World Resources Institute

WRI

World Resources Institute

Type Research Center
Website wri.org
Wikipedia Wikipedia
Year founded 1982
Headquarters 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, 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 · 1 November 2022 English

In response to growing threats to clean water supplies due to climate change, growing populations and demand, and weak governance, many companies are assessing water risks to their operations. Increasingly, …


WRI · 1 October 2022 English

This paper applies WRI’s 'Framework to Assess the Sustainable Development Impacts of Renewable Power Technologies' to estimate the economic rate of return (ERR) associated with prominent renewable energy (RE) technologies …


WRI · 10 December 2021 English

This paper discusses how applied behavioral science can translate recent travel reductions into long-term organizational and sector-wide practices and policies that decrease harmful aviation emissions by supporting reduced air travel.


WRI · 10 December 2021 English

This paper aims to connect unmet nature-based solutions (NBS) investment needs in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) with new financial resources. It highlights five strategies that leverage private capital …


WRI · 10 December 2021 English

This paper discusses how the Latin American and Caribbean region is on the verge of a transition from experimenting with nature-based solutions (NBS) to adopting it on a much wider …


WRI · 10 December 2021 English

Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) face a substantial investment gap in their work to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their nationally determined contributions (NDCs) to …


WRI · 2 November 2021 English

Full Executive Summary available in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Bahasa, and Nepali. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development recognizes equal and secure land rights for women as integral to attaining …


WRI · 11 October 2021 English

This paper identifies the largest barriers that prevent ride-hailing drivers from accessing EVs and analyzes ways that governments, industry and other stakeholders can tackle those barriers. It includes city scorecards …


WRI · 11 October 2021 English

Climate action offers massive opportunities to reduce social inequalities, but they remain largely untapped. This is a key finding from our review of the impacts of priority climate measures in …



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