Initiatives

Guided by rigorous research and data analysis, we work with partners to implement on-the-ground projects and mobilize diverse coalitions to put the world on a more sustainable path.

Our projects span from advising mayors on how to design city streets to working with restaurant chains to reduce food waste to mobilizing global initiatives that advance climate action, create a sustainable ocean economy and halt tropical deforestation. We have dozens of active projects in more than 50 countries.

Water risks are an urgent global challenge. Most public health crises are already driven by water, including floods, droughts and water-borne diseases. Climate change is worsening the problem by intensifying floods and drought, shifting precipitation patterns, altering water supplies and accelerating glacial melt and sea level rise. Clean water supplies are vital for human health, industry, agriculture and energy production, making water risks a major humanitarian threat. Identifying, understanding and responding to these risks requires transparent, publicly available data.

As part of our “Count it, Change it, Scale it” approach, we work with partners to mobilize commissions and major global initiatives. These delivery platforms allow us to create large-scale change and lasting impact.

  • Women community members plant newly matured seedlings in Sumatra, Indonesia

    Food and Land Use Coalition

    A community of organizations and individuals committed to the urgent need for food and land use transformation to create a healthier planet and healthier people.

    Part of Food
  • Man in rural landscape looking at solar panel

    NDC Partnership

    The NDC Partnership is a global initiative to help countries achieve their national climate commitments and ensure financial and technical assistance is delivered as efficiently as possible.

    Part of Climate
  • Bottom of the ocean floor.

    High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy

    Also known as the “Ocean Panel,” this unique initiative of 14 serving world leaders aims to build momentum toward a sustainable ocean economy.

    Part of Ocean
  • Recycled plastic shreds.

    Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy (PACE)

    PACE catalyzes global leadership from business, government and civil society to accelerate the transition to a circular economy.

    Part of Business

Our Projects Around the World

WRI Initiatives span a variety of topics. Learn more about what we do and where we work.

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