|Worldwide Online Climate Conference CLIMATE 2011/KLIMA 2011 is being organized in cooperation with UNEP, IPCC, WMO, the Sahara and Sahel Observatory and further world bodies. Building on the success of the previous online conferences in 2008, 2009 and 2010 with many million visitors and hundreds of peer-reviewed scientific papers, this year's interactive, free of charge online event will specifically focus on “Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management”. Nov 7-11, 2011.|
|Pew Center on Global Climate Change. Climate Change 101: Adaptation. Understanding and Responding to Global Climate Change. Intro to adaptation.|
|UNEP's Convention on Biological Diversity. Climate Change Adaptation Database. Integrating Biodiversity into Climate Change Adaptation Planning- Guidance on the Integration of Biodiversity within Adaptation Planning supports Parties as they continue to integrate climate change impacts and response activities through their implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity. Lots of info here. ***|
|Eldis- Climate change adaptation site providing a summary of current thinking on climate adaptation issues with access to relevant and up to date resources and publications for researchers, practitioners, and policy formers. Institute of Development Studies- Eldis.|
|Assessments of Impacts and Adaptations to Climate Change (AIACC) is a global initiative developed in collaboration with the UNEP/WMO Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and funded by the Global Environment Facility to advance scientific understanding of climate change vulnerabilities and adaptation options in developing countries. Access to extensive data, software and bibliographic resources related to climate impacts, adaptation, and vulnerability across multiple sectors.|
|National Academies. Panel on Adapting to the Impacts of Climate Change, This panel will address the question: "What can be done to adapt to the impacts of climate change?"|
|"Preparing for Climate Change: A Guidebook for Local, Regional, and State Governments" Climate Impacts Group engages in climate science in the public interest, working to understand the consequences of climate variability and climate change for the US Pacific Northwest.|
|ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability- provides technical consulting, training, and information services to build capacity, share knowledge, and support local government in the implementation of sustainable development at the local level.|
|Climate Justice Programme, a collaboration of lawyers and campaigners around the world encouraging, supporting, and
tracking enforcement of the law to combat climate change.
On this site you can find information and documents on many of the legal initiatives that have been brought under various
legal theories in national and international forums.
|Sustainable Development Law & Policy. Exploring How Today's Development Affects Future Generations Around the Globe. A student-run initiative at American University, Washington College of Law that focuses on reconciling the tensions between environmental sustainability, economic development, and human welfare.|
|World Bank economist Nicholas Stern has stated that unchecked global warming
could cost 5 to 20 percent of world GDP.
|National Academies- Panel on Limiting the Magnitude of Future Climate Change. The panel will describe, analyze, and assess strategies for reducing the net future human influence on climate, including both technology and policy options. The panel will focus on actions to reduce domestic greenhouse gas emissions and other human drivers of climate change, such as changes in land use, but will also consider the international dimensions of climate stabilization.|
|"CEO Climate Policy Recommendations to G8 Leaders"
July 2008. Sponsored by the World Economic Forum and World Business Council for Sustainable Development. Urges G8 countries to halve emissions by 2050. PDF.
|Climate Change Adaptation and the Transition to a Low Carbon Society. Joint Science Academies’ Statement- Urges G8 leaders to act boldly and swiftly. PDF.|
|Institute for Global Environmental Strategies. White Paper,
"Climate Change Policies in the Asia-Pacific:
Re-uniting Climate Change and Sustainable Development"
|National Council for Science and the Environment. CRS Reports "Climate Change: Action by States To Address Greenhouse Gas Emissions" 23-Nov-2007 Abstract: In the absence of a federal climate change program, a number of states have taken actions that directly address greenhouse gases (GHGs). States’ efforts cover a wide range of policies.|
|Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University is a nonpartisan institute founded in 2005 to engage with decision makers in government, the private sector, and the nonprofit community to develop innovative proposals that address critical environmental challenges|
|3C ''A roadmap to combating climate change The 3C initiative’s recommendations to political leaders'' PDF.|
|Climate Policy Program. New America Foundation's climate policy team has created an online tool to allow state-by-state tracking of hundreds of carbon and energy saving measures now being implemented across the country by U.S. States.|
|"Communicating on Climate Policy Engagement" Public policy engagement has rapidly become a crucial aspect of reporting on climate change. While reporting on direct climate impacts and on risks and opportunities remains important, environmental advocates and other stakeholders are calling on companies to demonstrate how they are playing a role in climate policy development. In response, a growing number of companies are reporting on their climate policy engagement efforts, and emerging third-party measurement frameworks are providing a basis for comparison. Business for Social Responsibility 2009.|
|"Curbing climate change is about combining technology, finance, and policy in a wise way...
If that is done worldwide a carbon dioxide market will follow. Technology is not an unsolvable problem,
given time and incentives, neither is financing. The real challenge is policy."
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A new infographic from Healthy Child, Healthy World.
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Ancient as gardening. Wattling is fun and attractive.
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The earth-house uses the ground as an insulating blanket that efficiently protects it from temperature extremes, wind, rain and extreme weather events.
Underground homes with a modern bent. A large thermal mass stabilizes inside temperatures, giving you free heat in the winter, free cooling in the summer.
Recent Art Blog Posts
Decommissioned and ready for reuse as art.
A small sampling of painters who have been inspired by seeds...
The intricacy and diversity of the seed.
Yao Lu an emerging Chinese artist digitally reworks photos of garbage into traditional Chinese landscape paintings.
Recent Movies Blog Posts
reveals the undemocratic process of forcing dams onto an unconsenting public by governments
The many voices of the film share a unified vision: we must start acting as a planetary civilization.
a journey into the soul of humanity and a testimony of the damage inflicted by humans on the natural world...
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