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The World Resources Institute is a global environmental think tank that goes beyond research to put ideas into action. We work with governments, companies, and civil society to build solutions to urgent environmental challenges. WRI’s transformative ideas protect the earth and promote development because sustainability is essential to meeting human needs and fulfilling human aspirations in the future.

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NEWS: Exploring the many benefits of low carbon urban transport

A new series from LEDS GP highlights the social and economic benefits of low carbon urban transport – from job creation and saved time and money, to fighting poverty, and achieving safer roads and cleaner air.
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PROJECT: Research and support on adaptation and equity in Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs)

The World Resources Institute (WRI) is working to clarify the issues of adaptation and equity in Intended Nationally Determined Contributions for developing countries, via in-country support to Ethiopia and Colombia, and the production of a working paper providing guidance to developing countries on adaptation.
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PROJECT:Participatory research to enhance climate change policy and institutions in the Caribbean: ARIA pilot tool

In many Caribbean countries, national and sectoral level policies are lagging behind the already evident threats to development from climate change despite the strong efforts made at the international and community level to adapt. The Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI), in collaboration with the World Resource Institute (WRI) and the St. Lucia National Trust (SLNT) is implementing a project in St. Lucia and Trinidad and Tobago to increase civil society engagement in policy and institutional analysis for climate change adaptation.
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FILM: Highlights from the Climate Justice Dialogue in Latin America

World Resources Institute and Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice have released a film with highlights from the Climate Justice Dialogue in Latin America (April 2013), in collaboration with CDKN.
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INSIDE STORY: Pioneering renewable energy options: Thailand takes up the challenge

In this Inside Story we identify factors to can explain the relative success of Thailand’s renewable energy policies and highlight some lessons for future development.
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