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Environmental policy -- International cooperation

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View Resource Reaching Across the Communication Gulf: Reflections on the Challenges of Environmental Assistance Programs

Ruth Greenspan Bell wrote this discussion paper (01-05) for Resources for the Future. The paper examines several (quasi) case studies to explore "how communication across differing traditions, legal systems, cultures, history, and language has impacted joint efforts to develop stronger environmental regimes." The paper (165 Kb) may be downloaded as a .pdf document.
View Resource Environmental Treaties and Indicators Resource Indicators

ENTRI is an international, collaborative effort hosted by the Consortium for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) charged with providing "information about environmental treaties and national resource indicators." These treaties are organized into nine issue areas which cover land use change and desertification, transboundary air pollution, and trade and the environment, among...
View Resource United Nations Environment Programme

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) plays a big role in helping the international community set a global environmental agenda and promotes "the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations." Readers may scout the site by a number of categories, including Climate Change, Disasters & Conflicts, Ecosystem Management,...

View Resource Compendium of Sustainable Development Indicator Initiatives and Publications

The Compendium of Sustainable Development Indicator Initiatives and Publications site is jointly developed by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), Environment Canada, Redefining Progress, and the World Bank. It provides an "information base of indicator initiatives being carried out at the international, national and provincial/territorial/state levels in the context of...
View Resource CorpWatch

Corporate Watch is an online magazine and resource center affiliated with the Institute for Global Communications (discussed in the November 15, 1996 Scout Report) and the Transnational Resource and Action Center (TRAC), among others. An array of full text news articles, photo galleries, and useful links to activist groups and government data keep users abreast of corporate activity. All articles...
View Resource European Environmental Education Newsletter

Written by professionals at the Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg (Germany), the European Environmental Education Newsletter strives "to provide further insights into the subject matter of environmental education and on matters related to sustainability, with an international flavor." To that end, the newsletter provides updates of current events as well as announcements of upcoming...
View Resource Linkages: A Multimedia Resource for Environment and Development Policy Makers

A service of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), Linkages is a clearinghouse for information on "past and upcoming international meetings related to environment and development policy." Breaking news headlines and text describe current important events, such as COP-4 (see In The News). Additional real-time information on "the activities of governments, NGOs, and the...
View Resource Climate Change Policy

Experts Jason Shogren and Michael Toman wrote this discussion paper (00-22) on the economics of climate change policy, recently posted on the Resources for the Future (RFF) Website. The paper (.pdf format) examines the risks of climate change, the benefits of protection from climate change, and the costs of alternative protection policies. Also included is a summary of key policy lessons and...
View Resource Negotiating Protection of the Earth's Ozone Layer

Next week, the twelfth Meeting Of The Parties To "The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer" will take place in Burkina Faso to negotiate multi-governmental cooperation in the protection of the earth's ozone layer. Given the recent collapse of the United Nations climate talks in the Hague, at which the US refused to agree to reduce global warming through stricter pollution...
View Resource General Multilingual Environmental Thesaurus

Differences in terminology and language can be major barriers to effective international collaborations -- such as in the development of (often delicate) environmental protection agreements. To reduce these barriers, several European and US environmental agencies have joined forces to develop a common terminology system, called GEMET. This General Multilingual Environmental Thesaurus (GEMET) is "a...
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