Tom Prugh, Senior Researcher

Contact Information
Department: Research
Title: Senior Researcher
Phone: +1 (202) 452-1992

Senior Researcher

Tom Prugh is senior researcher at the Worldwatch Institute and co-director of the State of the World project. He was editor in chief of World Watch magazine from 2005 to 2010. He spent nine years at the U.S. Energy Information Administration before coming to Worldwatch. His interests and writings include energy, ecological economics, and the relationship between modes of governance and sustainability.

Tom is the lead author of two books, Natural Capital and Human Economic Survival (with Robert Costanza, Herman Daly, John H. Cumberland, Robert Goodland and Richard B. Norgaard) and The Local Politics of Global Sustainability (with Robert Costanza and Herman Daly). He co-directed State of the World 2016: Can a City be Sustainable? (with Michael Renner and Gary Gardner)State of the World 2015: Confronting Hidden Threats to Sustainability (with Michael Renner and Gary Gardner), State of the World 2014: Governing for Sustainability (with Michael Renner)State of the World 2013: Is Sustainability Still Possible? (with Erik Assadourian), and State of the World 2008: Innovations for a Sustainable Economy (with Gary Gardner).