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The Forestry Commission of Ghana
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Berne Declaration
The Berne Declaration is a Swiss non-governmental organisation which, through research, public education and advocacy work, promotes more equitable, sustainable and democratic North-South relations.The Berne Declaration is involved in the following programmes:International tradeInternational financial relationsWorld Economic Forum in DavosAgricultureFinancial relations...
Nalsar University of Law, Hyderabad, India
As well as offering LLB and LLM courses, Nalsar University is engaged in research projects for both central and state governments. High priority research issues include social justice and empowerment; enivonment protection and sustainable development; languages and legal communication; intellectual property rights and corporate governance; information technology and cyber laws; and human rights an...
Millennium Ecosystem Assessment
The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA) is an international work programme that was designed to meet the needs of decision makers and the public for scientific information concerning the consequences of ecosystem change for human well-being and options for responding to those changes. The MA was launched by U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan in June 2001 and was completed in 2005. It will help m...
Deep Sea Conservation Coalition
The Deep Sea Conservation Coalition acts as a focal point for different organisations involved with sea conservation measures. It acts as a lobby, news and information point for interested parties and individuals. The website contains the following features: the latest news publications multimedia list of coalition members...
Gene Conserve
Gene Conserve is an electronic journal devoted to conservation of crop genetic resources with emphasis on cassava. The website features the following: a photo gallery online articles from 2001 to 2004 announcements the latest news a biography links to like minded organisations online letters to the editor.
HEWSweb
The Humanitarian Early Warning Service (HEWSweb) is a humanitarian early warning website service, supported by the Food and Agriculture Organisation and other United Nations organisations. HEWSweb is a global one-stop shop for early warning information, to facilitate access to the latest early warnings by bringing together and rationalising under one platform the large amount of information avai...
Centro de Estudios Ambientales, Universidad Austral de Chile (UACh)
Conducts research focussing on the following themes: theoretical and methodological development of environmental science air, water and soil pollution conservation of biodiversity urban planning and quality of life territorial planning and sustainable development environmental sustainability of production processes environmental sustainability of natural resource man...
Mining and Metals Sector Good Practice
The Good Practice website is designed to provide access to a library of good practice guidelines, standards, case studies, legislation, and other relevant material relating to the mining and metals sector that are leading examples of their kind globally. The library contains nearly 350 items, and users can retrieve information on a wide range of topics, including: prospecting, mining and m...
International Resources Group (IRG)
The International Resources Group (IRG) is an international professional services firm that helps governments, the private sector, communities, and households manage critical resources. IRG was founded in 1978, and provides professional services in two areas: general management and institutional strengthening services to public and private sector clients in the United States and around th...
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Active involvement of society in debating nanotechnology and its social and economic implications urged
Action Group on Erosion, Technology and Concentration formerly RAFI 2004
This report examines applications of nanotechnology to food and agriculture, which have the potential to revolutionise and further consolidate power over the global food supply. The report is the first in a series of ETC reports on th...
Reforming policies to end extreme poverty and hunger
Prabhu Pingali; Kostas Stamoulis; Randy Stringer / id21 Development Research Reporting Service 2006
The world produces more than enough food for every person. Modern information systems can identify where food is needed and transport systems can move food to these places. Despite this, the number of undernourished people in developi...
Recommendations for enhancing access to environmental justice in Kenya
P. Kameri-Mbote / International Environmental Law Research Centre 2005
This paper discusses recommendations for enhancing environmental justice in Kenya. Concern for the environment has increased over the years since the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment in 1972. Kenya has signed,...
Including forest conservation in the Kyoto Protocol
P. Moutinho; S. Santilli; S. Schwartzman; L. Rodrigues / Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations 2005
This paper argues that though greenhouse gas emissions from the burning of fossil fuels are the principal causes of global warming, tropical deforestation is responsible for 20 to 25 percent of annual global carbon dioxide emissions. ...
Who maintains agricultural diversity and what is the value of it?
M. Smale; A. King / International Food Policy Research Institute 2005
This set of six briefings sheds light on questions regarding who maintains diversity, where it is maintained, and how farmers value this diversity as societies and economies change. These briefs present syntheses and synopses of resea...
How can employment generation be linked with other capabilities?
