Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
WRI’s work on health and road safety focuses on sustainable mobility and road safety, with the goal of reducing road traffic deaths (SDG3.6). WRI launched Sustainable and Safe, our joint guidance with the World Bank, on the “Safe System” approach, which shifts responsibility for safety from road users to the system designers. We advocate for mass transportation, walking and biking as the healthiest and most sustainable modes of mobility. Together with key partners, we work in Africa, Asia and Latin America to reduce traffic deaths by creating safer streets.
WRI’s air quality work uses analysis and advanced data technologies to identify the site-specific origins of air pollution, providing evidence that will drive action for cleaner air (SDG3.9). The sources and causes of air pollution are complex, varying between places, across seasons and over time. WRI is working to shift the conversation from how bad the air is to what’s causing pollution and what can be done about it.
Lastly, our Better Buying Lab cooks up cutting edge strategies to promote healthy and sustainable foods. Launched in August 2016, the Lab brings together experts in consumer research, behavioral economics and marketing strategy—along with companies in the food industry—to research, test and scale new strategies that help consumers select plant-based foods, saving money and improving health.