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World Resources Institute

The World Resources Institute (WRI) is an environmental think tank that goes beyond research to find practical ways to protect the earth and improve people's lives. Our mission is to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth's environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations. Because people are inspired by ideas, empowered by knowledge, and moved to change by greater understanding, WRI provides—and helps other institutions provide—objective information and practical proposals for policy and institutional change that will foster environmentally sound, socially equitable development. WRI organizes its work around four key goals:

  • People & Ecosystems: Reverse rapid degradation of ecosystems and assure their capacity to provide humans with needed goods and services.
  • Access: Guarantee public access to information and decisions regarding natural resources and the environment.
  • Climate Protection: Protect the global climate system from further harm due to emissions of greenhouse gases and help humanity and the natural world adapt to unavoidable climate change.
  • Markets & Enterprise: Harness markets and enterprise to expand economic opportunity and protect the environment.
    • More European Companies Switch to Green Power Image

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      09-14-07

      More European Companies Switch to Green Power

      LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND - September 14, 2007 "“ A growing number of European companies are switching to renewable energy for their manufacturing plants, stores and office facilities. Renewable energy is allowing more companies than ever to power their operations while realizin...

      New Analysis Reveals $5 Trillion Market at Base of the Pyramid Image

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      03-19-07

      New Analysis Reveals $5 Trillion Market at Base of the Pyramid

      WASHINGTON, D.C. - March 19, 2007 "“ Four billion people who live in relative poverty have purchasing power representing a $5 trillion market, according to a new report released today by IFC, the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, and World Resources Institute.

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      Office Buildings Can Fight Global Warming, Says World Resources Institute Guidebook Image

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      06-22-06

      Office Buildings Can Fight Global Warming, Says World Resources Institute Guidebook

      WASHINGTON, D.C. - Most people associate global warming with industrial polluters. But people who work in office buildings can also significantly impact climate change by introducing energy-efficiency measures to improve building operations.

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      Corporate Climate Investments Highlighted, Analysis Tool Released by World Resources Institute Image

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      06-06-06

      Corporate Climate Investments Highlighted, Analysis Tool Released by World Resources Institute

      WASHINGTON, D.C.- Staples reduces energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions through efficiency and automation upgrades at its distribution centers. Johnson & Johnson saves money and reduces emissions by generating energy using gas from a neighboring landfill. Unit...

      Mexican Industry Takes Voluntary Action Against Climate Change; Government Gives Public Recognition Image

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      02-22-06

      Mexican Industry Takes Voluntary Action Against Climate Change; Government Gives Public Recognition

      MEXICO CITY - Mexico's environment ministry (SEMARNAT) recognized fifteen major companies today for publicly reporting their greenhouse gas emissions through a voluntary public-private initiative known as the Mexico Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Program.

      Indian Industry Launches Programs to Measure Global Warming Gases and Promote Sustainable Enterprises Image

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      12-08-05

      Indian Industry Launches Programs to Measure Global Warming Gases and Promote Sustainable Enterprises

      HYDERABAD, INDIA - The World Resources Institute (WRI) and the CII Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre (CII - Godrej GBC) have announced a new national initiative to advance climate-friendly, sustainable enterprises in India. The new Green Business Initiative will l...

      Shared Climate Policy Ideas Help Developing Countries Improve Economic Status, New WRI Study Finds Image

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      12-05-05

      Shared Climate Policy Ideas Help Developing Countries Improve Economic Status, New WRI Study Finds

      MONTREAL, CANADA, December 5, 2005 - A report released today helps dispel the notion that developing countries are not contributing in the fight against climate change, and suggests ways in which doing more can help rather than harm their development.

      Corporate Renewable Energy Group Hits 360 Megawatt Mark, Launches Similar Effort in Europe Image

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      12-01-05

      Corporate Renewable Energy Group Hits 360 Megawatt Mark, Launches Similar Effort in Europe

      MONTREAL, CANADA - Some of the largest companies in the world today announced that they have increased their purchases of renewable energy.

      The World Resources Institute (WRI) and members of its Green Power Market Development Gro...

      WRI Endorses Energy Efficiency, Agriculture and Construction Companies as Prime New Venture Capital Targets Image

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      11-10-05

      WRI Endorses Energy Efficiency, Agriculture and Construction Companies as Prime New Venture Capital Targets

      WASHINGTON, D.C. - This fall, several companies from the energy efficiency, agriculture, and construction sectors in three countries are being recognized as prime candidates for venture capital investment. The companies are being announced as finalists for New Venture...

      WRI's Lash Named 'Warrior & Hero' By Rolling Stone Magazine Image

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      11-04-05

      WRI's Lash Named 'Warrior & Hero' By Rolling Stone Magazine

      WASHINGTON, D.C., November 3, 2005 - Jonathan Lash ended his days as a motorcycle enthusiast when his youngest daughter began to show a similar interest. These days, the president of the World Resources Institute still pours his enthusiasm into protecting people - but...

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