Links to other resources
on aspects of a sustainability paradigm
|also see links in texts and Glossary of Interdisciplinary Terms
American Association for the Advancement of Science Dialogue on Science, Ethics and Religion - News from the Dialogue, events, and meetings, Publications of the Dialogue, Unpublished Papers on science and religion, Published Scholarship, Selected journals and newsletters in the science and religion field, Annotated bibliography of science and religion works.
APEC- Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum
Asia-Pacific National Councils for Sustainable Development - A network of councils for sustainable development and similar entities in Asia and the Pacific working towards the implementation of the agreements made at the Earth Summit.
Basel Convention: The Open-ended Ad Hoc Committee for Implementation of the Basel Convention, a subsidiary body of the Conference of the Parties (COP), established to assist in implementing the Basel Convention.
Berne Declaration independent association for development politics; concerns are: sustainable development, equitable relations in trade, finance, and cultural exchange.
Center for Economic Justice: Green Tax Shift - Guide tol sources of information re: shifting taxes away from human initiative and onto monopolization of natural resources, pollution and government-granted privileges instead.
Center for Faith and Science Exchange - a program of The Boston Theological Institute to promote interdisciplinary dialogue, with the sharing of knowledge, metaphors, and values, values; to study and resolve the historical misunderstandings that have resulted in cultural division between the religious and scientific communities; to promote a prophetic vision of change in which religious leaders are better informed about science and more responsive to the challenges of faithful living in a technological age, and in which the scientific community recognizes human spiritual experience.
Development Gap - resource information and action network for alternative development policy
Ecumenical Network for Youth Action - Prague-based action and information network. Site has links to resources for training, work with young people, women, reconciliation programs and more.
Environment Research Laboratories (ERL) - fundamental research arm of NOAA's Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), ERL conducts an integrated program of fundamental research, technology development, and services to improve understanding of the Earth and its oceans and inland waters, the lower and upper atmosphere, and the space environment. A major thrust of ERL's research is to develop the scientific understanding to improve NOAA environmental services to the public and provide the basis for making informed decisions and policies regarding the environment.
ESSSAT - European Society for the Study of Science and Theology - a scholarly, non-confessional organization, based in Europe, which aims to promote the study of relationships between the natural sciences and theological views. Scientists, theologians, philosophers and historians working on a better understanding of the interactions between religion and science. ESSSAT organizes the European Conferences on Science and Theology and publishes Studies in Science and Theology (SSTh)
Europa:: The parliament, the Council, European Commission, Court of Justice, Economic and Social Committee, etc.....
Green Innovations Inc. - Green Innovations is a non-profit environmental think-tank and environmental services organisation. Aiming to be a catalyst for change toward "an ecologically sustainable society [that is] just, equitable and fulfilling.... for the benefit of people globally and locally and for the benefit of future generations and nature. We believe this can be done while still achieving a high real standard of living and a productive economy."
H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics and the Environment - a non-profit research institution dedicated to improving the scientific and economic foundation for environmental policy. The Centers distinctive role is to foster collaboration between industry, environmental organizations, government and academia.
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Commission on Environment. Many brief examples of technology cooperation between various companies and including business-governments partnerships. The organization of ICC's Commissions also suggests key environmental issues for business today.
(ICFTU) International Confederation of Free Trade Unions The ICFTU represents 124 million Trade Union Members Organised in 213 national trade union centres from 143 countries and territories
IDOC international documentation centre
International Labour Organization
Product Life Institute - an independent institute which lives exclusively from contract research (studies, in-house seminars, teaching workshops and conference contributions). The researchers of the institute work together or independently in their function as consultants to industrial companies, government authorities and universities. Main focus is to develop innovative strategies and policies to foster the move towards a more sustainable society, for both industry and government. We work in most European countries, Northern America and Asia, in English, German and French.
UNIFEM - Working for Women's Empowerment and Gender Equality
UNRISD United Nations Research Institute for Social Development. Autonomous agency engaged in multi-disciplinary research on social dimensions of contemporary problems affecting development.
United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP/GRID) - Making types of enviromental info more readily accessible to decision makers and environmental analysts. Timely and reliable geo-referenced enviromental info.
World Business Council for Sustainable Development - WBCSD.
World Council of Churches Includes links to member churches and other councils.
Resources Institute Since 1984, WRI has focused on issues supporting the
conservation, sustainable use, and equitable
World Watch Institute: nonprofit public policy research organization dedicated to informing policymakers and the public about emerging global problems and trends and the complex links between the world economy and its environmental support systems.
World Trade Organization WTO
|Journals, papers, publications
|Asia-Pacific Network independent news
Bible - King James Version
Bible Gateway - site of International Bible Society. Search multiple bible versions in nine languages.
ECO - Newsletter of the Climate Action Network, an international group of environmental organizations. ECO is published at United Nations climate meetings such as the Climate Convention talks, daily during the UN meeting. Recent and back editions of ECO and information about the organizations involved in producing Eco.
Environmental and Resource Economics - Published in cooperation with the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE). Chairman, H. Opschoor.
