Category : Type of information
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26. The World Commission on Dams :
Development - Sustainability - Dams (Development)
 The World Commission on Dams, comprising an international team of experts, is a focused, independent think tank set up and financed by aid agencies, industry, governments, and NGOs to look at the good, the bad and the ugly impacts of dams around the world. Established in 1998, the Commission's mandate is to research, peer review and write the most independent, authoritative and comprehensive cross-examination of dams and water and energy resource development ever undertaken
27. Environmental Economics :
Development - Sustainability - Sustainability - Economy - Development
 One way of using economics is to ensure that the costs and the benefits of environmental measures are well balanced. Although it is difficult to estimate costs and benefits, there is an increasing demand that this is done before new environmental policy is decided on a European level. The economic unit of Environment DG supports the technical units (dealing e.g. with air pollution, water pollution, waste, climate change etc.) in finding such information.
28. Ámphivion :
Natural Environment - Natural wetlands
 “AMPHIBION” is a sixteen-page bimonthly newsletter, first published in April 1993. Since August 1997, the second period of publication has started with financial support from the Greek Ministry of Environment, Physical Planning and Public Works. The objectives of AMPHIBION are the environmental public awareness and the information on renewable natural resources. It is edited in 7000 copies and the main themes are management of natural resources, information about protected areas, activities of EKBY and other environmental organizations, forthcoming conferences, etc.
29. European Federation for Transport and Environment T&E :
Transports - Transports
 T&E is a European umbrella for non-governmental organisations working in the field of transport and the environment, promoting sustainable transport in Europe; which means an approach to transport that is environmentally responsible, economically sound and socially just.
30. Who Center for Urban Health - Healthy Cities Project :
Anthropogenic Environment - Healthy cities
 The WHO Healthy Cities project is a long-term international development project that aims to place health high on the agenda of decision-makers in the cities of Europe and to promote comprehensive local strategies for health and sustainable development based on the principles and objectives of the strategy for health for all for the twenty-first century and local Agenda 21. Ultimately, the Healthy Cities project seeks to enhance the physical, mental, social and environmental wellbeing of the people who live and work in cities.
31. Committee of the Regions :
Development - Sustainability - Regional development
 The Committee of the Regions was created by the Maastricht Treaty in 1991. Europe's leaders were afraid that the EU was steaming ahead and leaving the public behind, and that is why they decided to set up a Committee to represent the local and regional authorities. It is certainly no coincidence that the Committee of the Regions and the concept of subsidiary were conceived at the same time, in the same place.
32. European Sustainable Cities & Towns Campaign Interactive :
Anthropogenic Environment - Healthy cities
 Campaign Interactive supports transfer of knowledge and exchange of experience in the field of urban sustainability and Local Agenda 21 in Europe, thereby helping implement the concept of sustainable development. It provides central access to comprehensive and up-to-date information relevant to all those working towards sustainability in an urban context. Campaign Interactive also fosters dialogue and the exchange of experience by providing opportunities for interactive communication between local authorities, networks and other organisations through the European Partner Search Mechanism and the many links.
Development - Sustainability - Sustainable Development
 Johannesburg Summit 2002-the World Summit on Sustainable Development-will bring together tens of thousands of participants, including heads of State and Government, national delegates and leaders from non-governmental organizations (NGOs), businesses and other major groups to focus the world's attention and direct action toward meeting difficult challenges, including improving people's lives and conserving our natural resources in a world that is growing in population, with ever-increasing demands for food, water, shelter, sanitation, energy, health services and economic security.
34. Noise Pollution Clearinghouse :
Anthropogenic Environment - Noise
 The Noise Pollution Clearinghouse is a national non-profit organization with extensive online noise related resources. The mission of the Noise Pollution Clearinghouse is to create more civil cities and more natural rural and wilderness areas by reducing noise pollution at the source.
35. Cornell University - Controlled Environment Agriculture Information Resources 1996 :
Development - Sustainability - Agriculture
 This partial listing is not intended to endorse or discriminate against any organization or resource. Asterisks (*) mark resources judged to be the most up-to-date or comprehensive.
36. European Foundation for the Improvement of living and working condintions :
Anthropogenic Environment - Human Settlements
 The Foundation is a European Union body that was set up in 1975 to contribute to the planning and establishment of better living and working conditions. Achieving the European Union goal of improving living and working conditions will only be possible when the policy makers have good quality information. By monitoring, analysing and identifying the impact of changes in society, the Foundation aims to provide the data and knowledge needed to support action
37. United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat) :
Anthropogenic Environment - Human Settlements
 UNCHS (Habitat) was established in October 1978 as the lead agency within the United Nations system for coordinating activities in the field of human settlements. The mission of UNCHS (Habitat) is to promote socially and environmentally sustainable human settlements development and the achievement of adequate shelter for all.
