Bringing together public and private actors, the workshop focused on adapting global models to the Indian contextFebruary 25, 2016
India’s rural population is on the decline, and people are increasingly moving to cities. The population of Delhi, for example, is expected to grow 30 percent, making the city the second most populous urban area in the world by 2030. This rapid growth has raised significant concerns about the future of quality of life for Delhi’s residents.
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.
Event will be broadcast live on www.cidadesetransportes.orgSeptember 08, 2015
Given the widespread challenges of urbanization, mayors need to learn from one another and gain fresh ideas in order to pioneer projects that result in sustainable cities. To inspire city leaders worldwide, WRI Brasil Sustainable Cities is hosting the Mayors’ Summit, which will be attended by Ken Livingstone, Enrique Peñalosa, Mary Jane Ortega, Jaime Lerner, and Sam Adams.
Partners are helping the city target energy emissions and make neighborhoods more sustainableJuly 29, 2015
Research worldwide has shown that residential energy consumption is a major contributor of carbon emissions. However, China is working to break the mold. Earlier this year, China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) issued the Low Carbon Community Pilot Development Guidelines, which contains guidelines that push cities to curb their carbon emissions in residential areas.
How cities can turn ideas into actionMay 12, 2015
Hear from over 80 experts about successful strategies and best practices for making innovative and sustainable urban solutions work on the ground. Join as Jaime Lerner, Ken Livingstone, Enrique Peñalosa, Mary Jane Ortega, and other internationally recognized mayors speak about their experiences.
The conference will make you an innovator in city management and give you the opportunity to network with leaders improving quality of life for urban residents worldwide.
April 15, 2015
Today, we are launching the public face of WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities and WRIcities.org.
April 09, 2015
Seoul, South Korea (April 9, 2015)—The World Resources Institute, led by WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, and ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability and its carbonn Center announced a new partnership to help cities worldwide reduce their carbon footprint and pursue sustainable urban development. The two organizations formalized the agreement at the ICLEI World Congress in Seoul, South Korea.
Building Efficiency Accelerator to significant contributor to city's greenhouse gas emissionsApril 01, 2015
Rising demand for energy worldwide is making the need for affordable, sustainable energy sources increasingly urgent. According to the International Energy Agency, energy consumption in cities worldwide will grow 73 percent by 2030, causing a 76 percent increase in carbon dioxide emissions. Globally, buildings account for 40 percent of energy demand and contribute about one-third of total greenhouse gas emissions.
EMBARQ India’s third annual conference to focus on the role of active transport in India’s new smart citiesApril 01, 2015
The third edition of EMBARQ India’s annual CONNECTKaro conference (#CK2015) will take place this year in New Delhi from April 15-16, 2015.
Using transport demand management to reverse rising car ownership and traffic congestionFebruary 05, 2015
As the capital city of China’s Sichuan province and an economic and transport hub in the region, Chengdu is central to the country’s Western Development Strategy—a regional development plan to boost economic productivity in China’s western provinces. Like many cities in China, Chengdu is growing at an unprecedented pace.