The World Resources Institute (WRI) is a global research NGO that is focused on maintaining the sustainability of natural resources. The importance of natural resources stems from the economic and well-being opportunities that they create. In particular, WRI is focused on sustainable development in areas of: climate, energy, food, forests, water, cities, and the ocean.
WRI addresses sustainability both through their work and initiatives. They have engaged in the development of Beijing’s Low-Emission Zone, CAIT Climate Data Explorer, Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage, the Agreement for Climate Transformation (ACT 2015), and many others. They acknowledge that their global involvement holds unavoidable impacts on the environment hence they also enforce initiatives to reduce internal emissions.
No poverty: The WRIinitiated the New Climate Economy project which is focused on the reduction of poverty through inclusive, sustainable, and low-carbon growth.
Clean Water and Sanitation: Through its Aqueduct platform, the WRI is able to provide support to governments and other stakeholders regarding water risks and efficient water usage.
Climate Action: The WRI provides guidance to over 50 countries in achieving their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) through a focus on low-carbon development strategies.