The Worldwatch Institute is an independent research organization known around the world for its accessible, fact-based analysis of critical global issues. Worldwatch research is the gold-standard for sustainability analysis for decision makers in government, civil society, business, and academia.

Worldwatch experts meet frequently with government and private leaders to inform their decisions. The Institute leverages a global network of partner organizations and senior fellows that allows it to reach key decision makers. Our current geographic focus is on Brazil, China, India, Europe, and the United States—the areas of the world that are pivotal to addressing the world’s environmental and social problems.

Founded in 1974, Worldwatch disseminates its work in more than 100 countries via the Internet and global news media.

About Us

Founded in 1974, the Worldwatch Institute is an independent research organization trusted by opinion leaders around the world for its accessible, fact-based analysis of critical global issues.

The Institute’s interdisciplinary research is based on the latest scientific studies and focuses on the challenges that climate change, resource degradation, and population growth pose for meeting human needs for energy, food, and livelihoods in the 21st century. Worldwatch’s flagship annual State of the World reports remain the most authoritative “go-to” resource for decision makers on how environmental factors are shaping our rapidly changing world.

In 1992, Worldwatch began publishing the semi-annual report Vital Signs. For nearly two decades, this publication tracked key environmental indicators and trends from a multidisciplinary perspective unique to Worldwatch expertise.

Now available in a convenient and easy-to-access online format, Vital Signs Online is an interactive, subscription-based tool that provides hard data and research-based insights on the sustainability trends that are shaping our future. All of the trends include clear analysis and are placed in historical perspective, allowing you to see where the trend has come from and where it might be headed. New trends cover emerging hot topics—from global carbon emissions to green jobs—while trend updates provide the latest data and analysis for the fastest changing and most important trends today. Every trend includes full datasets and complete referencing.

Mission

Through research and outreach that inspire action, the Worldwatch Institute works to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world that meets human needs. The Institute’s top mission objectives are universal access to renewable energy and nutritious food, expansion of environmentally sound jobs and development, transformation of cultures from consumerism to sustainability, and an early end to population growth through healthy and intentional childbearing.

History

Founded in 1974 by Lester Brown as an independent research institute devoted to global environmental concerns, Worldwatch was quickly recognized by opinion leaders around the world for its foresight and accessible, fact-based analysis. Now under the leadership of population expert and author Robert Engelman, Worldwatch develops innovative solutions to intractable problems, emphasizing a blend of government leadership, private sector enterprise, and citizen action that can make a sustainable future a reality.

FEATURED PRODUCTS

Vital Signs Online- Free Trial Subscription Available Now!

Vital Signs Online is an interactive, subscription-based system that provides historical data and concise, research-based insights and analysis on critical sustainability trends that are shaping our future. With VSO, you save the time of research and get presentation-ready charts and graphs for your immediate use or ready to be customized by you. Check VSO out with a free two-week trial subscription and see what a valuable resource it can be ...

FEATURED SERVICES

Sustainable Agriculture Program

Welcome to the era of food activism. More than ever before, how we farm and feed ourselves is how we change the world around us. Worldwatch Institute's Sustainable Agriculture Program highlights the benefits to farmers, consumers, and ecosystems that can flow from food systems that are flexible enough to deal with shifting weather patterns, productive enough to meet the needs of expanding populations, and accessible enough to support rural ...

Climate and Energy Program

Worldwatch Institute's Climate and Energy Program is dedicated to achieving a transformation of the global energy system in order to stabilize the climate and increase energy security.

FEATURED BOOKS, CD-ROMS ...

Biofuels for Transport: Global Potential and Implications for Sustainable Agriculture and Energy in the 21st Century

Biofuels for Transport provides a one-stop resource for understanding the complete scope of impacts from large scale production of biofuels. Biofuels for Transport is an insightful and timely study of how biofuels can reach their potential to strengthen energy security, promote economic development, and protect the environment. This much-needed analysis will benefit both policymakers and practitioners.

Environmental Milestones: A Worldwatch Retrospective 39` x 27` Timeline Poster

Trace key moments in the modern environmental movement from the 1960s until today. Explore pivotal events, scientific breakthroughs, and obstacles through an illustrated full-color, 39' x 27' poster, printed with soy inks on recycled, uncoated paper—ready to hang as-is, or cut along dotted line and place end-to-end to create a six-and-a-half-foot long timeline.Makes a great tool for teaching, presentations, and

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Company details

Business Type:
NGO

Industry Type:
Environmental

Market Focus:
Internationally (various countries)

Year Founded:
1974

Employees:
11-100

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