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3 Things Cities Can Learn from Cape Town’s Impending “Day Zero” Water Shut-Off

World Resource Institute - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 17:18
3 Things Cities Can Learn from Cape Town’s Impending “Day Zero” Water Shut-Off Comments|Add Comment|PrintCape Town, South Africa is poised to shut off its water taps in the next few months. Photo by Lindria Oosthuizen/Wikimedia Commons Cape Town is running out of water. After three years of intense drought, South Africa’s second-largest city is just a few months away from “Day Zero,” the day when the city government will shut off water taps for most homes and businesses. The impacts of such a...

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As Cities Grapple With Mobility Revolution, 10 Principles Emerge to Guide Them

World Resource Institute - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 17:34
As Cities Grapple With Mobility Revolution, 10 Principles Emerge to Guide Them Comments|Add Comment|PrintBikesharing is part of the paradigm shift in urban mobility. (Flickr/WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities) Mobility is undergoing a huge shift—from the emergence of shared cars and bicycles to the impending self-driving cars—and we’re just starting to understand the full effect on cities. The revolution has implications for equity, accessibility and sustainability, and has caught many...

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BlackRock CEO Wants Companies to Be Socially Responsible. Here Are 6 Ways He Can Show He’s Serious

World Resource Institute - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 20:59
BlackRock CEO Wants Companies to Be Socially Responsible. Here Are 6 Ways He Can Show He’s Serious Comments|Add Comment|PrintLarry Fink at WEF. (Flickr/WEF) In his recent annual letter, BlackRock's Larry Fink delivered a bold message to global companies: do better, or expect consequences. "To prosper over time," he elaborates, "every company must not only deliver financial performance, but also show how it makes a positive contribution to society." To his skeptics, Fink's words are nothing...

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3 Issues to Watch as China and India Move Toward Sustainable Development

World Resource Institute - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 20:18
3 Issues to Watch as China and India Move Toward Sustainable Development Comments|Add Comment|PrintSolar project in India. Flickr/Brahma Kumaris The decisions China and India make in the next few years will be enormously consequential for the planet and for global prosperity. By 2030, the two countries will account for 34 percent of the world's population, 30 percent of the global economy and 32 percent of its primary energy demand. While they are the first- and fourth-highest greenhouse gas...

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RELEASE: WRI Ross Prize for Cities Now Open for Applications that Recognize Visionary Urban Change

World Resource Institute - Sun, 02/11/2018 - 17:55
RELEASE: WRI Ross Prize for Cities Now Open for Applications that Recognize Visionary Urban Change KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA (February 11, 2018) — Today, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities opened the application process for the “WRI Ross Prize for Cities,” a global competition to identify and celebrate transformative urban projects. The prize is the vision of business leader and philanthropist Stephen M. Ross. The Ross Prize will award $250,000 to a high-impact project that has yet to achieve...

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No Better Time for Indonesia's Indigenous Communities to Reclaim Land Rights

World Resource Institute - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 16:00
No Better Time for Indonesia's Indigenous Communities to Reclaim Land Rights Comments|Add Comment|PrintWeaving in Gajah Bertalut. Photo by Carolina Astri, WRI For more than a half-century, Indonesia's government-backed economic development has been based on exploiting and exporting the vast natural resource wealth in its waters and forests— often to the detriment of indigenous people who historically occupied these areas. This exploitation has also gone against the customary laws of those...

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A Guide to Selecting Ecosystem Service Models for Decision-Making: Lessons from Sub-Saharan Africa

World Resource Institute - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 06:00
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There Are Still Opportunities for US-China Climate Cooperation

World Resource Institute - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 19:49
There Are Still Opportunities for US-China Climate Cooperation Comments|Add Comment|PrintSolar installation in Shanghai. Flickr/The Climate Group This post originally appeared at China Daily. Despite the growing signs of changing climate in 2017, with massive storms, flooding and wildfires, US President Donald Trump did not mention "climate change" in last week's State of the Union speech. He did not refer to "renewable energy" either, breaking from nearly all recent presidential addresses....

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Visualizing a Warmer World: 10 Maps of Climate Vulnerability

World Resource Institute - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 15:00
Visualizing a Warmer World: 10 Maps of Climate Vulnerability Comments|Add Comment|PrintPREPdata allows users to map indicators like sea level rise or precipitation change to assess a region’s vulnerability. Image from PREPdata.org The climate disasters that made headlines in 2017 — monster hurricanes, devastating floods and unprecedented drought — will become commonplace in the coming decades as climate change intensifies. Decision-makers from urban planners to corporate executives are...

