The World Resources Institute (WRI) is a global non-profit organisation committed to promoting environmental sustainability and sustainable development.
Interesting notes about the World Resources Institute
- The World Resources Institute was founded in 1982 with the aim of conducting high-quality research and offering practical solutions to address the environmental and social challenges of today’s world;
- The World Resources Institute creates partnerships with governments, businesses, research organisations, civil society groups and other change agents;
- Among the World Resources Institute’s more than 100 projects, coalitions and initiatives is Global Forest Watch, a platform that provides data, technology and innovative tools for people around the world to better manage and protect forests.
The WRI has nearly 1,800 employees worldwide engaged in global initiatives and a coordinated regional presence in Africa and Europe. It also identifies 12 priority countries: Brazil, China, Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Rwanda and the United States. The organisation is internationally recognised for its in-depth research, science-based reports and the practical tools it offers focusing on three systems: food, land and water; energy and cities. These three systems are essential to meet people’s needs, but they are also the source of inequities, ecosystem degradation and climate change. In addition to research, the organisation promotes innovation and the dissemination of best practices in the field of sustainability, helping to influence public policy and business decisions. In order to provide concrete responses to the multiple and simultaneous crises of today’s world, WRI uses a three-pillar approach of ‘count, change, scale’ and has a five-year strategy to ensure better for people, nature and climate. The key elements of the 2023-2027 strategy are awareness of the common roots of today’s challenges for the environment, people and climate; a systems approach to transforming production and consumption paradigms; support for locally driven transitions; and rigorous measurement of impacts.