year. How can we keep warming well below 2°C (much less 1.5°C) while continuing to produce ever-more coal, oil and gas? It is time to get serious about supply-side climate policies. A conference organized by SEI offered perspectives from around the world, and several concrete ideas for how to move forward.
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Will the U.S. align fossil fuel production with climate goals?

October 7, 2016
Erickson, P.
With 75 Parties now on board, including the US, China, India and the European Union, the Paris Agreement is set to enter into force on 4 November. This commits countries to fulfilling the pledges they put forward last year. For many countries, the pledges focus on building more renewable power, burning less coal for electricity, and increasing energy efficiency. Yet across the world, including in the U.S., there is growing interest in whether supply-side policies could advance climate goals.
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Planning for increased water demands and a changing climate in Argentina

September 21, 2016
Forni, L.
SEI is helping figure out how to best supply various water needs as climate change affects precipitation and temperature in Argentina's Comahue region. The area includes multiple political jurisdictions with competing demands on water. That means planning for future water allocation has to account for different potential scenarios regarding such variables as population growth, socio-economic development, and changes in agriculture and industry, plus climate change. And it has to be done in a way that people with potentially competing water interests find fair and credible.
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Can water infrastructure help Lesotho build a more climate-resilient future?

September 21, 2016
Huber-Lee, A. , Joyce, B.
Aiming to help Lesotho evaluate its options for achieving key development and climate resilience objectives, the World Bank conducted a detailed study of water resources in the context of a changing climate. SEI-US Senior Scientists Annette Huber-Lee and Brian Joyce worked with Lesotho officials, the World Bank, and consultants to analyze the performance of different water infrastructure development strategies under 121 different climate scenarios, looking out to the year 2050.
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