World Resources Institute

In Brief

1982, Washington; climate, energy, food, cities, forests, water


(1982, Washington;

“Works closely with leaders to turn big ideas into action to sustain a healthy environment—the foundation of economic opportunity and human well-being.” Seeks 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. Programs on six interrelated global challenges: Climate, Energy, Food, Cities and Transport, Forests, and Water, with solutions designed and analyses carried out through the lenses of three Centers: Governance, Business and Finance. Works in >50 countries, with offices in Brazil, China, Europe, India, and Indonesia. More than 700 publications available. President and CEO: Andrew Steer. 450 staff and experts. Also see WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities.

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