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The Africa Portal, part of the larger Africa Initiative project, is an online resource for policy-related issues in Africa, covering climate change, food security, energy and health, among other areas. It is published by the Centre for International Governance Innovation; Makerere University, Uganda; and the South African Institute of International Affairs. The website offers an open access publications library with more than 3,000 books, journals, and digital documents available online or to download. It also publishes opinion and analysis on current issues, a directory of experts on African policy, and announcements including events and grants.
Part of the Institute of Development Studies at Sussex University, United Kingdom, Climate Lite publishes briefings and short films on climate change and international development.
These cover issues including low-carbon development, climate change research and the Sahel community, China's position on reducing carbon emissions, the legal aspects of encouraging the United States to sign up to a climate agreement, social protection and climate adaptation, and pro-poor climate adaptation.
The information is presented in non-technical language, making it accessible for people with little knowledge of climate change. The website is aimed at policymakers and climate change practitioners.
Climate-L.org, run by the International Institute for Sustainable Development, publishes information on international climate change negotiations and other related activities, including updates on UN processes and notification of research publications. The information is arranged by actors involved, activities undertaken or issues considered (including reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation – REDD). Site highlights include regular policy updates and a diary of upcoming events.
This website provides briefing documents for decision makers on current proposals under negotiation in the Bali Action Plan. A summary of key issues in the climate negotiations is available along with background information and commentary on the plan's building blocks — mitigation, adaptation, technology and finance — as well as land use, land-use change and forestry. The website supports a UN Development Programme project, involving 10 countries to assess developing countries' funding requirements for mitigating and adapting to climate change.
The Guardian Environment website publishes news and commentary on environmental issues such as climate change, energy, ethical living, food and recycling.
It also provides blogs, job listings and multimedia, including audio and video podcasts. Users can comment and are encouraged to join discussions.
The website also aggregates relevant news from members of the Guardian Environment Network, which brings together the world's best environment websites including SciDev.Net, China Dialogue, Real Science and the World Resources Institute.
The IISD is a Canadian policy research institute that publishes books, papers and policy briefs on issues affecting sustainable development such as climate change, governance and natural resources. The IISD Reporting Services focuses on environmental issues and publishes news and event coverage as well as the Earth Negotiations Bulletin (see ENB). The organisation also runs the Climate-L.Org blog and hosts a number of networks, including the Trade Knowledge Network and the Sustainable Coffee Partnership.
Mongabay.com is an environmental science and conservation news site, founded in 1999 and run by environmental journalist Rhett A. Butler. Its content focuses on tropical forests, including in-depth information and facts and figures on deforestation and forest degradation. Progress on proposals for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) is regularly reported and analysed.
Mongabay.com is published in several languages, including English, Chinese and Spanish. A 'kids version' is also available to help educate children about rainforests.
REDD-Monitor, an independent site run by environmental journalist Chris Lang, provides news and views about reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD). Lang aims to document the global development of REDD projects by publishing information on who is establishing projects and how they are being implemented. REDD-Monitor features a broad range of links to other organisations, as well as information on upcoming events.
The Climate and Development Knowledge Network offers advice, technical assistance, research, knowledge sharing and capacity-building services on "climate-compatible development" — interlinking climate change adaptation and mitigation with poverty reduction and development. Its services are provided free of charge to policymakers in 'priority' countries and to some international organisations.
Free-access publications, presentations, policy briefs and opinion articles are provided through the website, which also publishes information on projects such as how to make climate finance work for Africa, and finding climate-compatible development solutions in Ghana. The network encourages knowledge sharing and partnership building through community workspaces, blogs and social networking tools. The website is available in English and Spanish.
The CDM/JI (Clean Development Mechanism/Joint Implementation) Pipeline Analysis and Database, published by the Risoe Centre CDM — part of the United Nations Environmental Programme — is a monthly newsletter that contains all projects designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions with the CDM and JI. It contains key information about all CDM and JI projects, their baseline and monitoring methodologies, as well as a list of 'designated operational entities' for CDM and several analyses of certified emission reductions. The website provides access to additional publications including guidance documents and databases.
This site contains all National Adaptation Programmes of Action (NAPAs) so far submitted to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). It includes a rationale for NAPAs, a brief history of NAPAs and a short account of the process involved in preparing a NAPA. There are links to the relevant policy documents under the UNFCCC on the site, including the decisions that establish the NAPA process.
NAPAs submitted by countries to date are posted as pdfs in English and sometimes French.
The World Resources Report, produced through a partnership between UN agencies, the World Bank and the World Resources Institute, provides policymakers with analysis about key issues related to the environment, poverty and development, with the aim of influencing government action. The latest report provides practical guidance and information on climate change risks. It includes expert perspectives on a set of policy questions, with answers that draw on lessons from field research or experience. The website also provides analyses of decision-making on climate change policies at the national level, articles from developing country policymakers on how they plan to respond to future threats, as well as relevant news and videos.