Can the world economy keep growing at its current rapid pace while radically shrinking our global ecological footprint? With transformational changes in almost all spheres of economic and social life, it can -- but so far, those changes aren't happening on a large-enough scale to make the transition.
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Last week, 30,000 people gathered in Quito for Habitat III to adopt the New Urban Agenda, an influential vision for cities aimed at guiding national decision-making over the next 20 years while supporting the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement on climate change. Going forward, what does the Quito meeting mean for urban leaders?
Delivering on the Paris Agreement and Sustainable Development Goals will be hugely challenging, but new WRI analysis finds there is much greater alignment between these two agendas than we may realize.
Examining the Alignment between the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions and Sustainable Development Goals
The year 2015 was a significant turning point for both the sustainable development and climate agendas with the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Paris Agreement on climate change. National governments are now facing the challenge of implementing these two deeply...
WRI's Executive Vice President and Managing Director Manish Bapna, who is also Co-Chair of the Open Government Partnership, address the United Nations General Assembly, setting out three priorities for the Partnership in the coming year.
Is this what historic opportunity looks like? Paula Caballero, WRI Climate Director, discusses how the Paris Agreement and Sustainable Development Goals influence policymakers towards more holistic poverty and climate action.
The World Conservation Congress, held every four years, is one of the greatest demonstrations of conservation innovations. Three in particular provide promising opportunities to curb deforestation, protect wildlife and foster sustainable development.
Universality, Integration, and Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development: Early SDG Implementation in Selected OECD Countries
This paper synthesizes a number of case studies on early experience with implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It focuses on OECD countries and how they are applying the principles of universality – an agenda for all countries and all stakeholders – and integration – the...
Nearly a year ago at the United Nations, world leaders endorsed the Sustainable Development Goals aimed at putting the world economy on a sustainable track. In July, much more quietly, the High-Level Political Forum on sustainable development convened at the UN to help make this promise a reality.
More and more companies are profiting through the “circular economy,” or an economic model by which waste is not just avoided, but completely re-envisaged.