For the 13th year, World Resources Institute will host Stories to Watch, an event looking at the big stories that will shape the world in the coming year. Dr. Andrew Steer, president & CEO, World Resources Institute, will offer his views on the major economic, social, environment and development issues for 2016.
U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement offers opportunities for India and China to lead on international climate action, but global progress is not yet matched by comparable leadership on domestic environmental policies in these two countries.
Besides the cost to human health, the pollution's environmental impacts make China's fourth-largest city less attractive to corporate investment.
China's national government set a goal for half of the country's new buildings to be green certified by 2020. Three pioneering cities show how local governments and developers can deliver.
At a recent forum, leaders discussed the future of the Belt and Road Initiative, China'as massive infrastructure plan. Will it develop projects that protect the health and prosperity of its people in years to come, or put them and the global environment in jeopardy?
You wouldn't drink wastewater, but it can be converted into a valuable energy source. In fact, some are already trying it, with promising results.
Sludge to Energy: An Environment-Energy-Economic Assessment of Methane Capture from Sludge in Xiangyang City, Hubei Province
Rapid urbanization in China has substantially increased the quantity of liquid waste in municipalities, and has simultaneously engendered massive investments in wastewater conveyance and treatment. This increase in the number of wastewater treatment plants has generated a sharp rise in the...
This study assesses the impacts of different water sources (including surface water, groundwater, water transfer and desalination and wastewater reclamation) on the energy consumption of municipal water supply systems. Through the scenario analysis, the report also provides recommendations for...
China intends to advance ambitious climate action, and research shows the country is already making progress. The country's coal consumption has likely peaked, while renewable energy capacity has expanded significantly.
More than 678 million Chinese citizens now live in areas facing high or extremely high water stress. Industrialization and urbanization are to blame.