WASHINGTON (January 18, 2024) - Join WRI’s President & CEO Ani Dasgupta on Tuesday, January 23, 2024 from 9:00-10:15am EST / 15:00-16:15 CET for Stories to Watch event — insights into the big moments, trends and people that will shape 2024 and the years to come.

In WRI’s Stories to Watch 2024, WRI’s President & CEO, Ani Dasgupta, presents four key stories that help explain how we can make the necessary shifts toward a net zero, climate-resilient future. Each story focuses on a key issue connected to this transition, how the issue impacts people’s lives and livelihoods, and asks what needs to be done.

Join Ani as he shares insights and ideas about the most pressing questions for the year ahead:
•    Climate: Adapting Politics to 1.5º C. With more than half the planet voting in elections in 2024, how will domestic politics shape global climate action?
    Food: Reforming What Feeds Us. How can we realize the enormous potential of the food and land system in tackling climate change?
•    The Grid: Leadership for Critical Infrastructure. What needs to be done with electricity grids to unleash the renewable revolution?
•    Heat: Tackling the Silent Killer. How do we address heat, the silent killer of climate change?

This year, Stories to Watch will be an entirely virtual event. It will be presented in English with simultaneous interpretation in French, Portuguese, and Spanish. After the presentation, there will be a live Q&A with Ani and other WRI experts.
Stories to Watch 2024
Ani Dasgupta is President and CEO of WRI, where he works to advance the institute’s global vision to improve the lives of all people and ensure that nature can thrive. Dasgupta is a widely recognized leader in the areas of sustainable cities, urban design and poverty alleviation. 

The event will also feature WRI leaders from the around the world, including Jaya Dhindaw in India (Executive Program Director, Sustainable Cities, WRI India), Wanjira Mathai in Kenya (Managing Director for Africa and Global Partnerships), Stientje van Veldhoven in the Netherlands (Vice President and Regional Director for Europe), and Jennifer Chen in the U.S. (Senior Manager, Clean Energy).  

Tuesday, January 23, 2024, from 9:00-10:15am EST / 15:00-16:15 CET
Stories to Watch will be entirely virtual this year as an online webinar.
To register, click here: Stories to Watch 2024 Webinar Registration
For questions, please email Alison Cinnamond: Alison.Cinnamond@wri.org