This is one of a series of Greening Governance seminars exploring air pollution challenges and strategies for creating a multipollutant approach to airshed governance.
Greening Governance Seminar Series
WRI’s Greening Governance Seminar Series explores how good governance – inclusive, transparent decision-making processes, equal access to justice, strong institutions and a vibrant civil society – not only help policymakers advance more effective, equitable policies, but also implement ambitious commitments like the Paris Agreement and Sustainable Development Goals.
Communities everywhere grapple with environmental injustices that leave them without a say in the decisions that impact their lives and the natural resources on which they depend. Indigenous Peoples are losing forests that have sustained their way of life for generations. City residents don’t know if their water is safe to drink or if their air is too toxic to breathe. And farmers are struggling to protect their crops from an onslaught of climate impacts – droughts, floods, fires and rising seas – that they had little hand in creating.
Policymakers everywhere, from government representatives to community leaders, are trying to tackle these challenges, but many lack the knowledge, capacity or funds to advance just, sustainable solutions – solutions that are increasingly urgent in a warming world.
Greening Governance seminars bring diverse panels of experts together to grapple with tough questions and identify successful strategies at the intersection of governance, environmental sustainability and human well-being. Topics range widely, with past events focusing on adaptation to climate change, affordable, reliable access to clean energy, environmental rights, air quality, plastics pollution, social equity and more.
Join leading air pollution experts for a conversation on the challenges of reducing ozone pollution.
Join leading pollution experts from around the world for a conversation on the challenges of protecting the world’s marine environment from plastics.
Join us for a lively discussion with civil society actors from Uganda and the Philippines to learn how they are advancing effective, equitable adaptation finance systems to build resilience in a changing climate.
Join leading restoration and climate resilience experts to learn more about how entrepreneurs in Africa are leading the restoration movement, creating jobs, and making their communities more resilient to climate change. Experts will examine the state of entrepreneurship in land restoration: what are entrepreneurs doing to accelerate their growth, how do these land-centric businesses adapt to climate change, and how can multi-stakeholder platforms like AFR100 support the visionaries of tomorrow.
This seminar explores challenges, opportunities, and country examples that governments can consider using to ensure they deliver on the 2030 Agenda and the Paris goals.
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.
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.
This event highlights the challenges Indigenous Peoples and communities face in acquiring legal rights to their land, the loopholes companies can often take, and ways countries can simplify complex procedures.
1.25 million people die in traffic collisions each year. We know how to improve road safety, but it’s not a priority for most cities. Why? Experts dive into the politics to explain.
Every day, billions of people breathe dirty air. Join activists on the frontlines of the fight against pollution around the world as they share insights from their local clean-up efforts, innovative solutions to improving air quality and more.
Why do some climate policies work in one country but fail in another? WRI’s experts explain the political economy of climate action: factors that shape behavior, power dynamics in decision-making and more.
Reforming the energy sector and universalizing access to electricity are as much political challenges as they are technical ones. Join leading experts from around the world for a discussion on the political economy of energy access and innovative policy solutions.
Join expert speakers from UNEP Regional Office for North America, The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health and WRI for a conversation on how transparent, accountable governance can accelerate cleanup efforts around the world.
Open government reforms, an unexpected approach to achieving the Paris Agreement? Experts explain how strengthening transparency, public participation and accountability can accelerate climate action.
REDD+, too good to be true? Experts weigh in on the framework’s potential to stop deforestation, improve governance and strengthen indigenous land rights.
An engaging discussion on tipping points in environmental policy—what factors contribute to transformational change and how can we replicate breakthroughs to protect the global commons?