WRI Digest: Water Stress and National Security

World Resources Institute

WRI Digest

What Does Water Have to Do with National Security?

Water security drives state stability and safety in many regions of the world. Betsy Otto and Charles Iceland reveal how this connection is already playing out in conflict-torn places like Syria and Chad. Learn more.

White House

In a new paper, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) used WRI’s Aqueduct global water risk tool to show water stress levels in 2030, under one plausible global scenario.

 

5 Reasons Rick Perry Should Champion a Clean Energy Revolution

With $25 trillion in global energy infrastructure to be built by 2030 and wind and solar becoming cost competitive, a clean energy revolution is underway. Rick Perry, expected to be confirmed as U.S. Energy Secretary in the coming weeks, can boost the U.S. economy by joining the movement. Learn more.

US Climate Finance: A Great Deal for the Nation and the World

The United States spent just 0.07 percent of the 2015 federal budget supporting climate action in developing countries. Yet this small amount of finance boosted business, promoted development and improved national security. Joe Thwaites explains. Learn more.

Can We Restore 350 Million Hectares by 2030?

We can turn an India-sized patch of degraded land green again, but only if we learn from early successes in Niger, Ethiopia and Costa Rica. Learn more.