38. World Trade Organization (WTO) :
Development - Sustainability - Trade
 The World Trade Organization (WTO) is the only global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations. At its heart are the WTO agreements, negotiated and signed by the bulk of the world’s trading nations and ratified in their parliaments. The goal is to help producers of goods and services, exporters, and importers conduct their business.
39. Center for Global Environmental Education (Hamline University) web-page on WaterShed Resources :
Natural Environment - Water resources
 The WaterShed Partners by their very nature are an excellent resource for anyone interested in learning more about the watershed in which they live. Because we are based in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area, our expertise is focused around the Mississippi River and the metro streams that flow into it. However, much of that knowledge can be used in any watershed or it can help steer you in the right direction to find the exact answers to your questions.
40. United Nations Capital Development Fund :
Development - Sustainability - Decentralization
 Established in 1966 as a special purpose fund primarily for small-scale investment in the poorest countries, the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) has come in recent years through intense, necessary and far-reaching changes. Today, UNCDF works to help eradicate poverty through local development programmes and microfinance operations. Through its focus on two areas of concentration, UNCDF has strengthened its identity and competence. That was the principal conclusion of the 1999 external evaluation of the Fund, subsequently endorsed by its Executive Board in September 1999.
41. World Health Organization - Protection of the Human Environment :
Pollution - Wastes - Hazardous substances
 This site presents WHO's work to assist its Member States and their populations in achieving a sustainable basis for health for all by ensuring an environment that promotes health, and by making individuals and organizations aware of their responsibility for health and its environmental basis.
42. Nuclear Information and Resource Service & World Information Service on Energy :
Energy - Nuclear energy
 The World Information Service on Energy & Nuclear Information and Resource Service (NIRS/WISE) are the information and networking center for citizens and environmental organizations concerned about nuclear power, radioactive waste, radiation, and sustainable energy issues.
43. Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council relating to the Assessment and Management of Environmental Noise :
Anthropogenic Environment - Noise
 The European Commission has presented a proposal for a Directive on the Assessment and Management of Environmental Noise with the aim of providing a basis for a coherent, integrated EU policy on environmental noise. The proposal introduces measures to classify and understand the problems caused by noise, as a necessary step to preparing future concrete meásures to reduce noise pollution. The Commission is launching the idea of making EU-wide 'noise maps' based on common methods and indicators. These maps should be made available to the public. They should form the basis for development of action plans and strategies at local, national and EU levels to combat noise pollution.
44. EPA's Indoor Air Quality section :
Pollution - Wastes - Indoor (air) pollution
 Why is the indoor environment important to our health? Most people are aware that outdoor air pollution can damage their health but may not know that indoor air pollution can also have significant effects. EPA studies of human exposure to air pollutants indicate that indoor air levels of many pollutants may be 2-5 times, and occasionally, more than 100 times higher than outdoor levels. These levels of indoor air pollutants are of particular concern because it is estimated that most people spend as much as 90% of their time indoors.
45. European Environmental Agency - Waste :
Pollution - Wastes - Garbage
 For most of us, waste is the bags of household rubbish that leave our households every week. We know that it ‘goes somewhere’ – but few have actually seen a landfill site, a waste incineration plant, or a recycling centre, and most of us do not give it much more thought.
46. European Environmental Agency - Ozone depletion :
Pollution - Wastes - Ozone (layer) (Pollution - Wastes)
 The destruction of the ozone layer, which protects all living things from harmful ultraviolet solar radiation, was one of the first, global environmental problems to be understood by the general population and tackled by the international community.
47. European Environmental Agency: Section of Biodiversity change :
Natural Environment - Biodiversity
 The EEA reports presented in this section should certainly set some bells ringing. Although certain pollution levels are falling, and nature protection is becoming better integrated into urban planning, agriculture, and other policies, biodiversity across the EU is still under threat from a wide range of sources.
48. European Environmental Agency: Section for Air Quality :
Pollution - Wastes - Air pollution
 Good air quality is a prerequisite for health and well-being of humans and ecosystems. Under this theme you will find information on the state and trends of air quality in Europe. Technical documents, about monitoring programmes for example, are presented under the air theme.
49. National Wildlife Federation :
Natural Environment - Wild nature
 The National Wildlife Federation is the nation's largest member-supported conservation group, uniting individuals, organizations, businesses and government to protect wildlife, wild places, and the environment.
50. Earth Day Network :
Development - Sustainability - Sustainable Development
 Earth Day Network is the nonprofit coordinating body of worldwide Earth Day activities. Our goal is to promote a healthy environment and a peaceful, just, sustainable world by spreading environmental awareness through educational materials and publications, and by organizing events, activities, and annual campaigns. Our network includes more than 5,000 organizations in 184 countries.

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