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World Urban Forum Highlights Opportunities for Sustainable Cities

  • Cities
  • road safety
  • Urban Development
Experts are gathered in Medellin, Colombia this week for the World Urban Forum. Photo credit: Andrew, Flickr
  • Cities
  • road safety
  • Urban Development

A Safe City is a Just City

  • Cities
  • road safety
  • transportation
  • Urban Development
  • Health & Road Safety
In Rio de Janeiro, proximity to transport is key to ensuring that residents have access to jobs and opportunities within the city. Photo Credit: EMBARQ-Brazil
  • Cities
  • road safety
  • transportation
  • Urban Development
  • Health & Road Safety

New Fuel Efficiency Standards for Heavy-Duty Vehicles Are a “Win-Win-Win”

  • Energy
  • Cities
  • transportation
  • GHG emissions
  • Climate
Heavy-duty vehicles, like buses, make up 20 percent of total U.S. transport emissions. Photo credit: Kathy Doucette, Flickr 2008
  • Energy
  • Cities
  • transportation
  • GHG emissions
  • Climate
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Sustainable Cities: From a Vision to Reality

  • Energy
  • Cities
  • low carbon development
WRI is working in Qingdao, China to develop a "sustainability blueprint." Photo credit: Li Chao, Wikimedia Commons
  • Energy
  • Cities
  • low carbon development
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New Global Campaign Aims to Deliver Sustainable Transport to World's Cities

  • Energy
  • Cities
  • Urban Mobility
  • low carbon development
  • transportation
  • Health & Road Safety
Passengers disembark from a train in Tianjin, China. A new global campaign is seeking to better integrate sustainable mobility solutions like mass transport into policy discussions on development and climate change. Photo credit: Yang Aijun/World Bank/Flickr.
  • Energy
  • Cities
  • Urban Mobility
  • low carbon development
  • transportation
  • Health & Road Safety
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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
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5 Opportunities for 21st-Century Transport

  • Cities
  • Business
  • low carbon development
  • transportation
  • Health & Road Safety
A pedestrian walkway in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Photo credit: EMBARQ
  • Cities
  • Business
  • low carbon development
  • transportation
  • Health & Road Safety
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The Trillion Dollar Question

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Multinationals Need to Take Notice and Take Action on Water Risk Data

  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Aqueduct
  • climate change
  • rivers
  • water risk
Brazil has 12% of the world's freshwater resources, but its industries, farms, and communities are concentrated along the coasts, unable to access much of the country's plentiful resources. Photo credit: Flickr/John Wiseman
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Aqueduct
  • climate change
  • rivers
  • water risk
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Forest Fires, Water Security, and China’s Sustainability Challenges: WRI’s 11 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2013

  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Equity & Governance
  • Business
  • Finance
New analysis reveals that 37 countries face extremely high levels of water stress, including Qatar (shown here). Photo credit: Neil Palmer/ CIAT
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Equity & Governance
  • Business
  • Finance
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WRI’s Top Outcomes of 2013

  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Equity & Governance
  • Business
  • Finance
  • climate change
  • food security
  • low carbon development
  • transportation
  • water risk
WRI measures its success through positive, on-the-ground change. Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Equity & Governance
  • Business
  • Finance
  • climate change
  • food security
  • low carbon development
  • transportation
  • water risk

7 Ways to Attract and Use Climate Finance for Transport

  • Climate
  • Cities
  • climate change
  • GHG emissions
  • transportation
A Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system in Curitiba, Brazil. Photo credit: whl.travel
  • Climate
  • Cities
  • climate change
  • GHG emissions
  • transportation
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4 Ways Cities Benefit from Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)

  • public transit
  • Cities
  • transportation
  • Health & Road Safety
New research shows that bus rapid transit (BRT) systems like Bogotá's TransMilenio (pictured) have a wide range of benefits for quality of life in cities. Photo by EMBARQ.
  • public transit
  • Cities
  • transportation
  • Health & Road Safety
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Saving Lives with Sustainable Transport

  • Urban Mobility
  • public transit
  • Cities
  • low carbon development
  • transportation
  • Health & Road Safety
Sustainable transport systems can improve traffic safety, while also offering a number of co-benefits.
  • Urban Mobility
  • public transit
  • Cities
  • low carbon development
  • transportation
  • Health & Road Safety
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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
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China’s Response to Air Pollution Poses Threat to Water

  • Energy
  • Freshwater
  • 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
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Aqueduct
  • fossil fuels
  • water risk
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Smart Urban Design for India’s Sustainable Future

  • public transit
  • Cities
Passengers board Indore's new iBus. Photo credit: EMBARQ
  • public transit
  • Cities
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New Greenhouse Gas Accounting Tool Will Help China’s Cities Pursue Low-Carbon Development

  • Business
  • Cities
  • climate change
  • GHG Protocol
  • greenhouse gas accounting
  • greenhouse gases
Nanjing Road, Shanghai. Photo credit: Austronesian Expeditions, Flickr
  • Business
  • Cities
  • climate change
  • GHG Protocol
  • greenhouse gas accounting
  • greenhouse gases
Silhouettes of children playing swing in turbine wind park at sunset