Brazil is facing a convergence of health, economic and environmental crises, all while grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic. A new study shows that by opting for a low-carbon recovery can allow Brazil to address critical constraints to its long-term growth and social development.
In the United States, over four-fifths of states are debunking the myth that slashing greenhouse gas emissions comes at the expense of economic growth.
Advancing U.S. climate action will spur economic growth, create jobs, reduce costs for Americans and help fight the effects of climate change.
The plan, the means, the platform and the microphone: Los Angeles has what it takes to be the leading light when it comes to building back better after COVID-19.
Germany's stimulus plan invests big in electric vehicles, public transit and low-carbon energy. Will other countries follow suit?
The ImpactAr tool comprises a methodology presented in a technical note and a valuation model to assess the impacts on health and financial and economic costs related to changes in air pollution levels due to modifications in the urban bus fleets in Brazil.
India's Rs 20 lakh crore COVID-19 relief package, one of the largest in the world, amounting roughly to 10 per cent of country’s GDP, needs to be implemented for creating jobs and growth by keeping nature in the centre. Since the pandemic came from the disturbance of nature, its treatment also lies in the rebuilding of nature & investing in natural capital. In this regard the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), World Resources Institute and India and National Biodiversity Authority (NBA), Government of India are organizing a webinar to explain how India can invest in nature while building back better.
This event presents lessons learned from the environmental sector and perspectives for environmental policy towards economic recovery in Latin American countries.
The COVID-19 pandemic illuminates the need to build back better and create resilience to future crises, including the impacts of climate change.
The Republic of Korea has an opportunity to effectively address the COVID-19 crisis, while also becoming a climate leader.
Congress could immediately create millions of good jobs and support state and local governments nationwide by dramatically increasing investment in public transit systems and transportation infrastructure.
Congress could immediately create hundreds of thousands of jobs while advancing a cleaner economy by investing in restoring trees. Jobs on tree planting crews, in nurseries, and as foresters are literally “shovel-ready,” and support the single largest near-term opportunity for carbon dioxide removal at scale in the United States.
Modernizing America’s electric grid infrastructure presents a unique opportunity to not only upgrade decades old infrastructure systems, but also to create hundreds of thousands of jobs in the near term and generate sustained, economy-wide benefits over the long term.
Congress could immediately create good jobs while simultaneously advancing a cleaner economy by expanding Electric Vehicle (EV) manufacturing capacity and accelerating the replacement of diesel buses with electric buses.
Congress could immediately create millions of good jobs and provide relief to families struggling to pay energy bills, while simultaneously advancing a cleaner economy by dramatically increasing funding to state energy efficiency and assistance programs. Expanding these programs can support the long backlog of “shovel-ready” projects and put people to work immediately in well-paying jobs.
This year, we aren't celebrating Earth Day in the way we expected to. WRI's President and CEO Andrew Steer reflects on what this day means during a global health and economic crisis, and offers five principles worth committing to.
To rebuild the economy from the coronavirus fallout, the United States must consider low-carbon and resilient investments, including energy retrofits, electric buses and reforestation.
Lessons from the Great Recession show three principles that should help the United States in its economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
As governments look to help their economies recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, stimulus packages should also build resilience to the impacts of climate change.
This paper proposes a framework to calculate the cost required to deliver sustainable water management to a geography. The paper then applies the framework to estimate the costs of delivering sustainable water management for all countries and major basins around the world.