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California’s Wine Country Wildfires Are Among the Worst on Record

World Resource Institute - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 20:31
California’s Wine Country Wildfires Are Among the Worst on Record Comments|Add Comment|PrintView of an earlier California fire from the flight deck a C-130 aircraft of the California National Guard’s 146th Airlift Wing. Photo by 146th Airlift Wing/Flickr The wind-fueled fires that swept across Northern California last week, which resulted in at least 41 deaths (the largest death toll from fires in California’s history), hundreds missing and roughly 75,000 evacuated, are among the worst the...

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The Flawed Analysis Behind Trump Administration's Proposed Repeal of the Clean Power Plan

World Resource Institute - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 22:01
The Flawed Analysis Behind Trump Administration's Proposed Repeal of the Clean Power Plan Comments|Add Comment|PrintCoal-fired power plant near Becker, Minnesota. Photo by Tony Webster/Flickr The Trump administration’s proposal to repeal the Clean Power Plan (CPP) is based on flawed analysis that understates its benefits. This action is part of this administration’s unfortunate pattern of dismantling sensible policies and rejecting the underlying science of climate change. Repealing the...

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The Risks of Making a Difference: Tundu Lissu Shot in Tanzania

World Resource Institute - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 21:57
The Risks of Making a Difference: Tundu Lissu Shot in Tanzania Comments|Add Comment|PrintTundu Lissu in Parliament. Wikimedia Tundu Lissu, a leading opposition member of the Tanzanian parliament and a former World Resource Institute (WRI) colleague who worked on community land rights, was injured in a shooting outside his home on September 7. Peter Veit, who has known Lissu for more than 20 years and saw him three weeks before the attack, writes about his friend and the risks he ran by making a...

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Two Rules of Thumb to Slash the Environmental Impact of Your Diet

World Resource Institute - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 19:46
Two Rules of Thumb to Slash the Environmental Impact of Your Diet Comments|Add Comment|PrintSant' Ambrogio Market, Florence, Italy. Photo by Eric Parker/Flickr In a recent survey, three-quarters of Americans said that they wanted to eat more sustainably. However, the average American diet remains resource-intensive. The U.S. ranks near the top of the global list in meat consumption per person, and as a result, our research shows that the average U.S. diet is nearly twice as land- and...

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Water is Essential to Achieving Ethiopia’s Development Goals

World Resource Institute - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 18:14
Water is Essential to Achieving Ethiopia’s Development Goals Comments|Add Comment|PrintHamar cattle, Demeka, Ethiopia. Photo by Rod Waddington/Flickr This summer, Ethiopia was once again named the fastest growing global economy. Over the past two decades, this country—home to over 100 million people – has experienced rapid and impressive economic growth. This has driven real change: just 17 years ago, 56 percent of Ethiopians lived on an equivalent of less than $1.25 a day, but by 2011, that...

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Balancing Development and Forest Protection in Papua

World Resource Institute - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 03:00
Balancing Development and Forest Protection in Papua Comments|Add Comment|PrintOil palm plantation. Photo by a_rabin/flickr As part of the world’s largest archipelago, Indonesia faces a unique challenge in achieving equitable development across its 16,000 islands. Despite strong overall economic growth, development is still concentrated in the western parts of Indonesia, like Java, while the more remote islands in the east struggle to keep up. Therefore, President Joko Widodo’s commitment...

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Brazil’s Fruitful Example: Açaí

World Resource Institute - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 18:02
Brazil’s Fruitful Example: Açaí Comments|Add Comment|PrintAn açaí picker in the Brazilian state of Pará. Photo by Sidney Oliveira/AG Pará In the popular Brazilian news magazine Veja, journalist J. R. Guzzo recently defended Brazil’s mighty agribusinesses, asking rhetorically, "What will Brazilians eat, after all?" and giving an ironic answer: "Perhaps they are telling us, like Marie Antoinette in the legend…(Let them) eat açaí." There’s a backstory here. You’ve probably heard of açaí, the...

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RELEASE: WRI Honors Darren Walker and Feike Sijbesma at “Courage to Lead” Celebration

World Resource Institute - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 17:21
RELEASE: WRI Honors Darren Walker and Feike Sijbesma at “Courage to Lead” Celebration NEW YORK (October 12, 2017) —World Resources Institute (WRI) is honoring Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation, and Feike Sijbesma, CEO of Royal DSM, at its 2017 Courage to Lead dinner, an event recognizing bold leadership that confronts pressing environment and human development challenges. At their respective organizations, this year’s honorees are demonstrating leadership that is shaping their...

