Stories to Watch 2024

In a rapidly changing world with new events unfolding daily, which stories will have the biggest impact on the world and its people?


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WRI’s annual Stories to Watch event aims to shed light on the biggest issues affecting people and the planet. In 2024, a year where half the global population will experience a national election, decisions made at the polls and beyond will have critical implications for climate policy, food systems, clean energy development and human health. 

In WRI’s Stories to Watch 2024, WRI President and CEO Ani Dasgupta presents four key topics to watch this year: 

1) Climate: Adapting Politics to 1.5 Degrees C

With more than half the planet potentially voting in elections in 2024, how will domestic politics shape global climate action? 

2) Food: Reforming What Feeds Us

How can we realize the enormous potential of the food and land use system in fighting climate change? 

3) The Electric Grid: Leadership for Critical Infrastructure

What needs to be done to unleash the renewable energy revolution? 

4) Extreme Heat: Tackling the Silent Killer

How can we address extreme heat, the silent killer of climate change? 


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