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AfricaAdapt is a bilingual (English/French) network of African researchers, policymakers, civil society organisations and local communities that encourages information sharing on climate change adaptation for Africa.
The network publishes information on its activities including workshops, innovation funding, radio programmes in local languages and news services for mobile phones. It also publishes video, audio and photo stories to present community perspectives on climate change adaptation methods. It links to key organisations and publications on adaptation in several fields including agriculture, fisheries, forestry, energy, water and health.
This network aims to pool, analyse and share information on nuclear energy as well as practical experience to help improve knowledge and regional cooperation on nuclear safety in Asian countries. It has hubs in China, Korea and Japan, and five national centres in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. The website provides information on nuclear power in Asian countries on topics that include waste management, emergency preparedness and education and training. It also publishes newsletters that report on relevant training workshops and meetings.
Biopact is a non-profit volunteer organisation connecting African and European citizens. It seeks to establish a 'mutually beneficial' biofuel and bioenergy relationship between the two continents. The group is web-based, and provides consulting services for a number of initiatives, including various bioenergy projects in the South.
Some of Biopact's ongoing projects include compiling an 'atlas' of biofuel production for use in estimating production factors, and exploiting Nica fruticans, a potential Nigerian biofuel crop.
The organisation's aim is to produce rigorous standards for evaluating how land-based projects for climate change mitigation impact the climate, communities and biodiversity (CCB). Developers can use the standards when developing and implementing carbon projects to gain credibility and support.
The CCB standards are available to download for free in English, Chinese, French and Spanish amongst other languages. The website outlines the rules for using them as well as a list of projects that have been, and are currently being, audited. The website also publishes news on related stories as well as links to useful reports and websites.
The Climate Prediction Centre's African Desk aims to create a partnership between the United States' National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) and the African Meteorological Services to encourage exchange of data and train meteorologists.
The website contains weather summaries, rainfall, monsoon predictions and various short and long term weather forecasts. The African Desk also hosts two visitors at a time for training in climate change monitoring and predictions methods.
This website hosts the Earth Journalism Network, which aims to help journalists from developing countries to report on environmental issues more effectively. The network was developed by the Internews Network and Internews Europe and it organises the Earth Journalism Awards programme.
It also establishes links among environmental journalists, offering capacity building through workshops, training materials, support for production and distribution, and small grants. The website provides information about the Network's activities and partners, fellowship programmes, and useful tools and resources. These include a toolkit and online courses with tips on how to report on popular environmental issues, and studies of environmental journalism.
This website publishes information about climate change mitigation through forest carbon sequestration and storage across Asia. It provides news and views from the media, a library of publications, directories of forest carbon stakeholders, announcements about vacancies and events, links to useful resources and reviews of science and policy developments in the field. The publications section includes in-house articles and research reports that review developments, identify gaps and draw lessons from forest carbon activities in the region. Readers can comment, engage in discussion and contribute information to the website.
This network was developed by a German company, Ecofys, upon the initiative and with support from the Federal Environmental Agency of Germany and the European Commission. The purpose of the 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. The site could be of interest to researchers, climate modellers, members of country delegations to the UNFCCC, NGOs and any other individuals interested in the topic.
This organisation aims to encourage dialogue and the sharing of good practice by policymakers and opinion leaders on the future of agricultural growth in Africa. It covers topic areas such as climate change, land use, policy processes and science, technology and innovation. The website publishes free to access publications, lists of relevant events and fellowships, and online discussions on issues including small-scale agriculture. It also provides access to resources for policy engagement, such as policy briefs, and a regularly updated list of relevant organisations and websites.
GBEP aims to unite G8+5 countries in a commitment to promoting bioenergy for sustainable development. Its primary activities relate to energy security, food security and sustainable development.
GBEP aims to produce an updated inventory of networks, initiatives and institutions dealing with bioenergy. It also seeks to: identify gaps in knowledge or areas of weak understanding; carry out feasibility studies for market building activities, in cooperation with developing countries; establish mechanisms for raising awareness and dealing with internationally relevant issues, such as environmental standards, food security and trade, and gaps in technology and policy; and formulate standard guidelines to measure emission reductions gained by promoting and using biofuels in the transport and energy generation sectors.
The Global Climate Network — a coalition of nine think tanks from the developed and developing world — publishes news, commentary and reports on climate policy. It considers what technologies and financial instruments governments must put in place to combat climate change, as well as the policies needed to promote rapid growth in climate-friendly innovations and exploit new economic opportunities.
The network lists upcoming events related to climate policy and hosts a blog where network members post news and opinions.
This network, supported by the UN Environment Programme, brings together researchers from 20 'centres of excellence' across the developing world to share knowledge on energy, development and environment issues. It publishes information on its activities and links to each of its member centres. It includes a list of publications, from policy briefs to technical or meeting reports.
HEDON is an online forum dedicated to household energy efficiency in the South. It aims to build a network of practitioners, policymakers, funders, and business-owners to collect and disseminate information on local, national, regional and international energy efficiency initiatives in the household energy sector.
HEDON publishes a journal, Boiling Point, with freely available archives dating back to 1982 as well as information on key topics, including forestry, gender, climate change and policy. It also publishes relevant news, events and announcements.
IEA Bioenergy was set up by the International Energy Agency in 1978, with the goal of fostering collaboration between countries with national bioenergy programmes. It undertakes a series of 'tasks', each with a work programme led by a participating nation. Ongoing tasks include analysing bioenergy systems and producing biomass from sustainable forestry.
The International Institute for Water and Environmental Engineering (2ie) is a research and training institute specialising in water, energy and the environment. It provides educational facilities to develop research capacity for innovation and entrepreneurship on the African continent, focusing on water and environmental management; solar energy and biofuels; eco-material; and civil engineering. The 2ie website publishes information on available courses including how to apply and admission requirements, as well as upcoming conferences and workshops, jobs and internships, and access to online libraries.
LAMNET is a worldwide network of 48 institutions from 24 countries, funded by the European Commission. Its main objective is "to establish a trans-national forum for the promotion of sustainable use of biomass in Latin America and other emerging countries". It offers literature on bioenergy, including publications from journals, newspapers and conference proceedings.
This website, available in English, Portuguese and Spanish, provides a forum where people interested in reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) in Latin America can exchange ideas, share experiences and access key information.
Members can submit articles and stories about their own experiences, and access official UN documents on REDD. The website also publishes news and information about upcoming REDD events.
This website publishes information about the global transition to a low carbon economy. It includes regular news about developments across the world, online discussions, and links to relevant events, products and organisations.
This programme was set up by several nongovernmental organisations to promote sustainable agriculture and natural resource management in developing nations. It aims to facilitate the use of indigenous knowledge to help farmers devise systems to cope with change, achieve food security, sustain livelihoods and protect the environment. It also works towards integrating local innovations into formal agricultural research.
The website offers information on projects arranged by country and project theme, as well as relevant news and events. It also publishes extensive resources including links to publications, training materials and a gallery with audiovisual resources.