Climate Change - Associations & Organizations
|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.|
|United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) helps developing countries and economies in transition in their fight against marginalization.|
|START, the global change SysTem for Analysis, Assessments of Impacts and Adaptations to Climate Change (AIACC) (Project website) 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.|
|USAID's Global Climate Change Program helps developing countries and countries in transition address climate-related concerns.|
|Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, assesses scientific, technical and socio-economic information relevant to the understanding of climate change. ***|
|Gateway to the UN System's Work on Climate Change. ***|
|United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Contains numerous resources for beginners to experts, such as introductory and in-depth publications, the official UNFCCC and Kyoto Protocol texts and a search engine to the UNFCCC library.|
|United Nations Development Programme. Funds climate change related work in developing countries.|
|United Nations Environment Program- World Conservation Monitoring Center. Climate Change and Biodiversity focus.|
|Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)- Climate change issues.|
|CLIMATE-L.ORG is a knowledge management project for international negotiations and related activities on climate change run by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)|
|CLIVAR (Climate Variability and Predictability) is an international, interdisciplinary research effort within the World Climate Research Programme focusing on the variability and predictability of the slowly varying components of the climate system. CLIVAR investigates the physical and dynamical processes in the climate system that occur on seasonal, interannual, decadal and centennial time-scales."|
|International Institute for Sustainable Development, Reporting Services (IISD RS), brings you the latest news, information and analysis from international environment and sustainable development negotiations. Coverage of Climate Change Meetings.|
|Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) is an independent not-for-profit organisation aiming to create a lasting relationship between shareholders and corporations regarding the implications for shareholder value and commercial operations presented by climate change. Its goal is to facilitate a dialogue, supported by quality information, from which a rational response to climate change will emerge.|
|Responding to Climate Change (RTCC) is accredited as an official observer to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) process. A non governmental organisation showcasing policies, innovations, technologies, products and services related to the environmental issues and adaptation to the impacts of climate change.|
|Global Green is the American Arm of Green Cross International, which was created by President Mikhail S. Gorbachev to foster a global value shift toward a sustainable and secure future by reconnecting humanity with the environment. In the United States the primary focus is on stemming global climate change by creating green buildings and cities.|
|International Institute for Environment and Development Climate Change, an international policy research institute and non governmental body working for more sustainable and equitable global development. Climate change objectives for developing countries and news.|
|Future International Action on Climate Change Network The purpose of this website is to provide an interactive international platform for discussion on future international action on climate change, including approaches of a post-2012 commitment regime under the UNFCCC and the Kyoto Protocol.|
|Climate Action Network is a worldwide network of over 430 Non-Governmental Organizations working to
promote government and individual action to limit human-induced climate change to ecologically sustainable levels.
|Conservation Intenational "will partner with leaders in the private sector to mobilize hundreds of millions of dollars to reduce emissions from deforestation; work with government officials to develop a new policy framework for combating climate change that combines innovations in energy efficiency with financial incentives to preserve forests, coral reefs and other natural habitats; and build the capacity of indigenous communities, NGOs and government agencies to implement this strategy."|
|World Bank Climate Change Page.
Listing of Projects, Reports, news...etc...
|Center for International Climate and Environmental Research. CICERO is an independent research center associated with the University of Oslo. CICERO conducts research on and provides information and expert advice about national and international issues related to climate change and climate policy.|
|Pew Center on Global Climate Change brings together business leaders, policy makers, scientists, and other experts to bring a new approach to a complex and often controversial issue. Our approach is based on sound science, straight talk, and a belief that we can work together to protect the climate while sustaining economic growth.|
|Climate Group’s goal is to help government and business set the world economy on the path to a low-carbon, prosperous future.
To reach this goal, they’ve created a coalition of governments and businesses – all committed to tackling climate change. UK.
|Climate Action, Sustainable Development Division. The Sustainable Development division of Henley Media Group has been providing senior decision makers in the public, private and intergovernmental sectors with sustainable development and corporate social responsibility reference resources since 1998.|
|World Resources Institute is an environmental think tank that goes beyond research to find practical ways to protect the earth and improve people’s lives. Their mission is to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth’s environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations.|
|The 3C Initiative is a global opinion group consisting of business leaders demanding integration of climate issues in markets and trade.|
|Global Roundtable on Climate Change brings together high- level, critical stakeholders from all regions of the world — including senior executives from the private sector and leaders of international governmental and non-governmental organizations — to discuss and explore areas of potential consensus regarding core scientific, technological, and economic issues critical to shaping sound public policies on climate change. PDF.|
|Responding To Climate Change is accredited as an official observer to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change process. A nongovernmental organisation showcasing policies, innovations, technologies, products and services related to the mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions and adaptation to the impacts of climate change. A global exchange of knowledge about how best to respond to global climate and developmental challenges.|
|ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability is an international association of local governments as well as national and regional local government organizations that have made a commitment to sustainable development. ICLEI 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. ***|
|'Data suggest that Arctic temperature change is 3 to 4 times the global average temperature change during both cold and warm departures."
