Once every 20 years, the world's urban leaders gather to determine the best course of action for the world's cities. This year, at Habitat III, the 21st century challenges for cities are clear. WRI's World Resources Report examines whether providing equitable access to services can make cities more economically productive and environmentally sustainable.
Tackling inequality in the world's cities can be a crucial way to foster urban development, improve the environment and spur the economy.
How to Strengthen the Institutional Architecture for Capacity Building to Support the Post-2020 Climate Regime
This paper focuses on how to improve the institutional architecture under the UNFCCC aimed at or involved in building the capacity of developing countries to address climate change.
The national climate contributions communicated by Parties to the UNFCCC ahead of COP21 will form the core elements of the international climate agreement.
This paper provides a framework and guidance for countries on how to develop and communicate a contribution that is “fair and...
Creating a New Approach from the Ground Up
For more than two decades, crafting global actions that all nations believe to be equitable has been a central challenge for international climate policy.
A new approach is required to resolve this challenge. Building on the experiences of 23 countries, this report demonstrates...
After two weeks of difficult negotiations and a nail-biting finale, delegates in Lima laid the groundwork for a successful international climate agreement in Paris next year.
What is an equitable way of taking action in the context of growing emissions and climate impacts, from water scarcity and depressed agricultural yields to severe weather events?
And how can we reduce emissions and build climate resilience while taking into account varying human development needs?
Recent data reveals only 10 countries produce around 70 percent of global GHG emissions.
Here's a closer look at these top 10 emitters—based on our Climate Analysis Indicators Tool.
How should countries decide what to put into their national emissions reduction plans, and how should they be evaluated? What should governments, civil society, and the private sector take into account in thinking about the equitability of a country’s actions?
WRI’s new online tool, the CAIT Equity Explorer, aims to help answer these questions.
Tracking Public and Private Investment in Transport
This paper attempts to quantify capital investment in transport around the world. Distinguishing public and private investment at the national and international level is the first step needed to shift investment towards more sustainable, low-carbon modes and systems.