World Resources Institute

WRI

World Resources Institute

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

WRI · 3 December 2021 English

The 2019 flagship report Adapt Now: A Global Call for Leadership on Climate Resilience by the Global Commission on Adaptation (the Commission), identified access to finance as one of three …


On Equal Ground: Promising Practices for Realizing Women’s Rights in Collectively Held …

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 …



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

WRI · 3 October 2021 English

Full executive summary available in the paper.


Improving Access to the Green Climate Fund: How the Fund Can Better …

WRI · 3 October 2021 English

Highlights The Green Climate Fund is a globally important source of finance for projects in developing countries that address climate goals. Central to the GCF’s formation is an emphasis on …


Implementing Open Data Strategies for Climate Action: Suggestions And Lessons Learned for …

WRI · 3 September 2021 English

Full executive summary available in the report. In recent years, the urgency and sheer scale of climate impacts have made clear the need for similarly urgent and ambitious solutions—solutions that …



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

WRI · 4 July 2021 English

Highlights While the world’s attention is on the global COVID-19 pandemic, climate change is also impacting human health and straining heavily burdened health services everywhere. Recognition of the linkages between …


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

WRI · 4 June 2021 Azerbaijani

Full executive summary available in the report The guide is intended to be a practical tool for those working to develop laws and regulations to limit or manage single-use plastic …


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 …


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