Tiempo Climate Cyberlibrary

Institutes and Organizations


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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.

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Centre for Science and the Environment
Centre for Science and the Environment

Institutes and other — selected resources in the Tiempo Climate Cyberlibrary and on the web

In the Cyberlibrary

Environment Liaison Centre International
The Environment Liaison Centre International is an information and communication network of more than 850 non-governmental and community-based organizations in over 100 countries, all working towards a more sustainable world. Published March 1997

Self Help for Rural Villages
Sadiq Malik describes various activities of the Rural Development Foundation Centre in Islamabad. Published April 1993

A New Pathway for Cooperation
The Earth Council is an independent standing commission of politicians, diplomats, scientists, journalists and others. It aspires to become the centre of a global citizens network, acting on behalf of civic society to further the process of sustainable development. Published April 1993

On the Web

Asian Disaster Preparedness Center
The Center is located at the Asian Institute of Technology in Bangkok, Thailand. It is the headquarters for the regional El Niño Secretariat. Activities include establishing regional and national information clearing houses, identifying action plans for regional cooperation, organizing workshops, climatological forecasts for the Asia and Pacific regions, and identifying coping strategies for El Niño-related emergencies.

Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies
The Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies, based in Dhaka, is an independent non-government research organization working on three themes: integrating environment and development, governance and people's participation, and rapid economic growth. It has an active climate change programme.

Canadian Institute for Climate Studies
The Canadian Institute for Climate Studies is a not-for-profit corporation created to further understanding of the climate system, its variability and potential for change and the application of that understanding to decision making in both the public and private sectors.

Carbon Capture and Sequestration Technologies
The Carbon Capture and Sequestration Technologies Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology conducts research into technologies to capture, utilize, and store carbon dioxide from large stationary sources.

Center for Environment Research Education and Development
The Center for Environment Research Education and Development is a non-governmental organization based in Hanoi, Vietnam, undertaking research and information provision on global environmental issues including climate change.

Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN)
CIESIN, based at Columbia University (New York, United States), is a non-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to providing information that would help scientists, decision-makers and the public better understand their changing world. It is the World Data Center A for Human Interactions in the Environment and provides direct access to a large number of data sets, including the data contents of the World Resources series of reports, as well as links to other data sources.

Center for Ocean Solutions
Stanford University, the Monterey Bay Aquarium and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute have joined forces to create the Center for Ocean Solutions, with a mission to develop new knowledge to solve ocean challenges and to reach out to decision-makers to translate the results of marine science and policy research into action. It has launched the Pacific Oceans Initiative to promote the sustainable management of the Pacific basin.

Center for Sustainable Development
CSDi provides proof-tested solutions to challenges faced by development professionals: donors, executive directors, project designers, grant writers, project managers, field staff and project beneficiaries. Online learning courses include community-based adaptation.

Centre for Science and Environment
The Centre for Science and Environment covers a range of environmental issues including climate change and is involved in both research work and lobbying for change. Its fortnightly newsletter, Down to Earth, is highly recommended.

Clean Air - Cool Planet
The mission of Clean Air - Cool Planet is to work with partners in business, education and the community in solving the global warming problem, developing economically efficient and innovative climate policies and mobilizing civic engagement to implement practical climate solution. The regional focus of the organization is the northeast United States.

Climate Institute
The Climate Institute aims to "protect the balance between climate and life on earth." The institute organizes conferences and research projects and the site "Climate.org" publishes news, reports and briefing materials.

Climate Justice
Climate justice provide support for the enforcement of existing laws that can help combat the causes and impacts of climate change for the benefit of present and future generations and hold the perpetrators accountable and liable for the consequences of their actions.

Co-operative Programme on Water and Climate
The international Co-operative Programme on Water and Climate aims to improve the capacity in water resources management to cope with the impacts of increasing variability of the world's climate. It addresses the gap between the climate and water sectors, encouraging co-operation through awareness raising and support for professionals.

Development Gateway
The Development Gateway is a portal on economic development, offering project information, articles, community features and many other resources at the global and, through Country Gateways, at the national level. The Development Gateway Foundation helps improve people's lives in developing countries by building partnerships and information systems that provide access to knowledge for development.

Earth Charter Foundation
The Earth Charter Foundation's primary objective is to encourage all people - individuals, groups, organizations, small and big businesses and governments - to support and implement the principles of the Earth Charter as a framework of action for the wellbeing of humanity and all other species dependent on the Earth's environment for survival.

