World Resources Institute


World Resources Institute

Type NGO
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 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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Mainstreaming Climate Adaptation Planning and Action into Health Systems in Fiji, Ghana, …

WRI · 7 April 2021 English

This paper shares case studies from Fiji, Ghana, and Benin, three countries making progress with mainstreaming climate change adaptation into planning and implementation in health systems. The authors outline the …

Tackling Plastic Pollution: Legislative Guide for the Regulation of Single-Use Plastic Products

WRI · 6 April 2021 Azerbaijani

This report discusses different legislative approaches that governments can implement to curb the impact of plastic pollution. The approaches adopted should be a matrix of bans, economic and tax, solid …

Decoding Climate Mitigation Modeling Studies

WRI · 30 March 2021 English

This issue brief provides guidance to nonexperts on what to look for in reading and evaluating studies that model climate mitigation and determine if the studies are transparent about the …

Toward a Tradable, Low-Carbon Product Standard for Steel: Policy Design Considerations for …

WRI · 25 March 2021 English

This paper discusses the design considerations for a tradable, low-carbon product standard for steel in the United States.

Toward a Tradable Low-Carbon Cement Standard: Policy Design Considerations for the United …

WRI · 25 March 2021 English

This paper discusses the design considerations for a tradable, low-carbon product standard for cement in the United States.

A Guide to Assessing the Political Economy of Domestic Climate Change Governance

WRI · 23 March 2021 English

This paper discusses how understanding the domestic political economy of climate governance is critical for developing informed strategies to build and sustain political ambition. It provides guidance and a methodology …

Local Government Voices in Wholesale Market Issues: Engagement Approaches for Decarbonization

WRI · 23 March 2021 English

This working paper provides local governments (such as cities and counties) with information on why and how they may want to engage in issues at the wholesale energy market level …

Consideration of Nature-Based Solutions as Offsets in Corporate Climate Change Mitigation Strategies

WRI · 22 March 2021 English

This paper reviews the prospective roles of NBS as offsets in corporate mitigation strategies and as a source of finance for NBS to combat climate change. It briefly describes the …

Public International Funding of Nature-based Solutions for Adaptation: A Landscape Assessment

WRI · 12 March 2021 English

This paper assesses the landscape of public international funding for nature-based solutions for climate adaptation, covering both climate finance and Official Development Assistance. It seeks to help donor countries, multilateral …

Increasing Climate Data and Ambition in Indonesia through Enhanced Transparency and Incentive …

WRI · 10 March 2021 English

This paper presents the opportunities in Indonesia to consider the concept of data and ambition loops. It discusses how a better climate data management could help increasing transparency by defining …

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