Identifying partnerships on a transformative pathway and accelerating their progress offers the best opportunity to effectively meet the world's most pressing challenges. WRI’s new report explores transformative partnerships and how to best set them on a pathway for change.
This report provides practical guidance and recommendations for partnership practitioners, governments, businesses, and civil society organizations working on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It details how partnerships with transformative ambitions can maximize their effectiveness to accelerate SDG action. This report is in collaboration with Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030 (P4G), the Global Green Growth Institute, and the World Economic Forum.
An upcoming WRI report introduces the partnership continuum, which offers a framework to contextualize transformation pathways partnerships may pursue. While partnerships can find success at any point along the continuum, this research finds that partnerships often evolve as they mature, shifting the ways they drive change.
Despite the name, organized crime in fisheries is not only about fishing. It occurs globally throughout the entire fisheries value chain, and its harmful effects take a massive toll on human populations worldwide. Effectively tackling organized crime in fisheries will help foster a sustainable ocean economy which, in turn, will benefit communities reliant on the ocean and its resources.
Since 2015, many partnerships have formed to address the Sustaniable Development Goals. Systems mapping is a vital tool for these partnerships to understand the systems they’re working on, align on a shared vision and develop an effective strategy for change.
Sustainable development depends on access to electricity. New WRI research presents four ways to better link energy and development efforts.
This paper proposes a framework with four important areas that we need to focus on to build an enabling ecosystem for a linked energy and development agenda. The paper also details actions that energy and development sector actors—specifically, African governments, the donor community, the private sector, and civil society can take to create better links.
In this webinar, speakers showcase concrete opportunities for policymakers, the public sector and civil society to use climate action to support rapid and inclusive recovery from COVID-19, framed around the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement on climate change.
New WRI research shows how countries can achieve water security for all by 2030. The economic benefits of investing in sustainable water management far outweigh the costs.
In the EU, Spain, Mexico, Peru and Uganda, positive examples of how inequality and climate change can be tackled together, with inclusive planning, nature-based solutions, and a focus on a just transition.
This high-level event is organized at the High-Level Political Forum 2019 in the context of the reviews of SDG 13 on climate change and SDG 10 on inequality reduction. Participants will share ways to better reconcile climate action and social equity. The event will provide recommendations and examples that countries can take up, especially as part of revising their climate plans – known as Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) - by 2020, and that could support a common narrative and concrete actions for just transitions at the SDG and Climate Summits in September.
Back-to-back September UN summits on climate action and the Sustainable Development Goals offer a strategic opportunity to showcase a leap in ambition. Here are four ways that can happen.
This Commentary discusses how securing community land across the world will enable countries to accelerate progress on many SDGs as well as their climate targets. Given the looming threat climate change poses to both environmental and development progress, the time to secure these lands is now.
To tackle climate change and sustainable development, innovation and public-private partnership are key. But what’s the best way to do it? P4G partnerships in Indonesia, Latin America and China are among the first to get down to work.
The technical note discusses the methodology of the Restoration Opportunities Atlas, a first-of-its-kind web-based, accessible platform to support tree-based climate action in India.
Kevin Moss, Global Director of Sustainable Business at World Resources Institute (WRI), outlines how businesses that are making a head start in implementing the SDGs are carving out a distinct advantage.
There is growing recognition of the strong connections between the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on climate change, which were adopted only three months apart in 2015.
Drawing on experience in 11 countries and the European Union, this paper provides core elements and concrete examples for jointly advancing the Sustainable Development Goals and climate actions under the Paris Agreement. Five key challenges are explored: coordinating institutions, aligning national climate and SDG-relevant targets, mainstreaming both set of goals into policy planning, optimizing financial resources, and building mutually reinforcing monitoring and reporting frameworks.