New research from the world's leading climate scientists finds that annual emissions will need to be roughly half what they are today by 2030 in order to limit temperature rise to 1.5˚C. Exceeding this level of warming will bring climate impacts so catastrophic the world will be unrecognizable.
This paper discusses a framework for transformative adaptation in the agricultural sector, that is, broad, fundamental and systemic changes in food production systems in response to climate change. The paper describes how adaptation planners, funders, policymakers and researchers can incorporate transformative adaptation perspectives into their work on agriculture.
Join leading resilience experts to brainstorm about the drivers of success, key enabling conditions, and solutions to these challenges, which include longer time horizons, greater uncertainly, and reluctance to acknowledge the implications of the looming severity of climate impacts in some regions.
The Global Commission on Adaptation will introduce more than 10 convening countries and more than 14 global Commissioners, representing all regions of the globe and all sectors of development and industry.
Launch event and opening ceremony of the Global Commission on Adaptation, which will catalyze a new global movement to bring scale and speed to climate adaptation solutions.
There is now widespread recognition that the poorest are at the frontline of climate change impacts.
As climate change impacts intensify, many countries will need to undertake long-term, systemic transformative adaptation actions – and will require finance to support such significant changes. But what exactly does this look like, and when are such approaches needed? Leading resilience experts explain.
Catalyzing the fundamental, systemic shifts needed to build resilience in a changing climate
As Cape Town hosts the Adaptation Futures conference, WRI experts highlight actions that nations can take now to prevent devastating losses from climate events.
As the premier global conference on adaptation to climate change, Adaptation Futures brings over 1,000 scientists, practitioners, business leaders and policymakers together to discuss the world’s most pressing resilience issues and identify promising solutions. This year’s event will be the first held on the African continent in Cape Town, and it will have a strong focus on the Global South and the adaptation challenges that developing countries face.
Visualizing data to build climate resilience
From crop fields in the Iberian Peninsula to city streets in the southern United States, all communities will feel the effects of a warmer world. Here's a visual look at what the future holds for five regions.
Surat, India and Semarang, Indonesia are both coastal cities with small rivers, but the risks they face vary tremendously—from extreme heat to flooding to land subsidence. Here's a visual look.
While some crops can adapt to the changing climate, others will have to be transformed. But that disruptive approach isn't for every crop, marking the need for better understanding of when to transform and when not to.
World Resources Institute (WRI) is celebrating 35 years of impact at its biennial Courage to Lead dinner honoring Darren Walker, President, Ford Foundation, and Feike Sijbesma, Chairman and CEO, Royal DSM, on Thursday, October 12 at Cipriani 25 Broadway in New York City.
Irma is the latest in a series of devastating hurricanes in the Caribbean. Though many countries and territories have prioritized disaster risk management, extreme storms like this one can set vulnerable communities back for years.
WASHINGTON (May 26, 2017) —World Resources Institute is pleased to welcome Christina Chan as the new Director of the Climate Resilience Practice.
The Trump administration’s budget proposal for the State Department and USAID would eliminate funding for the Global Climate Change Initiative, which supports hundreds of climate change programs and advances U.S. interests around the world. As a former USAID Foreign Service Officer, WRI's Rebecca Carter draws on her experience to show these programs are great investments.
Amplifying vulnerable communities’ voices in adaptation decision-making to advance effective, equitable and resilient urban development
Today, the U.S. Department of State delivered $500 million to the Green Climate Fund (GCF), its second payment towards fulfilling its $3 billion pledge to the fund, made in November 2014.