Between 1850 and 1960, the world generally experienced a constant growth of emissions, due largely to industrialization and population growth, particularly in the United States.
This visualization shows key findings from a new WRI report, Shifting Currents: Opportunities For Low-Carbon Electric Cities In The Global South, that highlights which cities are ripe to electrify and which should prioritize a different path to decarbonization.
This graphic shows a summary of progress towards 22 milestones across six key sectors, which were identified as needing to be achieved by 2020 in order to bend the curve in global greenhouse gas emissions and put the world on a pathway consistent with the Paris Agreement.
Dr. Andrew Steer, WRI’s President & CEO, shared insights on stories related to the environment, economy, and international dynamics in the coming year.
Many people point to renewable energy as the greatest threat facing fossil fuel power plants. New WRI research finds that the real threat may be water.
Countries urgently need to increase funding for the Green Climate Fund (GCF) to ensure it delivers predictable support for advancing climate action in developing countries. How much should each country give? This calculator allows you to explore potential divisions of financial contributions, using objective data.
This infographic allows you to navigate the process for a community seeking formal land rights in Indonesia, versus for a company securing an oil palm concession.
Andrew Steer discusses environmental and international development stories to watch in 2018. They include air pollution and the number of “bad air” days; oil production; climate change; rising ocean levels; and water and food security.
Mini-grids are electrical generation and distribution systems of less than 10 megawatts (MW) that serve customers through local distribution networks.
Tanzania Energy Access Maps is an interactive tool that allows users to explore economic indicators and energy sector data in Tanzania’s regions and districts. Energy entrepreneurs and electricity planners in Tanzania can use the maps to identify areas most viable for investments in clean energy.
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