November 15, 2018
In Istanbul on November 8, 2018, the İzmir Metropolitan Municipality received two honors from the 2018 Sign of the City Awards.
RELEASE: WRI Mexico, Citi Foundation Launch ‘TheCityFix Labs Mexico’ to Promote Investment in Green Infrastructure in Mexican CitiesNovember 07, 2018
MEXICO CITY (November 7, 2018) – WRI Mexico, as part of its work with the Financing Sustainable Cities Initiative (FSCI), funded by Citi Foundation, launched TheCityFix Labs Mexico to create and strengthen innovative financing mechanisms for green infrastructure projects.
RELEASE: Colombia and Mexico Set to Boost Green Buildings with P4G Award for Cities Climate Action Project supported by the Building Efficiency AcceleratorOctober 20, 2018
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (October 20, 2018) – Buildings in Colombia and Mexico may get a green makeover thanks to expanded support for energy efficiency programs after winning a $600,000 award that transitions buildings at scale to save energy and prepare cities for a net zero future announced today at the Copenhagen P4G Summit.
RELEASE: WRI India, Citi Foundation Introduce ‘TheCityFix Labs’ Policy Dialogue to Accelerate Innovation in Water, Waste and Energy ManagementTraining will help entrepreneurs pilot and scale sustainability solutions for more efficient citiesOctober 08, 2018
HYDERABAD, India (October 8, 2018) – WRI India Ross Center, with support from the Citi Foundation, convened TheCityFix Labs policy dialogue today in Hyderabad on “Accelerating Innovation: Water | Waste | Energy.” This one-of-a-kind initiative is aimed at establishing a platform to help coordinate investors, entrepreneurs and the state for public good by connecting the innovation ecosystem.
RELEASE: Bogotá Doubles Down on Efficiency Efforts in Phase 2 of the Building Efficiency AcceleratorOctober 03, 2018
BOGOTÁ, Colombia (October 3, 2018) — Today, Bogotá announced a new policy for more energy-efficient construction that is expected to reduce energy and water use in new buildings by 20 percent and 30 percent, respectively, when fully implemented.
Bogotá will integrate the energy and water saving goals of Colombia’s national building efficiency code into the city’s master plan. The city is also releasing the draft implementation protocol for the policy, which will allow it to properly implement the code.
RELEASE: WRI Ross Center Joins EV30@30 Campaign to Accelerate the Transition to Clean Energy TransportA global movement to support the transition to electric vehiclesSeptember 17, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC (September 17, 2018) — WRI Ross Center is committed to accelerating the adoption of more energy-efficient solutions for the transport sector, including electrification of vehicle fleets. As scientists ring the warning bells about the need to step up climate ambition, WRI is joining the EV30@30 Campaign to help bring more electric vehicles to the world’s largest markets.
Zero-carbon buildings are an underutilized pathway to sustainable developmentSeptember 14, 2018
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.
At the midway point between the signing of the Paris Climate Agreement and major 2020 milestones built into the agreement, GCAS is designed to encourage governments to “step up” their climate commitments. During three days of panels and workshops, WRI experts reinforced the need for new approaches to building efficiency.
RELEASE: 45 Cities Pledge to Conserve and Restore Forests, Citing Public Health, Water and Climate BenefitsAmman, Auckland, Jakarta, Johannesburg, Mexico City, Oslo, Sacramento and more cities representing over 164 million residents join Cities4Forests initiativeSeptember 12, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO (September 12, 2018) — Floods and landslides are wreaking havoc on cities from Bangkok to Bangalore. Urban heat islands are exacerbating sweltering temperatures from Los Angeles to São Paulo. Concerns about drinking water are growing from Bogota to Johannesburg to Jakarta. Rising sea levels threaten Miami and Mumbai alike. Now, a coalition of cities has emerged to protect their residents from these threats by deploying a highly underrated resource: forests.
September 08, 2018
NEW DELHI (September 8, 2018) — At the inaugural session of the MOVE Summit, Dr. OP Agarwal, CEO of WRI India, presented a report on the future of shared mobility in India to Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi.
WRI India hosts Unlock Bengaluru 2018July 21, 2018
BENGALURU (July 21, 2018) — Bengaluru’s trajectory of unprecedented urbanization and economic growth has brought with it the chaos of haphazard development that is negatively impacting human and environmental health. On July 21, WRI India convened urban experts for Unlock Bengaluru 2018.