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International development experts share their ideas on how wealthy countries can promote prosperity in developing countries. Follow at

Aug 27, 2012

My guest on this week’s Wonkcast is Kevin Ummel, project manager Carbon Monitoring for Action (CARMA), a newly updated CGD database that reveals the carbon dioxide emissions, electricity production, corporate ownership, and location of more than 60,000 power plants around the world.

In the interview, we discuss why it’s worth focusing on electricity generation, how CARMA is contributing to the effort to push for action to slow climate change, and some of the ways that non-experts can use CARMA to get information about power-related carbon emissions where they live.

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