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Don't Read This Article: How Ads Against Consumerism Help Sustainability

World Resource Institute - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 17:44
Don't Read This Article: How Ads Against Consumerism Help Sustainability Comments|Add Comment|PrintREI ads encouraged people to enjoy U.S. parks instead of shopping. Flickr/Deborah Lee Soltesz REI and Patagonia are known for anti-consumption marketing campaigns, and the recent holiday season was no exception. REI was closed for Black Friday the third year in a row and its #OptOutside campaign encouraged people to go for a hike instead of shop. Meanwhile, Rose Marcario, CEO of Patagonia,...

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RELEASE: Jessica Seddon, Emma Stewart Take Leadership Roles at WRI to Advance Sustainable and Livable Cities

World Resource Institute - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 16:32
RELEASE: Jessica Seddon, Emma Stewart Take Leadership Roles at WRI to Advance Sustainable and Livable Cities WASHINGTON (February 2, 2018) — World Resources Institute is pleased to welcome Jessica Seddon and Emma Stewart as the new Directors of Integrated Urban Strategy, and Urban Efficiency and Climate, respectively, for the WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities. “I am very excited to be adding these two great leaders to our team.” said Ani Dasgupta, Global Director, WRI Ross Center for...

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Talanoa Dialogue: Jump-Starting Climate Action in 2018

World Resource Institute - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 14:45
Talanoa Dialogue: Jump-Starting Climate Action in 2018 Comments|Add Comment|PrintThe Talanoa Dialogue officially kicked off in January. Photo by Climate Alliance/Flickr This year opens a new phase for the Paris Agreement and a historic opportunity to jumpstart action to limit the most dangerous impacts of climate change and set the world on course to a carbon-neutral, sustainable future by 2050. With the official launch of the 2018 Talanoa Dialogue in January, countries are now embarking on...

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RELEASE: Indonesian Peat Prize Announces Winner of $1 million: International Peat Mapping Team (IPMT): Remote Sensing Solutions GmbH (RSS), the Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT) and Sriwijaya University

World Resource Institute - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 12:30
RELEASE: Indonesian Peat Prize Announces Winner of $1 million: International Peat Mapping Team (IPMT): Remote Sensing Solutions GmbH (RSS), the Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT) and Sriwijaya University New method to measure peat will help government protect and cultivate carbon-rich areas and limit fires JAKARTA (February 2, 2018) – Today, on the World’s Wetlands Day, Indonesia’s Geospatial Information Agency (BIG) announced that the International Peat Mapping...

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Vietnam: An Up-and-Coming Clean Energy Leader?

World Resource Institute - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 17:44
Vietnam: An Up-and-Coming Clean Energy Leader? Comments|Add Comment|PrintOffshore wind farm in Vietnam. Photo by Tycho/Wikimedia Commons Vietnam has a significant challenge ahead: power its remarkable economic growth with less polluting and more affordable clean energy. This is no small task. According to the Vietnam Business Forum, the country’s current energy plan would increase coal use from 14 gigawatts (GW) to 55GW by 2030 and require 10 million tons of coal to be imported every year...

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RELEASE: 15 Transport and Tech Companies Sign the Shared Mobility Principles for Livable Cities

World Resource Institute - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 14:59
RELEASE: 15 Transport and Tech Companies Sign the Shared Mobility Principles for Livable Cities Didi, Lyft, Ola, Uber, Via, Zipcar, Keolis among companies to announce joint vision for the future of cities February 1, 2018—Fifteen of the world’s leading transport and technology companies signed the Shared Mobility Principles for Livable Cities today, pledging to prioritize people over vehicles, lower emissions, promote equity and encourage data sharing, among other goals. The companies...

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Photo Essay: How Climate Change Affects the Urban Poor in India and Indonesia

World Resource Institute - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 18:12
Photo Essay: How Climate Change Affects the Urban Poor in India and Indonesia Comments|Add Comment|PrintPhoto by Lubaina Rangwala/WRI India This article was originally posted on TheCityFix. One of the biggest challenges to climate action is not only understanding the risks of flooding, extreme heat and other challenges, but how your community might respond to these risks. What are its strengths? How might policymakers augment existing capacities and address weaknesses? WRI’s Urban Community...

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STATEMENT: President Trump’s State of the Union Misses the Mark

World Resource Institute - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 05:36
STATEMENT: President Trump’s State of the Union Misses the Mark WASHINGTON (January 30, 2018) — President Trump delivered his first State of the Union speech tonight. Following is a statement by Dr. Andrew Steer, President & CEO, World Resources Institute: “President Trump’s tone was serious, but his words often missed the mark. Despite the recent record-breaking extreme weather events, the President failed to connect the dots to climate change. At every turn, this administration has...

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