The decisions each country, business and investor makes today will directly impact global climate and development goals. Do it right and we can feed 9 billion people, provide clean electricity for all and grow the economy while protecting the environment.
With shareholder resolution at ExxonMobil, investors signal need for businesses to plan for low-carbon future.
Companies from Kenya to the United States are making money by restoring degraded forests and landscapes.
WRI researchers analyzed energy supply investments from the World Bank, International Finance Corporation and Asian Development Bank. While only 3 percent of this financing is misaligned with the goal of limiting temperature rise to 2⁰C, about half fell into a “conditional” category; its alignment with a low-carbon future depends on how projects are designed.
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?
Over the past 25 years, dozens of national, regional and international climate funds have emerged, creating a confusing system. New WRI research offers recommendations to more effectively attract and disburse climate finance.
New research finds that for every $1 companies invest in reducing food loss and waste, they can see $14 or more in returns. Countries, cities and citizens can benefit, too.