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The World Resources Institute (WRI)

Washington, United States
Joined February 2012

WRI is a global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity and human well-being.

Presence in: United States

World Resources Institute (WRI) is a global research organization that spans more than 50 countries, with offices in BrazilChinaEuropeIndiaIndonesiaMexico, and the United States. Our more than 700 experts and staff turn big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity and human well-being.

Our Challenge

Natural resources are at the foundation of economic opportunity and human well-being. But today, we are depleting Earth’s resources at rates that are not sustainable, endangering economies and people’s lives. People depend on clean water, fertile land, healthy forests, and a stable climate. Livable cities and clean energy are essential for a sustainable planet. We must address these urgent, global challenges this decade.

Our Vision

We envision an equitable and prosperous planet driven by the wise management of natural resources. We aspire to create a world where the actions of government, business, and communities combine to eliminate poverty and sustain the natural environment for all people.


People Associated With This Organization

Carole Excell

United States  
The World Resources Institute (WRI)
Joined February 2018
Interests: Environmental Justice
Carole Excell is the Acting Director of World Resources Institute's Environmental Democracy Practice and the Project Director for The Access Initiative, working on access to information, public participation and access to justice issues around the world.

Previously she was the Coordinator for the Freedom of Information Unit of the Cayman Islands Government in charge of ensuring the development and effective implementation of the Cayman Islands Freedom of Information Law. She was in charge of developing an implementation plan for the Cayman Islands, creation of an information manager’s network, development of appropriate IT systems and appropriate administrative regulations. She also worked with The Carter Center as Field Representative in Jamaica working on their Access to Information Project. As part of the Carter Center Access to Information project she was involved in the development of materials, conduct of research and analysis on legal and policy issues associated with the right to information and acted as the Secretariat to the Volunteer Attorneys Panel, a panel of lawyers who provide pro bono services to civil society organizations and indigent persons.

Carole Excell is an Attorney-at-law with a LLB from the University of the West Indies and Certificate of Legal Education from the Norman Manley Law School, Mona. She has a Masters Degree in Environmental Law from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. She has seven years working experience working for the Government of Jamaica on environmental and planning issues both at the Natural Resources Conservation Authority and then at its successor the National Environment and Planning Agency.

Contributed Resources:

Elizabeth Moses

United States  
The World Resources Institute (WRI)
Joined May 2016
Interests: Environmental Justice, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Health, Livelihoods
I am a Research Analyst at the World Resources Institute. You can access my bio here - I am currently working on a project in Indonesia, Mongolia, and Thailand called the "Strengthening the Right to Information for People and the Environment" that works directly with civil society and communities to use their right to information to obtain and use pollution data to address environmental, health, and socioeconomic impacts of industrial discharges to the air and water in their local area and participate more effectively in governance forums.

My work is associated with The Access Initiative, an international network of civil society groups working on ensuring people have a voice in environmental decision making. WRI acts as the Secretariat.

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Jesse Worker

United States  
The World Resources Institute (WRI)
Joined November 2015
I currently work in the Governance Center of the World Resources Institute on issues of access to information, public participation, and access to justice in environmental matters as part of the Access Initiative network. My background is in collaborative natural resources governance, climate change adaptation, and monitoring and evaluation. I have an environmental science and public policy background with research experience in Senegal and Jamaica prior to coming to WRI.

Uttara Narayan

The World Resources Institute (WRI) (Unverified)
Joined February 2018
Interests: Citizenship & Identification, Education, Environmental Justice, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Women's Rights
I apply the principles of social inclusion, good governance, and political economy to look at environmental change challenges and opportunities. My work involves the use of inter-disciplinary approaches to solve challenges at the intersection of sustainability, governance, and social development.
is the network champion (main point of contact) for The World Resources Institute (WRI).

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