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Better Forests, Better Cities

Cityscape behind lush forest.
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AgriAdapt 

Monitoring crops.
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Systems Change Lab

Person in crowd holding sign that reads "SYSTEM CHANGE NOT CLIMATE CHANGE" with Earth image on cardboard sign

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
Insights

This Month in Climate Science, December 2019: Pre-term Births, Fewer Fishermen and Accelerated Arctic Melt

  • this month in climate science
  • climate science
  • biodiversity
  • climate change
  • greenhouse gases
  • health
  • Ocean
  • Water
Two fishermen offloading lobster from their boat onto a floating dock in Maine.
  • this month in climate science
  • climate science
  • biodiversity
  • climate change
  • greenhouse gases
  • health
  • Ocean
  • Water
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127 Countries Now Regulate Plastic Bags. Why Aren't We Seeing Less Pollution?

  • Sustainable Development Goal 14
  • Ocean
  • pollution
  • Water
plastic bag pollution
  • Sustainable Development Goal 14
  • Ocean
  • pollution
  • Water

STATEMENT: Fourth National Climate Assessment Confirms Climate Change Will Affect All Regions and All Sectors of U.S. Economy

  • Air Quality
  • Water Security
  • fires
  • climate science
  • natural infrastructure
  • Climate Resilience
  • agriculture
  • climate change
  • health
  • climate impacts
  • water pollution
  • pollution
  • sea level rise
  • Ocean
  • Air Quality
  • Water Security
  • fires
  • climate science
  • natural infrastructure
  • Climate Resilience
  • agriculture
  • climate change
  • health
  • climate impacts
  • water pollution
  • pollution
  • sea level rise
  • Ocean
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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
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Thirsting for Justice

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Careers at WRI

  • Forests
  • Food
  • Water
  • Ocean
  • Business
  • Equity
  • Forests
  • Food
  • Water
  • Ocean
  • Business
  • Equity
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Environmental Justice and Democracy Failures at the Heart of Flint’s Water Crisis

  • Equity
  • Water
  • environmental democracy
  • environmental justice
  • human rights
  • Water Quality
  • water risk
Water plant in Flint, Mich.
  • Equity
  • Water
  • environmental democracy
  • environmental justice
  • human rights
  • Water Quality
  • water risk
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Protect Wildlife, Save Oceans and Reduce Civic Unrest—With Data

  • Ocean
  • Forests
  • Water
  • data
  • environmental democracy
  • low carbon development
Global Fishing Watch uses satellite data to track fishing vessels around the world in near-real time. Image by Global Fishing Watch
  • Ocean
  • Forests
  • Water
  • data
  • environmental democracy
  • low carbon development
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In Order to Solve Pollution, We Must First Solve Governance Challenges

  • Environmental Rights
  • Equity
  • environmental democracy
  • Air Quality
  • pollution
  • Water
  • water risk
Air pollution in China's Shaanxi Province. Photo by Gilad Rom/Flickr
  • Environmental Rights
  • Equity
  • environmental democracy
  • Air Quality
  • pollution
  • Water
  • water risk
Insights
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
  • Water
  • Cities
  • Equity
  • Business
  • Finance
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5 Things We Learned in 2013 that Could Move the Needle on Sustainability

  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Water
  • Equity
  • Business
  • Finance
  • agriculture
  • climate change
  • deforestation
  • Food Loss and Waste
  • water risk
New research shows that the world loses 50 soccer fields' of forest every minute of every day. Photo credit: Daniel Murdiyarso, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Water
  • Equity
  • Business
  • Finance
  • agriculture
  • climate change
  • deforestation
  • Food Loss and Waste
  • water risk
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WRI’s Top Outcomes of 2013

  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Water
  • Cities
  • Equity
  • 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
  • Water
  • Cities
  • Equity
  • Business
  • Finance
  • climate change
  • food security
  • low carbon development
  • transportation
  • water risk
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India’s Watershed Development Boosts Food Security, Improves Livelihoods

  • Food
  • Water
  • Equity
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate change
  • food security
  • low carbon development
  • water risk
India has long-battled its water scarcity issues throughout an approach called watershed development. Photo credit: M. DeFreese/CIMMYT
  • Food
  • Water
  • Equity
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate change
  • food security
  • low carbon development
  • water risk