World Resources Institute (WRI) is an environmental think tank that goes beyond research to find practical ways to protect the earth and improve people?s lives. The World Resources Institute?s mission is to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth?s environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations. WRI organises its work around four key programmatic goals: Climate Protection; Governance; Markets & Enterprise; People & Ecosystems.
1. Equity, Poverty and the Environment (EPE) works to reduce poverty and promote sound management of environmental resources by ensuring equitable access to ecosystem goods and services, and fair distribution of natural resource benefits.
2. EarthTrends influences policy and research with a comprehensive on-line collection of data and analysis about the environmental, social, and economic trends that shape our world.
3. Poverty and Ecosystem Services in East Africa: Increase effectiveness of poverty reduction efforts through spatial analysis of ecosystem services.