World Resources Institute

The World Resources Institute is a global research organisation with offices in the United States, China, India, Brazil, Indonesia and other countries. Its stated mission is "to turn big ideas into action to sustain our natural resources—the foundation of economic opportunity and human well-being". The WRI's activity focuses on six issues "at the intersection of environment and development": climate, energy, food, forests, water, and cities and transport. A large number of research reports, maps and data relating to these topics are available on the website. 

N.B. The EarthTrends (aka Earth Trends) website is no longer maintained by the WRI and is no longer available.

Spatial Coverage: 

Content licensed under a Creative Commons Licence


Data tables are downloadable in Adobe PDF and archived tables in WinZip format.

Data Access: 

Freely available data on internet.