Environment and Development
Economics - Editor CHARLES PERRINGS, University of York, UK. Published in association
with the Beijer
Environmental Economics - This journal publishes working and accepted paper abstracts in the full range of subjects that comprise Environmental Economics. Topics include economic causes and consequences of environmental changes; tax and regulatory policies that affect the environment; markets for pollution rights and related issues; government policies toward the environment; valuation of environmental resources, "green accounting" and intergovernmental cooperation in environmental policy.
Global Network of Environment and Technology, News service
Human Development Reports - United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Human Development Reports, occasional papers, national reports.
INSIGHT Newsletter. On invitation of the Secretariat of the Basel Convention (SBC) on Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal, IETC report on meetings to establish regional centres for training and technology transfer on the management of hazardous wastes.
Quarterly Bulletin on Ecological Tax Reform - Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy - (English and German) - Explores potential of a fundamental tax shift towards more tax on such " bads" like pollution and exploitation of fossil resources on the one hand and reducing taxation on "goods" like labour, capital, income and savings on the other hand.
World watch Magazine - highlights & index
|Other resource sites
Annotated Science/Faith Bibliography - K.B. Miller, Geologist at Kansas State University.
Biodiversity Conservation Information System - Better Data for Better Decisions, examines the nature of threats to species, habitats, ecosystems, and landscapes, and seeks to support environmentally sound decision-making and actions affecting the status of biodiversity and landscapes. Inlcudes Botanic Gardens Conservation International, International Species Information System, IUCN Environmental Law Programme.
DIALOGOS - Interactive Journal of the Sciences, Philosophy, and Theology. Richard W. Kropf, Editor. Since 1996, an on-line periodical promoting accessible conversation between persons in the various sciences, philosophy, and theology, particularly as they relate to one another. A journal dedicated to the advance of human knowledge in the conviction that "All that rises must converge" (P. Teilhard de Chardin).
Environmental Taxes - Implementation and Environmental Effectiveness, a report generated in response to a request from the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Consumer Protection of the European Parliament, targeted at policy-making agents and the public.
Gender in Development Programme, UNDP
Geneva Global Resource Information Database (GRID) - Division of Environmental Information, Assessment and Early Warning (DEIA&EW), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
Global Climate Change - educational site on global climate change issues with sections on GCC science, definitions, acronyms, chronology, links, newsletters, advanced technology, country-studies, and more.
God and the Computer - information about a lecture series; courses; religion, science, and technology resources. Program of MIT and the Boston Theological Institute.
Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS) - household surveys have become an important tool in measuring and understanding poverty in developing countries. The Development Economics Research Group (DECRG) of the World Bank, formerly the Policy Research Department, maintains this website to make available to researchers around the world the data sets and methodological lessons from these surveys.
NRMU Database of sustainable development issues, Organization of Eastern Caribbean States
Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith - Journal of American Scientific Affiliation
Poverty and sustainable livelihoods - research, statistics and publications on poverty and sustainable livelihoods from the United Nations
PROTOCOLS: Convention on Climatic change, the Basel agreement, the Montreal Protocol. Much from these protocols has been repeatedly affirmed and extended through conferences such as UN Conference on Environment and Development (Rio), the International Conference on Population and Development (Cairo), the World Summit for Social development (Copenhagen). Full texts. Environmental Treaties and Resource Indicators (ENTRI), data access service by the Consortium for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), which operates the Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC) for the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). "Framework Convention on Climate Change" from the UNEP Register of International Treaties and Other Agreements in the Field of the Environment.
State of the
climate - features a Macromedia Flash introduction to climate change and includes a
report and public opinion poll just released by WWF
Sustainable Development/Economics - This site offers three types of information: (1) a bibliography of works emphasizing economics and sustainable development, (2) a series of "executive summaries" of case studies involving attempts to pursue sustainable strategies, and (3) links to other sustainable development sites. Compiled by Tom Tietenberg, M itchell Family Professor of Economics, Colby College, Waterville, Maine 04901. Topics include: Agriculture and Drylands Management, Biodiversity and Wildlife Management, Economic Incentives Policies- General, Energy and Global Warming,Fisheries, Forests, Macro Connections, Minerals, Pollution, Population, Poverty and Environmental Justice, Sustainable Development, Transportation, Watershed and Wetlands Management, Women and the Environment.
Sustainable Development Network Programme - offers assistance to national networks, Internet content provision and aggregation, and user training in 40 developing nations and 36 small island developing states.
TechNet, an initiative of the World Bank, designed to encourage understanding and promote the use of science, technology and information in development. Locus for a thematic group on Science & Technology. Designed to encourage understanding of, and promote the use of science, technology and information in development, the site is a conferencing space, an information center on TechNet-related events, and an archive of key resources and contacts.
Trade Liberalization and Women's Web
UNEP Convention Secretariat: Multilateral Fund, Ozone, Basel, Biodiversity, CITES, CMS
World Links for Development (WorLD) - links students and teachers in secondary schools in developing countries with students and teachers in industrialized countries for collaborative research, teaching and learning programs via the Internet. Over a four-year period (1997-2000), the WorLD Program aims to link 1,200 secondary schools in 40 developing countries with partner schools in Australia, Canada, Europe, Japan and the United States. WorLD is sponsored by the World Bank Institute.
World of Work - ILO magazine. Also World Employment Report, news on Export processing zones, child labour, sex sector, other.