E Delamonica; S. Mehrotra / WebEc World Wide Web Resources in Economics 2006
The central premise of this paper is that there is a strong synergy between economic, social and environmental interventions. Focusing development analysis and policy on merely increasing income and material wealth is misguided, as st...
New legal frameworks for open-ocean conservation and management?
K.M. Gjerde / United Nations [UN] Environment Programme 2006
With the world’s continually dwindling ocean resources and ecosystem biodiversity, how can we improve the management and regulation of people’s ever-expanding footprint on the oceans? This report from a the United Nations En...
Engaging stakeholders for integrated "open ocean" biodiversity management
M. Vierros; F. Douvere; S. Arico / Institute of Advanced Studies. United Nations University, 2006
This report describes an ecosystem approach for managing the often divergent interests of stakeholders in open-water resources, in order to better combat the steadily decreasing levels of marine biodiversity. Although various forms of...
A case for the independence of Western Sahara
P. Leite / Nordic Africa Institute / Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Uppsala 2006
This collection of articles looks at the role of natural resources in Western Sahara and outlines the framework for Western Sahara’s independence from Morocco. There is no doubt that the question of the natural resources o...
Potential of using eminent domain for the acquisition of lands for wildlife conservation in Kenya
N. Sifuna / Law Environment and Development Journal 2006
This paper critically examines the potential of using eminent domain (compulsory purchase ) for acquiring lands for protected area conservation and makes recommendations for reforms. Under Kenyan law, the provisioning for emine...
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Canadian Botanical Conservation Network
The Canadian Botanical Conservation Network is a registered charitable organization, the objective of which is to aid botanical gardens, arboreta and other organizations maintaining collections of living plants to participate in biodiversity and conservation projects. CBCN is a project of the Science Department of Royal Botanical Gardens, Hamilton/Burlington, Ontario, Canada, has about 15 member i...
Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals / Bonn Convention (CMS)
Convention aims to conserve terrestrial, marine and avian migratory species throughout their range. WWW server includes: text of convention and follow up meetings; list of species covered; list of signatories; background documents list.
International Conference and Programme for Plant Genetic Resources (ICPPGR)
FAO based secretariat preparing for 1996 conference on the conservation and utilisation of plant genetic resources, including their use by farmers and breeders. Sponsors a number of discussion lists and a WWW server (which includes the full text of national status reports). Lists include (with more to be announced): ICPPGR-In-Situ-L: list on in situ conservation and crop improvement ICPPGR-Ex-...
World Conservation Union (IUCN)
The mission of IUCN is to influence, encourage and assist societies throughout the world to conserve the integrity and diversity of nature and to ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and ecologically sustainable. Maintains publishing, research and documentation programmes. Information services include: (a) IUCN WWW: divided in news (publications catalogue, full text press releas...
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)
CITES is an international agreement between Governments. Its aim is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival. Website includes programme details, information in Conference of the Parties (COP) meetings and publications.
Smithsonian Institution, US National Museum of Natural History
Databases include: (a) WWW/gopher site includes: full text of their Biological Conservation newsletter and the American Society of Plant Taxonomists Newsletter; taxonomic database of mammal species of the World; information on its biodiversity programme. (b) SIRIS (Smithsonian Institution Research Information System): allows searching of Library catalogue, and Archives & Manuscripts Catalogue...
Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
Convention signed at the UNCED conference, the "centre-piece of international efforts to conserve the planet's biological diversity, ensure the sustainable use of its components, and promote the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the utilisation of genetic resources". Sources include: (a) Secretariat WWW site: includes full text of the convention, data on the Secretariat...
Biodiversity Information Network 21 (BIN21)
BIN21's purpose is to support the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Agenda 21 that followed the Earth Summit at Rio, June 1992. It will do this "by facilitating efficient access to information relating to all aspects of biodiversity. It will underpin the study of biodiversity, as well as its monitoring, management, use, conservation and preservation. By establishing links to many data re...
Bioversity International (Bioversity International)
With effect from 1 December 2006, IPGRI and INIBAP operate under the name "Bioversity International", Bioversity for short. This new name echoes our new strategy, which focuses on improving people's lives through biodiversity research.
CAB International (CABI)
Major UK-based agricultural information service. Now called CAB International (CABI), formerly Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International, formerly Commonwealth Agricultural Bureau International. Information products include: (a) CAB Abstracts: equivalent to the set of printed abstract journals, covering rural development, agricultural economics, technical agriculture (plant breeding...
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