The Department of Environment of Islamic Republic of Iran was established in 1971 with the objective of protecting the natural resources of the country and supervision of sustainable development.
The responsibilities of the Department of Environment include assembling the national environmental strategy, propagation of sustainable development, research on pollution sources and supervision on location of industrial units, environmental impact assessment of the country’s development plans, protection of rare flora and fauna species and protection of their habitats, and the wetlands.
|Department of Environment|
The UNFCCC was adopted in 1992 by the United Nations and entered into force in 1994. It provides the overall policy framework for addressing the climate change issue. The Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has been on the World Wide Web since 1995. Information on the site is now more streamlined, making it easier and quicker to locate information.
The site provides the Parties, representatives of observer organisations and others interested in the UNFCCC process, with a non-stop source of news, data, information and documents.
|United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)|
|As the UN's development network, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) helps developing countries build their own solutions to national and global development challenges through innovative programs and services. UNDP works worldwide to connect donor and recipient countries, private and public sectors, policy advice and program resources. UNDP focuses increasingly on South-South cooperation, enabling developing countries to partner with one another. Through dialogues, exchanges and online networks, UNDP helps governments and organizations share knowledge, build ties and create opportunities.||United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)|
Recognizing the problem of potential global climate change, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) established the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in 1988. The role of the IPCC is to assess the scientific, technical and socio-economic information relevant to the understanding of the risk of human-induced climate change.
The IPCC completed its First Assessment Report (FAR) in 1990. Its Second Assessment Report (SAR), Climate Change 1995, provided key input to the negotiations, which led to the adoption of the Kyoto Protocol in 1997. The Third Assessment Report (TAR) of IPCC was published in 2001 in three volumes, namely: Climate Change 2001; Vol. I: The Scientific Basis; Vol. II: Mitigation and Vol. III: Impact, Adaptation, and Vulnerability.
|Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)|
The Global Environment Facility was established to forge international cooperation and finance actions to address four critical threats to the global environment: biodiversity loss, climate change, degradation of international waters, and ozone depletion.
Launched in 1991 as an experimental facility, GEF was restructured after the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro to serve the environmental interests of people in all parts of the world. The facility that emerged after restructuring was more strategic, effective, transparent, and participatory.
GEF brings together 166 member governments, leading development institutions, the scientific community, and a wide spectrum of private sector and non-governmental organizations on behalf of a common global environmental agenda.
|The Global Environment Facility|
WMO's activities contribute to the safety of life and property, the socio-economic development of nations and the protection of the environment.
The purposes of World Meteorological Organization (WMO) are to facilitate international cooperation in the establishment of networks of stations for making meteorological, hydrological and other observations, to promote the rapid exchange of meteorological information, the standardization of meteorological observations and the uniform publication of observations and statistics.
The Technical Cooperation Programme (TCO) is one of WMO’s programs which seeks to bridge the gap between developed and developing countries by the systematic transfer of meteorological and hydrological knowledge and information. In its efforts to bridge the technology gap between the national services of developing and developed members, WMO works with major international partners such as the UNDP, UNEP, GEF and regional development banks.
|World Meteorological Organization (WMO)|
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), established in 1972, works to encourage sustainable development through sound environmental practices everywhere. Its activities cover a wide range of issues, from atmosphere and terrestrial ecosystems, the promotion of environmental science and information, to an early warning and emergency response capacity to deal with environmental disasters and emergencies.
||The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)|
In 1986, two years after initiating the EPA Risk Assessment concerning chlorofluorocarbons, John Topping, Joe Cannon and seven others founded the Climate Instutute, to serve as a bridge between policymakers and scientists around the world and dedicated to being the world’s foremost authority on climate change information, science and responses.
The Climate Institute has been in a unique position to inform key decision-makers, heighten international awareness of climate change, and identify practical ways of achieving substantive emissions reductions. This has been done through several different media including symposia, conferences, roundtables, and special briefings.
The Climate Action Network (CAN) is a global network of over 287 Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) working to promote government and individual action to limit human-induced climate change to ecologically sustainable levels.
CAN members work to achieve this goal through the coordination of information exchange and NGO strategy on international, regional and national climate issues. CAN has seven regional coordinating offices which co-ordinate these efforts in Africa, Central and Eastern Europe, Europe, Latin America, North America, South Asia, and Southeast Asia.
Climate Action Network's vision is to protect the atmosphere while allowing for sustainable and equitable development worldwide.
|The Climate Action Network (CAN)|
People in Norwich had begun to talk about setting up a university in the city as long ago as last century, but it wasn’t until 1960, that the University of East Anglia finally got the go-ahead.
UEA’s academic thinking was distinctive from the word go. The choice of ‘Do Different’ as the University’s motto was a deliberate signal that it was going to look at new ways of providing university education. Recently, they were one of the first universities in Britain to introduce a modular, semester system for degree course.
