Developing Countries:
Assessments of Impacts and Adaptations to Climate Change
(AIACC) is a global initiative developed in collaboration with the
UNEP/WMO Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
and funded by the Global Environment Facility to advance scientific
understanding of climate change vulnerabilities and adaptation
options in developing countries.
United Nations Industrial Development Organization
(UNIDO) helps developing countries and economies in transition in
their fight against marginalization.
START, the global change SysTem for Analysis, Assessments of
Impacts and Adaptations to Climate Change (AIACC) (Project
website) is a global initiative developed in collaboration with the
UNEP/WMO Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
and funded by the Global Environment Facility to advance scientific
understanding of climate change vulnerabilities and adaptation
options in developing countries.
USAID‘s Global Climate Change Program helps developing countries
and countries in transition address climate-related concerns.
Associations/Organizations– International
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, assesses scientific,
technical and socio-economic information relevant to the
understanding of climate change. ***
Gateway to the UN System’s Work on Climate Change. ***
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
Contains numerous resources for beginners to experts, such as
introductory and in-depth publications, the official UNFCCC and
Kyoto Protocol texts and a search engine to the UNFCCC library.
United Nations Development Programme. Funds climate
change related work in developing countries.
United Nations Environment Program– World Conservation
Monitoring Center. Climate Change and Biodiversity focus.
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Climate change issues.
CLIMATE-L.ORG is a knowledge management project for
international negotiations and related activities on climate change run
by the  International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
CLIVAR (Climate Variability and Predictability) is an international,
interdisciplinary research effort within the World Climate Research
Programme focusing on the variability and predictability of the
slowly varying components of the climate system. CLIVAR
investigates the physical and dynamical processes in the climate
system that occur on seasonal, interannual, decadal and centennial
International Institute for Sustainable Development,
Reporting Services (IISD RS), brings you the latest news, information
and analysis from international environment and sustainable
development negotiations. Coverage of Climate Change Meetings.
Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) is an independent not-for-profit
organisation aiming to create a lasting relationship between
shareholders and corporations regarding the implications for
shareholder value and commercial operations presented by climate
change. Its goal is to facilitate a dialogue, supported by quality
information, from which a rational response to climate change will
Responding to Climate Change (RTCC) is accredited as an official
observer to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate
Change (UNFCCC) process. A non governmental organisation
showcasing policies, innovations, technologies, products and services
related to the environmental issues and adaptation to the impacts of
climate change.
Global Green is the American Arm of Green Cross International,
which was created by President Mikhail S. Gorbachev to foster a
global value shift toward a sustainable and secure future by
reconnecting humanity with the environment. In the United States the
primary focus is on stemming global climate change by creating
green buildings and cities.
International Institute for Environment and Development
Climate Change, an international policy research institute and non
governmental body working for more sustainable and equitable global
development. Climate change objectives for developing countries and
Future International Action on Climate Change Network The
purpose of this website is to provide an interactive international
platform for discussion on future international action on climate
change, including approaches of a post-2012 commitment regime
under the UNFCCC and the Kyoto Protocol.
Climate Action Network is a worldwide network of over 430
Non-Governmental Organizations working to
promote government and individual action to limit human-induced
climate change to ecologically sustainable levels.
Conservation Intenational “will partner with leaders in the private
sector to mobilize hundreds of millions of dollars to reduce emissions
from deforestation; work with government officials to develop a new
policy framework for combating climate change that combines
innovations in energy efficiency with financial incentives to preserve
forests, coral reefs and other natural habitats; and build the capacity of
indigenous communities, NGOs and government agencies to
implement this strategy.”
World Bank Climate Change Page.
Listing of Projects, Reports, news…etc…
Center for International Climate and Environmental
. CICERO is an independent research center associated with
the University of Oslo. CICERO conducts research on and provides
information and expert advice about national and international issues
related to climate change and climate policy.
Pew Center on Global Climate Change brings together business
leaders, policy makers, scientists, and other experts to bring a new
approach to a complex and often controversial issue. Our approach is
based on sound science, straight talk, and a belief that we can work
together to protect the climate while sustaining economic growth.
Climate Group’s goal is to help government and business set the
world economy on the path to a low-carbon, prosperous future.
To reach this goal, they’ve created a coalition of governments and
businesses – all committed to tackling climate change. UK.
Climate Action, Sustainable Development Division. The
Sustainable Development division of Henley Media Group has been
providing senior decision makers in the public, private and
intergovernmental sectors with sustainable development and
corporate social responsibility reference resources since 1998.
World Resources Institute is an environmental think tank that
goes beyond research to find practical ways to protect the earth and
improve people’s lives. Their mission is to move human society to
live in ways that protect Earth’s environment and its capacity to
provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations.
The 3C Initiative is a global opinion group consisting of business
leaders demanding integration of climate issues in markets and trade.
Global Roundtable on Climate Change brings together high-
level, critical stakeholders from all regions of the world — including
senior executives from the private sector and leaders of international
governmental and non-governmental organizations — to discuss and
explore areas of potential consensus regarding core scientific,
technological, and economic issues critical to shaping sound public
policies on climate change. PDF.
Responding To Climate Change is accredited as an official
observer to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate
Change process. A nongovernmental organisation showcasing
policies, innovations, technologies, products and services related to
the mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions and adaptation to the
impacts of climate change. A global exchange of knowledge about
how best to respond to global climate and developmental challenges.
