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World Resources Institute

Washington, D.C.
www.wri.org

World Resources Institute was awarded $55,516,000 between 1982 and 2020, including 36 grants in Climate Solutions, Conservation & Sustainable Development, MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions and Population & Reproductive Health.

$1,000,000

2020 • 3 years • Climate Solutions

World Resource Institute (WRI) is a global think tank with deep expertise in turning big ideas into action in the fields of environment, economic opportunity, and human well-being. WRI works with governments, businesses, and civil society institutions to build transformative solutions that protect the earth and improve people's lives. In India, WRI focuses to help solve the four most urgent challenges – rapid urbanization, transition to clean energy, management of climate mitigation and adaptation and management of the large-scale degradation of natural resources. This award supports WRI to demonstrate effective pilot interventions in two micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprise (MSME) cluster regions in two Indian states, enabling them to make transitions to cheaper clean energy sources with due consideration to the interests of their employees. It also assists WRI to use the learnings from these interventions to develop prototypes for scaled-up action for such inclusive transitions to clean energy that will be shared with policymakers at the federal and state levels. 

$600,000

2019 • 2 years

Launched in 1982 with a founding grant of $15 million from the MacArthur Foundation, World Resources Institute (WRI) set out to put global sustainability and human well-being on the political agenda. For 35 years, WRI's research and analysis have been scientifically sound and practical, creating real change on the ground. With this award, WRI is developing a roadmap for decarbonizing the U.S. economy that Congressional climate leaders and other key environmental stakeholders can rally behind. This includes assessing the likely impact of these measures and building agreement on the best path forward. WRI is developing a roadmap for action for this Congress, next Congress, and potentially a new Administration. It is achieving this through targeted research and analysis, coupled with extensive engagement with a widespread network of climate champions, moderates, and stakeholders.  

$1,500,000

2019 • 3 years • Climate Solutions

Launched in 1982 with a grant of $15 million from the MacArthur Foundation, the World Resources Institute (WRI) puts global sustainability and human well-being on the political agenda. For 35 years, WRI's research and analysis have been scientifically sound and practical, creating real change on the ground. This project aims to address China's middle- and long-term climate ambition and strategies by demonstrating how pathways and policy blueprints implemented in Zhejiang province can inform a national mid-century climate strategy. Building on WRI's strong policy and economic expertise, the project uses economic arguments to highlight the socio-economic and environmental benefits of climate action. Over three years, WRI is developing a climate strategy in China that aligns with global climate ambitions, complementing the strategy with economic reasoning to build buy-in, piloting demonstration projects to test feasibility and engage stakeholders, and disseminating relevant findings to other provinces and nationally. The project is expected to demonstrate that low-carbon development is an engine of economic growth that can fulfill both economic and climate priorities, creating the momentum needed to strengthen the national government's confidence in committing to more ambitious actions.

$3,000,000

2018 • 3 years 2 months • Climate Solutions

World Resources Institute (WRI) is a global environmental organization that spans more than 50 countries, with offices in the United States and across the globe. WRI's climate program advances transformative solutions for climate change mitigation and adaptation, with special focus on supporting mitigation efforts by the United States, India, and China. With national commitments integrated into the 2015 Paris Agreement, the program is assisting countries to meet and exceed the greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets in those plans. Under its climate strategy, WRI pursues four areas of activity that are tailored to the relevant national contexts: conducting analyses that identify new and better nationally appropriate pathways for mitigation, enhancing policy implementation through scaling solutions, influencing political action, and tracking progress toward mitigation goals in order to hold countries accountable to their targets.

$450,000

2016 • 2 years 6 months • Conservation & Sustainable Development

World Resources Institute (WRI) is a global environmental research organization that spans more than 50 countries, with offices in the United States and across the globe. WRI's Global Forest Watch is a near-real-time, online forest monitoring and alert system designed to empower people everywhere with the information they need to better manage and conserve forest landscapes. Using cutting-edge technology and data to provide the timeliest and most precise information about the status of forest landscapes and biodiversity, WRI is collaborating with on-the-ground partners to understand necessary enabling conditions to harness this technology to improve intact forest conservation. In parallel, WRI and its partners are developing new forest biodiversity metrics that will support forest policy implementation and tracking. Over two years, these methods are being tested in three intact forest landscapes to develop a long-term action plan to reduce deforestation and biodiversity loss.

$975,000

2016 • 3 years 4 months • Climate Solutions

The World Resources Institute (WRI) is a global research organization whose work spans more than 50 countries, with offices in the United States and across the globe. WRI's climate program advances transformative solutions for climate change mitigation and adaptation, with special focus on supporting mitigation efforts by the United States, India, and China. With aggressive mitigations targets established by the Government of India, the project is helping large industrial consumers reduce their electricity demand through adoption of energy efficiency measures, and through procurement of renewable energy.

