Cities are the driving force of the global economy and will be home to most of the world's people by 2030. Can the public and private sectors learn to work hand-in-hand to ensure human habitats become resilient and future-ready?
While energy companies rejoiced what Trump hailed as "the start of a new era" in American energy production, environmentalists described the move as "dangerous", "embarrassing", and the single biggest attack on climate action in US history.
Deepak Sriram Krishnan
and Ashok Kumar Thanikonda –
India's government is leading an ambitious plan to ramp up the country's solar power generating capacity. WRI shares four important takeaways from the Indian experience.
Omair Ahmad –
New Zealand and Indian courts have recently moved to give rivers in their countries the same rights as human beings. But will this create more problems than it solves? The Third Pole's South Asia managing editor Omair Ahmad weighs in.
and Simon Taylor –
What's driving the low levels of commitment and ambition among governments to reduce carbon emissions? It could be the corrupting influence of vested interests, say Heinrich Böll Foundation's Lili Fuhr and Global Witness's Simon Taylor.
Companies that want to survive in the era of climate change cannot base their growth on endless consumption. They will need to rethink their business models and adapt to a resource-strained world, say WRI researchers.
International climate finance is often accounted for in terms of megawatts of renewable energy or tonnes of carbon emission saved; everyone needs to ensure that those facing direct climate change impacts get much more of the money.