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The Amazonas Sustainable Foundation (FAS) plays an important role in reducing deforestation in the Amazon Region. FAS manages the Juma reserve, established by the Government of Amazonas in 2006, and runs the Bolsa Floresta programme that pays families and communities to contribute to sustainable forest management. The FAS website provides an introduction to the organisation, an overview of their programmes and links to relevant related documents.
The Beyond Rio Resource Centre, run by the Sussex Climate Change Network at the University of Sussex, UK, offers information about new ideas and practical solutions for sustainability. It is aimed at practitioners, policymakers, academics and students interested in sustainable development. The website publishes information on two overarching themes — the green economy and institutional frameworks — and seven critical issues, including food, water and energy. It includes open access publications supporting these themes, and a wide range of briefings, project reports, website links and films.
This website, from the UN Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre, provides information on the co-benefits of mitigating climate change. Issues covered include carbon storage, biodiversity, ecosystem services, protected areas and reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD).
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.
With its headquarters in Indonesia, CIFOR conducts collaborative research with partners in over 40 countries to inform policies and practices that affect forests in developing countries. The website provides a thorough introduction to CIFOR research including an overview of regions covered by the centre and access to publications including journal articles, working papers and info briefs. Activities are arranged into three programmes covering environmental services and sustainable use of forests, forest governance, and forests and livelihoods.
This website provides guidance on financing options available for climate change mitigation and adaptation in the developing world. It publishes information on where to access funds available from multilateral and bilateral institutions, as well as public and private sources. This includes information on how the funds are governed, and how to assess project eligibility. The websites invites users to offer feedback and comment on ongoing projects, and share their experiences with projects that were funded successfully.
The Climate Institute is a nongovernmental organisation dedicated to informing key decision makers of climate change, and identifying practical ways to reduce emissions, in both the developed and developing world. It publishes and links to reliable background information on climate change, energy and the environment, and provides other resources such as maps, games and educational material.
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.
The Congo Basin Forest Fund (CBFF) was established in June 2008 to provide accessible funding for projects that avoid deforestation and contribute to poverty alleviation in the Congo Basin. This multi-donor fund is run by a governing council supported by a secretariat based at the African Development Bank. The website provides reasons for establishing the fund, its proposal process and an overview of projects that have received funding.
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.
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.
This is the official website for information sharing on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) and related topics, under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). This platform makes information provided by various stakeholders involved in UNFCCC processes available in the areas of technical assistance, demonstration activities, country specific information, and methods and tools. Details of relevant meetings and events are also included.