Worldwatch Research and Programs
Worldwatch Institute focuses on the 21st century challenges of climate change, resource degradation, population growth, and poverty by developing and disseminating solid data and innovative strategies for achieving a sustainable world. For more than three decades, Worldwatch research has been the gold standard in sustainability analysis for decision makers in government, civil society, business, and academia.
The Institute's priority programs include:
- Building a Low-Carbon Energy System that dramatically reduces the use of fossil fuels and lowers greenhouse gas emissions.
- Creating a Healthy Future for Agriculture that provides a healthy, nutritious diet for all while sustaining the land, water, and biological resources on which life depends.
- Developing a Green Economy that meets human needs, promotes prosperity, and is in harmony with nature.
Beyond these three priorities, the Institute monitors human health, population, water resources, biodiversity, governance, and environmental security. The Institute's current State of the World report on Transforming Cultures focuses on how we can shift today's consumer cultures to cultures of sustainability.
Global in focus, Worldwatch research is published in 36 languages and utilized by 150 partners in 40 countries. Our flagship annual report, State of the World, is a go-to resource for policymakers, professors, and citizens concerned with environmental sustainability. State of the World is available independently or as part of the State of the World Library, a collection of the work published by Worldwatch each year.
World Watch magazine offers concise, cutting-edge analysis from a holistic perspective. This award-winning bi-monthly periodical connects the dots between our natural world and the people who inhabit it.
For more information or to purchase Worldwatch publications, visit our publications page.