World Resources Institute


World Resources Institute

Type Research Center
Wikipedia Wikipedia
Year founded 1982
Location Washington, D.C. United States of America United States of America
Budget USD >100M
Functions Research
Funding sources Foundations or grants
Tags environment energy climate water agriculture and food social policy sustainability and sustainable development cities and urban development
See also GFW, PACE, WRI Brasil
Summary WRI's mission is to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth's environment for current and future generations. Its goals are to safeguard the Earth's climate from further harm due to greenhouse gas emissions and to help people adapt to unavoidable climate change; to protect the ecosystems upon which human well-being depends; to reduce the use of materials and generation of wastes in the production of the goods and services that improve people's lives; and to guarantee all people's access to environmental information and decisions regarding natural resources and the environment.

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WRI: World Resources Institute · 6 December 2023 English

This report systematizes the implementation process, challenges, learnings, and results of complete street interventions in eight cities from different regions of Brazil.

WRI: World Resources Institute · 8 October 2023

This paper discusses the role of local governments as powerful, but often over-looked, actors in locally led adaptation. Local governments represent key stakeholders that have largely untapped potential to lead …

WRI: World Resources Institute · 7 October 2023 English

This paper discusses WRI India Ross Center’s experience working in Bengaluru in order to understand the results of its deep engagement through the Sustainable Cities program. It captures a decade …

WRI: World Resources Institute · 7 October 2023

This paper discusses WRI’s experience working in Mexico City to understand the results of its deep engagement work in the city, starting as the Center for Sustainable Transportation (Centro de …

WRI: World Resources Institute · 29 August 2023 English

This working paper analyzes three emerging challenges for governing technological carbon removal in countries’ long-term climate plans: managing mitigation deterrence; ensuring equity in who pays and who benefits; and overseeing …

WRI: World Resources Institute · 28 August 2023 English

This working paper examines Components A and C of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (PM KUSUM) scheme in India, which include small solar-powered generators and on-grid …

WRI: World Resources Institute · 28 August 2023 English

This paper documents the participatory approach taken to design and development AgriAdapt, a free map-based climate risk assessment tool for agricultural value chains. Guided by the Principles for Digital Development, …

WRI: World Resources Institute · 10 August 2023 English

With India being on the cusp of a huge electric mobility revolution, this publication encapsulates the key pathways and recommendations for building a viable recycling and reuse ecosystem for EV …

WRI: World Resources Institute · 9 August 2023 English

Developing a survey to measure GHG emissions can empower faith actors to respond practically to environmental issues and climate change specifically and can provide evidence on faith actors’ role in …

WRI: World Resources Institute · 8 July 2023 English

This working paper focuses on the baseline advocacy stakeholder analysis of U.S.-based environmental, health, disability, and tribal rights and justice representatives. The publication provides highlights from stakeholder interviews, discusses insights …

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