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Solar-Powered Battery Swap Stations Could Speed Rwanda’s Shift to Electric ‘Motos’

  • renewable energy
  • electric grid
  • Cities
  • Energy Access
People on motorcycles drive through the busy streets of Kigali, Rwanda.
  • renewable energy
  • electric grid
  • Cities
  • Energy Access
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India’s Shift to Low-carbon Construction Must Not Leave Workers Behind

  • Buildings
  • low carbon development
  • GHG emissions
  • Climate
  • National Climate Action
  • industry
Construction workers in colorful clothes stand near a cement mixer.
  • Buildings
  • low carbon development
  • GHG emissions
  • Climate
  • National Climate Action
  • industry

US Inflation Reduction Act Makes it Easier for Nonprofits to Go Solar — and Save Money

  • Climate
  • U.S. Climate Policy-Equity
  • Equity & Governance
  • renewable energy
  • U.S. Climate Policy-Community Solar
Rooftop solar panels on Harbor House, a community center
  • Climate
  • U.S. Climate Policy-Equity
  • Equity & Governance
  • renewable energy
  • U.S. Climate Policy-Community Solar

Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities Are Using Satellite Data to Fight Deforestation

  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities
Man building a canopy blind in a tropical forest
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities
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Distributed Solar Keeps Hospital Operational During Kenya’s Longest Power Blackout

  • Energy
  • Energy Access
  • renewable energy
  • Clean Energy
Installation of solar panels to a building roof in Africa
  • Energy
  • Energy Access
  • renewable energy
  • Clean Energy
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In India, New Solar Parks Can Either Uproot or Uplift Landless Workers

  • renewable energy
  • climate change
  • low carbon development
Agricultural workers tend crops outside the Pavagada solar park fence.
  • renewable energy
  • climate change
  • low carbon development
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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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Tamil Nadu, India Takes an Innovative Approach to Climate Adaptation

  • Climate
  • Climate Resilience
  • Equity & Governance
Women working in a paddy field in Tamil Nadu, India
  • Climate
  • Climate Resilience
  • Equity & Governance
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What the World Can Learn from Fiji’s National Climate Finance Strategy

  • floods
  • Climate
  • Climate Resilience
  • adaptation
  • climate finance
  • Paying for Paris
A young girl wades through a flooded village after a tropical cyclone hit Fiji in 2016. Flood events and storm surges have become increasingly common in the country in recent years.
  • floods
  • Climate
  • Climate Resilience
  • adaptation
  • climate finance
  • Paying for Paris
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5 Cities Show How to Thrive in Turbulent Times

  • Urban Development
  • Urban Mobility
  • Urban Efficiency & Climate
  • Urban Transformations
  • WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities
Children playing in a neighborhood park in Barranquilla, Colombia.
  • Urban Development
  • Urban Mobility
  • Urban Efficiency & Climate
  • Urban Transformations
  • WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities

How 3 Cities Can Turn Downed Trees Into Revenue

  • circular economy
A close-up of a stacked pile of wooden slabs.
  • circular economy
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How Can Asia Achieve a Clean Energy Transition? Examples from 5 Countries

  • Clean Energy
  • renewable energy
Cenotaph and wind turbines
  • Clean Energy
  • renewable energy

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
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Why the Time Is Right for Renewable Energy in the Philippines

  • renewable energy
  • Clean Energy
  • climate change
  • coronavirus
A row of wind turbines along an ocean shore.
  • renewable energy
  • Clean Energy
  • climate change
  • coronavirus

Rosario, Argentina Uses Urban Farming to Tackle Economic and Climate Crises

  • WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities
  • Cities
  • Urban Transformations
  • Equity & Governance
  • agriculture
A man sits and plants new plants in his garden.
  • WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities
  • Cities
  • Urban Transformations
  • Equity & Governance
  • agriculture
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How London Uses Road Fees to Tackle Air Pollution and Inequality

  • WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities
  • Cities
  • Urban Transformations
  • transportation
  • Equity & Governance
A woman bikes on a London cycle lane. Red public buses are seen in the background.
  • WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities
  • Cities
  • Urban Transformations
  • transportation
  • Equity & Governance