The decisions each country, business and investor makes today will directly impact global climate and development goals. Do it right and we can feed 9 billion people, provide clean electricity for all and grow the economy while protecting the environment.
Economic impacts linger long after floodwaters recede, with the world's poorest least able to recover. With the world poised to spend $90 trillion on infrastructure over the next decade and a half, New Climate Economy helps quantify some of the benefits to building back smarter, denser and more resilient.
When G20 leaders meet in Hamburg this week, they have an opportunity and responsibility to send a clear message that the Trump administration's position on the Paris Agreement -- and the idea that economic growth and action on climate are at odds -- is simply wrong.
Responding to President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, WRI Executive Vice President Manish Bapna and a panel of international experts offered guidance to concerned Congress members on new ways for the United States to move forward on climate action.
Research from the New Climate Economy finds that compact cities experienced faster economic growth from 2002-2012 than sprawled cities. The findings have huge implications for India’s future development.
The Coalition for Urban Transitions is one of the first international initiatives to examine the economics of sustainable cities. The Coalition will put urban infrastructure investment where it belongs—at the heart of national economic development planning.