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How Forests Near and Far Benefit People in Cities

  • Water
  • Cities
  • Water Quality
  • Water Security
  • health
  • Climate
  • biodiversity
urban forest
  • Water
  • Cities
  • Water Quality
  • Water Security
  • health
  • Climate
  • biodiversity
News

RELEASE: WRI and Partners Launch Fund to Help African Cities Build Water Resilience

  • COP27
  • Water
  • Cities
  • urban water resilience
  • adaptation
  • Climate Resilience
  • COP27
  • Water
  • Cities
  • urban water resilience
  • adaptation
  • Climate Resilience

Bogotá and Cali Connect Local Action to National Ambition to Transform the Buildings Sector

  • Buildings
  • net-zero emissions
  • development
  • Cities
Aerial view of Bogota, Colombia
  • Buildings
  • net-zero emissions
  • development
  • Cities
Insights

5 Ways China’s Cities Can Drive Equitable and Sustainable Urbanization

  • Urban Development
  • transportation
  • public transit
  • nature-based solutions
  • development
  • low carbon development
A close-up of shrubbery with skyscrapers in the distant background.
  • Urban Development
  • transportation
  • public transit
  • nature-based solutions
  • development
  • low carbon development
Initiatives

Systems Change Lab

Person in crowd holding sign that reads "SYSTEM CHANGE NOT CLIMATE CHANGE" with Earth image on cardboard sign
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As Cities Grow Across Africa, They Must Plan for Water Security

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

Developing Cities Need Cash. Land Value Capture Can Help

  • Cities
  • infrastructure
  • land use
  • development
  • Finance
  • Urban Development
People walk on and around an outdoor escalator at a train station in Shenzhen.
  • Cities
  • infrastructure
  • land use
  • development
  • Finance
  • Urban Development
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
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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

Green background
Insights

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