$1,000,000

2016 • 1 year 10 months • Climate Solutions

World Resources Institute (WRI) is a global research organization that spans more than 50 countries, with offices in the United States and across the globe. WRI's climate program advances transformative solutions for climate change mitigation and adaptation, with special focus on supporting mitigation efforts by the United States, India, and China. With national commitments integrated into the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, the program is assisting countries to meet and exceed the greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets in those plans. Under its climate strategy, WRI pursues four areas of activity that are tailored to the relevant national contexts: conducting analyses that identify new and better nationally appropriate pathways for mitigation, enhancing policy implementation through scaling solutions, influencing political action, and tracking progress toward mitigation goals in order to hold countries accountable to their targets.

$200,000

2013 • 2 years • Conservation & Sustainable Development

The World Resources Institute (WRI) is a global environmental think tank that works with governments, companies and civil society to build practical solutions to urgent environmental challenges. The goal of this grant is to protect the environment and improve the wellbeing of people in the oil producing regions of Lake Turkana Basin by strengthening social and environmental policies and practices related to the emerging oil sector. WRI will analyze Kenyan laws, oil company policies and international best practice for transparency; public participation and consultation; and protection of ecosystem services within the context of oil production.

$250,000

2012 • 2 years 1 month • Conservation & Sustainable Development

The purpose of this grant is to ensure that foreign oil companies operating in Uganda comply with international social and environmental standards that result in better environmental management and improved social outcomes. World Resources Institute will conduct research on legal, company and international standards that apply to the oil companies; advocate for companies to engage in international standard setting; monitor and assess the performance of oil companies; and facilitate dialogue between stakeholders.

$1,500,000

2007 • 3 years 4 months

To support expanded communications technology capacity (over three years).

$300,000

2007 • 3 years 6 months • Conservation & Sustainable Development

To implement economic valuation of goods and services in coastal marine habitats in Jamaica and Dominican Republic (over three years).

$145,000

2005 • 2 years 1 month • Conservation & Sustainable Development

To develop guidelines for good environmental governance to assist the processes and institutions involved in decision making in Yunnan Province, China (over two years).

$300,000

2004 • 3 years 1 month • Conservation & Sustainable Development

In support of a study on valuation of goods and services provided by coral reefs in the Caribbean (over three years).

$1,000,000

2002 • 4 years

To support the Strategic Opportunity Fund and for hardware and software technology to support special projects (over four years).

$200,000

2001 • 3 years 1 month • Conservation & Sustainable Development

To support capacity building for biodiversity conservation in Cameroon (over four years).

$300,000

2001 • 2 years

To maintain momentum for strong U.S. action and international cooperation to address global warming (over two years).

$375,000

2000 • 4 years 11 months • Conservation & Sustainable Development

To develop a portfolio of community-managed marine reserves in the western central Pacific (over three years).

$60,000

1999 • 1 year

To develop an institutional coastal and marine ecosystem conservation strategy.

$800,000

1999 • 3 years • MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

To support a communications infrastructure (over three years).

$1,200,000

1998 • 1 year

To support a project on climate change, in collaboration with the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Union of Concerned Scientists, and the Environmental Defense Fund (over three years).

$500,000

1998 • 3 years

To support research on the use of economic instruments to capture the full value of ecosystem services (over three years).

$400,000

1998 • 2 years 11 months

To promote sustainable forest management, build demand for independently certified wood products, and identify more sustainable sources of fiber (over three years).

$30,000

1997 • 1 year

To support a meeting of developing country leaders to develop a proposal on climate action to be presented at the Conference of the Parties.

$50,000

1997 • 1 year

To support HyperForum, an online discussion tool, and for the Global Scenario Group.

$350,000

1997 • 1 year

To disseminate information about sustainable forestry, including a series of case studies.

$25,000

1996 • 1 year

To support a workshop on the effects of pesticides on immunotoxicity.

$420,000

1996 • 1 year

To strengthen the ability of tropical countries to undertake environmental policy research (over three years).

$400,000

1995 • 1 year

To support research on a series of economic measurement and ecological tax reform issues (over three years).

$40,000

1993 • 1 year • Population & Reproductive Health

To support studies on gender, environment, and development issues, and outreach and media activities related to the Cairo population conference.

$50,000

1992 • 1 year

To support a media outreach and public education program to inform policymakers about the importance of environmental considerations in economic decisions.

$250,000

1992 • 1 year

To support The 2050 Project, to examine sustainability through multidisciplinary research, in collaboration with the Santa Fe Institute and the Brookings Institution (over four years).

$130,000

1991 • 1 year

To support the summer study on achieving a sustainable society.

$200,000

1988 • 1 year 1 month

To support a feasibility study for an international conservation banking facility.

$10,000,000

1986 • 1 year

In support of general operations (over five years).

$12,516,000

1986 • 1 year

To create an endowment to further charitable purposes.

$15,000,000

1982 • 5 years 1 month

To establish an institute for interdisciplinary policy studies on planetary-scale issues affecting resources and environment.

www.wri.org
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