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What to Watch at the First Africa Climate Summit

  • adaptation finance
  • climate finance
  • Energy
  • Finance
  • renewable energy
  • Forests
  • Cities
  • COP28
Rooftop solar panels in Kenya
  • adaptation finance
  • climate finance
  • Energy
  • Finance
  • renewable energy
  • Forests
  • Cities
  • COP28
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As the Earth Gets Hotter, Can Our Cities Get Cooler?

  • Cities
  • Urban Efficiency & Climate
  • nature-based solutions
A line of tourists await the use of the fountain at the base of Rome’s Spanish Steps to cool off.
  • Cities
  • Urban Efficiency & Climate
  • nature-based solutions
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Cities Need a Systems-change Approach to Build Climate-resilient Communities

  • Urban Transformations
  • Urban Efficiency & Climate
  • Urban Mobility
  • WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities
  • Climate Resilience
Looking down at city buildings, some with green roofs and the street below.
  • Urban Transformations
  • Urban Efficiency & Climate
  • Urban Mobility
  • WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities
  • Climate Resilience

5 Ways Wildfires Affect People Near and Far

  • deforestation
  • Forests
  • fires
  • Climate
  • Cities
Women wear masks in New York City after Canadian wildfire causes dangerous air pollution
  • deforestation
  • Forests
  • fires
  • Climate
  • Cities

EVs Could Create Thousands of Jobs in Michigan and Revitalize Its Auto Industry

  • U.S. Climate
  • transportation
  • electric mobility
  • Clean Energy
  • U.S. Climate Policy-Electric Vehicles
  • Cities
  • Urban Mobility
A man works on an electric vehicle in an auto repair shop
  • U.S. Climate
  • transportation
  • electric mobility
  • Clean Energy
  • U.S. Climate Policy-Electric Vehicles
  • Cities
  • Urban Mobility

7 Ways Faith Organizations Are Making Cities More Sustainable and Equitable

  • Equity & Governance
  • Climate Equity
  • Urban Development
People distribute food in front of a mosque
  • Equity & Governance
  • Climate Equity
  • Urban Development
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5 Shifts to Transform Transportation Systems and Meet Climate Goals

  • Climate
  • Cities
  • transportation
  • public transit
  • climatewatch-pinned
  • Urban Mobility
The VLT train inRio de Janeiro, Brazil is one of the city’s central modes of transport.
  • Climate
  • Cities
  • transportation
  • public transit
  • climatewatch-pinned
  • Urban Mobility
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5 Priorities for Urban Climate Action in 2023 and Beyond

  • transportation
  • electric mobility
  • Freshwater
  • Climate
  • Paris Agreement
  • nature-based solutions
  • poverty
  • human rights
A new electric bus in New Delhi, India
  • transportation
  • electric mobility
  • Freshwater
  • Climate
  • Paris Agreement
  • nature-based solutions
  • poverty
  • human rights

Electric School Buses Can Fight — or Further — Inequity in the US

  • electric mobility
  • transportation
  • Equity & Governance
Young children board a school bus
  • electric mobility
  • transportation
  • Equity & Governance
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Paris’ Vision for a ‘15-Minute City’ Sparks a Global Movement

  • Cities
  • WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities
  • Towards a More Equal City
  • transportation
A street closed off for pedestrians to explore a market in Paris
  • Cities
  • WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities
  • Towards a More Equal City
  • transportation
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Inclusive Design Creates a Safer Transportation System for All Residents of Peshawar, Pakistan

  • Cities
  • WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities
  • transportation
  • Urban Mobility
Inside a Zu Peshawar bus with women seated.
  • Cities
  • WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities
  • transportation
  • Urban Mobility
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In Iloilo City, Philippines, an Inclusive Housing Program Protects Vulnerable Communities from Flood Risks

  • Climate Resilience
  • sea level rise
  • Urban Development
  • WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities
This housing in Iloilo City, Philippines was built to provide safe shelter to people previously living in flood zones.
  • Climate Resilience
  • sea level rise
  • Urban Development
  • WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities
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An Innovative Jobs Program in Odisha, India Helped Informal Workers Through COVID-19 and Beyond

  • poverty
  • coronavirus
  • Climate Resilience
  • WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities
Workers build steps in Odisha, India
  • poverty
  • coronavirus
  • Climate Resilience
  • WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities

In Barranquilla, Colombia, Urban Parks Revitalize a Declining City

  • Cities
  • WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities
  • Towards a More Equal City
  • Urban Transformations
Parque Sagrado Corazon in Barranquilla, Colombia
  • Cities
  • WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities
  • Towards a More Equal City
  • Urban Transformations
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How Forests Near and Far Benefit People in Cities

  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Water Quality
  • Water Security
  • health
  • Climate
  • biodiversity
urban forest
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Water Quality
  • Water Security
  • health
  • Climate
  • biodiversity
Santa Monica street
  • GHG emissions
  • transportation
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3 Essentials for Integrated Urban Climate Action

  • Urban Efficiency & Climate
  • low carbon development
  • urban water resilience
  • Cities
Tram and buildings in Guadalajara.
  • Urban Efficiency & Climate
  • low carbon development
  • urban water resilience
  • Cities
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Where Do We Stand on COP26 Climate Promises? A Progress Report

  • NDC
  • climate finance
  • net-zero emissions
  • electric mobility
  • renewable energy
  • Cities
  • Climate Resilience
  • Forests
  • climatewatch-pinned
A group of volunteers plant mangroves
  • NDC
  • climate finance
  • net-zero emissions
  • electric mobility
  • renewable energy
  • Cities
  • Climate Resilience
  • Forests
  • climatewatch-pinned

The Health, Economic and Community Benefits of Zero-carbon Buildings

  • Climate
  • Buildings
  • Cities
  • renewable energy
An apartment building roof in Manhattan has been converted to offer residents the opportunity to garden.
  • Climate
  • Buildings
  • Cities
  • renewable energy
A "restoration in progress" sign against the backdrop of a wetland
  • Cities
  • Forests