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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
Insights

How Floods in Pakistan Threaten Global Security

  • floods
  • Water Security
  • Freshwater
  • water risk
  • climate change
Flood waters soak through a housing settlement in Pakistan.
  • floods
  • Water Security
  • Freshwater
  • water risk
  • climate change

Restoring a Degraded Ethiopian Watershed for Water and Livelihood Security

  • food security
  • agriculture
  • poverty
  • Climate Equity
  • Freshwater
This view of the degraded Minzir 01 watershed shows evident signs of gully formation and low stream flow.
  • food security
  • agriculture
  • poverty
  • Climate Equity
  • Freshwater
Update
A river flows through Masai Mara Nature Reserve in Kenya
  • Business
  • Freshwater
  • power plants
Insights

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
Research

Better Forests, Better Cities

Cityscape behind lush forest.
News

RELEASE: WRI and Partners Launch Fund to Help African Cities Build Water Resilience

  • COP27
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • urban water resilience
  • adaptation
  • Climate Resilience
  • COP27
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • urban water resilience
  • adaptation
  • Climate Resilience
Initiatives

AgriAdapt 

Monitoring crops.

Small Reservoirs More Vulnerable to Climate Extremes

  • Freshwater
  • Water Quality
  • Water Security
  • water pollution
A manmade reservoir with powerlines in the background
  • Freshwater
  • Water Quality
  • Water Security
  • water pollution

New Project Promotes Integrated Water Resources Management in Ethiopia’s Tana Sub-basin

  • adaptation
  • climate impacts
  • water risk
  • Freshwater
A team analyzes plans for the Tana Sub-basin in a landscaped portion
  • adaptation
  • climate impacts
  • water risk
  • Freshwater
Insights

6 Things to Know About Direct Air Capture

  • carbon removal
  • land use
  • carbon capture and storage (CCS)
  • Energy
  • Freshwater
  • U.S. Climate Policy-Direct Air Capture
Climeworks founder C.Gebald & J.Wurzbacher in front of Climeworks plant
  • carbon removal
  • land use
  • carbon capture and storage (CCS)
  • Energy
  • Freshwater
  • U.S. Climate Policy-Direct Air Capture
Update
Scott Francisco and Douglas Fraser speaking at the Partner Forest Coffee.
  • Cities
  • Freshwater
Initiatives

Joint Benefits Authority

Aerial view of San Francisco.
Update

Developing a Global Model for Agricultural Pollution Control Cost

  • Freshwater
  • agriculture
  • pollution
  • water pollution
  • data
  • Aqueduct
Nutrient management slurry on farmland
  • Freshwater
  • agriculture
  • pollution
  • water pollution
  • data
  • Aqueduct
Data

Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas

  • Freshwater
  • water risk
  • mapping
  • Aqueduct
  • Business
Screenshot of the Aqueduct Risk Atlas
  • Freshwater
  • water risk
  • mapping
  • Aqueduct
  • Business

Improving Water Security Helps Reduce the Gender Gap in Mexico City

  • Forests
  • Gender
  • drought
  • infrastructure
  • water risk
A woman selling snacks from a cart in the middle of a busy plaza in Mexico City.
  • Forests
  • Gender
  • drought
  • infrastructure
  • water risk
Initiatives

Systems Change Lab

Person in crowd holding sign that reads "SYSTEM CHANGE NOT CLIMATE CHANGE" with Earth image on cardboard sign.
Silhouettes of children playing swing in turbine wind park at sunset