India's 29 states are updating their climate action plans in 2019. From health experts to business owners, and from academics to farming communities, people outside of government can make valuable contributions to these climate plans.
Nicholas Walton gets on the phone with Raj Bhagat Palanichamy, an expert in cities and water for WRI India, to understand why Chennai ran out of water—and what can be done to prevent residents from going thirsty.
Strengthening the resilience of sustainable development in a warming world
Chennai's four main reservoirs are virtually dry. This crisis is not only due to last year's poor monsoon season—lack of proper management is driving the city's water security problems.
A mapping platform to connect affordable, reliable and clean energy to sustainable development solutions for all.
Positive change is happening in cities, but it’s often lost in a sea of bad news about air pollution, rising costs of living and traffic jams. Projects from Dar es Salaam, Medellín, Pune and more provide inspiration.
This paper describes how sectoral departments in two Indian states have sought to manage climate risks and incorporate adaptation into their sector plans, budgets, and programs, as well as why this was necessary, what it looked like, and how this mainstreaming of adaptation was possible.
Pune's waste pickers used to be treated much like the garbage they collected. India's first worker-owned waste-pickers' cooperative elevated their status while cleaning up Pune's mountains of trash.
More than 700 coastal areas are affected by algal growth and dead zones, despite a growing number of global agreements to reduce water pollution.
World Resources Institute is expanding Climate Watch with two online data platforms for India and Indonesia. This webinar will introduce the national platforms and discuss how the data tools can help achieve climate and sustainable development goals.
World's largest climate fund is nearing the end of its first round of funding. As examples from Mongolia, India and Morocco show, the Green Climate Fund can be a game-changer for getting low-carbon projects off the ground in developing nations.
Residents in Surat, India are dealing with frequent flooding, heavy monsoon rains and extreme heat. But they’re also learning to adapt to these extremes.
This technical note describes the structure, the input data sources, and the limitations and assumptions of the India Energy Policy Simulator.
Using a social cost accounting (SCA) methodology, this research estimates the market and non-market costs associated with the delivery of urban water, sanitation, transport and energy services in 4 case study cities.
This report highlights how the Urban Community Resilience Assessment (UCRA) was piloted in three cities, its potential to build more climate-resilient cities and communities, and ways to enhance the tool for future implementation.
This working paper documents residential consumers’ experiences with solar rooftop PV systems. The data is captured through household surveys conducted across five Indian cities. The study is an attempt to understand the challenges faced by residential consumers at various stages of their decision pertaining to the installation of rooftop solar PV systems.
Social network analysis has been used in fields as diverse as epidemiology and counterterrorism. Now, WRI experts have devised a guidebook for applying social network analysis to environmental interventions and sustainable development.
The technical note discusses the methodology of the Restoration Opportunities Atlas, a first-of-its-kind web-based, accessible platform to support tree-based climate action in India.
Ahmedabad uses a unique process to make sure that new developments receive city services.
This case study in the World Resources Report, Towards a More Equal City, examines transformative urban change in Ahmedabad India, by analyzing the land pooling and readjustment mechanism called Town Planning Scheme (TPS). This paper reviews the evidence on whether the TPS mechanism has enabled transformative change with equitable outcomes in Ahmedabad City—and if so, how.