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Environment and Development: Selected Web Sites

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

The IPCC was established to provide an objective source of information about climate change. Its role is to assess on a comprehensive, objective, open and transparent basis the latest scientific, technical and socio-economic literature produced worldwide relevant to the understanding of the risk of human-induced climate change, its observed and projected impacts and options for adaptation and mitigation.

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

UNEP’s activities cover a wide range of issues, including encouraging protection of ecosystems, the promotion of environmental science and information, and developing capacities to deal with environmental disasters and at-risk habitats

World Resources Institute

WRI provides information, ideas, and solutions to global environmental problems by working with organizations and individuals throughout the world. At this website you’ll find environmental data and full-text research reports.

World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

WWF is the largest privately supported international conservation organization in the world. It directs its conservation efforts toward three global goals: protecting endangered spaces, saving endangered species and addressing global threats.

Center for International Earth Science Information Network

CIESIN’s mission is to provide access to and enhance the use of information worldwide, in order to advance understanding of human interactions in the environment. The center specializes in on-line data and information management, spatial data integration and training, and interdisciplinary research related to human interactions in the environment. Many statistical datasets and documents (such as full text of environmental treaties) are available here.

EnviroLink

EnviroLink is a non-profit organization which provides an online community for people interested in environmental news and information, uniting hundreds of environmental organizations and volunteers around the world.