There is more data available today than ever before. Yet, too often policymakers, business leaders, and analysts cannot access the data they need to make informed decisions about the environment and human well-being.
That’s why WRI and over 30 partners built Resource Watch, a dynamic platform that leverages technology, data and human networks to bring unprecedented transparency about the planet right now.
Resource Watch data is…
Trustworthy: The data sets are curated by WRI’s independent, non-partisan experts and draw from the best peer reviewed and verified sources on the sustainability issues that matter the most. We are adding new datasets, blogs and functionality all the time.
Easy to use: Resource Watch makes it easy to overlay and visualize data sets from various sources, breaking down traditional siloes so people can see that the issues facing the planet are interconnected and understand that solutions must intersect too. All the data is open, accessible and free so everyone can access and use it.
All in one place: Resource Watch enables users to overlay data sets and explore the interconnectedness of the world, in order to mobilize for a more sustainable future. By breaking down traditional silos and studying how issues intersect, we can more effectively understand the causes and solutions to key problems.
And shares updates on the state of the planet right now: Pulling from satellites and ground sensors, Planet Pulse helps users track and visualize natural disasters, air quality and other factors that affect peoples’ lives on a daily basis. Resource Watch shows what is happening on the planet so that we can match our response to the pace of change.