O World Resources Institute (WRI) está feliz em receber Aniruddha (“Ani”) Dasgupta como primeiro Diretor Global do WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities. Dasgupta vai liderar o Centro na construção de soluções ambiental, social e financeiramente sustentáveis para melhorar a qualidade de vida das pessoas nas cidades em desenvolvimento.
Washington, DC (October 15, 2014)— The World Resources Institute is pleased to welcome Aniruddha (“Ani”) Dasgupta as the first Global Director of the WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities. Dasgupta will lead the Center in developing environmentally, socially, and financially sustainable solutions to improve people’s quality of life in developing cities.
Buildings account for more than one-third of all final energy consumption and half of global electricity use. While rapid urban development demands new infrastructure, there is a cost-effective solution for reducing buildings’ environmental impacts—energy efficiency.
Through the Compact of Mayors and parallel initiatives, cities are making ambitious commitments to curb emissions, adopting new greenhouse gas emissions measuring standards, and supporting the financing of low-carbon infrastructure.
A new report delivers a simple, but powerful message: economic growth and climate action can be achieved together. Drawing on new evidence and hundreds of real-world examples, it focuses on opportunities to shift three key economic systems: energy, land use, and cities.
In a blog post originally published for Huffington Post, Andrew Steer and Stephen M. Ross discuss the importance low carbon cities.
The authors have recently partnered to create the WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, an initiative that will galvanize action on sustainable urban development and improve the lives of people around the world.
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The report finds that connected, compact cities could save $3 trillion in infrastructure investments over the next 15 years. Not only that, but they can also curb global climate change and yield immediate local benefits for air quality, health, and quality of life.
How should politicians prioritize between robust economic growth and solving the problem of climate change?
A new report reveals an encouraging answer: There’s no need to choose. Better Growth, Better Climate, finds that low-carbon investments—if done right—could cost about the same as conventional infrastructure, but would deliver significantly greater economic, social, and environmental benefits in the long-run.