Worldwatch Institute

THE WORLDWATCH INSTITUTE is "dedicated to fostering the evolution of an environmentally sustainable and socially just society, where human needs are met in ways that do not threaten the health of the natural environment or the prospects of future generations." It describes itself as "an independent, globally focused environmental and social policy research organization" with a "unique blend of interdisciplinary research and accessible writing." Worldwatch is essentially a think tank, with its closest environmental movement analogues being Resources for the Future, the World Resources Institute, and the Earth Policy Institute. The latter is headed by Lester Brown, who founded Worldwatch in 1974 and served as its president through 2000. Its current president is Christopher Flavin.

Worldwatch prides itself on its accessible writing style and its fact-based analysis of critical global issues. It focuses on the underlying causes of these issues and seeks, through education and dissemination of information, to inspire people to act in positive ways. A search of its website produces large numbers of publications regarding climate change, which it has addressed in its publications since at least 1984. Worldwatch Papers, one of its signature publications, has sought to educate the public regarding "pressing economic, environmental, and social issues" since 1975. Worldwatch has published State of the World, a widely read and widely influential annual report, beginning in 1984. Although Worldwatch does not lobby Congress directly, this comprehensive report is read by legislators as well as world leaders, students, and ordinary individuals and has been translated into

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