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.
WRI recently helped convene a workshop in Fiji to learn about tracking progress towards adaptation goals laid out after Paris.
There are a lot of ways for countries and communities to adapt to climate change. Choosing the right one can be tricky.
A major new paper released by the World Resources Institute today presents a policy roadmap for the Trump administration and Congress to support local and state efforts to enhance resilience to climate change.
The U.S. government has spent $375 billion over the past decade in direct costs due to extreme weather. New WRI research outlines how the federal government and Congress can support local communities at the frontlines of climate impacts.
This paper presents a roadmap of eight priority federal policy opportunities that build on the recommendations from the 2015 Rising Tides Summit, a first-of-its-kind bipartisan gathering of nearly 40 U.S. mayors and local elected officials from 18 of the 23 coastal U.S. states.
One community in Maharashtra, India has been restoring its watershed for years in order to create a stable water supply and adapt to climate change. A new tracking system will evaluate whether this and other climate adaptation projects are actually effective.
Given the increasing costs of extreme weather and other climate impacts in the United States, it's clear that resilience needs to be incorporated into all future investments and planning. A White House report released today outlines key opportunities for the next administration.