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Towards a More Equal City: Framing the Challenges and Opportunities

World Resource Institute - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 15:51
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RELEASE: WRI Ross Prize for Cities to Celebrate Urban Transformation Projects

World Resource Institute - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 14:48
RELEASE: WRI Ross Prize for Cities to Celebrate Urban Transformation Projects New contest supported by Stephen M. Ross will recognize urban development initiatives that catalyze change NEW YORK (October 12, 2017) — Well over half of the world’s population lives in cities, and more than two-thirds will do so by the middle of this century. This trend will bring new possibilities as well as risks: cities can be drivers of opportunity, creativity and growth – or lead to more waste, pollution and...

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STATEMENT: Repealing the Clean Power Plan Disregards Health, Environment and Economics

World Resource Institute - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 00:15
STATEMENT: Repealing the Clean Power Plan Disregards Health, Environment and Economics WASHINGTON (October 10, 2017)— Today the Trump Administration took steps to repeal the landmark Clean Power Plan, as the Environmental Protection Agency issued a proposal that includes a new cost-benefit analysis of the rule and a legal preamble for withdrawing it. The Clean Power Plan is the first nation-wide plan to limit carbon pollution from power plants, aimed at reducing emissions by 32 percent below...

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For Electric Vehicles to Be Green Heroes, Indonesia Needs a Greener Grid

World Resource Institute - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 17:30
For Electric Vehicles to Be Green Heroes, Indonesia Needs a Greener Grid Comments|Add Comment|PrintThe first Indonesian hybrid EV, in 2010. Flickr/Iklhlasul Amal The article was orginally posted in The Jakarta Post. "The future is here" is a shared sentiment of Indonesians, who are proud of the government's plan to develop electric vehicles (EVs). Along with the United Kingdom, France, and India, Indonesia plans to prohibit the sales of fossil-fuel based vehicles by 2040. This progressive...

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The IMF and Climate Change: Three Things Christine Lagarde Can Do to Cement Her Legacy on Climate

World Resource Institute - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 15:22
The IMF and Climate Change: Three Things Christine Lagarde Can Do to Cement Her Legacy on Climate Comments|Add Comment|PrintChristine Lagarde, head of IMF. Flickr/World Economic Forum The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and climate change do not often appear in the same headline together. Indeed, environmental issues have been, at most, peripheral to the Fund's core functions. But now economists inside and outside the IMF are beginning to understand that climate change has significant...

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Evaluating Indonesia’s Progress on its Climate Commitments

World Resource Institute - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 20:54
Evaluating Indonesia’s Progress on its Climate Commitments Comments|Add Comment|PrintIndonesia has pledged to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. Photo by Ridho A. Ibrahim/Wikimedia Whether the world’s 20 largest economies embrace responsible climate action is critically important, because they account for roughly 80 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions and global GDP. In this G20 Climate Progress blog series, WRI researchers and partners examine the strides these countries are making...

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How Can Indonesia Achieve Its Climate Change Mitigation Goal? An Analysis of Potential Emissions Reductions from Energy and Land-Use Policies

World Resource Institute - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 15:51
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RELEASE: Report: Tanzania Mini-grid Sector Doubles with Bold Policy Approach

World Resource Institute - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 05:04
RELEASE: Report: Tanzania Mini-grid Sector Doubles with Bold Policy Approach DAR ES SALAAM (October 4, 2017)— With more than 70 percent of Tanzania’s population lacking access to electricity, mini-grids – electrical generation and distribution systems of less than 10 megawatts (MW) – have enormous potential to electrify rural communities. By 2040, an estimated 140 million rural Africans will get electricity from mini-grids, requiring more than 100,000 mini-grids to be built. Tanzania is a...

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Entrepreneurs Use Mapping Tools to Locate New Markets, Dispelling Darkness a District at a Time

World Resource Institute - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 05:01
Entrepreneurs Use Mapping Tools to Locate New Markets, Dispelling Darkness a District at a Time Comments|Add Comment|PrintMarket data can help energy entrepreneurs understand where customers are likely to be located and where electricity demand is concentrated. Photo by DFID/Flickr Decentralized renewables have the potential to provide electricity to millions of people without power. In Tanzania, for example, the government estimates about half the rural population may be more cost-effectively...

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Accelerating Mini-grid Deployment in Sub-Saharan Africa: Lessons from Tanzania

World Resource Institute - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 05:01
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Electrifying Africa with Mini-grids: Five Lessons from Tanzania

World Resource Institute - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 21:14
Electrifying Africa with Mini-grids: Five Lessons from Tanzania Comments|Add Comment|PrintMini-grid installation in Tanzania. Credit: TaTEDO In 2009, the first unit of a hydro-powered mini-grid was installed in the Ludewa District of Tanzania. Today, this community-owned and -managed system serves over 1,600 customers in 10 villages, and the electricity it supplies has brought welcome benefits to citizens. In Mawengi, barbers, butchers and restaurant operators with electric lighting can extend...

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