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There’s an Easy Way for National Governments to Help Cities Act on Climate Change—Give Them Data

World Resource Institute - Thu, 06/07/2018 - 16:45
There’s an Easy Way for National Governments to Help Cities Act on Climate Change—Give Them Data Comments|Add Comment|PrintTraffic in Bangkok, Thailand. Photo by Christian Haugen/Flickr Thousands of cities have committed to act on climate change, but few have yet turned their goals into tangible results. One of the important items that can help them begin is data from national governments. Establishing an “emissions inventory,” measuring how much greenhouse gases a city emits and identifying...

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PODCAST: Water Stress Is a Threat We Can't Ignore

World Resource Institute - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 15:36
PODCAST: Water Stress Is a Threat We Can't Ignore Comments|Add Comment|PrintThe Sahel suffers regular droughts. Flickr/CIFOR We measure water stress with satellites, model it with algorithms, see it in empty riverbeds and experience it with dry taps. But how do we define water stress? Where does it come from? How will climate change disrupt the supply and demand for water? What is the relationship of water to food and energy? These questions and more are explored by Charles Iceland,...

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How Behavioral Science Can Boost Household Energy Efficiency

World Resource Institute - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 19:38
How Behavioral Science Can Boost Household Energy Efficiency Comments|Add Comment|PrintEnergy-efficient appliances for sale in Mumbai. Jiri Rezac/The Climate Group/Flickr Persuading people to use energy more efficiently has long been heralded as a simple, effective way to help tackle climate change. The problem lies in the persuasion. Historically, policies and programs to encourage people to save energy have relied largely on technological interventions and decision-making driven by...

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Q&A: What Is the Future of Green Building?

World Resource Institute - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 14:23
Q&A: What Is the Future of Green Building? Comments|Add Comment|PrintGreen buildings are a huge opportunity for sustainable development. Unsplash/Sandra Schuh This Q&A with WRI President and CEO Andrew Steer originally appeared at World Green Building Council. What if we saw every building as an opportunity for sustainable development? That is just what they are. Buildings consume water and electricity—one-third of global energy consumption is in buildings—as well as the raw...

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For Indigenous Peoples, Losing Land Can Mean Losing Lives

World Resource Institute - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 16:20
For Indigenous Peoples, Losing Land Can Mean Losing Lives Comments|Add Comment|PrintChildren in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Photo by Austin King/Flickr This blog post is the first installment of WRI's Struggle for Land series. Ten years ago, the Cambodian government granted 20,000 hectares (49,000 acres) of land to a Thai company to plant sugarcane. But this land was not empty. Six hundred families were already living on it, growing rice and vegetables and foraging food and other goods from the...

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The World Is Moving On Since Trump Announced Intent to Withdraw From the Paris Agreement on Climate Change

World Resource Institute - Wed, 05/30/2018 - 14:51
The World Is Moving On Since Trump Announced Intent to Withdraw From the Paris Agreement on Climate Change Comments|Add Comment|PrintInstalling rooftop solar panels in California. Photo by Walmart/Flickr One year ago this week, President Donald Trump announced his intention to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change. The president claimed that the Agreement was a bad deal for America. The reality is that his disavowal of the treaty is putting the United States increasingly at odds...

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7 Signs of Progress: A Year of National Climate Action

World Resource Institute - Tue, 05/29/2018 - 20:15
7 Signs of Progress: A Year of National Climate Action Comments|Add Comment|PrintSeveral countries announced this year that they will phase out fossil fuel vehicles. Photo by Avda/Wikimedia Commons */ The Paris Agreement adopted in 2015 was lauded as a turning point in the global fight against climate change. The question today is: Are countries responding to it? The short answer is yes. Based on our review of major national announcements over the last 12 months, it’s clear that countries...

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REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL: Community-Scale Data Research & Processing

World Resource Institute - Tue, 05/29/2018 - 16:42
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL: Community-Scale Data Research & Processing WRI’s mission is to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth’s environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations. WRI’s more than 700 experts and staff work in more than 60 countries, with our Global Office in Washington, DC and international offices in Africa, Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico, and the United States. The project is based within...

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Informal Workers Make Cities Work For All: 3 Stories from Thailand, India and Colombia

World Resource Institute - Tue, 05/29/2018 - 14:30
Informal Workers Make Cities Work For All: 3 Stories from Thailand, India and Colombia Comments|Add Comment|PrintChoral Mauladia, a street vendor and trade unionist in Ahmedabad. Photo: Getty Images Reportage. Think of the delicious food stands in Southeast Asia, the street performers in Africa, the rickshaw driver in Bangladesh, and the invisible home-based workers who embroider garments and stitch shoes in India. What do they all have in common? They are all part of the global informal...

