The paper uses two criteria to identify cities in the Global South that today are candidates for electrification – replacing fossil fuel–powered vehicles, stoves, furnaces and other devices with electric alternatives. First, urban access to electricity (i.e., the percentage of people with a...
Tags: climate action
Climate change is a global phenomenon, but the impacts are distributed locally and unevenly in cities. The urban poor are the most affected by climate change and are more likely to live in areas that lack sufficient infrastructure to respond to climate risks.
WRI has developed the Urban...
This report outlines the progress and prospects of Beijing’s low-emission zone and congestion charging policies, which have been under development since 2014 with the assistance of WRI China.
Beijing’s implementation in September 2017 of a low-emission zone (LEZ),...
SAN FRANCISCO (September 14, 2018) — WRI joined dozens of organizations, governments and businesses at the first Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) to support building efficiency measures as a major element of sustainable development.
- projectA global collaboration to support national governments to address pressing economic, inequality and climate challenges by making their cities livable and sustainable
- projectAccelerating the implementation of sustainable urban solutions through new business models
- projectHow can we make zero-carbon buildings and districts achievable everywhere?
This paper examines seven global transport initiatives to reduce emissions. The initiatives are among fifteen presented as part of the Paris Process on Mobility and Climate and the Lima-Paris Action Agenda—both platforms for mobilizing non-state actors under the auspices of the UN Framework...
- projectAssisting local and national governments to develop a pipeline of feasible, bankable projects and strengthen regional networks.
- projectBuilding the foundations of our work with cities