World Resources Institute (WRI)

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Lobbying costs:

WARNING: As this organisation lists one or more EP accredited lobbyists, it is highly improbable that its lobbying costs are lower than €10,000.

WARNING: The lobbying costs declared by this organisation are extraordinarily high and may therefore have been over-declared.

3,000,000€ - 3,249,999€

Financial year: 01/10/2018 - 01/09/2019

Lobbyists declared: 1 FTE (4)

WARNING: The number of full time equivalent lobbyists declared by this organisation are extraordinarily high and may therefore have been over-declared.


Lobbyists with EP accreditation: 0

Meetings with European Commission: 14

Lobbying costs over the years:


World Resources Institute (WRI)

Registration on EU Transparency Register

581250215524-23 (First registered: 15 Jan 2015)

Goals / Remit

The World Resources Institute opened its doors in 1982, with the goal of bringing objective analysis and policy engagement to the pressing global challenges linking economic development, natural resources and the environment. Over the years, WRI has earned a reputation for practical solutions and global impact based on rigorous analysis and deep long-term engagement with governments, corporations, city leaders and communities. Our more than 900 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.

In working to achieve global change at scale, we apply a threefold approach that is WRI’s hallmark:

Count It: We start with data, creating user-friendly information systems, protocols and standards. We conduct independent, unbiased research to analyze relationships and design solutions, and communicate our findings in a compelling manner.

Change It: We work with leaders of cities, companies and countries to achieve change, testing our ideas in complex, messy, real-world situations. We set clear objectives and hold ourselves accountable.

Scale It: We identify and overcome barriers to change so that proven solutions spread quickly and widely. We work with coalitions of remarkable leaders who transform business sectors, societies and economies, nationally and globally.

We will focus on urgent global challenges that must be addressed to reduce poverty, grow economies and protect natural systems: food, forests, water, energy, cities, climate and the ocean. Because these seven challenges are inextricably linked, our strategies often address more than one, cutting across programs. These global challenges are supported by work in our Governance, Business, Finance and Economics Centers.


WRI President and CEO gave a presentation to DG DEVCO as part of the EU’s Climate & Environment Week in February 2020. Manager for International Cooperation Jessica Varat had a meeting with Giuliana Torta from the EU’s Delegation in Washington, DC, in July 2019 to discuss potential areas where we could collaborate. She later met with Dagmara Koska in October 2019 to discuss how to continue engaging with the U.S. around climate issues. Global Director of the Sustainable Finance Center Leonardo Martinez-Diaz participated in a EU Strategy Forum on Mobilizing Private Capital for Climate in October 2019. WRI’s Indonesia office received a contract in late 2019 for the Sustainable Management Peatland and Haze Mitigation in Southeast Asia (SUPA) Project. In December 2019, the European Union Ambassador to the United States, Ambassador Stavros Lambrinidis, hosted WRI staff and other colleagues working on climate for an informal dinner discussion on transatlantic climate and clean energy issues. This was the first climate briefing received by the Ambassador since arriving in Washington in September. Andrew Steer provided opening remarks, emphasizing the vital role Europe will play with China, India, and the U.S. over the next year. WRI signed an agreement with the European Investment Bank in March 2020 to collaborate on events around climate and sustainability.


Head office:
10 G ST NE Suite 800 Suite 800
Washington 20002
United States

Tel: 1 2027297600