The sixth in a series of seven workshops to improve the bankability of sustainable infrastructure initiatives in MexicoFebruary 21, 2020
WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities conducted the sixth workshop of the ongoing technical assistance program TheCityFix Labs México. The main objective of the workshop, held in Xalapa, Mexico, was to help the local government project sponsors refine their financial strategies and provide an initial opportunity to practice the pitches before making their presentations to financial institutions.
RELEASE: WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities 2020-2021 Opens; Now Accepting Applications for Transformative Urban Climate Projects$350,000 to be awarded to transformative urban initiatives tackling the climate crisis and inequality around the world.February 07, 2020
ABU DHABI (February 10, 2020)—Today, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities launched the second cycle of the WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities, a global competition that celebrates transformative urban change. The announcement comes during the 10th session of the United Nations World Urban Forum, the world’s largest gathering of urban changemakers. Applications are now being accepted for the Prize for Cities, which will award $250,000 to one winner and $25,000 each to four runners-up.
Connecting People for Sustainable GrowthJanuary 14, 2020
WASHINGTON, DC (January 16, 2020) – The World Bank and WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities invite the press to attend Transforming Transportation 2020, one of the largest global events dedicated entirely to sustainable transport and development.
The municipality of Hermosillo in Sonora State hosted a workshop to help the project teams prepare financial models and further their projectsNovember 01, 2019
On October 29, WRI México conducted the fourth installment of TheCityFix Labs México workshops in Hermosillo, Sonora. TheCityFix Labs is an initiative of WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, with support from the Citi Foundation. TheCityFix Labs México is currently supporting the preparation, technical design and financial feasibility of seven sustainable infrastructure projects across the country.
RELEASE: New Research Finds Climate Adaptation Is an Opportunity for Transformative Change in CitiesUrban adaptation should incorporate climate risks into planning, work with vulnerable communities and focus on nature-based solutionsOctober 09, 2019
COPENHAGEN (October 9, 2019) — By 2050, two-thirds of the world’s population will live in
Developing and industrialized countries commit to decarbonize their building sector to achieve massive CO2 reductionsSeptember 23, 2019
NEW YORK (September 23, 2019) — All buildings must be net zero carbon by 2050 to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement, but fewer than 1% of buildings are today. Closing this gap will require dramatically enhanced ambition and execution of more efficient buildings and renewable energy supply. Zero Carbon Buildings for All, a multi-partner global initiative endorsed by the UN Secretary General, was featured at the 2019 UN Climate Action Summit today.
TheCityFix Labs México Holds Second Workshop in Cholula, Highlighting the Importance of Identifying Potential Sources of FundingProject teams from across Mexico convened in Cholula, Puebla, to discuss finding tailored financial mechanisms and funding sourcesJuly 19, 2019
On July 4, representatives from each of the seven TheCityFix Labs México projects gathered at the University of the Americas in San Pedro Cholula, Puebla, to discuss financing mechanisms for sustainable infrastructure projects. TheCityFix Labs is an initiative of WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, with support from the Citi Foundation, designed to help cities prepare, finance and implement sustainable urban projects.
WRI México forum demonstrates that building energy efficiency in Mexico requires coordination between all levels of governmentJune 20, 2019
On June 17, U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and Sustentabilidad para México (SUMe) organized the second annual Greenbuild Mexico International Conference in Mexico City, engaging more than 500 industry leaders and interested parties.
During the conference, SUMe in collaboration with WRI México, USGBC and WorldGBC organized the "National-Subnational Collaboration for Energy Efficiency in Buildings" forum, where federal leaders, local actors and international experts convened to advance green buildings.
Two new WRI reports explore lessons learned from the experience of 16 cities who were early adopters of e-busesMay 21, 2019
LEIPZIG, Germany (May 21, 2019) — The adoption of electric buses, mainly by municipal governments, has accelerated in recent years, increasing more than 80-fold between 2011 and 2017. But cities still have a long way to go. Investment in electric buses and other low-carbon technologies needs to double over the next two decades to keep global warming below safe thresholds, as identified by the IPCC.
April 05, 2019
MEXICO CITY, Mexico (April 5, 2019) ‒ From a competitive pool of 137 projects, WRI México and the Citi Foundation announce 7 projects to participate in the year-long incubation process of TheCityFix Labs México, starting in April 2019.