Worldwatch Institute

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Se establece en EEUU para concientizar a la población sobre las amenazas ambientales globales y canalizar respuestas políticas efectivas; comienza la publicación anual del Estado del Mundo en 1984.
Founded by Lester Brown in 1974, the Worldwatch Institute offers a unique blend of interdisciplinary research, global focus, and accessible writing that has made it a leading source of information on the interactions among key environmental, social, and economic trends. Our work revolves around the transition to an environmentally sustainable and socially just society—and how to achieve it.
The credibility and accessibility of Worldwatch research has made our publications popular among a cross-section of society, from government and business decisionmakers to the media, students, and the general public. Since the first Worldwatch Paper was published in 1975, the Institute has broadened discussion of environmental and social issues by analyzing them from a global and interdisciplinary perspective. This has produced fresh angles on the issues of the day, whether they are in the headlines or not.
Worldwatch entered the 21st century with a new President and a strengthened staff and Board of Directors—along with a new commitment to providing the information and ideas needed to foster a sustainable world. Non-partisan and independent, our research is funded primarily by donations from private foundations and individuals. Nearly one-third of our budget is provided by sales of our publications, including the annual flagship books State of the World and Vital Signs, the bi-monthly World Watch magazine, the Worldwatch Paper series, the State of the World Library subscription product, and our new CD-ROM, Signposts.