World Resources Institute (WRI)

The World Resources Institute is a global environmental think tank that goes beyond research to put ideas into action. We work with governments, companies, and civil society to build solutions to urgent environmental challenges. WRI’s transformative ideas protect the earth and promote development because sustainability is essential to meeting human needs and fulfilling human aspirations in the future.

WRI spurs progress by providing practical strategies for change and effective tools to implement them. We measure our success in the form of new policies, products, and practices that shift the ways governments work, companies operate, and people act.

We operate globally because today’s problems know no boundaries. We are avid communicators because people everywhere are inspired by ideas, empowered by knowledge, and moved to change by greater understanding. We provide innovative paths to a sustainable planet through work that is accurate, fair, and independent.

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En el Instituto de Recursos Mundiales (WRI) estamos convencidos de que un medio ambiente saludable puede coexistir con una economía sólida. Desde 1982 hemos utilizado la información y el conocimiento como herramientas para encauzar a la sociedad humana hacia formas de vida que protejan el medio ambiente de la Tierra y su capacidad de satisfacer las necesidades y aspiraciones de las generaciones presentes y futuras.

Lideramos con ideas y persuadimos con soluciones prácticas. Para cumplir nuestra misión realizamos investigación y difundimos opciones sobre políticas, promovemos la adopción de enfoques innovadores y prestamos un sólido apoyo técnico a gobiernos, corporaciones, instituciones internacionales y ONG ambientalistas.

En todo nuestro trabajo sobre políticas con otras instituciones, tratamos de tender puentes entre las ideas y la acción, entretejiendo los hallazgos de la investigación científica, los análisis económicos e institucionales y la experiencia práctica con la necesidad de contar con un proceso de toma de decisiones abierto y participativo. Forjamos esfuerzos colaborativos con la gente que tendrá que vivir con las soluciones que promovemos, con los responsables por la toma de decisiones y con el sector privado.

Entre las áreas de trabajo actuales de WRI figuran la economía, los bosques, la biodiversidad, el cambio de clima, la agricultura sostenible, la información sobre recursos naturales y medio ambiente, el comercio, la tecnología, las estrategias nacionales de gestión ambiental y de recursos naturales, el enlace con las empresas y la salud humana.

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The world will need 70 per cent more food, as measured by calories, to feed a global population of 9.6 billion in 2050, and must achieve this through improvements in the way people produce and...
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In 2011, forests covered 59 percent of Cameroon (WRI, 2012). A majority of Cameroonians rely on forest products, such as wood fuel, bushmeat and various other non-timber forest products (NTFPs)....
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Among the main objectives of the Nigerian Land Use Decree of 1978 were:1) reducing land conflicts among citizens; 2) unifying and simplifying landtenure concepts and land administration procedures...
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The Focus on Land in Africa (FoLA) Communications and Outreach Specialist will act as a champion for the Focus on Land in Africa sustainable education tool project by leading the implementation of...
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Just a couple weeks ago,  Iowa State University (ISU) withdrew from advising the Iowa-based firm AgriSol Energy on itsplanned land deal in Tanzania. AgriSol Energy is seeking...
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Delimitation is the process of identifying the geographic boundaries of areas of land and preparing a record of that information. This lesson brief explains how delimitation helps...
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This lesson brief presents the laws that give people access and secure rights to land. These laws encourage investment in the land and can establish a foundation on which rural families can...
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This lesson brief focuses on how issues of unaffordable land and land formalization processes in Mali have fueled tenure insecurity for the urban poor.  It is part of the Focus on Land...
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This lesson brief explores the multiple independent phenomena that affect relationships between farmers and herders, as well as the nature of their conflicts over natural resources in Mali. It...
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This lesson brief examines the statutory frameworks governing decentralization in Mali and the challenges that have arisen. It is part of the Focus on Land in Africa: Land Tenure...
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