Earth Policy Institute
The Earth Policy Institute is dedicated to providing a vision of what an environmentally sustainable economy looks like, as well as a roadmap of how to get from here to there.

Eco Conscious Developments
Eco Conscious Developments (ECODEV) seeks to propagate sustainable use of natural resources, build a sustainable culture based on practical ecologically-responsible resource use and implementing ecosystem-based conservation projects that provides for ecologically conscious community development. ECODEV is based in Ikom and Calabar, Nigeria, with contact offices in Germany and Canada.

Emissions Marketing Association
The mission of the Emissions Marketing Association is to promote market-based trading solutions for environmental management and to serve its membership.

Environmental Protection Agency
The United States Environmental Protection Agency site provides material of interest to concerned citizens, students, scientists and policy analysts on a range of environmental topics. Information specific to global warming including current and projected impacts, the science of global warming and policies and programmes is available.

European Wind Energy Association
The European Wind Energy Association is the voice of the wind industry, actively promoting the utilization of wind power in Europe and worldwide.

Flood Hazard Research Centre
The Flood Hazard Research Centre, based at Middlesex University in the United Kingdom, specializes in the interaction between people and the environment, together with analysis and appraisal of environmental policies, focusing on water management.

FogQuest is a non-profit, registered charity dedicated to planning and implementing water projects for rural communities in developing countries. Innovative fog collectors as well as effective rainfall collectors are used to make optimum use of natural atmospheric sources of water.

German Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety
The German environment ministry's site contains up-to-date information on Germany's environment, trends and issues.

Global Climate Change - NASA's Eyes on the Earth
News, information, data, educational materials and other resources from the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Global Commons Institute
The Global Commons Institute advocates a policy of contraction and convergence, limiting growth in overall emissions and setting a worldwide per capita emissions allowance.

Himalayan Light Foundation
The Himalayan Light Foundation (HLF) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization (NGO) based in Nepal. HLF's main objective is to improve the quality of the life of the remote population of the Himalayan region via the introduction and use of environmentally-friendly energy technologies.

Institute for Environment and Human Security
An institute of the United Nations University, the Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) addresses the probabilility of the occurrence of risks which are the consequence of environmental hazards. It was conceived to support policy- and decision makers with authoritative research and information.

International Arid Lands Consortium
The International Arid Lands Consortium (IALC) is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to exploring the problems and solutions unique to arid and semiarid regions. IALC promotes cooperative research and practical application of new knowledge to develop sustainable ecological practices.

International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development
Detailing the work of one of the leading mountain studies institutes, site focuses on the mountain populations of the Hindu Kush-Himalayan region and on integrated mountain development.

International Development Enterprises (India)
International Development Enterprises (India) is a not-for-profit enterprise committed to providing long-term solutions to poverty, hunger and malnutrition. It aims to stimulate a sustainable and free market by creating demand for affordable technologies and ensuring a sustainable supply chain.

International Emissions Trading Association
The International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) aims to be the premier voice for the business community on emissions trading. Its objectives are: to promote an integrated view of the emissions trading system; to participate in the design and implementation of national and international rules and guidelines; and to provide the most up-to-date and credible source of information on emissions trading and greenhouse gas market activity.

International Environment Forum
The International Environment Forum is a Baha'i inspired organization addressing environment and development.

International Institute for Environment and Development
The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) is an international policy research institute and non governmental body working for more sustainable and equitable global development. Climate change is a research theme.

International Institute of Rural Reconstruction
The International Institute of Rural Reconstruction is a non-governmental organization devoted to improving the quality of life for the rural poor in the nations of Africa, Asia and Latin America.

International Polar Foundation
The International Polar Foundation communicates and educates on polar research as a way to understand key environmental and climate mechanisms. It maintains three related websites: the science resource SciencePoles, the educational resource Educapoles, the information resource Polar Challenges.

International Research Institute for Climate and Society
The International Research Institute for Climate and Society uses a science-based approach to enhance society's capability to understand, anticipate and manage the impacts of climate in order to improve human welfare and the environment, especially in developing countries. Website resources include educational material, data and forecasts, research tools and publications.

International Scientific Council for Island Development
The International Scientific Council for Island Development (INSULA) was formally created in 1989 as a non-governmental organization whose aim is to contribute to shape island awareness and develop islands' common future, supporting necessary cooperation and information actions in the scientific and technological fields. INSULA publishes the magazine INSULA, the International Journal of Island Affairs and manages a forum of debates and exchanges

IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre
The International Water and Sanitation Centre provides news and information, advice, research and training, on low-cost water supply and sanitation in developing countries.

