Pub. date: 2008 | Online Pub. Date: April 25, 2008 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412963893 | Print ISBN: 9781412958783 | Online ISBN: 9781412963893| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
Gordon P. Rands & Pamela Rands
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 ...