Grantee Profile

World Resources Institute

Grants to World Resources Institute

  • $450,000

    2016 (Duration 2 years)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — 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 (Duration 3 years)

    Climate Solutions

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — 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 (Duration 1 year, 10 months)

    Climate Solutions

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — 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 (Inactive Grant)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — 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 (Inactive Grant)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — 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.

  • $300,000

    2007 (Inactive Grant)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

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

  • $1,500,000

    2007 (Inactive Grant)

    Technology

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — To support expanded communications technology capacity (over three years).

  • $145,000

    2005 (Inactive Grant)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — 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 (Inactive Grant)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — 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 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture

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

The MacArthur Foundation awarded World Resources Institute $6,120,000 between 1978 and 2017.

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