Tracking tree growth will help us understand whether campaigns like the Trillion Trees Initiative are working and whether efforts to fight climate change are on the right track.
Food production has significant environment impacts, including on the climate. Here we break down what causes agricultural emissions, where they occur in the world and what we can do to reduce them.
There are more than 570 million farms in the world. We know shockingly little about them.
WASHINGTON—Join us for World Resources Institute's Stories to Watch 2019 on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. Dr. Andrew Steer, president & CEO, will share insights on emerging trends in the economy, politics, environment and international development that will shape the world in the coming year.
This paper introduces the Urban Community Resilience Assessment (UCRA), a tool developed by WRI that offers a three-level resilience scorecard for cities, communities and individuals with the aim of informing urban resilience planning by integrating different resilience needs. Effective urban climate resilience strategies can reflect the specific needs of vulnerable communities and ensure that communities and their residents are included in planning processes that aim to reduce climate change risks.
Social network analysis and restoration experts will discuss how to strengthen community governance through mapping and data analysis at the local level and in online spaces like social media.
Quito, Semarang City, Vienna and São Paulo are just a few of the cities that have used data to reshape transportation policy to reduce sexual violence, improve road safety and increase access for the disabled.
Sierra Leone and Tanzania, two low-income countries vulnerable to extreme weather, shifting rainfall patterns, warming temperatures, sea level rise and deforestation, face difficult choices about how much to spend on data about climate change. New research offers some insights.
World Resources Institute and more than 30 partners are launching Resource Watch, a dynamic platform that provides trusted and timely data for a sustainable future.
WRI and the National Geographic Society host the event "Open Data in a Closing World" to shed light on how current trends in data, technology, media and human networks can inform decision-making around natural resources.
It’s easy to see which households are connected to the grid, but regulatory commissions and utilities often lack information on supply interruptions, voltage levels or blackouts. It's a big reason so many Kenyans don't have reliable power.
This technical note discusses indicators that are included in the CAIT Equity Explorer, an online visualization tool that aims to inform the UNFCCC international climate negotiations by providing a unique approach to climate equity.
Communities worldwide face increasingly dangerous climate change impacts, but most lack necessary access to data and guidance to assess risks and develop resilience strategies. The new Partnership for Resilience and Preparedness (PREP) aims to change that.
Data is more than graphs, spreadsheets and computer models. As experts at the recent Eye on Earth Summit noted, when in the right format and right hands, data can reduce air pollution, halt deforestation and create new protected areas for threatened species.
More than 1,700 leaders will gather for the World Forestry Congress next week, the most prominent gathering for discussions about forest management. Will they use the opportunity to make progress?
Los bosques tropicales del mundo están en problemas serios, así lo confirman los nuevos análisis satelitales de la Universidad de Maryland y Google, publicados hoy en Global Forest Watch.
Les forêts tropicales du monde sont menacées, confirme des nouvelles données satellites de l'Université du Maryland et Google et publiées aujourd'hui sur Global Forest Watch.
Globally, changing water supply and demand is inevitable; what that change will look like is far from certain. A first-of-its-kind analysis sheds new light on the issue.
Decision-makers need future projections on water supply and demand. However, most of these decision-makers operate at the administrative or political scales, and therefore require country-level projections. This technical note utilized a spatial aggregation methodology to bring sub-catchment scale Aqueduct Water Stress Projections up to the country scale, fulfilling this need.