Tiempo Climate Cyberlibrary

Intergovernmental Activities


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.

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Intergovernmental initiatives (such as development cooperation programmes, networks or research programmes) concerned with climate change or related subjects — selected resources on the web

On the Web

AREED: African Rural Energy Enterprise Development
Initiated by UNEP, AREED assists in developing new sustainable energy enterprises. Offers training, tools, start-up support, seed capital and partnerships with banks and NGOs involved in rural energy.

Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate
Founding partners of the Asia-Pacific Partnership, Australia, China, India, Japan, Republic of Korea, and the United States, have agreed to work together and with private sector partners to meet goals for energy security, national air pollution reduction, and climate change in ways that promote sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction.

Cities in Climate Change Initiative
The Cities in Climate Change Initiative, led by UN-HABITAT, seeks to enhance climate change mitigation and climate change preparedness of cities in developing and least developed countries. It provides support towards the development and implementation of pro-poor and innovative climate change policies and strategies and aims to develop tools for enhancing capacities of local governments.

The aim of the UNEP/GEF en.lighten project is to accelerate the market transformation of efficient lighting technologies on a global scale.

Europa - Activities of the European Union
The portal site of the European Union (EU). Provides access to all sites of EU activities.The environment site contains full documents, activity reports, fact sheets, legislations and policies and links to other EU institutions.

European Space Agency
The European Space Agency (ESA) is Europe's gateway to space. Its site contains links to various satellite activities in ESA's programmes. Global satellite maps include coverage of the Antarctic ozone hole, which is updated hourly, and other atmospheric conditions.

Global Forum on Oceans, Coasts, and Islands
The Global Forum on Oceans, Coasts, and Islands provides information on global developments related to oceans, coasts and Small Island Developing States, particularly activities aimed at achieving oceans-related targets from the World Summit on Sustainable Development and from the Millennium Development Goals through policy analyses, multi-stakeholder dialogues, working groups, roundtables and other approaches.

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission
The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission coordinates international scientific research on the world's oceans. The site contains details of current programmes, news and access to scientific expertise.

Partnerships for Sustainable Development
An online database of multi-stakeholder initiatives involving partnerships sharing knowledge and experience with the intent to promote and implement sustainable development practices.

SEA Fire Danger Rating System
Hosted by the Malaysian Meteorological Service, the Fire Danger Rating System monitors the risk of forest/vegetation fires across Southeast Asia (SEA).

South Centre
The South Centre aims to promote enhanced South-South cooperation, meeting the need for analysis of development problems and experience, as well as providing the intellectual and policy support required by developing countries for collective and individual action in the international arena.

UN Atlas of the Oceans
Complete and wide-ranging information relevant to the sustainable development of oceans. Developed by UN agencies and other partners for policy makers, scientists, students and stakeholders needing detailed information and access to databases relevant to the sustainable development of oceans.

UNEP Climate Change
Central source of information and resources regarding climate change from the United Nations Environment Programme.

UNEP Division of Technology, Industry and Economics
United Nations Environment Programme's Division of Technology, Industry and Economics encourages decision makers in government, local authorities and industry to develop and implement policies, strategies and practices that are cleaner and safer, make efficient use of natural resources, ensure environmentally-sound management of chemicals, reduce pollution and risks for humans and the environment, enable implementation of conventions and international agreements and incorporate environmental costs.

UNEP Finance
UNEP FI is a global partnership between UNEP and the financial sector, working to understand the impacts of environmental and social considerations on financial performance.

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.

United Nations System Climate Change Gateway
United Nations System gateway to climate change news, activities and resources.

Water and Sanitation Program
The World Bank's Water and Sanitation Program is an international partnership of the world's leading development agencies concerned with improving sector policies, practices and capacities to serve poor people, with the goal of alleviating poverty by helping the poor gain sustained access to water and sanitation services.

Water Sanitation and Health
The World Health Organization works on aspects of water, sanitation and hygiene where the health burden is high, where interventions could make a major difference and where the present state of knowledge is poor. Site contains briefing documents, policy statements, access to data 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