WRI is a global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity and human well-being.

Browse our work

  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Water
  • Cities & Transport
  • Governance
  • Business
  • Finance

Blog

  • US-India Climate Partnership Can Benefit Environment and Economy

    The new U.S.-India agreement on climate change will help turn India’s bold renewable energy targets into reality. Rather than relying on one major plank, the collaboration is a comprehensive set of actions that, taken together, represent a substantial step in advancing low-carbon development in India while also promoting economic growth and expanding energy access.

  • Many developing country governments have transferred large swathes of community land to agri-businesses, extractive industries, infrastructure developers and other investors as a way to grow their economies. These actions often come at the expense of local communities, who lose rights to the lands they’ve lived on for generations.

    But development doesn’t need to come at the expense of local communities. As one community in Tanzania is showing, alternative business models can allow citizens to retain their lands and resources while also capitalizing on economic opportunities.

  • Between now and September 2015, when heads of state will gather for the UN General Assembly, we have a historic chance to set the world on a more sustainable path that will eradicate poverty and enhance prosperity for all.

    Over the coming months, however, leaders must work together to set the world on the right course to realize this vision.

Stay Connected

Sign up for our newsletters

Get our latest commentary, upcoming events, publications, maps and data. Sign up for the weekly WRI Digest.