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RELEASE: New Study Calls on Cities to Integrate Informal Workers

World Resource Institute - Tue, 05/29/2018 - 05:01
RELEASE: New Study Calls on Cities to Integrate Informal Workers The informal economy accounts for 50-80 percent of urban employment in cities across the global south WASHINGTON (May 29, 2018) — Informal workers represent 50 to 80 percent of urban employment in the global south – from street vendors and waste pickers, to workers manufacturing goods at home – and generate up to half of GDP outside of agriculture. Though cities need informal workers to be productive, most are either ambivalent...

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Including the Excluded: Supporting Informal Workers for More Equal and Productive Cities in the Global South

World Resource Institute - Tue, 05/29/2018 - 05:01
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The World Is Counting on Banks to Deliver Climate Finance. Counting Their Progress Is No Easy Feat.

World Resource Institute - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 18:34
The World Is Counting on Banks to Deliver Climate Finance. Counting Their Progress Is No Easy Feat. Comments|Add Comment|PrintBanks could be more transparent about their climate progress. Flickr/Daniel Foster. Banks are connected to every part of the economy through their investing and lending activities. That means they play a crucial role in financing the transition to a low-carbon economy. The financial sector is increasingly aware of the need to shift capital flows away from companies and...

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Barriers to a Circular Economy: 5 Reasons the World Wastes So Much Stuff (and Why It's Not Just the Consumer's Fault)

World Resource Institute - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 16:51
Barriers to a Circular Economy: 5 Reasons the World Wastes So Much Stuff (and Why It's Not Just the Consumer's Fault) Comments|Add Comment|PrintPlastic pollution piles up on a beach on Clipperton Atoll in the Pacific. Flickr/Clifton Beard If you need motivation to skip the straw at lunch today, consider this: Scientists found that even Arctic sea ice—far removed from most major metropolitan areas—is no longer plastic-free. According to Dr. Jeremy Wilkinson of the British Antarctic...

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Exploring Metrics to Measure the Climate Progress of Banks

World Resource Institute - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 16:39
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RELEASE: New WRI Project to Bring Clean Electricity to 1 Million People in India and East Africa

World Resource Institute - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 14:00
RELEASE: New WRI Project to Bring Clean Electricity to 1 Million People in India and East Africa IKEA Foundation Gives WRI $2.3 Million to Support Clean Electricity WASHINGTON (May 23, 2018)— World Resources Institute (WRI) announced a $2.3 million grant from the IKEA Foundation to bring clean electricity to a combined 1 million people in India and East Africa. The funding will help integrate affordable, reliable and clean electricity for all – an inaccessibility for more than 1.1 billion...

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Forests and Wetlands Are Water Infrastructure. New Green Bond Helps Finance Their Protection

World Resource Institute - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 11:00
Forests and Wetlands Are Water Infrastructure. New Green Bond Helps Finance Their Protection Comments|Add Comment|PrintHealthy forests can help filter water, buffer against floods and regulate flow. Photo by Wikipedia East Africa’s Kariba Dam is almost empty due to diminishing rains. In Brazil, Sao Paulo’s reservoirs were reduced to dried mud three years ago, and experts say the city is heading toward another dry spell. Catastrophic floods recently wreaked havoc in southern England, Texas and...

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Water Infrastructure Criteria under the Climate Bonds Standard

World Resource Institute - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 11:00
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Boosting the Cool Factor of Energy Efficiency

World Resource Institute - Mon, 05/21/2018 - 17:31
Boosting the Cool Factor of Energy Efficiency Comments|Add Comment|PrintAn apprentice trains for a job in energy efficiency. Flickr/EE Image Database This post originally appeared on Foresight. Energy efficiency's image is due for a makeover. Long seen as one of the simplest ways to reduce consumer costs, energy efficiency also offers multiple benefits that improve people's lives while cutting air pollution and curbing climate-warming emissions. And yet, somehow, a certain "cool factor" has...

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As Apple, Google and Others Promote Renewable Power, What Is the Best Way to Evaluate Corporate Energy Leadership?

World Resource Institute - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 14:49
As Apple, Google and Others Promote Renewable Power, What Is the Best Way to Evaluate Corporate Energy Leadership? Comments|Add Comment|PrintSolar panels installed at the Googleplex. Flickr/Avinash Kaushik At 62 percent of U.S. retail electric sales, commercial and industrial electricity consumers can substantially influence the demand for renewable energy and accelerate the pace of electric sector decarbonization. The good news is that businesses are increasingly interested in – and...

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RELEASE: WRI Africa Opens with a Focus on Forests, Cities, and Water

World Resource Institute - Mon, 05/14/2018 - 23:00
RELEASE: WRI Africa Opens with a Focus on Forests, Cities, and Water ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA//WASHINGTON (May 15, 2018)—Building on decades of work across the continent, World Resources Institute inaugurated a new regional office, WRI Africa, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Drawing on WRI’s global knowledge base, hands-on experience in emerging economies, and prior work in Africa, WRI Africa will have a dual role: engaging with partners in Ethiopia and serving as a hub for WRI’s growing engagement in...

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