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RELEASE: Diverse Group of Leaders and Advocates Call for Bold and Just Action on Climate Change

Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland, Andrew Steer, head of WRI, chair group; Launch Declaration on Climate Justice United in the need for a strong response to the climate crisis, a diverse group of leaders and advocates today issued a Declaration on Climate Justice. The Declaration calls on world leaders to take bold action on climate change and create a future that is fair for all. The global High Level Advisory Committee to...

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RELEASE: Launch of the First Greenhouse Gas Accounting Tool for Chinese Cities

A new Greenhouse Gas Protocol tool to help Chinese cities measure and manage their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions was launched today in Beijing. The tool, called the Greenhouse Gas Accounting Tool for Chinese Cities (Pilot Version 1.0), was developed by the World Resources Institute (WRI), the Institute for Urban and Environmental Studies of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), WWF China, and the Institute for Sustainable...

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STATEMENT: U.S.-China Action on Climate Change "Essential"

At the opening of the 2013 Strategic and Economic Dialogue, the United States and China announced agreement to five new “action initiatives” for collaboration on addressing climate change. Today’s announcement follows the formation of the Joint U.S.-China Climate Change Working Group in April and the subsequent agreement on HFCs between President Obama and President Xi in June. It also follows President Obama’s announcement of...

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RELEASE: Kitty van der Heijden to Join WRI as Director for Europe, Based in Brussels

The World Resources Institute (WRI) is pleased to announce that Kitty van der Heijden will lead the institute’s operations in Europe beginning in Fall 2013. Van der Heijden will open WRI’s first European office, based in Brussels, where she will facilitate the institute’s engagement with European governments, businesses, and institutions. Van der Heijden will be on loan from the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs to WRI for...