Posts tagged with 'World Resources Institute'
C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and World Resources Institute Partner to Promote City Transit Solutions. Photo by David W.
C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and World Resources Institute Partner to Promote City Transit Solutions
This post was originally featured on WRI.org.  The World Resources Institute, led by its sustainable transport center, EMBARQ, and the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) established a partnership today that will further their mutual goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from urban transportation. ...
Congestion in Urban China is appalling...and growing.
The Trillion Yuan Question: How Can China Fund Its Sustainable Growth?
This post was originally featured on WRIInsights and was co-authored with Daniel Bongardt, Transport Policy Advisor with the German Technical Cooperation (GTZ).  China—especially its cities—has embraced sustainable transport in a big way. The Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development recently urged Chinese cities ...
Andrew Steer - Reflections On The 8th International Congress On Sustainable Transport
Andrew Steer – Reflections On The 8th International Congress On Sustainable Transport
This post was originally published on WRIInsights and authored by Andrew Steer, President of the World Resources Institute. Who said urban transport was boring? Certainly not the 1,100 people who recently gathered in Mexico City at the 8th annual International Congress on ...
WRI’s 30th Anniversary Dinner: Reflecting on Cities and Leadership
WRI’s 30th Anniversary Dinner: Reflecting on Cities and Leadership
This post was originally published on WRI Insights. Cities were a major theme of WRI’s 30th anniversary dinner last night. And, why not? The event took place in arguably the greatest city in the world, New York. Guests included Mayor ...
EMBARQ-FedEx Collaboration Aims to Improve Public Transport in Developing Countries
EMBARQ-FedEx Collaboration Aims to Improve Public Transport in Developing Countries
This post was originally published on EMBARQ.org. A new collaboration to optimize city bus operations in Mexico, Brazil and India was announced today by FedEx Corp. and EMBARQ, the World Resources Institute’s center for sustainable transport (the producer of this blog.) “Thanks to ...
TheCityFix Picks, November 18: Privatizing Public Transit, Tour du Danger, Metro Comic Books
TheCityFix Picks, November 18: Privatizing Public Transit, Tour du Danger, Metro Comic Books
Welcome back to TheCityFix Picks, our series highlighting the newsy and noteworthy of the past week. Each Friday, we’ll run down the headlines falling under TheCityFix’s five themes: integrated transport, urban development and accessibility, air quality and climate change, health and ...
7 Billion Reasons to Improve Sustainable Transport
7 Billion Reasons to Improve Sustainable Transport
United Nations demographers mark today as the symbolic date for when the world population reached 7 billion people. The weight of this new scale of population on the world’s resources is a topic we cover on this blog every day. ...
TheCityFix Picks, October 14: Disappearing Gas Stations, Green Growth Forum, Traffic Safety Mimes
TheCityFix Picks, October 14: Disappearing Gas Stations, Green Growth Forum, Traffic Safety Mimes
Welcome back to TheCityFix Picks, our series highlighting the newsy and noteworthy of the past week. Each Friday, we’ll run down the headlines falling under TheCityFix’s five themes: integrated transport, urban development and accessibility, air quality and climate change, health and ...
TheCityFix Picks, October 7: Chinese Cycling, Parisian Bluecars, Stifling Sprawl Development
TheCityFix Picks, October 7: Chinese Cycling, Parisian Bluecars, Stifling Sprawl Development
Welcome back to TheCityFix Picks, our series highlighting the newsy and noteworthy of the past week. Each Friday, we’ll run down the headlines falling under TheCityFix’s five themes: integrated transport, urban development and accessibility, air quality and climate change, health and ...
New Report: High Rates of Per Capita Emissions in Global Cities, Especially Among Affluent
New Report: High Rates of Per Capita Emissions in Global Cities, Especially Among Affluent
“If all production- and consumption-based emissions that result from lifestyle and purchasing are included, urban residents and their associated affluence likely account for more than 80 percent of the world’s GHG emissions,” says a new report, “Cities and Greenhouse Gas ...
NextBillion's New and Improved Hub for "Base of the Pyramid" Solutions
NextBillion's New and Improved Hub for "Base of the Pyramid" Solutions
Our friends at NextBillion.net, a joint project between the World Resources Institute and the Acumen Fund, have enjoyed the first full month of their recent makeover, flaunting a sleek new design and host of interactive features. The Web site, which ...
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