Tiempo Climate Cyberlibrary

International Organizations


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.

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Global Village Energy Partnership
Global Village Energy Partnership

International organizations working on the climate issue — selected resources in the Tiempo Climate Cyberlibrary and on the web

In the Cyberlibrary

Adaptation by Ribbon Cutting
Robert Kay argues that a desire for grand ceremonies must not be allowed to skew decisions regarding approaches to adaptation. Published July 2009

Challenge for the Climate Action Network
Astrid Westerlind Wigström tasks the Network with becoming more responsive to developing country interests at international negotiations. Published April 2009

NGOs: Running on Empty?
Megan Rowling finds that confused definitions and capacity constraints are holding back aid agencies’ responses to climate change adaptation. Published November 2008

Green Growth in the Asia-Pacific Region
Rae Kwon Chung, on behalf of the Environment and Sustainable Development Division at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia, outlines an approach to sustainable economic growth that is being promoted for the nations of Asia and the Pacific. Published April 2008

Interview with Boni Biagini
In a Newswatch interview, Boni Biagini reflects on the National Adaptation Programme of Action process to date from a Global Environment Facility perspective. Published December 2007

On the Web

Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS)
AOSIS is a coalition of small island and low-lying coastal countries that share similar development challenges and concerns about the environment, especially their vulnerability to the adverse effects of climate change. It acts as an ad hoc lobby and negotiating voice within the UN system.

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.

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.

Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery
The Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery is a partnership of 36 countries and six international organizations committed to helping developing countries reduce their vulnerability to natural hazards and adapt to climate change.

Global Village Energy Partnership
Partnership includes developing and industrialized country governments with public, private and multilateral institutions ensuring access to modern energy services for the poor.

Green Cross International
The mission of Green Cross International is to help ensure a just, sustainable and secure future for all.

Greening the Blue
Greening the Blue details the drive to create a more sustainable United Nations. Watch the Greening the Blue cartoon.

Initiative for Social Action and Renewal in Eurasia
ISAR is a non-profit organization whose mission is to strengthen the ability of citizens and social change groups so as to advance social justice and promote environmentally-sound stewardship of the earth's resources. The ISAR Caspian Program is one activity aimed at protecting the unique ecosystem of the Caspian Sea.

Institute for Water Education
The UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education carries out research, education and capacity building activities in the fields of water, environment and infrastructure.

International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives
ICLEI helps local governments promote environmental and sustainable development initiatives through technical assistance, campaigning and training. Also works with UN-HABITAT and UNEP.

International Council of Scientific Unions
Composed of nongovernmental scientific unions, the International Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU) promotes science and technology for humanity's benefit.

North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation
An international organization created by Mexico, Canada and the United States to address regional environmental concerns, help prevent potential trade and environmental conflicts, and to promote effective enforcement of environmental law.

Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme
The Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme is a research and development programme under the auspices of the International Energy Agency. The site contains information, statistics and data on projects plus summaries, publications and network links focusing on photovoltaics.

Post-Conflict Branch
The Post-Conflict Branch extends the work of the United Nations Environment Programme in areas of the world where the natural and human environment has been damaged as a direct or indirect consequence of conflict.

PREDAC: European Actions for Renewable Energies
Coordinated by the Comite de Liaison Energies Renouvelables the PREDAC consortium is made up of 23 organizations from 10 European countries. Communication tools include work packages, training, employment, workshops and methodological guides.

RANET is an international collaboration to make weather, climate and related information more accessible to remote and resource poor populations.

Stakeholder Forum for Our Common Future
Formerly known as the UNED Forum. An international initiative to support civil society organizations concerned with sustainable development.

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

United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD)
Site includes UNRISD ON-LINE, organized into seven "user-friendly" sections and including full-text publications, library catalogue and up-to-date information.

United Nations Web Site Locator
The best way to find the relevant United Nations organization and related information about meetings, publications, and so on.

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

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Updated: May 15th 2015