The paper uses two criteria to identify cities in the Global South that today are candidates for electrification – replacing fossil fuel–powered vehicles, stoves, furnaces and other devices with electric alternatives. First, urban access to electricity (i.e., the percentage of people with a...
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Urban Solutions for People and the Planet: WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities 2017-2018 Annual ReportSeptember 2018
Decisions made in cities today will determine whether humans succeed in creating a sustainable future. To refine our approach to this opportunity and challenge, this year, WRI Ross Center completed a new five-year strategy.
This report is a summary of our highlights from 2017-18,...
by Ying Wang, Shiyong Qiu and Ting Zhao - September 2018
This report outlines the progress and prospects of Beijing’s low-emission zone and congestion charging policies, which have been under development since 2014 with the assistance of WRI China.
Beijing’s implementation in September 2017 of a low-emission zone (LEZ),...
This report highlights some of our many successes in 2016-17 through deep, targeted and catalytic engagement with cities. From the New Urban Agenda to making streets safer for everyone, we are helping to shape four global stories.