A growing body of research shows that a strong economy and a healthy environment are not only complementary; each depends on the other.
WRI established its U.S. office in 1982. We work to improve water quality, increase awareness of local climate change impacts, and identify cost-effective emissions-reduction opportunities in the United States. Learn more about our work in the United States.
Think of the shift to a low-carbon energy system like a savings plan for retirement. Starting at 45 won't provide the savings you need in your senior years, but starting at age 25 will, and at less overall cost.
Water security drives state stability and safety in many regions of the world. The direct and indirect effects of water stress—such as migration, food shortages and general destabilization—transcend national boundaries.
With $25 trillion in global energy infrastructure to be built by 2030 and wind and solar becoming cost competitive, a clean energy revolution is underway. The American people and the economy would benefit from joining this movement.
First-of-its-kind analysis from Champions 12.3 finds enormous returns on investment from curbing food loss and waste.
The United States spent $2.6 billion in 2015 to support climate action in developing nations. This finance represents just 0.07 percent of the federal budget, but boosts U.S. business, promotes development and improves national security.
The proposed economy-wide tax could enable the United States to achieve its international emissions targets with better economic outcomes than under a purely regulatory approach.
For Americans looking to affect change in an erratic political landscape, the food system is a good place to start.
U.S. states often tussle over who can attract the most innovative, high-growth businesses. Governors can increasingly point to a new factor that makes their state competitive: affordable renewable energy.