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: 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.
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.
April 13, 2018
BEIJING (April 13, 2018) – In 2015, more than half of the Chinese population was exposed to unhealthy air, and around 1 million premature deaths were attributed to outdoor pollution. A key contributor to harmful air pollution is the transport sector.
The Mayor of Cali and urban development professionals gathered to discuss how to achieve sustainable urban transformation in Colombia’s third-largest cityJuly 18, 2016
On June 20, 2016, the Mayor of Cali, Maurice Armitage, opened the “Forum on Transit-Oriented Development for a Sustainable Cali” by positioning the “Green Corridor” at the heart of Cali’s transformation into a sustainable city.
June 08, 2016
BEIJING (June 8, 2016)— At the second China-US Climate Smart / Low Carbon Cities Summit, representatives from more than 50 cities came together to enhance cooperation on low-carbon development. Twelve Chinese cities pledged to peak their carbon emissions earlier than China’s national target of 2030, joining the 11 founding cities and provinces of the Alliance of Peaking Pioneer Cities (APPC).
May 18, 2016
Habitat III, the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, will convene in Quito, Ecuador in October 2016. The conference will bring together national governments, sub-national actors and decision-makers and civil society to create a vision for the next 20 years of sustainable, equitable, prosperous urban development – a document referred to as the New Urban Agenda.
The event focused on the opportunity of vehicle standards for improving air quality and reducing emissions in citiesMarch 16, 2016
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 3.7 million premature deaths resulted from outdoor air pollution in 2012. A major share of this air pollution comes from vehicle emissions in cities. In the Southeast Asia region, for example, traffic produces 36 percent of the city’s local air pollution.
C40, the Citi Foundation and WRI to convene public & private sectors for financial collaboration April 5-7 at the Museum of TomorrowMarch 15, 2016
Rio de Janeiro (16 March, 2016) – Today, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) and the City of Rio de Janeiro announced a first-of-its-kind global financing forum to accelerate city climate action. The C40 Financing Sustainable Cities Forum – hosted along with the Citi Foundation and WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities – will bring together senior decision-makers from financial institutions, the private sector and more than a dozen city governments from across the globe.
Brazil's 2nd Conference on Cities and Climate Change Outlines Next Steps After COP21 for Reducing EmissionsDecision makers and city leaders discussed the Compact of Mayors as a platform for local action in Fortaleza, BrazilMarch 02, 2016
COP21 in Paris was an historic landmark for the fight against climate change, uniting 196 nations under a long-term goal to keep the rise in global temperatures at 1.5°C by 2100. However, many cities made their own commitments as well. Over 400 cities have joined the Compact of Mayors in a pledge to reduce emissions.