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Directory of Environmental Programs

GREENTIE
Greenhouse Gas Technology Information Exchange
"...is an international information network that distributes details of suppliers whose technologies help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. GREENTIE also provides information on leading international organisations and IEA programmes whose RD&D and information activities centre around clean energy technologies. The GREENTIE Directory database contains details of almost 8,000 technology suppliers and information organisations from all over the world."

Biodiversity Support Program
Promoting Conservation of the World's Biological Diversity
A consortium of the World Wildlife Fund, The Nature Conservancy, and The World Resources Instititute

Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL)
"...is a public interest, not-for-profit environmental law firm founded in 1989 to strengthen international and comparative environmental law and policy around the world."

Central American Water Resource Management Network (CARA) (English or Spanish)
"CARA is a water resource training network focusing on building local capacity to improve the management and protection of Central American water resources.

Centre for Environmental History and Policy
Universities of Stirling and St Andrews
"...the UKís first research centre expressly concerned with understanding the relationship between the environment and the human population over the last millennium, and applying this historical research to contemporary issues in environmental policy-making."

Environmental Defense
"Since 1967, we have linked science, economics and law to create innovative, equitable and cost-effective solutions to society's most urgent environmental problems."
Sections include: Action Center ; Biodiversity ; Climate Change ; Health ; Oceans ; Library.

FREE - Foundation for Research on Economics & the Environment
"...advances conservation and environmental values by applying modern science and America's founding ideals to policy debates. We are intellectual entrepreneurs, explaining how economic incentives, secure property rights, and responsible prosperity can foster a healthy environment."

Global Forest Watch
"...an international data and mapping network that combines on-the-ground knowledge with digital technology to provide accurate information about the world's forests."

[Kenya] Green Belt Movement (GBM)
"...is a grassroots non-governmental organization (NGO) based in Kenya that focuses on environmental conservation, community development and capacity building. Prof. Wangari Maathai [winner of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize] established GBM in 1977, under the auspices of the National Council of Women of Kenya."

Northern Alaska Environmental Center
"...promotes conservation of the environment in Interior and Arctic Alaska through advocacy, education, and sustainable resource stewardship."
Sections include: Arctic ; Boreal Forest ; Denali Watch ; Local Issues ; Mining ; Camp Habitat.

Redefining Progress
"...a nonprofit public policy organization that creates policies and tools to encourage accurate market prices to protect our common social and natural assets, and to foster social and economic sustainability."

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) see

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Agencies see

University of Arizona Department of Geosciences - Environmental Studies Laboratory
"...research of past, present, and future environmental variability and change. Current research encompasses paleoclimate studies across the globe, wildfire studies in southwestern North America, and relationships between climate and society across multiple spatial and temporal scales."

University of Florida Wetland Biogeochemistry Laboratory
"...promotes teaching, research and outreach activities on biogeochemical processes regulating the fate and transport of nutrients, metals, and toxic organics in wetland and aquatic ecosystems."

Wildlands Project
"The Wildlands Project would blend science and action. We would avoid band-aid solutions to complex problems. We would communicate the ecological value of wilderness, which is self-willed land where natural processes, not human agency, direct the ebb and flow of life."



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