Accelerating Toward Green and Inclusive MobilityMarch 08, 2023
WASHINGTON, DC (March 14, 2022) – The World Bank and WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities invite the press to attend the 20th anniversary of the Transforming Transportation conference, one of the largest global events dedicated entirely to sustainable transport and development — sponsored by Visa, FedEx and the FIA Foundation.
RELEASE: WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities Awarded to ‘Todos al Parque,’ by the Mayor’s Office of the City of Barranquilla, ColombiaThe grand prize-winning green space project demonstrates an effective strategy for developing urban economies, empowering marginalized groups and building trust in public institutionsFebruary 01, 2023
NEW YORK, NY (February 1, 2023) – World Resources Institute presented the $250,000-grand prize for the 2021-2022 WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities to Todos al Parque (“Everyone to the Park”), a long-standing parks and public greenspaces project by the Mayor’s Office of the City of Barranquilla, Colombia. Thanks to the initiative, 93% of Barranquilla residents now live within an 8-minute walk of an urban green space.
STATEMENT: In Breakthrough, COP27 Establishes Fund to Aid Vulnerable Countries Facing Severe Climate DamagesNovember 20, 2022
SHARM EL SHEIKH (November 20, 2022) - The UN climate negotiations (COP27) held in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt concluded with delegates reaching agreement to establish a fund to help vulnerable countries deal with losses and damages from climate impacts. Negotiators also called for countries to accelerate the adoption of renewable energy, but the talks concluded without new, strong language on curbing greenhouse gas emissions or giving developing countries confidence that funding for adaptation is ramping up fast enough to double by 2025.
RELEASE: WRI Announces Rogier van den Berg as New Global Director for WRI Ross Center for Sustainable CitiesNovember 16, 2022
WASHINGTON (November 16, 2022) — WRI is pleased to announce that Rogier van den Berg has been selected to become the next Global Director of WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, WRI’s program focused on creating more resilient, inclusive and low-carbon cities.
November 14, 2022
SHARM EL-SHEIKH, EGYPT (November 14, 2022) — At COP27, the World Resources Institute and partners launched the African Cities Water Adaptation Fund (ACWA Fund) with the aim of channeling $5 billion towards urban water resilience solutions in 100 African cities by 2032.
October 03, 2022
Two new researchers have been awarded the prestigious Lee Schipper Memorial Scholarship for Sustainable Transport and Energy Efficiency for transformative research proposals to challenge conventional wisdom. In addition to the global award to a young researcher or researchers, which has been awarded since 2012, a second award supports a young African researcher, an extension of the scholarship now in its third year.
August 23, 2022
WASHINGTON, DC (August 23, 2022) — World Resources Institute is pleased to announce that Felipe Ramírez will join WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities as Director of Urban Mobility in September, leading the program’s work to help cities build sustainable, equitable and high-quality transportation.
RELEASE: Finalists for 2021-22 WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities Show How to Thrive Together in Turbulent TimesUrban projects from Colombia, France, India, Pakistan and the Philippines selected for innovative and inclusive responses to uncertainty, disruption and crisis.June 28, 2022
KATOWICE, POLAND (June 29, 2022) — World Resources Institute announced five projects as finalists for the 2021-2022 WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities today at the 11th World Urban Forum in Katowice, Poland.
June 24, 2022
As work to accelerate global clean air solutions continues, Clean Air Catalyst, a partnership funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and led by WRI and Environmental Defense Fund, is adding Nairobi, Kenya, to the project's portfolio of pilot cities. Nairobi joins existing programs in Jakarta, Indonesia, and Indore, India, as the third city where the Catalyst will focus its efforts.
June 14, 2022
Addis Ababa (June 14, 2022) – Today the Digital Transport for Africa (DT4A) initiative, led by WRI and partners and funded by the French Development Agency (AFD), selected four winners of the first-ever