More than 1.25 million people are killed on roads each year, the majority in developing countries, making traffic fatalities the tenth leading cause of death worldwide. Children, elderly and poor people are particularly vulnerable. Are drivers and pedestrians always to blame? Research from WRI...
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JOHANNESBURG (October 30, 2020) – The South Africa National Department for Cooperative Governance, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities and the Coalition for Urban Transitions announced a new partnership to help achieve a more green and equitable recovery for cities in the wake
On September 21, WRI and partners in the Africa Mobility Initiative (AMI) selected nine startups for the 2020/2021 cohort through AMI’s Africa Transformative Mobility Accelerator (ATMA).
Cities must ensure universal access to safe, reliable and affordable sanitation so that all urban residents can lead productive, healthy and thriving lives. Globally, the number of urban residents who lack safely managed sanitation has increased from 1.9 billion in...
Cities are made up of dynamic and complex social, political, economic and natural systems. Pursuing inclusive climate action in cities is critical, but not always easy or straightforward. WRI Ross Center, in...
Cities are increasingly integrating climate adaptation priorities into development policies and plans. However, there remains a gap in understanding how incremental urban adaptation solutions can lead to more transformative change over the long term.
Transformative adaptation reorients...
This report not only highlights progress over the past year but celebrates the achievements and impact of WRI Ross Center over the last five years. Our journey, which began with a focus on mobility, has progressed to include holistic solutions on urban planning and development, energy efficiency...
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WASHINGTON (September 17, 2019) — While zero carbon buildings have previously been assumed to be attainable only by technologically advanced or wealthy countries, new WRI research finds there are policy pathways to reach zero carbon buildings regardless of location or development
Buildings that emit no greenhouse gas emissions during their operation are vital to meeting the SDGs and Paris Agreement targets. But in the past, zero carbon buildings have been assumed to be only attainable by technologically advanced or wealthy countries. New WRI research finds there are...