Our View of the World
The world faces multiple, simultaneous crises.
Widening inequality and economic turmoil threaten communities around the globe. Biodiversity is declining. The impacts of climate change — from extreme heat to destructive floods — are becoming ever-more threatening.
While the transition to a better future has begun, it’s not yet happening at the speed and scale necessary.
What the world needs is a great transition. And WRI has the research, partnerships and global reach to help get it right.
We envision a new era in which the world can meet people’s needs while curbing climate change and protecting nature. We see a future where everyone can enjoy clean air, walkable cities, vibrant landscapes, nutritious food and affordable energy. Ecosystems are thriving. The climate is stable.
Our five-year strategy aims to help secure this better future for people, nature and climate by transforming the ways the world produces and consumes food and energy and designs its cities.
We employ a “count it, change it, scale it” approach to create lasting impact. We start with rigorous research, work with partners to apply evidence-based approaches globally and in focus countries, and broadly share lessons learned to create systemic change around the world. Learn more about the key elements of our 2023-2027 strategy: