The World Resources Institute (WRI)
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CTA. 1991. The World Resources Institute (WRI). Spore 32. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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The World Resources Institute (WRI)The World Resources Institute is a research and policy institute helping governments, the private sector, environmental and development organizations and others in their concern for meeting human needs while...
The World Resources Institute is a research and policy institute helping governments, the private sector, environmental and development organizations and others in their concern for meeting human needs while conserving natural resources and the environment. Its central task is to build bridges between scholarship and action, bringing the insights of scientific research, economic analysis and practical experience to the attention of policy makers and other leaders around the world. WRI is an independent, nonprofit-making organization, which receives its financial support from private foundations, governmental and intergovernmental institutions, private organizations and interested individuals. It is currently carrying out policy research projects in such subject areas as forests and biodiversity, marine resource conservation and the economics of sustainable agriculture. Studies are also being made of the implications of a changing global climate on world resources. In developing countries, WRI's Centre for International Development and Environment provides policy advice, technical programme support, training, data management and information dissemination for governments and NGOs. The WRI publications catalogue describes 57 books including World Resources 1990-1991, which contains tables, charts and Figures containing economic, demographic, environmental and natural resource late for 146 countries. in collaboration with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), WRI has established the Biodiversity Conservation Strategy Programme (See Spore 29 - Newslines). The Programme's ultimate goal is to help humanity to use biological resources in a sustainable and equitable manner that does not critically reduce the biosphere's overall diversity. Update, an 8-page newsletter, provides news and announcements about the Strategy and it is hoped that it will stimulate input into its development. WRI 1709 New York Avenue NW Washington, DC 20006, USA