What Did I Learn? On Departing WRI, Reflections on 9 Years at the Helm

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What Did I Learn? On Departing WRI, Reflections on 9 Years at the Helm Comments|Add Comment|PrintAndrew Steer at the Courage to Lead event in 2017 in New York. Photo by Ayano Hisa. I’m writing this on my final day at WRI, after nearly nine very happy and productive years. Together, we’ve grown the impact and the size of WRI, we’ve internationalized our reach, and we’ve built a well-functioning global team of 1,500 professionals across more than a dozen international offices. Along the way we’ve...

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Helen Morgan

Brazil’s Faces of Restoration | Big Ideas Into Action Podcast

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Brazil’s Faces of Restoration | Big Ideas Into Action Podcast Comments|Add Comment|Print This episode of the “Big Ideas Into Action” podcast looks at WRI Brasil’s groundbreaking Faces of Restoration video and reporting project. Subscribe to the series on SoundCloud, Spotify, or Apple Podcasts. WRI's Big Ideas Into Action podcast · Big Ideas Into Action #16: the Faces of Restoration in Brazil Faces of Restoration is a series of videos and longform stories that our colleagues at WRI...

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How BlackRock and Vanguard Can Advance the Net-zero Emissions Movement

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How BlackRock and Vanguard Can Advance the Net-zero Emissions Movement Comments|Add Comment|PrintThe Stock Exchange, Wall Street, New York. Photo by Aditya Vyas The movement to achieve net-zero global greenhouse gas emissions is gaining traction and coherence, especially in the world of finance. In late March, BlackRock and Vanguard — the two largest asset managers on the planet — joined a growing coalition of investors in the Net Zero Asset Managers Initiative (NZAM). The initiative outlines...

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Helen Morgan

RELEASE: WRI Brasil Names Elizabeth Farina as New Executive Director

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RELEASE: WRI Brasil Names Elizabeth Farina as New Executive Director WASHINGTON (April 15, 2021) – World Resources Institute announced that Dr. Elizabeth Farina will be the next Executive Director of WRI Brasil. Farina is highly recognized as an expert in economics and finance with extensive experience in the private sector, public policy and organizational management. She comes to WRI Brasil with the goal of guiding the organization’s research and implementing solutions to drive sustainable...

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Mansie Hough

RELEASE: WRI Welcomes Mari Elka Pangestu and Jesper Brodin to Global Board of Directors

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RELEASE: WRI Welcomes Mari Elka Pangestu and Jesper Brodin to Global Board of Directors WASHINGTON (April 14, 2021) — World Resources Institute (WRI) is pleased to welcome two new Global Board Directors: Mari Elka Pangestu, Managing Director of Development Policy and Partnerships at the World Bank, and Jesper Brodin, President and CEO of Ingka Group, which operates IKEA Retail and other businesses. These two leaders bring global perspectives, as well as expertise in sustainability, innovation...

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Mansie Hough

Trade Associations Speak on Carbon Pricing. Will Action Follow?

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Trade Associations Speak on Carbon Pricing. Will Action Follow? Comments|Add Comment|PrintIndustrial building in Carson, California. Photo by Nikolas Zane/Flickr td { padding:10px; border-right:1px solid white; vertical-align: middle; } td { padding-left:10px; padding-top:8px; padding-bottom:8px; border: none; } tbody td{ vertical-align: top; } tr:nth-child(odd) {background: #fff;} tr:nth-child(even) {background: rgb(255,228,175);} @media screen and (min-width: 1200px){ .blog-table{ width:...

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Sadof Alexander

4 Big Outcomes the Leaders Summit on Climate Can Deliver

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4 Big Outcomes the Leaders Summit on Climate Can Deliver Comments|Add Comment|PrintWind farm in California, United States. The United States and other countries have an opportunity to put forward more ambitious climate policies at the Leaders Summit on Climate. Photo by Z22/Wikimedia Commons President Biden committed during his campaign to hold a world leaders’ summit on climate change during his first 100 days in office. Now that promise is being carried out with the Leaders Summit on Climate,...

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Wil Thomas

A Just Transition to a Zero-carbon World Is Possible. Here’s How.

