World Resources Institute

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The World Resources Institute (WRI) was founded in 1982 by James Gustave Gus Speth who served as the Institute's first president until January 1993. Speth remains as a member of the Board. Based in Washington, D.C., WRI is a center for policy research and technical assistance on environment and development issues. WRI'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." [1]

WRI is an enthusiastic proponent of Carbon Capture and Storage, an experimental technology aimed at reducing carbon emissions from coal-fired power stations. (For further details see World Resources Institute and Carbon Capture and Storage).


  • Jessica T. Matthews was also a founding vice president and director of research of the World Resources Institute (1982 to 1993). [1]
  • Luiz Ros "is Global Manager for the Markets and Enterprise Goal at the World Resources Institute (WRI), Director for WRI's New Ventures Global Operations, and Director of WRI’s Sustainable Enterprise Program." [2]
  • Peter Veit, Senior Fellow and Regional Director for Africa at the WRI



Contact information

World Resources Institute
10 G Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002

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  1. "Who we are," World Resources Institute website, accessed July 2009.

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