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Best Practices Database
This searchable database contains over 1600 proven solutions from more than 140 countries to the common social, economic and environmental problems of an urbanizing world. It demonstrates the practical ways in which public, private and civil society sectors are working together to improve governance, eradicate poverty, provide access to shelter, land and basic services, protect the environment and support economic development.

Centre for Environmental Informatics
The Centre for Environmental Informatics (CEI) in the School of Health, Natural and Social Sciences at the University of Sunderland is a research team which conducts innovative applied research into private and public social, ethical and environmental accountability.

Researchers at the CEI have developed an number of free on-line clearinghouses which focus on the disclosure of public and private sector environmental information.

Earth Council
The Earth Council is an international non-governmental organization (NGO) that was created in September 1992 to promote and advance the implementation of the Earth Summit agreements. It is led by a body of 18 Members, drawn from the world's political, business, scientific and non-governmental communities. Sixteen eminent world leaders serve as Honorary Members, and an 18 member Earth Council Institute functions as an advisory board. Three fundamental objectives have guided the work of the Earth Council since its inception:

  • to promote awareness for the needed transition to more sustainable and equitable patterns of development
  • to encourage public participation in decision-making processes at all levels of government
  • to build bridges of understanding and cooperation between important actors of civil society and governments worldwide

Eco web
The Global Directory for Environmental Technology
Your comprehensive guide to the full spectrum of environmental products & services, featuring 6'666 leading suppliers from 136 countries. Information about organisations, conferences and publications is complemented by editorial contributions from distinguished experts in their respective fields.
A practical reference source for government departments, utility companies, engineering consultants, development agencies, importers and traders, educational institutes, non-governmental organisations and individuals engaged in environmental activities.

European Regional Portal
The goal of the European Regional Portal is to make available the best existing sources of information on the European environment at regional, sub-regional and national levels, and means of integrating, analysing and adding value to the same, for improved environmental management and related decision-making. This Portal has particularly been developed to support UNEP's integrated environment assessment process.

Global System for Sustainable Development (GSSD)
Welcome to the Global System for Sustainable Development (GSSD), a project of the Global Accords Consortium for Sustainable Development housed at MIT. GSSD consists of an evolving quality controlled and highly cross-referenced index to some of the best resources and materials on sustainability to be found on the Internet organized in an intuitive conceptual framework.

International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
IISD's Research Library and database contain information on sustainable development and related topics that are of interest to researchers, policy analysts and business strategists worldwide. Both the library's extensive print collection and its links to hundreds of Web sites can be sourced through SD-Cite, the library database. IISD's Library sources and collects information on the following:

  • Sustainable development theory and practice
  • International sustainable development negotiations and regimes
  • General works on the relationship between environment and development
  • International development
  • Climate change policy and implementation
    Energy policy
  • Economic instruments
  • Trade
  • Foreign direct investment
  • Natural resources management policy
  • Community participation
  • Integrated assessment
  • Measurement and indicators of sustainable development
  • Biodiversity

Pesticides and the Environment
The Database on Pesticides and the Environment is the result of information compiled from 1992 to 1996. Although, it may be out of date in some areas, e.g. Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) and Acceptable Daily Intake (ADIs) and may contains other inaccuracies, it constitutes a unique source of information on pesticides used in Asia. For the first time, to our knowledge, pesticides widely used in Asia were put in a direct relationship with their environmental and health effects. An attempt was also made attracting the attention of the users of the database to environmentally friendlier alternatives of crop protection, e.g. through Integrated Pest Management (IPM) methods.

Sustainable Development
Leading European institutions, associations, societies and experts working on sustainability

UNEP/ GRID Arendal
GRID-Arendal provides environmental information, communications, and capacity building services for information management and assessment. Established to strengthen the United Nations through its Environment Programme (UNEP), our focus is to make credible, science-based knowledge understandable to the public and to decision-making for sustainable development.

United Nations Division for Sustainable Development
National reports and follow-up of the implementation of Agenda 21 as well as the Plan of Implementation (POI) of the World Summit on Sustainable Development.


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