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Earth Trends is a free online information service produced by the World Resources Institute in Washington DC, and is based on their annual World Resources Report. It is packed full of easily accessible information including hundreds of maps, country profiles, data tables and feature articles analysing all major current environmental trends - including biodiversity and protected areas. Earth Trends is based on existing data sources including those of the UN Environment Programme, the UN Development Programme and the World Conservation Union.
Earthscan publishes books and journals on climate change, sustainable development and environmental technology. It offers a free one-hour webcast on relevant topics every month through its website, and these are archived and stored in downloadable formats. It also publishes a blog that includes opinions, news and events, and feeds from other social media — 'tweets' and links to the Earthscan YouTube channel. The website contains a searchable database of publications and an ordering service.
EdStats, developed by the World Bank, collects data on education from national reports, UNESCO (UN Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization) and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development to provide educational statistics for over 200 countries and regions.
It also includes World Bank public expenditure data from 2002 onwards as well as projections of educational attainment and enrolment rates until 2050.
Data can be custom searched but is also available in pre-defined reports by country or topic, for example on the Millennium Development Goals or private education expenditure.
EIFL works with libraries and other partners around the world to increase access to knowledge for research and sustainable community development. One of the programmes run by the organisation, the Public Library Innovation Programme, gives small grants to public libraries in developing countries to implement community development services using information and communication technology (ICT). The programme supports 37 services in 22 countries, as well as studies to evaluate their impact. Projects include using mobile phones to deliver health messages to communities, and providing farmers with access to libraries' online resources on market prices and farm technology. The website publishes news, information on grants, events, case studies and information about the impacts of projects.
The primary aim of the emBRACE (Building Resilience Amongst Communities in Europe) project is to build resilience to disasters amongst European communities.
To achieve this, the organisation combines research knowledge, networking and practices. It believes that more coherent scientific approaches will only be produced through collaboration. emBRACE is currently developing indicators and indicator systems to measure resilience concerning natural disaster events in Europe.
The website contains details of the project's work packages and methods, as well as a series of case studies.
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 Equator Network is an international initiative that aims to improve the quality of medical research reports. It provides a library of resources for health research reporting including guidance on scientific writing, information on research and publication ethics, and examples of good reporting.
The website also hosts a discussion forum and highlights upcoming events and courses.
This free information portal publishes documents and links to useful resources related to the development of Ethiopian agriculture, including open-access journals, events and agricultural land agreements. Many of the documents are available in local languages, including Amharic, and users can download Amharic fonts through the website.
The website provides information on crops categorised by type, such as cereal, coffee and fruits; forest products such as gum and incense; and livestock, including cattle and camels. It offers resources that cover the areas of capacity building, good practice, research and education, as well as partners involved in agricultural development in Ethiopia.
This website on ethnoveterinary medicine deals with people’s knowledge, skills, methods, practices and beliefs with regard to the care of their animals. The website features news of conferences and events, new projects, publications, links and online journals.
Eurostat's mission is to provide the European Union with a high-quality statistical information service by collating and harmonising data provided by European member states. This ensures that comparisons can be made between countries and regions.
This website from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) provides an overview of agricultural biotechnologies across different sectors in the developing world, and the FAO's activities in this area. It includes the FAO's biotechnology forum, which hosts email conferences on topics such as strengthening partnerships in agricultural biotechnologies to benefit smallholders in developing countries. The website also links to reports, online books, research studies, press releases and national biotechnology policy documents. A multilingual biotechnology glossary, as well as news and events, are also provided.
This web portal publishes news and information on the Food and Agriculture Organization's (FAO) activities in climate change. It links to key FAO publications on agriculture, livestock, forestry and fisheries as well as cross-sector topics such as bioenergy, biodiversity and climate risk management. The gateway gives information on FAO's work in these areas and provides links to relevant factsheets, events and multimedia including videos and audio lectures.