Klima is a climate change information centre for East Asia. Features the Low Carbon Diet.

L'Afrique en Vert
Charles Lemaire maintains an extensive listing by country of environmental organizations in Africa.

National Institute for the Environment
The National Institute for the Environment is spearheading climate change education initiatives which equip professors of various disciplines to teach climate change science and solutions.

NOAA Coastal Services Center
The mission of the NOAA Coastal Services Center, based in Charleston, South Carolina, United States, is to foster and sustain the environmental and economic well being of the nation's coast by linking people, information and technology

One Sky
The mission of One Sky, the Canadian Institute of Sustainable Living, is to promote sustainable living globally. It works on projects to promote human rights and sustainable economics and to conserve and protect the environment. One Sky furthers appropriate technology systems and is focusing on renewable energy at the local, national and international levels.

Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development
Located at the University of the South Pacific in Fiji. Acts as a focal point for integrated regional and global studies of environment and development issues affecting small island states. Covers teaching, research and consultancy.

The PATT foundation aims at providing economic, social and environmental sustainability through community based forestry projects in developing countries. Working in conjunction with corporate partners, government and intergovernmental agencies, non governmental organizations, local authorities, and local communities, it plans to plant 1 million trees per year in locations worldwide.

Population Action International
Population Action International works in the field of international population issues, including how population affects the environment, economy, safety and health.

Post Carbon Institute
The core focus of the approach of the Post Carbon Institute is to bring together the best ideas and models for transitioning from the carbon-addicted world to the post-carbon world as quickly, equitably and sustainably as possible.

Powerful Information
Powerful Information is a non-profit environmental information service concerned with capacity building in NGOs in Central and Eastern Europe and in developing countries. Practical Information, with its first six-monthly issue in 1998, will report on the work and activities of the organization. It is available as a printed newsletter or via the web site.

Resources for the Future
Resources for the Future engages with energy and climate policy on numerous fronts. Issues studied include how to cost-effectively constrain emissions and limit cost uncertainties, promoting developing country engagement, reducing emissions through averted deforestation and afforestation and adaptation.

Rocky Mountain Institute
The Rocky Mountain Institute aims to free the global economy from dependence on fossil fuels.

Society for Ecological Restoration International
The Society for Ecological Restoration International is a non-profit organization whose members are actively engaged in ecologically-sensitive repair and management of ecosystems through an unusually broad array of experience, knowledge sets and cultural perspectives.

The SouthSouthNorth project recognises the vital need for finding viable economic solutions that are sustainable to meet the climate challenge and builds capacity among all stakeholders in the South for the success of one solution, the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) of the Kyoto Protocol.

Stockholm Resilience Centre
The Stockholm Resilience Centre is an international centre that advances transdisciplinary research for governance of social-ecological systems with a special emphasis on resilience - the ability to deal with change and continue to develop.

Sustainable Development Institute
Established by the Menominee Nation and located at the College of the Menominee Nation. Uses the unique Menominee model of sustainable development as a basis in research, education, commerce and community development.

TerrAfrica is a multi-partner initiative, aiming to increase the scale, efficiency and effectiveness of investments towards sustainable land management in sub-Saharan Africa.

WE ACT for Environmental Justice (West Harlem Environmental Action, Inc.) is a non-profit, community-based, environmental justice organization dedicated to building community power to fight environmental racism and improve environmental health, protection and policy in communities of colour.

Wetlands International
Wetlands International is a global organization that works to sustain and restore wetlands and their resources for people and biodiversity.

World Hunger Program
The aim of the World Hunger Program, at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, is to prevent and eradicate hunger by facilitating the free exchange of ideas and information regarding the causes of, and solutions to, hunger.

World Resources Institute
The World Resources Institute (based in Washington DC in the United States) provides a wealth of information on many aspects of environment and development, including climate change. The annual review contains copious statistics on the state of the planet.

Zero Waste Alliance
The Zero Waste Alliance is a non-profit partnership of universities, government, business and other organizations working to develop, promote and apply Zero Waste strategies. It has developed EPEAT, an environmental procurement tool designed to help institutional purchasers in the public and private sectors evaluate, compare and select desktop computers, notebook computers and monitors based on their environmental attributes, and other resources.

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

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Updated: May 15th 2015