Powering Cities in the Global South: How Energy Access for All Benefits the Economy and the Environmentby Michael Westphal, Lihuan Zhou, David Satterthwaite and Sarah Martin - September 2017
Millions of residents in some of the fastest growing cities in the world don’t have access to clean, reliable energy, and the challenge of reaching them is not getting easier. In 2012, only 58 percent of the urban population had access to electricity in low-income countries, and nearly 500...
by Robin King, Mariana Orloff, Terra Virsilas and Tejas Pande - July 2017
This working paper on urban housing is the latest installment of WRI’s flagship World Resources Report (WRR), “Towards a More Equal City.” The report examines if more equitable access to core urban services improves the economy and the environment.
Framing the Challenges and Opportunitiesby Victoria A. Beard, Anjali Mahendra and Michael Westphal - October 2016
Cities are growing differently today than before. As much as 70 percent of people in emerging cities in Asia, Africa and Latin America is under-served. Furthermore, cities face challenges in four areas:
- Highest rates of urbanization are in sub-Saharan Africa, South and Southeast ...
Creating a Sustainable Food Future, Installment Elevenby Janet Ranganathan, Daniel Vennard, Richard Waite, Brian Lipinski, Tim Searchinger, Patrice Dumas, Agneta Forslund, Hervé Guyomard, Stéphane Manceron, Elodie Marajo-Petitzon, Chantal Le Mouël, Petr Havlik, Mario Herrero, Xin Zhang, Stefan Wirsenius, Fabien Ramos, Xiaoyuan Yan, Michael Phillips and Rattanawan Mungkung - April 2016
Installment 11 of Creating a Sustainable Food Future shows that for people who consume high amounts of meat and dairy, shifting to diets with a greater share of plant-based foods could significantly reduce agriculture’s pressure on the environment....
Creating a Sustainable Food Future, Installment Tenby Craig Hanson and Tim Searchinger - October 2015
Installment 10 of Creating a Sustainable Food Future proposes a definition for lands with low environmental opportunity cost. From there, it offers recommendations for how any new cropland expansion can be directed toward these lands.
A Practical Approach to Forest and Landscape Restorationby Chris Reij and Robert Winterbottom - May 2015
Scaling Up Regreening: Six Steps to Success highlights the benefits of “regreening” and its widespread adoption in Senegal, Burkina Faso, Niger, Mali, northern Ethiopia and Malawi, and identifies six steps to scale up regreening practices in Africa and beyond.
Creating a Sustainable Food Future, Installment Nineby Tim Searchinger and Ralph Heimlich - January 2015
Installment 9 of Creating a Sustainable Food Future shows that any dedicated use of land for growing bioenergy inherently comes at the cost of not using that land for growing food or animal feed, or for storing carbon.
It recommends several...
Creating a Sustainable Food Future, Installment Eightby Tim Searchinger, Tapan K. Adhya, Bruce Linquist, Reiner Wassmann and Xiaoyuan Yan - December 2014
Installment 8 of Creating a Sustainable Food Future explores the potential to improve water management in rice production in order to reduce agricultural...
Creating a Sustainable Food Future, Installment Sevenby Tim Searchinger, Craig Hanson and Jean-Marc Lacape, Le Centre de Cooperation Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement (CIRAD) - July 2014
Installment 7 of Creating a Sustainable Food Future explores improvements in crop breeding that have the potential to boost yields, including marker-...
Creating a Sustainable Food Future, Installment Sixby Katie Reytar, Craig Hanson and Norbert Henninger - June 2014
Installment 6 of Creating a Sustainable Food Future explores the methods and analysis of a scoping exercise to identify a preliminary list of indicators...