Istanbul, December 2020. Turkey and Colombia are the two partner countries where the Zero Carbon Building Accelerator will begin coordinating the development of national roadmaps and action plans toward a zero-carbon building sector by 2050.
RELEASE: 5 Finalists for 2020-21 Prize for Cities Show How to Tackle Climate Change and Inequality Together
The WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities is the premier global award celebrating and spotlighting transformative urban change. This year's theme of climate and equity drew more than 260 applications from around the world.
Photo by WRI México
On February 18, WRI México and the Ministry of Environment of México City (SEDEMA) launched the Efficient Buildings Challenge (REE), with support from the National Commission for the Efficient Use of Energy (Conuee) and the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).
RELEASE: WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities 2020-2021 Opens; Now Accepting Applications for Transformative Urban Climate Projects
The WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities calls upon urban change-makers to deliver transformative and innovative solutions for a resilient future.
ABU DHABI (February 10, 2020)—Today, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities launched the second cycle of the WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities, a global competition that celebrates transformative urban change.
Photo by Franck Michel/Flickr
NEW YORK (September 23, 2019) — All buildings must be net zero carbon by 2050 to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement, but fewer than 1% of buildings are today. Closing this gap will require dramatically enhanced ambition and execution of more efficient buildings and renewable energy supply.
Achieving zero carbon buildings is within reach.
WASHINGTON (September 17, 2019) — While zero carbon buildings have previously been assumed to be attainable only by technologically advanced or wealthy countries, new WRI research finds there are policy pathways to reach zero carbon buildings regardless of location or development status.
National-Subnational Collaboration for Energy Efficiency in Buildings Forum at Greenbuild Mexico. Photo by WRI México
On June 17, U.S.
Tshwane, South Africa. Photo by South African Tourism/Flickr
Today, the City of Tshwane, South Africa, took its energy efficiency efforts to the next level, announcing new commitments to retrofit and refurbish public buildings with the assistance of the Building Efficiency Accelerator (BEA).
Eskişehir, Turkey. Photo by Raicem/wikimedia
Today, Eskişehir Metropolitan Municipality announced a new collaboration with the Building Efficiency Accelerator (BEA), a public-private initiative that turns global expertise into action to accelerate local government implementation of building efficiency programs and policies.