Tiempo Climate Cyberlibrary



About the Cyberlibrary

The Tiempo Climate Cyberlibrary was developed by Mick Kelly and Sarah Granich on behalf of the Stockholm Environment Institute and the International Institute for Environment and Development, with sponsorship from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency.

While every effort is made to ensure that information on this site, and on other sites that are referenced here, is accurate, no liability for loss or damage resulting from use of this information can be accepted.


Activities surrounding the various international environmental treaties — selected resources on the web

On the Web

2010 Biodiversity Indicators Partnership
The Partnership will coordinate the delivery and communication of a suite of indicators measuring progress towards the "2010 target", agreed by the Convention on Biological Diversity and the World Summit on Sustainable Development, to significantly reduce the rate of biodiversity loss by 2010.

2010 United Nations Climate Change Conference
Website of the Mexican hosts of 2010 United Nations Climate Change Conference.

30 Ways in 30 Days
From creating mass markets for solar water heaters, improving vehicle efficiency, using waste for energy or installing energy-efficient cooking stoves or planting trees and protecting forests, UNEP's 30 case studies prove that solutions to combat climate change are available, accessible and replicable.

Activities Implemented Jointly (AIJ)
The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Secretariat catalogues AIJ projects that have been officially approved.

Climate Action Tracker
The Climate Action Tracker is an independent science-based assessment that tracks the emission commitments and actions of countries. The website provides an up-to-date assessment of individual national pledges to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.

Climate Change Information Network
The Climate Change Information Network, CC:iNet, was set up by the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat to act as a web-based clearing house for information on ways Parties are improving the awareness and participation of the public in climate change matters worldwide.

Division of Environmental Conventions
The Division of Environmental Conventions identifies synergies and promotes substantive collaboration among Multilateral Environmental Agreements.

Essential Background
The Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change makes available fact sheets, publications and other resources concerning the climate treaty.

European Environmental Law
Site contains full text cases, legislation and other materials as well as dossiers and articles offering a more in-depth view on specific issues. Includes copies of European Union documents on climate change.

Global Environment Facility
The Global Environment Facility (GEF) provides financial support to developing countries for activities intended to reduce the scale of global environmental change.

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
Scientific body established by United Nations Environment Programme and the World Meteorlogical Organization in 1988 to assess the scientific and technical basis of the global warming problem.

Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services provides a bridge between science and policy making.

International Year of Biodiversity
2010 is the International Year of Biodiversity, a celebration of life on earth and of the value of biodiversity.

IPCC Secretariat
The IPCC Secretariat site provides access to general information about the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and its activities, special reports and technical papers, press releases, a newsletter and related sites.

Johannesburg Summit 2002
Provides summaries and key outcomes from the summit as well as full documents from all conference sessions together with the resulting Implementation Plan and Action Agenda. Available in six languages.

Joint Implementation Quarterly
Produced by Joint Implementation Network based in The Netherlands, the bulletin provides an up-to-date review of progress in the development of joint implementation projects.

Kyoto Protocol Thermometer
The latest state of play with regard to ratifying the Kyoto Protocol.

Ozone Secretariat
The Ozone Secretariat manages the implementation of the Montreal Protocol on ozone-depleting substances and subsequent agreements.

Ramsar Convention on Wetlands
The Ramsar Convention is an intergovernmental treaty that embodies the commitments of its member countries to maintain the ecological character of their Wetlands of International Importance and to plan for the "wise use", or sustainable use, of all of the wetlands in their territories.

Stakeholders Forum Earth Summit 2002
News, information and networking in support of the World Summit On Environment and Development.

UN Convention on Biological Diversity
Comprehensive global agreement to address all aspects of biodiversity: genetic resources, species and ecosystems.

UN Convention to Combat Desertification
International treaty intended to promote effective action on desertification through innovative local programmes and supportive international partnerships by developing and carrying out national, sub-regional and regional action programmes.

UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
The treaty created by the international community to address the climate problem.

UN System Work on Climate Change
Gateway to the United Nations System's work on climate change.

UN-REDD Programme
The UN-REDD Programme is the United Nations Collaborative initiative on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD) in developing countries. It assists developing countries prepare and implement national REDD+ strategies.

UNEP OzonAction Programme
The United Nations Environment Programme's OzonAction Programme runs an information exchange service containing technical and policy information related to protection of the stratospheric ozone layer.

Distributed bimonthly, the e-newsletter from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Secretariat provides a comprehensive overview of major news and announcements, along with practical information about upcoming events.

United Nations Climate Change Conference, December 2009
Official site for the United Nations Climate Change Conference, December 2009.

United Nations Decade for Deserts and the Fight Against Desertification
Promoting action that will protect the world's drylands from further deterioration and degradation into deserts, the United Nations Decade for Deserts and the Fight Against Desertification runs from January 2010 to December 2020. Website provides further information, news and resources.

United Nations Environment Programme
The United Nations Environment Programme is the environment wing of the United Nations System.

World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
United Nations agency responsible for data collection and research coordination in the atmospheric sciences.

Autogenerated: 15 May 2015

Bright Ideas

GE cuts solar costs

General Electric plans to cut solar installation costs by half

Project 90 by 2030

Project 90 by 2030 supports South African school children and managers reduce their carbon footprint through its Club programme

Smart street lighting

Bath & North East Somerset Council in the United Kingdom has installed smart LED carriageway lighting that automatically adjusts to light and traffic levels

Longwood Gardens

The United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the American Public Gardens Association are mounting an educational exhibit at Longwood Gardens showing the link between temperature and planting zones

Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers

The energy-efficient Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers hotel is powered by renewable and sustainable sources, including integrated solar photovoltaics and guest-powered bicycles

El Hierro

El Hierro, one of the Canary Islands, plans to generate 80 per cent of its energy from renewable sources

Remarkables Primary School green roof

The green roof on the Remarkables Primary School in New Zealand reduces stormwater runoff, provides insulation and doubles as an outdoor classroom

Weather Info for All

The Weather Info for All project aims to roll out up to five thousand automatic weather observation stations throughout Africa


SolSource turns its own waste heat into electricity or stores it in thermal fabrics, harnessing the sun's energy for cooking and electricity for low-income families

Wave House

The Wave House uses vegetation for its architectural and environmental qualities, and especially in terms of thermal insulation

Mbale compost-processing plant

The Mbale compost-processing plant in Uganda produces cheaper fertilizer and reduces greenhouse gas emissions

Frito-Lay Casa Grande

At Casa Grande, Frito-Lay has reduced energy consumption by nearly a fifth since 2006 by, amongst other things, installing a heat recovery system to preheat cooking oil

More Bright Ideas...

Updated: May 15th 2015