"Past Climate Variability and Change in the Arctic and at High Latitudes"
|Associations/Organizations in the U.S.|
|U.S. Global Change Research Program coordinates and integrates federal research on changes in the global environment and their implications for society. Thirteen departments and agencies participate in the USGCRP, which was known as the U.S. Climate Change Science Program from 2002 through 2008.|
|Environmental Protection Agency's Portal Page on Climate Change.|
|Presidental Climate Action Project's mission is to focus the nation’s attention and catalyze concrete action on the most important issues of our time.|
|US National Climatic Data Center "is the world's largest active archive of weather data. NCDC produces numerous climate publications and responds to data requests from all over the world. NCDC operates the World Data Center for Meteorology which is co-located in Asheville, North Carolina, and the World Data Center for Paleoclimatology which is located in Boulder, Colorado." Some fees for data and publications.|
|US Climate Change Science Program integrates federal research on climate and global change, as sponsored by thirteen federal agencies and overseen by the Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Council on Environmental Quality, the National Economic Council and the Office of Management and Budget. See above US Global Climate Change Research Program.|
|Union of Concerned Scientists. Global Warming science, solutions, information. ***|
|National Climatic Data Center's Paleoclimatology Branch is the world's largest archive of climate and paleoclimate data. The Paleoclimatology Branch operates the World Data Center for Paleoclimatology, an Applied Research Center for Paleoclimatology, and partners with national and international science initiatives around the world to expand the use of paleoclimatic data.|
|Wood's Hole Oceanographic Institute is the world's largest private, nonprofit ocean research, engineering and education organization. Addresses the Ocean Topics: Climate & Oceans, Coastal Science, Geology & Geophysics, Natural Hazards, Ocean Life, Ocean Resources, Polar Research, Pollution, Ships & Technology, Global Warming and Abrupt Climate Change.|
|Climate Science Watch is "a nonprofit public interest education and advocacy project dedicated to holding public officials accountable for the integrity and effectiveness with which they use climate science and related research in government policymaking, toward the goal of enabling society to respond effectively to the challenges posed by global warming and climate change."|
|Pew Center on Global Climate Change was established in 1998 as a non-profit, non-partisan and independent organization. The Center's mission is to provide credible information, straight answers, and innovative solutions in the effort to address global climate change."|
|RealClimate is a commentary site on climate science by working climate scientists for the interested public and journalists. Aims to provide a quick response to developing stories and provide the context sometimes missing in mainstream commentary. The discussion here is restricted to scientific topics and does not get involved in any political or economic implications of the science.|
|Environmental and Energy Study Institute. Energy and Climate Program at EESI educates policymakers on science, technology and policy issues through Congressional briefings, weekly Climate Change News, and our policy analysis.|
|MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change was founded in 1991 as an interdisciplinary organization that conducts research, independent policy analysis, and public communication on issues of global environmental change. It is not a degree-granting entity.|
|Consortium for International Earth Science Information Network. CIESIN works at the intersection of the social, natural, and information sciences, and specializes in on-line data and information management, spatial data integration and training, and interdisciplinary research related to human interactions in the environment.|
|Apollo Alliance is a coalition of business, labor, environmental, and community leaders working to catalyze a clean energy revolution in America to reduce our nation’s dependence on foreign oil, cut the carbon emissions that are destabilizing our climate, and expand opportunities for American businesses and workers.''|
|Center for Climate Strategies helps states, regions, and national governments tackle climate change by fostering leadership action toward solutions, enabling deliberative democracy on policy and governance choices, and providing advanced technical assistance for stakeholders and policy makers.|
|Northeast Climate Impacts Assessment is a collaboration between the Union of Concerned Scientists and a team of more than fifty independent experts to develop and communicate a new assessment of climate change, impacts on climate-sensitive sectors, and solutions in the northeastern United States.''|
|California Energy Commission's climate change website containing information on the impacts of climate change on California and the state's policies relating to global warming. It is also the home for the the California Climate Change Center, a "virtual" research and information website operated by the California Energy Commission through its Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program.|
|Climate Impacts Group (CIG) is an interdisciplinary research group studying the impacts of natural climate variability and global climate change (“global warming”) on the U.S. Pacific Northwest.|
|C40 is a group of the world's largest cities committed to tackling climate change. On this website you will find news and updates on current C40 programmes, information about each of the cities involved, and links to useful documents.|
|Climate Protection Manual for Cites developed by Natural Capitalism Solutions, a non-profit whose mission is to educate senior decision-makers in business, government and civil society about the principles of sustainability. ***|
|Climate Change in Cities due to Global Warming and Urban Effects-- Report published in Geophysical Research Letters, May 2010. Urbanisation is estimated to result in 6 billion urban dwellers by 2050. Climate change has the capacity to modify the climatic potential for urban heat islands, with increases of 30% in some locations, but a global average reduction of 6%.|
|"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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