WRI’s presence in Europe allows the Institute to engage with important partners and donors on the continent as well to use that knowledge, expertise and funding to speed up change elsewhere. Staff are deeply involved in WRI’s programmatic work on core issues such as food, forests, land use and water, cities, and energy, and the ocean as well as the enabling systems such as economics, finance and governance systems.

WRI Europe’s offices are in The Hague, The Netherlands and in London, United Kingdom. Additional experts and staff are based in Bonn, Germany under the NDC Partnership and Istanbul, Türkiye under Cities program.

Working from Europe and on Europe

Our work in Europe does not only relate to Europe alone. WRI Europe also hosts important parts of globally distributed teams.

  • From Europe: Global program staff operate from our Europe office due to its proximity to key partners and networks. For example, the London-based Ocean program supports four European countries in sustainable ocean management, contributing to a global network. The WRI Europe office also hosts the Food and Land Use Coalition (FOLU), central to a global network with many European partners. Additionally, our office in The Hague houses the Platform for the Acceleration of the Circular Economy (PACE), promoting a global circular economy transition.

    On Europe: Where EU policy is of crucial influence on our impact, we will deploy work tailored towards Europe, always partnering where needed. One such example is WRI’s Coolfood which actively works with European businesses and organizations to cut the climate impact of the food they serve.

WRI Europe within the broader WRI strategy

Based on the goals and priorities of our global strategic plan, our work in Europe will focus on contributing to WRI’s transitions on Food/Land/Water; Energy; and Cities. We will also work in Europe on the ‘enabling economy-wide system’ (governance, economics and finance), seeking to achieve impact on the interrelated goals of people, climate and nature.


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