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Systems Change Lab

Person in crowd holding sign that reads "SYSTEM CHANGE NOT CLIMATE CHANGE" with Earth image on cardboard sign
Insights

As Cities Grow Across Africa, They Must Plan for Water Security

  • Water Security
  • Water
  • water risk
  • climate finance
  • Urban Development
  • Cities
Water insecurity in African cities
  • Water Security
  • Water
  • water risk
  • climate finance
  • Urban Development
  • Cities
Insights

How Forests Near or Far Can Protect Water for Cities

  • Water
  • Water Security
  • Cities
  • Forests
  • water pollution
A view of Hong Kong from the edge of a forest.
  • Water
  • Water Security
  • Cities
  • Forests
  • water pollution

A Fairer and More Sustainable Post-COVID World in Latin America

  • biking
  • cities for all
  • infrastructure
  • sanitation
  • Cities
  • Equity
  • Finance
  • low carbon development
  • multilateral development banks
  • transportation
  • Water
Silhouette of a person with a bicycle overlooking Belo Horizonte's skyline. Photo by Mariana Gil/WRI.
  • biking
  • cities for all
  • infrastructure
  • sanitation
  • Cities
  • Equity
  • Finance
  • low carbon development
  • multilateral development banks
  • transportation
  • Water
Insights

Collective Action at the Crossroads: What to Watch in 2020

  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Water
  • Cities
  • Business
  • Economics
renewable energy
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Water
  • Cities
  • Business
  • Economics
Insights

How Does a Flood-prone City Run Out of Water? Inside Chennai’s “Day Zero” Crisis

  • Water
  • Cities
  • Aqueduct
  • floods
  • Water Security
  • Urban Development
  • water risk
Chennai
  • Water
  • Cities
  • Aqueduct
  • floods
  • Water Security
  • Urban Development
  • water risk
Initiatives

Power Explorer

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Help for São Paulo’s Complex Water Woes: Protect and Restore Forests

  • Forests
  • Water
  • Climate Resilience
  • Water Security
  • drought
  • Cities
  • restoration
The Atibainha reservoir in Cantareira System in São Paulo during drought.
  • Forests
  • Water
  • Climate Resilience
  • Water Security
  • drought
  • Cities
  • restoration
News

RELEASE: 45 Cities Pledge to Conserve and Restore Forests, Citing Public Health, Water and Climate Benefits

  • Forests
  • Water
  • green bonds
  • Climate
  • natural infrastructure
  • Urban Development
  • Forests
  • Water
  • green bonds
  • Climate
  • natural infrastructure
  • Urban Development
Insights
  • Water
  • Cities
  • Forests

RELEASE: WRI Africa Opens with a Focus on Forests, Cities, and Water

  • Water
  • Cities
  • restoration
  • water risk
  • Water
  • Cities
  • restoration
  • water risk
Insights

Bad Air to Better Oceans: 6 Environment and Development Stories to Watch in 2018

  • Equity
  • Finance
  • Ocean
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Water
  • Cities
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Aqueduct
  • stories to watch
  • Air Quality
  • climate change
  • restoration
  • international climate policy
  • fossil fuels
  • pollution
  • UNFCCC
  • U.S. policy
  • water risk
  • Equity
  • Finance
  • Ocean
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Water
  • Cities
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Aqueduct
  • stories to watch
  • Air Quality
  • climate change
  • restoration
  • international climate policy
  • fossil fuels
  • pollution
  • UNFCCC
  • U.S. policy
  • water risk
Insights

China’s Water Stress Is on the Rise

  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • industry
  • Urban Development
  • water risk
China’s Yellow River
  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • industry
  • Urban Development
  • water risk
News

RELEASE: Cities Need to Focus on Equitable Access to Core Services to Achieve Economic Prosperity and Environmental Sustainability

  • land use
  • Urban Mobility
  • Cities
  • Energy
  • Energy Access
  • poverty
  • Urban Development
  • wastewater
  • Water
  • world resources report
  • land use
  • Urban Mobility
  • Cities
  • Energy
  • Energy Access
  • poverty
  • Urban Development
  • wastewater
  • Water
  • world resources report
Insights

World Water Day: How “Sludge” Can Power China’s Cities While Cutting Emissions

  • Water
  • Cities
  • Air Quality
  • pollution
  • renewable energy
  • wastewater
  • Water
  • Cities
  • Air Quality
  • pollution
  • renewable energy
  • wastewater
Insights

Signs of Worry, Signs of Hope on World Water Day

  • Aqueduct
  • drought
  • agriculture
  • Cities
  • wastewater
  • Water
  • water risk
Children in India carry water.
  • Aqueduct
  • drought
  • agriculture
  • Cities
  • wastewater
  • Water
  • water risk

WRI Helps Guide $4 Billion in Investment in Sustainable Urban Transport in Brazil

  • transportation
  • Urban Mobility
  • Top Outcome: 2015
People walking near Brazil public transportation
  • transportation
  • Urban Mobility
  • Top Outcome: 2015
Insights

In Order to Solve Pollution, We Must First Solve Governance Challenges

  • Environmental Rights
  • Equity
  • environmental democracy
  • Air Quality
  • pollution
  • Water
  • water risk
Air pollution in China's Shaanxi Province. Photo by Gilad Rom/Flickr
  • Environmental Rights
  • Equity
  • environmental democracy
  • Air Quality
  • pollution
  • Water
  • water risk

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