World Resources Institute

For Water Use And Climate Change In Western China

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The government of China is proposing to move carbon intensive industries and coal-fired power generation out of the Eastern provinces and into the less-developed, environmentally sensitive Western provinces. This project seeks to create and expand tools for state planners, academics, and NGOs to quantify the water risks and trade-offs that come with developing Western China’s massive coal reserves. Often the Chinese government will approve coal projects without adequate information on the supply of water needed for the project. Through this grant, the World Resources Institute will also promote the concept of tying new coal projects in water-stressed areas to comprehensive environmental impact reviews.
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for the SBTi Finance project  
This work is to further grow the Science Based Targets Initiative, specifically for financial institutions (SBTi Finance). SBTi Finance builds on attributional accounting based on the Greenhouse Gas Protocol’s Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3) Standard. SBTi Finance is a framework for financial institutions to set targets that are aligned with climate scenarios, and that enable an ex-post evaluation of financial institutions’ contribution to real-economy emissions reductions in relation to net-zero targets. The framework includes a set of methods that can be used to set targets, criteria that SBTi will use to assess and validate targets submitted to the initiative, and implementation guidance. (Substrategy: Climate Finance)

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