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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
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As the UN Turns 75, Countries Should Embrace a Shared Vision of a Fairer, Safer and More Sustainable Future

  • coronavirus
  • Urban Mobility
  • Paris Agreement
  • Business
  • Cities
  • climate change
  • international climate policy
  • low carbon development
  • transportation
  • united nations
Country flags leading to the entrance of the United Nations.
  • coronavirus
  • Urban Mobility
  • Paris Agreement
  • Business
  • Cities
  • climate change
  • international climate policy
  • low carbon development
  • transportation
  • united nations

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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4 Investment Areas to Stimulate China's Economy After COVID-19

  • coronavirus
  • low carbon development
  • natural infrastructure
  • renewable energy
  • transportation
  • Economics
Installation of solar photovoltaic panels on the roofs of the Hongqiao Passenger Rail Terminal in Shanghai, China.
  • coronavirus
  • low carbon development
  • natural infrastructure
  • renewable energy
  • transportation
  • Economics

4 Creative Ways Cities Are Transitioning to a Clean Energy Future

  • Energy
  • Cities
  • low carbon development
  • renewable energy
Solar in Washington, DC. Flickr/Adam Fagen
  • Energy
  • Cities
  • low carbon development
  • renewable energy
Insights

Electrification Doesn't Make Sense Everywhere—Yet

  • electric grid
  • Cities
  • climate change
  • low carbon development
  • renewable energy
  • electric mobility
Where cities have relatively clean grids, they should electrify as much as possible.
  • electric grid
  • Cities
  • climate change
  • low carbon development
  • renewable energy
  • electric mobility
Insights

Optimize, Electrify, Decarbonize: The 3 Steps to Thriving, Zero-Carbon Cities

  • Cities
  • low carbon development
  • transportation
  • electric mobility
  • Unlocking Climate Action
Las Vegas solar panels
  • Cities
  • low carbon development
  • transportation
  • electric mobility
  • Unlocking Climate Action
Insights

Cities Can Save $17 Trillion by Preventing Urban Sprawl

  • Economics
  • The $26 Trillion Opportunity
  • low carbon development
  • transportation
  • Urban Development
New York City
  • Economics
  • The $26 Trillion Opportunity
  • low carbon development
  • transportation
  • Urban Development
Insights

IPCC 1.5° Report: We Need to Build and Live Differently in Cities

  • climate science
  • Cities
  • low carbon development
Wiping down rooftop solar panels in Mumbai.
  • climate science
  • Cities
  • low carbon development
Insights

3 Charts Explain One of the Most Overlooked Opportunities to Address Climate Change and Poverty

  • Climate
  • Cities
  • Air Quality
  • climate change
  • pollution
  • poverty
  • low carbon development
Air conditioning units in Hong Kong. Flickr/Niall Kennedy
  • Climate
  • Cities
  • Air Quality
  • climate change
  • pollution
  • poverty
  • low carbon development
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Measuring Climate Success with New Common Reporting Framework for Cities

  • International Climate Action
  • COP23
  • Cities
  • UNFCCC
Smog in New Delhi
  • International Climate Action
  • COP23
  • Cities
  • UNFCCC
Insights

2050 is Now

  • International Climate Action
  • Climate
  • Cities
  • infrastructure
  • poverty
  • low carbon development
African farmer
  • International Climate Action
  • Climate
  • Cities
  • infrastructure
  • poverty
  • low carbon development
Insights

3 Reasons Renewable Energy Is Poised to Take Off in Developing Cities

  • Cities
  • low carbon development
  • renewable energy
Rooftop solar is a key to renewable cities. Flickr/UNDP India
  • Cities
  • low carbon development
  • renewable energy

3 Ways Brazil Can Be a Global Leader in Turning Sustainability Commitments into Action

  • Forests
  • Cities
  • Paris Agreement
  • restoration
  • climate change
  • low carbon development
  • UNFCCC
Local community in the Tapajós National Forest in Pará
  • Forests
  • Cities
  • Paris Agreement
  • restoration
  • climate change
  • low carbon development
  • UNFCCC
Insights

Urban Biking Advice from Copenhagen, Portland and Beyond

  • biking
  • low carbon development
  • transportation
WRI’s Andrew Steer and Claudia Adriazola on the Pennsylvania Avenue biketrack
  • biking
  • low carbon development
  • transportation
Insights

Transforming Transportation: Toward Sustainable Mobility for All

  • Urban Mobility
  • low carbon development
  • transportation
Bus is Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Urban Mobility
  • low carbon development
  • transportation
Insights

Habitat III: Milestone for the World’s Cities or Business as Usual?

  • Climate Resilience
  • Climate
  • Cities
  • Paris Agreement
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals
Quito and clouds
  • Climate Resilience
  • Climate
  • Cities
  • Paris Agreement
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals
Insights

3 Challenges to Safe and Affordable Urban Housing

  • Cities
  • low carbon development
  • Urban Development
Mumbai slums
  • Cities
  • low carbon development
  • Urban Development
Insights

Q&A with Ani Dasgupta: What’s at Stake for Cities at Habitat III?

  • cities for all
  • Urban Mobility
  • Cities
  • low carbon development
  • Urban Development
People walking in Bangalore
  • cities for all
  • Urban Mobility
  • Cities
  • low carbon development
  • Urban Development
Insights

23 Chinese Cities Commit to Peak Carbon Emissions by 2030

  • Climate
  • low carbon development
U.S.-China Climate Leaders Summit in Beijing. Photo credit: Wee Kean Fong
  • Climate
  • low carbon development

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