The Worldwatch Institute is a globally focused environmental research organization based in Washington, D.C. Worldwatch was named as one of the top ten sustainable development research organizations by Globescan Survey of Sustainability Experts. Worldwatch Institute was founded in the year 1974 by Lester Brown as an independent research institute devoted to global environmental concerns and quickly recognized by opinion leaders around the world for its foresight and accessible, fact-based analysis.
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.
Worldwatch’s priority programs include:
• Building a Low-Carbon Energy System that greatly reduces the use of fossil fuels and lowers greenhouse gas emissions.
• Nourishing the Planet, researches methods that create a sustainable food production system that provides a healthy, nutritious diet for all while sustaining the land, water, and biological resources on which life depends.
• Transforming Economies, Cultures, and Societies that meets human needs, promotes prosperity, and is in harmony with nature.
Worldwatch works with a network of more than 150 partners in 40 countries who utilize their research in a variety of ways. Translating and publishing international editions of their work, taking the research to academic institutions, news organizations and houses of governance, these partners help them to reach new audiences, and maintain a pivotal role in the global environmental movement. They are also integral in ensuring that our research is read and used by the broadest of audiences.