May 19, 2022
New analysis by the Global Alliance on Health and Pollution finds that despite declines in deaths from household air and water pollution, pollution overall still causes 1 in 6 deaths worldwide every year, claiming the lives of more than 9 million people.
April 27, 2022
Cities and subnational governments can be critical drivers of building decarbonization. In 2022, six new subnational governments have committed to decarbonize the built environment by joining WRI’s Zero Carbon Building Accelerator (ZCBA), funded by the Global Environment Facility and supported by the UN Environment Programme. Since 2021, the ZCBA has been working in Colombia and Turkey to create national roadmaps and align city action plans for building decarbonization.
April 08, 2022
Albany, NY (April 7, 2022) — Today an agreement was reached on New York’s annual State Budget. When passed, the budget will enact a nation-leading commitment for New York to achieve the first fully zero emission statewide school bus fleet in the country.
March 24, 2022
WASHINGTON (March 24, 2022) — On February 24, Russia invaded Ukraine. The invasion has led to widespread destruction across the country and scores of civilians have been killed, injured and displaced. According to the U.N., more than 10 million people have fled their homes since the invasion began. Russia’s assault on Ukraine continues.
Following is a statement from Ani Dasgupta, President & CEO, World Resources Institute:
February 17, 2022
Are you doing research on catalyzing sustainable, people-centered urban mobility? The Lee Schipper Memorial Scholarship wants to help you transform ideas into reality.
February 16, 2022
At Transforming Transportation 2022, the Vision Zero Challenge recognized four Latin American cities that have taken important strides to make their streets safer and more equitable.
In 2021, the Vision Zero Challenge worked closely with four cities – Buenos Aires, Argentina; Lima, Peru; Mérida, Mexico; and Belo Horizonte, Brazil – to guide them through their efforts to develop and implement a road safety plan aligned with at least one Vision Zero tenet, such as speed management or road safety for children.
Climate-centered Mobility for a Sustainable RecoveryFebruary 14, 2022
WASHINGTON, DC (February 16, 2022) – The World Bank and WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities invite the press to attend this year's all-virtual Transforming Transportation, one of the largest global events dedicated entirely to sustainable transport and development.
RELEASE: World Resources Institute Welcomes Dr. Frannie Léautier, Michael Miebach and Gloria Walton to Global BoardJanuary 24, 2022
WASHINGTON (January 24, 2022)—World Resources Institute (WRI) is pleased to announce that Dr. Frannie Léautier (Senior Partner, Southbridge Group; CEO, Southbridge Investments), Michael Miebach (CEO, Mastercard) and Gloria Walton (President & CEO, The Solutions Project) have joined its Global Board of Directors.
December 20, 2021
Following five years of supporting and advocating for national government leadership on sustainable, prosperous and equitable cities, the Coalition for Urban Transitions will sunset at the end of 2021. A special initiative of the New Climate Economy (NCE), the Coalition was jointly managed by C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities.
COVID cycling surge could reshape cities, but new urban bike networks need to be safe and connected to meet present and future challengesNovember 10, 2021
WASHINGTON, DC (November 10, 2021)—World Resources Institute (WRI) has published a new guidebook for city leaders that lays out clear bike lane design principles based on decades of cycling and road safety experience.