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WRI is a global research organization that spans more than 50 countries, with offices in the United States, China, India, Brazil, and more. Our more than 300 experts and staff work closely with leaders to turn big ideas into action to sustain our natural resources—the foundation of economic opportunity and human well-being.
WRI is a global research organization that spans more than 50 countries, with offices in the United States, China, India, Brazil, and more. Our more than 300 experts and staff work closely with leaders to turn big ideas into action to sustain our natural resources—the foundation of economic opportunity and human well-being.

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The Heritage Foundation has gained prominence as a go-to source of information for the Trump Administration. A WRI review of the document finds that Heritage does not provide credible estimates of either costs or benefits of climate action.

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Current consumption patterns, even assuming efficiency improvements, put the global economy on an impossible trajectory. We would use three times as many natural resources by 2050 compared to what we used in 2000—and what we are using today has already exceeded planetary boundaries.
Companies will not thrive if their growth strategies assume infinite supplies of finite resources. Yet few companies are fundamentally rethinking the models by which they meet customer needs. This is the elephant in the boardroom—uncomfortable and unmentioned because the solution requires radical change.
Learn more: http://ow.ly/DunI30adDPA

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Plant-based foods can significantly reduce emissions and help close a 70 percent gap in the amount of food available today and that needed to feed a growing population.
Research shows that consumers are cold to phrases such as “vegetarian” and “vegan.” Even foods described as “healthy” can, on certain eating occasions, be a turn-off. The challenge is clear: The planet cannot sustain current consumption trends much longer, so we have to overcome the linguistic hurdles faced by plant-based eating.
What would your campaign to promote plant-based diets sound like?

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Eliminating USAID support for adaptation projects would send a troubling signal about U.S. priorities. The risks posed by climate change are well-documented, from disruptions in food, water, and energy supplies to increases in damage from extreme weather and sea level rise. The world’s poor, living in places most exposed to climate risks and with the least resources to adapt, will suffer most.

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DID YOU KNOW? Tenure-secure Indigenous lands help reduce carbon emissions #IntForestDay #LandConf2017 #landrights http://ow.ly/GoED30a6LO4
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