Cape Town, South Africa has been in the news for its impending "Day Zero," when the city will shut off taps and start rationing water, but its reservoirs aren't the only ones shrinking. Satellite images reveal dwindling water supplies in Morocco, India, Iraq and Spain.
WRI opened its Europe office in 2013. We represent WRI’s vision and strategy in Europe through engagement with European governments, businesses and institutions. Learn more about our work in the Europe.
More than 1.25 million people are killed on roads each year, the majority in developing countries, making traffic fatalities the tenth leading cause of death worldwide. Children, elderly and poor people are particularly vulnerable. Are drivers and pedestrians always to blame? Research from WRI...
Rome's famous fountains went dry this summer as mounting water stress took its toll. To avoid a repeat, the city must patch leaky infrastructure, incentivize efficiency and reuse wastewater.
An update on the G20's progress towards their climate goals.
First-of-its-kind analysis from Champions 12.3 finds enormous returns on investment from curbing food loss and waste.
A recent summit in Paris brought together heads of state, government officials and civil society leaders to discuss the future of open government. Three key messages emerged.
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...
Eight recommended actions can improve energy efficiency in buildings to unlock a “triple win” and address economic, environmental and social challenges in world’s urban areas
WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 11, 2016) — A new policy roadmap from World Resources Institute, Accelerating Building Efficiency: Eight Actions for Urban Leaders, shows how city-level leaders worldwide can overcome barriers to improving building efficiency and reduce energy demand through policy and market action. WRI finds that better energy efficiency in buildings can unlock a “triple win” of economic, environmental and social benefits for cities, and taking action now can avoid locking in decades of inefficiency.
Less than two weeks after 175 nations signed the pivotal Paris Agreement, a question lingers: What's next? At the Going Green conference in Washington, D.C., three leaders had answers.
After the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the international community now faces the real work of translating vision into action. What will public, private and non-governmental actors need to do better, more, or differently to achieve the SDGs?