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WRI India’s mission is to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth’s environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations.

Our Initiatives

At WRI India, we combine research, analysis and tools, along with direct engagement with decision-makers, to bring about sustainable change. All of our program teams draw upon cross-cutting disciplines - business, governance, finance and economics – to further their analysis and recommendations.

Our work can be viewed through two critical lenses — Urban Development and Climate — with four associated programs driving on-ground transformative change:

  1. Sustainable Cities: Our largest program, we support Indian cities in their journey to be low carbon, resilient and inclusive through our work in 10 practice areas — Integrated Transport, Electric Mobility, Safer Roads, Sustainable Housing, Data-Led Urban Planning, Livable Neighborhoods, Climate Smart Cities, Clean Air, Water Resilience and Innovations and Startups.

  2. Energy: We work towards India’s transition to clean energy while improving energy access and achieving higher levels of energy efficiency. The access to energy for health, livelihood and education, in predominantly rural regions, is one of our key focus areas.

  3. Sustainable Landscapes and Restoration (SLR): We combine advances in knowledge, robust analysis and cutting-edge technology to provide innovative tools and strategies to protect, maintain and restore India’s forests and agricultural landscapes and rural livelihoods.

  4. Climate: We inform businesses in the deployment of low-carbon technologies and practices, simulating and testing possible carbon markets. We also use modelling technologies to inform policymaking and evaluate green technologies in the Indian context.

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December 30, 2021

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economic opportunity and human well-being.

December 30, 2021

On 10 November 2021, the thematic day for transport sector at the COP26,

December 30, 2021

Installing non-fossil fuel electricity capacity of 500 GW by 2030

We Think

Endeavouring on a path of limiting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, India has bid a major stake in the decarbonization of its road transportation through a slew of progressive policy measures. Close to 80% of vehicles on Indian roads are two-wheelers (2Ws), making India undoubtedly the world’s

We Do

New Delhi, 16 July, 2021: Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL) and World Resources Institute, India (WRI India), on Friday, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to work

Implementation of city and air-shed level strategies to achieve 36% reduction in Particulate Matter (PM2.5) & (PM10) concentrations by year 2025 and 60% reduction in PM2.5 by 2030 when

This is the first in a series of blogs on the growing deployment of electric buses across the country. The series is a deep-dive on investments from both central and state governments and the role of e-buses in mitigating the impacts of climate change.

This is the first in a series of blogs on the growing deployment of electric buses across the country. The series is a deep-dive on investments from both central and state governments and the role of e-buses in mitigating the impacts of climate change.

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The city is working on its air quality through the National Clean Air Programme(NCAP) and Surat Clean Air Action Plan (SCAP)
November 26, 2021: While India has made impressive progress in electrifying almost all homes in the country in the past decade (96 percent as of 2020), over a third of its schools (37 percent) and
On 12 October 2021, WRI India (WRII) signed an MoU with Kerala Institute of Local Administration (KILA) with the aim to facilitate and accelerate KILA’s vision towards the socio-economic developmen
September 25, 2021, NEW DELHI: Speaking at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaffirmed India’s commitment to achieving 450 GW of renewa
Mumbai, 10 July 2021: Mumbai has become the 70th city globally and the 3rd city in India to join the Cities4Forests alliance

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  • World Resources Institute (WRI India) and Surat Municipal Corporation
  • World Resources Institute (WRI India) and Surat Municipal Corporation
  • World Resources Institute (WRI India) and Surat Municipal Corporation
  • World Resources Institute (WRI India) and Surat Municipal Corporation

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