This webinar will explore how to raise political ambition to provide access to affordable, safe, and sustainable water and sanitation for the urban poor.
Pollution threatens the lives and livelihoods of billions of people around the world, particularly low-income communities and communities of color. Working with civil society organizations across six countries, WRI created new toolkit to support locally led efforts to secure the basic human right to a clean, healthy and safe environment.
Building sustainable, adaptive, resilient urban water systems
In the second episode of our relaunched series of WRI “Big ideas into action” podcasts we’re looking at how landscape restoration actually works on the ground, with our focus firmly on Rwanda.
New research from WRI evaluates the experiences of five counties in Kenya that are mainstreaming adaptation and offers three key lessons for practitioners struggling to implement resilient, sustainable development at the local level.
Historically, African restoration leaders are underrepresented in the restoration movement. New analysis found that moving the location of the Global Landscapes Forum resulted in more diversity online and in-person, creating a more inclusive event that emphasized on-the-ground perspectives.
A global consortium of universities, cities, community organizations and World Resources Institute launched an initiative to build cities’ capacities to adapt to the impacts of climate change. The consortium, a Global Commission on Adaptation initiative, will partner with an initial cohort of 15 universities from 18 time zones to implement urban resilience projects in cities.
Sustainable development depends on access to electricity. New WRI research presents four ways to better link energy and development efforts.
The Trillion Trees initiative and major corporations are looking to invest in tree-planting. TerraMatch connects these investors with trusted local experts who grow trees responsibly and at scale.
The COVID-19 pandemic is having a devastating impact on food supply chains. In Africa, restoration entrepreneurs are adapting their businesses to provide essential services while preventing food waste and promoting sustainable food production .
The global platform that connects people who grow trees with funders
Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, locust swarms across the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula may exacerbate food insecurity and hunger.
Accelerating the transition to a global circular economy
Zoleka Mandela draws on her grandfather's legacy in speaking out against the injustice of the hidden epidemic that threatens children, especially in the developing world. In this podcast, she is joined by Claudia Adriazola-Steil, director for health & road safety at the WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, as they discuss the unimaginable toll—emotional and economic—taken by road deaths, and what we can do to turn this loss into action.
PACE, the Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy, is pleased to announce that four new members are joining its board of directors. Coming from government, business and civil society, the new board members bring years of experience and leadership to help address the consumption challenge and speed up the transition to a circular economy.
World Resources Institute (WRI) is pleased to name Wanjira Mathai as the Regional Director for Africa, and Vice President.
What if we could predict violent conflicts before they arise and help stop them? A groundbreaking new tool, launched today by the Water, Peace and Security (WPS) partnership, can predict the risk of violent conflicts up to 12 months ahead of time.
Entrepreneurs across Africa are growing businesses that revitalize degraded land and fight climate change, while turning a profit and creating jobs. Investors and lawmakers should pay attention.
African countries face some of the highest water risk in the world, now exacerbated by climate change. But management and investment are often bigger challenges. Tackling them can strengthen economies and build countries' resilience to climate change.