In this site, you can find different projects about environmental researches as CSERGE. CSERGE undertakes policy relevant interdisciplinary research on environmental issues.
|University of East Anglia (UEA)|
The International Energy Agency, based in Paris, is an autonomous agency linked with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The IEA is the energy forum for 26 member countries. IEA member governments are committed to taking joint measures to meet oil supply emergencies. They have also agreed to share energy information, to coordinate their energy policies and to cooperate in the development of rational energy programs.
Their objectives are promoting rational energy policies in a global context through co-operative relations with non-member countries, industry and international organisations, improving the world's energy supply and demand structure by developing alternative energy sources and increasing the efficiency of energy use, and assisting in the integration of environmental and energy policies.
Today the IEA Secretariat has become the authoritative source for energy statistics worldwide. It also plays a leading role in the international effort to combat climate destabilisation, and stimulates the development and deployment of new energy technologies through a vast network of Implementing Agreements.
|The International Energy Agency|
|In 2009, Climate Lab launched http://climatelab.org , an interactive wiki website where users can collaboratively author and edit climate change information and media online. To date the site has generated more than 250 original articles and over 350 registered users (and counting).||Climatelab.org|
|This website provides information to forestry and land use audiences, principally in developing countries, who want to find out more about the CDM and how it affects their activities.||CDMCapacity.org|
|The CDM Rulebook is an online database of the CDM rules. It has been developed by Baker & McKenzie, with funding from eight donor organisations (British Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Swedish Energy Agency, Australian Government Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, New Zealand Ministry for the Environment, Asian Development Bank, The World Bank, UNDP, UNEP Risoe) and is freely available to the public.||CDM rulebook|
|climatedeal.org is an online, open-content and collaborative question-and-answer platform on climate change related issues. It is designed for anyone knowledgeable or interested to learn more on the topic as a common resource of knowledge. Its main aim is to gather on a shared space contributions on how to solve the various climate challenges the world is facing||Climatedeal.org - a place to ask questions about Climate Change|
|CarboSchools links researchers from several leading carbon science laboratories in Europe with secondary schools. In these partnerships, young Europeans conduct experiments on the impact of greenhouse gases and learn about climate research and the reduction of emissions. Scientists and teachers co-operate over several months to give young people practical experience of research through true investigations and interactions with real scientists.||CarboSchools Website|
|Sandwatch seeks to modify the lifestyle and habits of children, youth and adults on a community-wide basis and to develop awareness of the fragile nature of the marine and coastal environment and the need to use it wisely. It is an educational process through which school students and community members learn and work together to critically evaluate the problems and conflicts facing their beach environments and to develop sustainable approaches to address these issues. With a strong field monitoring component, Sandwatch tries to make science 'live' yet remains inter-disciplinary with applications ranging from biology to woodwork and from poetry to mathematics.||Sandwatch website|
|The African Carbon Trust (ACT) is a stand-alone, registered non-profit organisation that aims to address the need for Africa to mitigate and adapt to the risks of climate change and unsustainable resource use.||African Carbon Trust (ACT)|
|Environmental Defense Fund is a leading national nonprofit organization representing more than 700,000 members. Since 1967, we have linked science, economics and law to create innovative, equitable and cost-effective solutions to society's most urgent environmental problems.||Environmental Defense Fund|
|Explaining the global warming to kids.||Kids Boogaloo website|
The Department of Environment and Climate Change was formed on 27 April 2007 to enable a more integrated response to the unprecedented challenges presented by climate change.
Broadly, the Department of Environment and Climate Change:
works towards a healthy environment cared for and enjoyed by the whole NSW community;
manages the state's natural resources, including biodiversity, soils and natural vegetation;
manages natural and cultural heritage across the state's land and waters;
acts to minimise the impacts of climate change;
promotes sustainable consumption, resource use and waste management;
regulates activities to protect the environment;
conducts biodiversity, plant, environmental and cultural heritage research to improve decision making.
|Department of Environment and Climate Change - DECC|
The Department of Climate Change was established on 3 December 2007 as part of the Prime Minister and Cabinet Portfolio.
The website provides comprehensive information on the science of climate change, on international activities and negotiations, on the government response to climate change, and on its partnership with business and industry. It also offers a range of initiatives to assist communities and households to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, provides information on its sectoral programmes, including a dedicated section on natural resources, forests and agriculture.
|Australian Government Department of Climate Change|
|Australia||Extensive online library of lesson plans and classroom activities and projects with detailed aims and educational outcomes and covers global warming, climate change, renewables, wind power, energy saving and efficiency. Many activity sheets, plans and fact sheets to download for free.||Power for a Sustainable Future (Queensland Government)|
Climate Change is threatening our environment. Nearly 45 per cent of the world’s population is younger than 25 years old. This generation will inherit our planet.
In recognition of this reality, we created Unite for Climate. Unite for Climate is a growing global community of young people and organizations working together on youth-powered solutions
|Unite for Climate|
akingITGlobal.org is an online community that connects youth to find inspiration, access information, get involved, and take action in their local and global communities.
It's the world's most popular online community for young people interested in making a difference, with hundreds of thousands of unique visitors each month.
|TakingItGlobal - understanding climate change|