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Why India? Why Now?

With the world’s second largest population, India faces crucial economic and development decisions over the coming decades with significant implications for people and the environment. The country is undergoing a period of rapid urbanization: Between 2008 and 2030 the country’s urban population is expected to grow by 250 million. India aspires to achieve equitable economic development and sustainable livelihood opportunities for its 1.25 billion citizens.

Yet these goals are challenged by a slowing economy, energy insecurity, water risks, food shortages, ecosystem degradation, and growing inequality. There is a growing recognition within India’s government and business circles of the need for economic development that also delivers environmental protection.

Access and affordability of regional resources drive the migration patterns which characterize urbanization. The current trend of mass migration (300 million by 2040) is integrally linked with resource driven livelihood limitations in the rural and peri-urban regions, and the promise of economic growth in cities which is far from equitably shared. Thus, the need to understand the economic geography of land, water, and energy resources of the region, and how their use impacts in turn, the quality of life and common property, such as the climate.

WRI India will leverage our USPs - Asset, Approach and Partnership to catalyze innovative, implementable, and scalable solutions for sustainable management of resources (energy, water, forests, food, climate). By adopting a regional resource development approach to understand the process of urbanization, we will influence policy implementation towards sustainable development.

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December 30, 2021

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economic opportunity and human well-being.

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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

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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

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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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