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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.
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.
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.
This blog from the Worldwatch Institute publishes news, commentary and videos about agricultural innovations such as cropping methods or irrigation technologies. The blog contributors highlight projects and activities from across the developing world, with the aim of demonstrating the benefits of flexible food systems for sustainability, diversity, ecosystem health and hunger eradication.
PROFOR is an information-sharing partnership programme that aims to support in-depth analysis, innovative processes, knowledge-sharing and dialogue to influence forest policy on issues such as illegal logging, biodiversity and climate change. Their website publishes a blog that highlights relevant analysis, stories, data and events, and posts news and events organised by PROFOR and other organisations. The programme also invites knowledge-sharing proposals or suggestions for potential activities in its four focus areas: improving forest livelihoods; enhancing forest governance; financing sustainable forest management; and coordinating forest policy with other sectors.
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.
This website provides information on the Ramsar Convention of Wetlands of International Importance, an intergovernmental treaty that provides guidance for member countries' efforts to maintain the ecological character of wetlands and plan for their sustainable use. The website provides an overview of the convention and access to official documents including technical and management guidelines. It also makes available related publications such as handbooks, conference proceedings and reports, as well as news, activities, photographs and a list of useful contacts.
UNESCO's Global Ethics Observatory is an extensive database of ethics experts, institutions, teaching programmes, legislation, codes of conduct and resources relevant to ethical and human rights-based approaches to science and technology issues, including global environmental change and bioethics. These resources are intended to support member states' ethics-related activities. The website provides access to the network of databases which are available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish. It also provides information about data collection methods, other publications and support activities available for member states, and regional information centres.
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.
WaterWiki is an interactive knowledge exchange and collaboration platform for the global water community, which aims to connect professionals to knowledge in the context of the UN system. It provides an online platform for sharing experience and lessons learned, with the overall aim of improving coordination and inter-agency cooperation in the water sector.
The website publishes reports, video, case studies from around the world, as well as links to useful organisations. Users can add new content and edit existing content in real-time.
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.