Tiempo Climate Cyberlibrary

National Programmes


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.

Government of Canada
Government of Canada

National programmes on climate change — selected resources in the Tiempo Climate Cyberlibrary and on the web

In the Cyberlibrary

US Country Studies Update
The United States Country Studies Program provides technical and financial support to 55 developing countries and countries with economies in transition to assist them in conducting climate change studies. Published September 1997

Global Warming and Vietnam
Global Warming and Vietnam, from Tiempo, is a set of fact sheets containing information about the implications of climate change for Vietnam, covering basic science, impacts and policy responses. Published 1993

On the Web

Climate Research Netherlands Research Highlights
Climate Research Netherlands Research Highlights is a publication of the research programmes Climate changes Spatial Planning and Knowledge for Climate. This publication offers a broad spectrum of Dutch climate change research.

Division for Sustainable Development
The Division for Sustainable Development provides leadership and is an authoritative source of expertise within the UN system on sustainable development. The context for the Division's work is the implementation of Agenda 21, the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation and the Barbados Programme of Action for Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States.

Global Climate Change, Government of Canada
The Canadian government's official site on global climate change is supplemented by sites maintained by Environment Canada and, on energy efficiency, by the Natural Resources Canada. Also available in French.

Global Climate Research Program
The Global Climate Research Program is the United States national assessment of the consequences of climate change. Its work is documented in a newsletter, Acclimations, available on this site.

Model and Data Group
The Group's mission is to provide central support for the German and European climate research community, with an emphasis on the application of climate models and data.

United States Country Studies Program
The US Country Studies Program sponsors training and research projects on climate change in developing countries and those with economies in transition.

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