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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 website, created by the Center for International Forestry Research, publishes a wealth of information on the links between climate change and forests in topics ranging from adaptation to mitigation to carbon accounting to the role of biofuels. It includes case studies as well as visual and audio presentations.
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.
This free-access information portal, managed by India's Centre for Science and Environment, publishes news, features, opinion articles and blogs about environmental issues that apply specifically to India. The website publishes collections of articles on a range of subjects from science and technology to climate change, biodiversity, food safety and mining. It makes available links to reports, slide-show presentations, data, and a directory of Indian organisations and institutes listed by sector.
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.
Knowledge for Development is a web-based source of information on science and technology for agriculture and rural development in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries. It promotes collaboration between agricultural research and development scientists and technologists in ACP countries, and facilitates dialogue between ACP and European communities with the aim of strengthening policy formulation on science and technology issues.
This website contains a number of useful documents on biofuels and biotechnology in ACP countries.
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.
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.
This online forum for indigenous peoples, small island nations and vulnerable communities was launched by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), with support from other international bodies. It has several goals, including supporting community-based research and educational activities related to climate change. The forum publishes lead articles and invites discussion related to the themes raised. From February to May 2009, reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) was discussed.
This website is an international public–private consortium that provides developing countries with free or low-cost access to environmental science research. It is coordinated by the UN Environment Programme, Yale University, and science and technology publishers.
More than 100 low-income countries can access more than 4,000 peer reviewed titles (as of October 2011) on a wide range of subjects including climate change, renewable energy, forests, natural disasters and water.
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.
This website provides a comprehensive guide to rainwater harvesting in India. It outlines various modern and traditional techniques available for collecting rainwater, highlights case studies and publishes maps and background information on key water topics, including scarcity, pollution, conflicts, and policy.
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.
This website publishes information about Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+) activities, providing a platform to share experiences, and supporting pro-poor projects and policies. Led by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) in the United Kingdom, the initiative targets southern civil society organisations, governments, the private sector and REDD+ practitioners.
The website features several themes including poverty reduction, climate change adaptation and carbon rights. It offers access to a resource library that contains related research and publications, a blog, and an online forum organised by theme and region.
Solar Power News, part of Alternative Energy, publishes news headlines on solar power, syndicated from a variety of sources. It links to websites and videos about solar power and technologies, and hosts a discussion forum on solar photovoltaics.
Solarbuzz publishes news and information about solar energy. Its website includes background information on how solar technologies work, industry statistics and reports, and links to solar-related jobs, events and manufacturers.
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.