Local officials met to identify strategic interventions for managing land use, transport and accessibilityDecember 08, 2015
WRI India and V Ravichandar, the Chairman and Managing Director of Feedback Business Consulting Services Pvt. Ltd., hosted a meeting with Bangalore city officials Karnataka Chief Minister, S Siddaramiah, and Minister for Bangalore Development and Town Planning, KJ George on November 17th, 2015. The forum, held in Vidhana Soudha, Bangalore convened local decision makers to discuss strategies for addressing the urban mobility challenges faced by the city.
December 07, 2015
PARIS (December 7, 2015)—At Energy Day, COP21, several cities and subnational jurisdictions, businesses, and organizations joined the Building Efficiency Accelerator (BEA).
Launched in 2014, the BEA supports the UN Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) goal of doubling the rate of energy efficiency by 2030 by improving energy efficiency in buildings.
December 03, 2015
PARIS (December 3, 2015) – At the Paris climate conference (COP21), building efficiency took center stage with the launch of the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction.
Global Environment Facility pledges $2 million to WRI to expand building efficiency policies and actions at the subnational levelDecember 02, 2015
Today (December 3), during the COP21 Buildings Day, the Global Environment Facility (GEF) pledged a $2 million grant to WRI to support the implementation of local building efficiency policies and actions in cities around the world. Announcing the partnership was Dr. Naoko Ishii, CEO and Chairperson of GEF, and Andrew Steer, President and CEO of WRI.
Opportunity for young thinkers to advance transformational research on sustainable transport and energy efficiencyDecember 02, 2015
Looking for an opportunity to catalyze sustainable, people-centered urban mobility? The Lee Schipper Memorial Scholarship wants to help you transform ideas into reality.
December 02, 2015
PARIS (December 2, 2015)– The 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) initiative today announced new signatories to the 10% Resilience Pledge, with a total of 19 mayors and city leaders committing to dedicate 10 percent of their city's annual budget toward resilience-building activities throughout their term in office.
Decision makers across Turkey convened to learn about how to make cities more livableNovember 25, 2015
WRI Turkey Sustainable Cities organized the third Livable Cities Symposium on November 19-20 in Istanbul, with over 400 representatives from local governments, the private sector, NGOs and universities in attendance. The Symposium focused on creating smart and energy efficient cities—hosting a total of 45 speakers from 13 different countries.
PRESS RELEASE - The Transport Community Comes Together in Support of Accelerating Action on Climate Change #WeAreTransportNovember 24, 2015
Shanghai, PRC and Paris, France 24th November, 2015
Transport is one of the fastest growing sources of CO2 world-wide and is the largest energy consuming sector in 40% of countries worldwide while being the second largest in most of the remaining countries. Action to limit global average temperature rise to less than 2°C, as recommended by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) without including the transport sector is unrealistic.
STATEMENT: New WHO Declaration Calls for Increased Attention to Road Safety to Support Global Development AgendaNovember 19, 2015
BRASILIA, BRAZIL (November 19, 2015) - The World Health Organization (WHO) released the Declaration from the Second Global High-level Conference on Road Safety: Time for Results. The Declaration recommends a set of actions to improve road safety through stronger management, legislation and enforcement.
Announcement Supports UN Sustainable Development Goals 3 and 11 and Second Global High-Level Conference on Road SafetyNovember 18, 2015
According to the 2015 World Health Organization (WHO) Global status report on road safety, 1.25 million people die every year from traffic crashes, with a majority of fatalities occurring in developing countries.