World Resources Institute

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The World Resources Institute (WRI, in German: World Resources Institute ) is an environmental think tank based in Washington, DC The nonprofit organization was founded in 1982 by James Gustave Speth founded.

WRI is an independent organization with a staff of more than 100 academics, business analysts, economists, policy experts and others. Their work serves the institute's own purpose of protecting the environment , promoting sustainable development and generally improving people's living conditions.

WRI's priorities include global warming , various ecosystems , governance structures, renewable energies and especially the use of resources . The global forest monitoring system Global Forest Watch was also created on the initiative of WRI.

Together with the WBCSD , the WRI publishes the GHG Protocol (“Greenhouse Gas Protocol”) standards for carbon accounting .

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