Around the world, communities of color and marginalized groups disproportionately feel the effects of pollution and other environmental impacts. And yet, groups around the world treat environmental injustice and racial injustice as separate issues, when environmental injustices often spring from systemic racism.
A new toolkit for community-based action, using strategies tested in Mongolia and other places, enables local citizens to fight for anti-pollution laws.
Pollution threatens the lives and livelihoods of billions of people around the world, particularly low-income communities and communities of color. Working with civil society organizations across six countries, WRI created new toolkit to support locally led efforts to secure the basic human right to a clean, healthy and safe environment.
An embargoed press call on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 9:00 AM ET / 8:00 AM PET / 15:00 CEST will preview the findings in a new report from World Resources Institute that assesses how mining threatens the lands and livelihoods of Indigenous communities in the Amazon.
Tackling the causes ocean pollution can have compounding effects. These seven solutions detail how to reduce plastic waste and other ocean pollution.
WRI is holding a press call for the media on Friday, May 22, with authors of a new blue paper commissioned by the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy, to preview the findings and hear about bold new integrated solutions to address the flow of all types of pollution into the ocean.
We already know that the United States can grow its economy while reducing emissions. From cheaper electricity and cleaner air to rural revival and competitive edges, here's how climate action can boost jobs and productivity across the country.
The automakers joining the Trump administration’s reckless attack on California’s authority to set clean car standards are making a historic error.
In just two decades, Eskişehir went from a polluted and crumbling post-industrial city to a bustling model of sustainability. The Eskişehir Urban Development Project established a network of green spaces and accessible streets, all linked by a new electric tram.
Despite a surge of regulation, single-use plastics continue to make their way into the environment. Here are five reasons why.
The history of efforts to create global agreements and governance mechanisms on the environment has been uneven.
The Fourth National Climate Assessment report, from the U.S. government’s Global Change Research Program, was just released. The report, prepared with the support and approval of 13 federal agencies, and with input from hundreds of government and non-governmental experts, provides an comprehensive look at how climate change will impact the United States. Read a statement by Dan Lashof, U.S. Director, World Resources Institute.
Short-lived climate pollutants like hydrofluorocarbons, black carbon and methane aren't as well-known as carbon dioxide. But they have a powerful impact on the climate and on human health, and more countries need to develop plans to cut their emissions.
At worst, plastic bans can create unintended environmental problems. At best, they ignore the systemic issues creating waste in the first place.
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.
Toxic air pollution. Plastic-filled oceans. Sucking carbon from the skies. These are just a few of the stories that will shape 2018's legacy.
A new report by the Global Carbon Project and the University of East Anglia found 2017 had the highest levels of carbon pollution on record. Global carbon dioxide emissions from human activities and specifically from fossil fuels will reach record highs by the end of the year.
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.
A new report from World Resources Institute’s (WRI) The Access Initiative reveals that Asian countries are not effectively telling people if the water they use for drinking, farming and fishing is polluted or dangerously toxic.