Regional International:
ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability is an international
association of local governments as well as national and regional local
government organizations that have made a commitment to
sustainable development. ICLEI provides technical consulting,
training, and information services to build capacity, share knowledge,
and support local government in the implementation of sustainable
development at the local level. ***
‘Data suggest that Arctic temperature change is 3 to 4 times the global
average temperature change during both cold and warm departures.”
“Past Climate Variability and Change in the Arctic and at High Latitudes”
Associations/Organizations in the U.S.
U.S. Global Change Research Program  coordinates and
integrates federal research on changes in the global environment and
their implications for society. Thirteen departments and agencies
participate in the USGCRP, which was known as the U.S. Climate
Change Science Program from 2002 through 2008.
Environmental Protection Agency‘s Portal Page on Climate
Presidental Climate Action Project‘s mission is to focus the
nation’s attention and catalyze concrete action on the most important
issues of our time.
US National Climatic Data Center  “is the world’s largest active
archive of weather data. NCDC produces numerous climate
publications and responds to data requests from all over the world.
NCDC operates the World Data Center for Meteorology which is
co-located in Asheville, North Carolina, and the World Data Center
for Paleoclimatology which is located in Boulder, Colorado.”  Some
fees for data and publications.
US Climate Change Science Program integrates federal research
on climate and global change, as sponsored by thirteen federal
agencies and overseen by the Office of Science and Technology
Policy, the Council on Environmental Quality, the National Economic
Council and the Office of Management and Budget. See above US
Global Climate Change Research Program.
Union of Concerned Scientists. Global Warming science,
solutions, information. ***
National Climatic Data Center’s Paleoclimatology Branch is the
world’s largest archive of climate and paleoclimate data. The
Paleoclimatology Branch operates the World Data Center for
Paleoclimatology, an Applied Research Center for Paleoclimatology,
and partners with national and international science initiatives around
the world to expand the use of paleoclimatic data.
Wood’s Hole Oceanographic Institute is the world’s largest
private, nonprofit ocean research, engineering and education
organization. Addresses the Ocean Topics: Climate & Oceans, Coastal
Science, Geology & Geophysics, Natural Hazards, Ocean Life, Ocean
Resources, Polar Research, Pollution, Ships & Technology, Global
Warming and Abrupt Climate Change.
Climate Science Watch is “a nonprofit public interest education
and advocacy project dedicated to holding public officials accountable
for the integrity and effectiveness with which they use climate science
and related research in government policymaking, toward the goal of
enabling society to respond effectively to the challenges posed by
global warming and climate change.”
Pew Center on Global Climate Change was established in 1998
as a non-profit, non-partisan and independent organization. The
Center’s mission is to provide credible information, straight answers,
and innovative solutions in the effort to address global climate
RealClimate is a commentary site on climate science by working
climate scientists for the interested public and journalists. Aims to
provide a quick response to developing stories and provide the context
sometimes missing in mainstream commentary. The discussion here
is restricted to scientific topics and does not get involved in any
political or economic implications of the science.
Environmental and Energy Study Institute.  Energy and Climate
Program at EESI educates policymakers on science, technology and
policy issues through Congressional briefings, weekly Climate
Change News, and our policy analysis.
MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change was
founded in 1991 as an interdisciplinary organization that conducts
research, independent policy analysis, and public communication on
issues of global environmental change. It is not a degree-granting
Consortium for International Earth Science Information
. CIESIN works at the intersection of the social, natural, and
information sciences, and specializes in on-line data and information
management, spatial data integration and training, and
interdisciplinary research related to human interactions in the
Apollo Alliance is a coalition of business, labor, environmental,
and community leaders working to catalyze a clean energy revolution
in America to reduce our nation’s dependence on foreign oil, cut the
carbon emissions that are destabilizing our climate, and expand
opportunities for American businesses and workers.”
Associations/Orgs- Regional:
Center for Climate Strategies helps states, regions, and national
governments tackle climate change by fostering leadership action
toward solutions, enabling deliberative democracy on policy and
governance choices, and providing advanced technical assistance for
stakeholders and policy makers.
Northeast Climate Impacts Assessment is a collaboration
between the Union of Concerned Scientists and a team of more than
fifty independent experts to develop and communicate a new
assessment of climate change, impacts on climate-sensitive sectors,
and solutions in the northeastern United States.”
California Energy Commission’s climate change website
containing information on the impacts of climate change on
California and the state’s policies relating to global warming. It is
also the home for the the California Climate Change Center, a
“virtual” research and information website operated by the California
Energy Commission through its Public Interest Energy Research
(PIER) Program.
Climate Impacts Group (CIG) is an interdisciplinary research
group studying the impacts of natural climate variability and global
climate change (“global warming”) on the U.S. Pacific Northwest.
C40 is a group of the world’s largest cities committed to tackling
climate change. On this website you will find news and updates on
current C40 programmes, information about each of the cities
involved, and links to useful documents.
Climate Protection Manual for Cites developed by Natural
Capitalism Solutions, a  non-profit whose mission is to educate senior
decision-makers in business, government and civil society about the
principles of sustainability. ***
“Curbing climate change is about combining technology, finance, and policy in a wise way…
If that is done worldwide a carbon dioxide market will follow.
Technology is not an unsolvable problem,
given time and incentives, neither is financing.
The real challenge is policy.”


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