Worldwatch Institute

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The Worldwatch Institute is an environmental organization based in Washington, D.C. It helps to tell policymakers and the public about the world economy and the environment.[1]

Worldwatch Institute publications include The State of the World report, which is about urgent global environmental problems and new ideas for fixing them.[2]

History[change | edit source]

  • 1974—The institute was founded by Lester Brown.[3]
  • 1975—The first Worldwatch Paper was published.
  • 1984—First State of the World published.[4]
  • 1988—World Watch Magazine was launched.
  • 1992—Vital Signs, Worldwatch's third annual series, was started.
  • 2000—Christopher Flavin became President of Worldwatch in October.
  • 2008—Worldwatch hosted the 20th Anniversary of the James Hansen hearings.
  • 2011—Robert Engelman became President of Worldwatch in October.

References[change | edit source]

  1. Thaddeus C. Trzyna et al. (1996). World directory of environmental organizations Earthscan, p. 246.
  2. The Worldwatch Institute Books
  3. About Worldwatch
  4. State of the World