Just 18 months after its launch, the Science Based Targets initiative announced that 200 companies have committed to set emissions reduction targets consistent with the global effort to keep temperatures well below the 2-degree threshold.
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WASHINGTON (November 9, 2016) – In one of the most surprising elections in U.S. history, Donald J. Trump has been elected to be next president of the United States. Following is a statement by Andrew Steer, President & CEO, WRI:
“As the new Trump administration comes into office, America must press forward with critical issues that are at the heart of people’s well-being and future prosperity. This includes staving off climate change, investing in clean energy, and revitalizing America with sustainable and resilient infrastructure....
Following the U.S. election result, WRI will bring together a diverse group of experts to present expectations around the Trump administration on climate, energy and related issues in business, economics and international diplomacy.
The next major UN conference, COP22, being held in Marrakech, Morocco (November 7-18), marks the first COP since the Paris Agreement. The conference will begin just three days after the Paris Agreement goes into full effect.
New analysis shows that restoration of degraded and deforested land represents a major investment opportunity for governments, investors, farmers and landowners.
Leaders from 167 countries today adopted the New Urban Agenda, the blueprint for creating sustainable, livable cities around the world. Following is a statement from Ani Dasupta, Global Director, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities:
The White House and U.S. Military have continued to raise alarms about the serious and direct risks of climate change-related impacts to local communities and military installations. On Wednesday, October 19, at 9:30 a.m. EDT, World Resources Institute and Old Dominion University will host a media event, Sea Level Rise: An Intergovernmental Blueprint for Community Resiliency.
Developed countries today released a roadmap for how they will meet their commitment to mobilize $100 billion of climate finance per year by 2020 to support developing countries. The roadmap projects that public climate finance will reach $67 billion by 2020.
Rapidly growing cities are finding it increasingly difficult to provide their residents with core services, like housing, water, energy and transportation — a challenge that is exacerbated as the share of poor people living in urban areas grows. New research from the World Resources Institute finds that in most cities in the Global South, more than 70 percent of residents lack reliable access to basic services like livable, well-located housing; clean water; sustainable energy; and accessible and affordable transportation. The World Resources Report: Towards a More Equal City examines whether prioritizing access to core urban services will create cities that are prosperous and sustainable for all people.
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