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The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
UNEP’s mandate is to provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations.

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

African Centre for Technology Studies
The African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS) is an international inter-governmental policy research and training organization located in Nairobi, Kenya. The Centre's activities focus on the implementation of Agenda 21 and related conventions on biological diversity, climate change and desertification.

Encyclopedia of the Atmospheric Environment
Developed by the Atmospheric Research and Information Centre, the Encyclopedia contains a wealth of information in over 400 topics on atmospheric issues including: Acid Rain, Air Quality, Atmosphere, Climate, Climate Change, Global Warming, Ozone Depletion, Sustainability and Weather.

Environment News Service (ENS)
The Environment News Service (ENS) is the first and only daily international newswire service dedicated to late breaking environmental news. ENS has been publishing electronically since 1989. ENS stories cover important environmental developments, often months before other news services.

ENS is accessed by more than 5.6 million readers per month, as audited by Thoughtport Authority. Major network editors, broadcast professionals and mainstream publishers utilize ENS for the most up-to-the-minute facts about the constantly changing area of environmental developments.

If you or your organization produces news or information, please forward that information to the ENS editorial desk at

Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP)
Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP) is a peer-reviewed, open access journal dedicated to the effect of the environment on human health. EHP comprises 17 issues annually with monthly sections devoted to children's health and environmental medicine, a toxicogenomics research section published in separate quarterly issues, and an annual review issue. We also publish the quarterly EHP Chinese-Language Edition, a special section in the Latin American journal Ciencia & Trabajo, and occasional special issues. Publications of the National Toxicology Program including the Report on Carcinogens are also available on our website. EHP is a publication of the Public Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS).

Environmentally Sound Technology Information System (ESTIS)
Launched by the United Nations Environment Programme International Environmental Technology Centre (UNEP-IETC), the Environmentally Sound Technology Information System (ESTIS) is a highly innovative Information and Knowledge Management System (IT/KMS) designed to improve the transfer of Environmentally Sound Technologies. It encompasses three integrated components providing a decentralized IT network for improved access and local control on EST related information transfer.

FAO State of Food Insecurity in the World 2002
This fourth edition of the SOFI Report provides the latest esimates of the number of undernourished people in the developing world and reports on progress made towards meeting the committment set at the 1996 World Food Summit - to halve the number of food insecure people in the world by 2015. Also contains a special feature on peoples living in the world's mountain areas.

Global Action Plan UK
Runs a range of practical, action-based programmes for households, schools and businesses. The programmes encourage people to make small changes in their everyday lives to make a big collective difference to the environment.

Habitat II
Home page of the United Nations Conference on Human Settlements which was held in Istanbul, June 3-14, 1996.

Houston Advanced Research Centre
The Houston Advanced Research Centre (HARC) is a non-profit, university-linked organization fostering scientific research and technology development. At HARC specialists from education, industry and government conduct research, develop new models for the efficient transfer of technology to the marketplace, and increase awareness in the social and policy implications of science and technology.

International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)
ICIMOD is committed to the development of an economically and environmentally sound mountain ecosystem and to improve the living standards of mountain communities in the Hindu Kush-Himalayas.

A multimedia resource for environment and development policy makers designed to be an electronic clearing-house for information on past and upcoming international meetings related to environment and development.

The Mountain Forum
A global network of individuals and organizations concerned with mountain cultures, environment and development and which invites active participation.

Montain Watch
The first map-based assessment of environmental change in mountain areas and the implications for sustainable development. Compiled by the UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) as a contribution to the International Year of Mountains.

Moving Pictures 6
Located on TVE’s website on the UK supersite One World OnLine, this database catalogue contains details of all the 370 films and videos TVE currently has in distribution. Subjects range from environment and health through to children, women, human rights and social justice. You can also watch short excerpts of the films on VDO streaming software available through the TVE site. Look in the help section.

NIPR — New Ideas in Pollution Regulation
NIPR deals with the question, “how can governments, communities, and industry better understand and deal with the problems of pollution?” It includes full-text working papers, data sets, presentations of ongoing work, overviews of field work and more.

Northern Ireland Environment Link
Northern Ireland Environment Link is a coalition of organisations working together to promote the environment of Northern Ireland. It acts as a link to facilitate the work of voluntary groups interested in the environment. It provides a forum for the exchange of information among its Members and between Members and Government. NI Environment Link promotes environmental education, disseminates information and encourages individual and community involvement on environmental issues.

Klimaschutzaktion Nordlicht
(Northern Lights)

Nordlicht (Northern Lights) is a public campaign for climate protection by energy saving and traffic reduction. With a strategy of Participative Social Marketing we try to stimulate citizen activity against greenhouse effect and global warming.

One World
“The world’s biggest and best collection of multimedia material — that’s text, graphics, audio and video — on development, the environment and human rights on the Web. It’s also a partnership of many of the world’s leading development agencies and charities.”

SciDev.Net is a free-access, Internet-based network devoted to reporting on and discussing those aspects of modern science and technology that are relevant to sustainable development and the social and economic needs of developing countries.

The project is based on the premise that those who stand to benefit most from modern science and technology are also those who have least access to information about it.

The Seacology Foundation
The Seacology Foundation is the world's premier non-profit, non-governmental organization whose sole and unique purpose is to preserve the environments and cultures of islands throughout the globe.

Topham Picturepoint
The UNEP picture library is held and managed at Topham Picturepoint. It comprises photographs from thousands of photographers worldwide, reflecting many viewpoints on our planet. Our clients include book publishers, television companies, advertising agencies, newspapers and magazines. Picture licence royalties go to the United Nations Environment Programme. The images are made available by UNEP to draw attention to world environmental issues and to generate a global awareness of environmental problems.

UNEP Korea
UNEP Korea Committee was established as the 13th state Committee in February of 1996 to address current and emerging environmental issues affecting both regional and international environment in cooperation with the UNEP headquarters in Nairobi.

World Bank
The World Bank Group is the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), the International Development Association (IDA), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), and the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA). IBRD is the main lending arm of the World Bank. IDA is the World Bank affiliate that lends on concessional terms to the poorest countries. IFC finances private sector projects and advises businesses and governments on investment issues. MIGA promotes foreign direct investment through guarantees, policy advice, and promotional services.

World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC)
The conservation of biodiversity is at the heart of WCMC. Established twenty years ago, WCMC has become a the planet's principal source of global biodiversity information.

World Resources Institute
The mission of World Resources Institute (WRI) is to move human society to live in ways that protect the Earth’s environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations.

World Resources 1998-99
World Resources 1998-99 is an authoritative primary reference volume on global environmental and natural resource conditions and trends for the United Nations, World Bank, and related international organizations. It is widely used by scientists, students, and non-governmental organizations."
Interested in the environment, wildlife, habitats and sustainability? Looking for educational resources? Then visit This exciting new educational web site from The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust delivers a comprehensive range of National Curriculum-linked, cross-curricular materials about water, wetlands and wetland life. With lesson plans, factfiles, data sets, images and online games, WWTLearn has something for everyone. The site has been designed for use at both home and school.

Complimentary link in the AAAS Atlas of Population and Environment: Freshwater wetlands