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Organization: Worldwatch Institute
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Worldwatch Institute, 1776 Massachusetts Ave., N.W. Washington, DC 20036-1904, U.S.A.

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(+1) 202 452-1999

PRIORITIES: All of the organization's domains of culture of peace activity


TOP PRIORITY: The organization's most important culture of peace activity


PARTNERSHIPS AND NETWORKS: What partnerships and networks does your organization participate in, thus strengthening the global movement for a culture of peace?

Worldwatch works with a network of more than 150 partners in 40 countries who utilize our research in a variety of ways. Translating and publishing international editions of our work, taking our research to academic institutions, news organizations and houses of governance, these partners help us reach new audiences, and maintain a pivotal role in the global environmental movement. They are also integral in ensuring that our research is read and used by the broadest of audiences.

See the following webpage for further information:

ACTIONS: What activities have been undertaken by your organization to promote a culture of peace and nonviolence during the ten years of the Decade? If you already made a report in 2005, your information from 2005 will be included in the 2010 report.

The Worldwatch Institute is an independent research organization recognized by opinion leaders around the world for its accessible, fact-based analysis of critical global issues. The Institute's three main program areas include Climate & Energy, Food & Agriculture, and the Green Economy.

Worldwatch has catalyzed effective environmental decision making since 1974. The Institute's interdisciplinary research is based on the best available science and focuses on the challenges that climate change, resource degradation, and population growth pose for meeting human needs in the 21st century. Worldwatch seeks innovative solutions to intractable problems, emphasizing a blend of government leadership, private sector enterprise, and citizen action that can make a sustainable future a reality.

Based in Washington, D.C., Worldwatch leverages its Internet presence and strong network of partners in more than a dozen countries for global impact. Its research is disseminated in over 20 languages through innovative use of print and online media.


The Institute's priority programs include:

Energy & Climate Program – dedicated to accelerating the transition to a low-carbon energy system based on sustainable use of renewable energy sources in concert with major energy-efficiency gains.

Food & Agriculture Program – highlights the benefits to farmers, consumers, and ecosystems that can flow from food systems that are flexible enough to deal with shifting weather patterns, productive enough to meet the needs of expanding populations, and accessible enough to support rural communities.

Green Economy Program – recognizes that the global environmental and economic crises have common origins and must be tackled together. The program seeks to offer solutions that enhance human wellbeing and reduce inequities while protecting the planet.

Beyond these three priorities, the Institute monitors human health, population, water resources, biodiversity, governance, and environmental security.


Global in focus, Worldwatch research is published in 36 languages and utilized by 150 partners in 40 countries. Our flagship annual report, State of the World, is a go-to resource for policymakers, professors, and citizens concerned with environmental sustainability. State of the World is available independently or as part of the State of the World Library, a collection of the research published by Worldwatch each year.

World Watch magazine offers concise, cutting-edge analysis from a holistic perspective. This award-winning bi-monthly periodical connects the dots between our natural world and the people who inhabit it.

PROGRESS: Has your organization seen progress toward a culture of peace and nonviolence in your domain of action and in your constituency during the second half of the Decade?

The past decade has witnessed an unprecedented mobilization of efforts to combat the world’s accelerating ecological crisis. In 2009, new government policies were enacted, billions of dollars were invested in green businesses and infrastructure, scientists and engineers greatly accelerated development of a new generation of “green” technologies, and the mass media turned environmental problems into a mainstream concern.

OBSTACLES: Has your organization faced any obstacles to implementing the culture of peace and nonviolence? If so, what were they?

Despite all of this momentum, most of the world’s key ecological indicators signal a continued downward spiral, and the most important environmental summit of the past decade—in Copenhagen in December 2009—fell far short of expectations.

PLANS: What new engagements are planned by your organization in the short, medium and long term to promote a culture of peace and nonviolence?

Since 1974, the Worldwatch Institute has worked tirelessly to lay the foundation for a sustainable future. In recent years, we have seen this foundation take shape—and at the same time, we have seen the earth beneath that foundation continue to crumble. In the years ahead, we intend to re- double our efforts to address the world’s environmental dilemmas by working strategically with decision makers around the globe, building on our efforts over the past decade.

GLOBAL MOVEMENT: How do you think the culture of peace and nonviolence could be strengthened and supported at the world level??

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