Resources

Insights

Dockless Bike Sharing Can Create Healthy, Resilient Urban Mobility

  • biking
  • coronavirus
  • Urban Mobility
  • transportation
People riding bikes on a sidewalk in Beijing.
  • biking
  • coronavirus
  • Urban Mobility
  • transportation
Insights

Chinese Cities Aim to Rein in Bike-Sharing Boom

  • biking
  • Urban Mobility
  • transportation
Bike sharing in China
  • biking
  • Urban Mobility
  • transportation
Insights

Make Cycling Safer in China—By Design

  • Cities
  • biking
  • Urban Mobility
  • transportation
  • Urban Development
Biking in downtown Beijing.
  • Cities
  • biking
  • Urban Mobility
  • transportation
  • Urban Development
Insights

China’s Clean Air Challenge: $3 Billion Air Pollution from Transport in Chengdu

  • Cities
  • Air Quality
  • pollution
  • transportation
Chengdu on a clear day
  • Cities
  • Air Quality
  • pollution
  • transportation
Insights

Chengdu Shows How Cities Can Turn Climate Commitments into Action

  • Urban Mobility
  • Climate
  • Urban Development
Chengdu street scene
  • Urban Mobility
  • Climate
  • Urban Development
Insights

Helping Chinese Cities Lead the Fight Against Climate Change

  • Climate
  • Cities
  • Urban Mobility
Chengdu street scene.
  • Climate
  • Cities
  • Urban Mobility
Insights
cyclists in China
  • Urban Mobility
  • transportation
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

6 Environment and Development Stories to Watch in 2016

  • Finance
  • Climate
  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Cities
  • Business
  • Paris Agreement
  • Corporate Climate Policy Leadership
  • agriculture
  • climate change
  • Food Loss and Waste
  • food security
  • Green Climate Fund
  • renewable energy
  • U.S. policy
  • stories to watch
Andrew Steer
  • Finance
  • Climate
  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Cities
  • Business
  • Paris Agreement
  • Corporate Climate Policy Leadership
  • agriculture
  • climate change
  • Food Loss and Waste
  • food security
  • Green Climate Fund
  • renewable energy
  • U.S. policy
  • stories to watch
Insights

4 Lessons from Beijing and Shanghai Show How China’s Cities Can Curb Car Congestion

  • low carbon development
  • transportation
  • Cities
Traffic in Shanghai, China. Photo by Carlos ZGZ/Flickr.
  • low carbon development
  • transportation
  • Cities
Insights

Energy-gulping Desalination Can’t Solve China’s Water Crisis Alone

  • Energy
  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • drought
  • Cities
  • water risk
Tianjin is home to the Beijiang and Dagang desalination plants, which together are expected to account for a third of China’s 1.5-2 million-ton capacity by 2015. (Tianjin, China) Photo by Sam Gao/Flickr.
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • drought
  • Cities
  • water risk
Insights

With Compact of Mayors, Cities Lead on Tackling Climate Change at UN Summit

  • International Climate Action
  • Cities
  • climate finance
  • climate change
  • greenhouse gases
  • transportation
Through the Compact of Mayors and parallel initiatives, cities are making ambitious commitments to curb emissions, adopting new greenhouse gas emissions measuring standards, and supporting the financing of low-carbon infrastructure. Photo Credit: Braden/Flickr.
  • International Climate Action
  • Cities
  • climate finance
  • climate change
  • greenhouse gases
  • transportation
Insights

7 Stories to Watch in 2014

  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Cities
  • fossil fuels
  • deforestation
  • Air Quality
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • restoration
  • U.S. policy
As host of the 2014 World Cup, all eyes will be on Brazil's cities to see how they deal with their sustainability challenges and opportunities. Photo credit: Crystal Davis, WRI
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Cities
  • fossil fuels
  • deforestation
  • Air Quality
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • restoration
  • U.S. policy
Insights

China Can Turn its Challenges into Clear Opportunities for Greener Growth

  • Energy
  • Cities
  • Air Quality
  • pollution
China's agricultural production - including rice, wheat and corn - could fall dramatically within a few decades due to shifts in precipitation and soil quality. Photo Credit: United Nations Photo, Flickr
  • Energy
  • Cities
  • Air Quality
  • pollution
Insights

China’s Response to Air Pollution Poses Threat to Water

  • Energy
  • Water
  • Cities
  • Aqueduct
  • fossil fuels
  • water risk
China's persistent smog prompted the State Council to announce an Air Pollution Control Action Plan. Photo credit: sheilaz413, Flickr
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Cities
  • Aqueduct
  • fossil fuels
  • water risk

This website uses cookies to provide you with an improved user experience. By continuing to browse this site, you consent to the use of cookies and similar technologies. For further details please visit our

privacy policy