Tiempo Climate Cyberlibrary

Millennium Development Goals


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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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MDG Monitor
MDG Monitor

Meeting the Millennium Development Goals and links with climate change — selected resources in the Tiempo Climate Cyberlibrary and on the web

In the Cyberlibrary

Adaptation and Health in Zambia
George Kasali describes key factors that make Zambia's health sector vulnerable to climate change, focusing on malaria and the impacts of floods and droughts. Published October 2009

Climate and Health Issues for Least Developed Countries
Sari Kovats describes research and policy priorities needed to address links between climate change and health in the Least Developed Countries. Published August 2009

Adaptation to Climate Change - Where Do We Go from Bali?
Sven Harmeling considers the next steps in meeting the challenge of adaptation. Published March 2008

Africa's Vulnerability to Climate Change and Opportunities for Adaptation
Balgis Osman-Elasha discusses the many factors that make the African continent so vulnerable to environmental stress and climate change impacts and summarizes some of the adaptation opportunities that would ensure the continent a healthy and sustainable future. Published March 2007

The Clean Development Mechanism in Nepal
Noora Singh discusses the prospects, the challenges and the viability of the Clean Development Mechanism for Nepal. Published February 2006

2006: International Year of Deserts and Desertification
Desertification is increasing, along with its environmental, social and economic impacts, and so it is timely that 2006 has been designated the International Year of Deserts and Desertification. Newswatch editor Sarah Granich reports. Published February 2006

The Mauritius Declaration on Small Island Developing States
Kanayathu Koshy and Sarah Granich discuss an international review of the Barbados Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island States. Published July 2005

Water: Who Needs It?
Sarah Granich discusses the United Nations Water for Life Decade, launched March 2005. Published April 2005

On the Web

Africa Environment Outlook-2
Africa Environment Outlook-2, from the United Nations Environment Programme, highlights the central position Africa's environment continues to play in sustainable development, enhancing human well-being, as well as its potential to achieve tremendous progress in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals. Published June 2006

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.

Green Growth
Green Growth is an ESCAP initiative promoting win-win approaches to reconciling the conflict between current pathways for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals of poverty reduction and environmental sustainability.

MDG Monitor
The MDG Monitor shows how countries are progressing in their efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

Millennium Development Goals
The Millennium Development Goals commit the international community to an expanded vision of development, one that vigorously promotes human development as the key to sustaining social and economic progress in all countries, and recognizes the importance of creating a global partnership for development.

Millennium Project
The UN Millennium Project is an independent advisory body commissioned by the UN Secretary-General to advise the UN on strategies for achieving the Millennium Development Goals.

Resource Guide on Gender and Climate Change (2.2MB download)
The Resource Guide on Gender and Climate Change, from the United Nations Development Programme, aims to inform practitioners and policy makers of the linkages between gender equality and climate change and their importance in relation to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. Published November 2008

The Millennium Development Goals: Progress in Asia and the Pacific 2006
The Millennium Development Goals: Progress in Asia and the Pacific, from the Asian Development Bank, highlights the region's achievements and exposes issues on which much work remains to be done. Published October 2006

The State of Food Insecurity in the World
The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2010, from the Food and Agriculture Organization, focuses on people living in a group of countries in which the incidence of hunger is particularly high and persistent, and which face particular challenges in meeting the Millennium Development Goals targets namely countries in protracted crisis. Published October 2010

UN CyberSchoolBus
Introduction to the Millennium Development Goals and opportunities for youth involvement.

UN Millennium Development Goals
United Nations site documenting the Millennium Development Goals and meetings, reports and other activities surrounding them.

UN-NGLS Millennium Development Goals
The United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service provides links to sites covering the Millennium Development Goals.

UNDP Millennium Development Goals
United Nations Development Programme site documenting the Millennium Development Goals and meetings, reports and other activities surrounding them.

WHO and the Millennium Development Goals
World Health Organization site documenting the Millennium Development Goals and meetings, reports and other activities surrounding them.

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