1 semana 6 días ago
A Just Transition to a Zero-carbon World Is Possible. Here’s How. Comments|Add Comment|PrintTwo men install solar panels in the United States. A successful transition to a green economy is possible, but not without proactive planning and open dialogues with workers and communities impacted by the shift. Photo by Science in HD/Unsplash The global shift to a green economy could create 18 million jobs, with the potential to provide high-quality employment and livelihoods around the world. But...

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Wil Thomas

4 Ways to Reduce Plastic Pollution

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4 Ways to Reduce Plastic Pollution Comments|Add Comment|PrintPlastic waits for recycling at a landfill in the Philippines. Photo by Adam Cohn/Flickr. A whopping 8 million tons of plastic winds up in the ocean each year, endangering wildlife and polluting ecosystems. This number is expected to grow — a recent report from Pew Charitable Trust suggests that without improvements to waste management, 90 million tons of plastic could enter the world's aquatic ecosystems by 2030. Plastics have even...

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'Count it, Change it, Scale it' with Andrew Steer | Big Ideas Into Action Podcast

2 semanas 4 días ago
'Count it, Change it, Scale it' with Andrew Steer | Big Ideas Into Action Podcast Comments|Add Comment|Print This episode of WRI’s “Big Ideas Into Action” podcast features reflections of WRI’s outgoing President and CEO, Andrew Steer, as he departs to lead the new $10 billion Bezos Earth Fund. Subscribe to the series on SoundCloud, Spotify, or Apple Podcasts. WRI's Big Ideas Into Action podcast · Big Ideas Into Action #15: the world view of Andrew Steer as he leaves WRI It’s...

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vidhya.jeyadev@wri.org

Does Biden’s American Jobs Plan Stack Up on Climate and Jobs?

2 semanas 5 días ago
Does Biden’s American Jobs Plan Stack Up on Climate and Jobs? Comments|Add Comment|PrintWayne National Forest Solar Panel Construction. The United States added new rooftop solar at record levels in 2020. Photo by Wayne National Forest Solar Panel Construction President Biden unveiled a new $2 trillion American Jobs Plan on Wednesday, March 31, focused on infrastructure, the care economy, climate and, as the name implies, creating desperately needed good jobs. Previous U.S. COVID-19 spending...

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US Cities Bought More Renewable Energy than Ever in 2020. Here's How.

2 semanas 5 días ago
US Cities Bought More Renewable Energy than Ever in 2020. Here's How. Comments|Add Comment|PrintThe Power County Wind Farm in Idaho. Photo by the U.S. Department of Energy/Flickr As the world reels from the financial blow of COVID-19, local governments in the United States are under huge pressure as cities and counties face severe budget shortfalls. This is forcing cuts to crucial spending on education and infrastructure as well as layoffs, furloughs and hiring freezes. Losing critical...

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Sadof Alexander

STATEMENT: Biden Administration Releases American Jobs Plan with Major Clean Energy Investments

2 semanas 6 días ago
STATEMENT: Biden Administration Releases American Jobs Plan with Major Clean Energy Investments This morning The White House released the details of the “American Jobs Plan” ahead of President Biden’s speech at 4:20pm ET today. The proposal includes hundreds of billions of dollars in investments to fight climate change and major funding for clean energy projects. Following is a statement from Dan Lashof, Director of World Resources Institute, United States: “This is not just an...

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Mansie Hough

2021 Must Be a Turning Point for Forests. 2020 Data Shows Us Why

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2021 Must Be a Turning Point for Forests. 2020 Data Shows Us Why Comments|Add Comment|PrintRainforest in Papua, Indonesia. The country is one of the only nations reducing its deforestation rates. Photo by WidodoMargotomo/Wikimedia Commons More than 12 million hectares of tree cover in the tropics was lost in 2020 alone, according to analysis of University of Maryland data by WRI. Most alarmingly, that included 4.2 million hectares of previously undisturbed primary tropical forests. This loss...

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Wil Thomas

How much forest did the world lose last year? | Big Ideas Into Action podcast

2 semanas 6 días ago
How much forest did the world lose last year? | Big Ideas Into Action podcast Comments|Add Comment|Print Subscribe to the series on SoundCloud, Spotify, or Apple Podcasts. WRI's Big Ideas Into Action podcast · Big Ideas Into Action #14: Global tree loss data for 2020 Every year World Resources Institute analyses the latest data on how much of the world's tree cover has been lost in the previous calendar year. This year, the figures for 2020 make grim reading. Although there are some...

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