World Watch Institute

Type of Structure: organisation / agency
Regional Scope: global
Parent Organisations: non governmental organisation
Child Organisations:
Duration : 1974 to present
Contact Address: Dr. Lester Brown
Worldwatch Institute
1776 Massachusetts Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20036-1904
United States of America
Phone: (1 202) 452-1999
FAX: (202) 296-7365
e-Mail: worldwatch(at)worldwatch.org
URL: http://www.worldwatch.org/bios/brown.html

holding an official function in WWI

General information and objectives

The Worldwatch Institute is dedicated to fostering the evolution of an environmentally sustainable society--one in which human needs are met in ways that do not threaten the health of the natural environment or the prospects of future generations. The Institute seeks to achieve this goal through the conduct of inter-disciplinary non-partisan research on emerging global environmental issues, the results of which are widely disseminated throughout the world.

The Institute believes that information is a powerful tool of social change. Human behavior shifts either in response to new information or new experiences. The Institute seeks to provide the information to bring about the changes needed to build an environmentally sustainable economy. In a sentence, the Institute's mission is to raise public awareness of global environmental threats to the point where it will support effective policy responses.

The Institute's outlook is global because the most pressing environmental issues are global. Given the earth's unified ecosystem and an increasingly integrated global economy, only a global approach to issues such as climate change, depletion of the stratospheric ozone layer, the loss of biological diversity, degradation of oceans, and population growth can be effective.

Worldwatch is a nonprofit public policy research organization dedicated to
- informing policymakers and the public about emerging global problems and trends and the complex links between the world economy and its environmental support systems.

For further details, link to the WWI Home Page

Last update: 6/14/99
Source of data: ProClim- Research InfoSystem (1993-2020)

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