Other Sources of Material
Other sources of materials
Center (SEDAC), an element of NASA's Mission to Planet Earth
Convention on Wetlands
on Wetlands, signed in Ramsar, Iran, in 1971, is an intergovernmental
treaty which provides the framework for national action and international
cooperation for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and their
resources. There are presently 123 Contracting Parties to the Convention,
with 1060 wetland sites, totalling 80.6 million hectares, designated
for inclusion in the Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance.
The Ramsar web site includes a listing of key documents
Biodiversity Planning Support Programme
Framework Convention on Climate Change
Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
the World Heritage Convention, "cultural heritage" is
a monument, group of buildings or site of historical, aesthetic,
archaeological, scientific, ethnological or anthropological value.
"Natural heritage" designates outstanding physical, biological,
and geological features; habitats of threatened plants or animal
species and areas of value on scientific or aesthetic grounds or
from the point of view of conservation.
Heritage mission is to:
countries to sign the Convention and ensure the protection of
their own natural and cultural heritage
States Parties to the Convention to nominate sites within their
national territory for
inclusion on the World Heritage List
SOURCES OF MATERIALS
A global link
to all things sustainable development. Chances are, if it is on
the web, ELDIS can help you find it quickly and easily.
Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA)
IAIA is the
leading global organisation concerned with best practice in environmental
assessment, management and policy. It was established in 1980, bringing
together researchers, practitioners and users of various types of
impact assessment from around the world. Members include corporate
planners and managers, public interest advocates, government planners
and administrators, private consultants and policy analysts, academics
and students from over 100 countries
IAIA seeks to
(i) develop approaches and practices for comprehensive and integrated
impact assessment, (ii) improve assessment procedures and methods
for practical application, (iii) promote training of impact assessment
and public understanding of the field, (iv) provide professional
quality assurance by peer review and other means, and (v) share
information networks, timely publications, and professional meetings..
conferences are organised annually in conjunction with training
programmes, as well as regional conferences, and IAIA publishes
a quarterly journal, Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal. IAIA
has also undertaken various projects with a range of strategic partners
and international agencies.
a non profit public policy research organization dedicated to informing
policy-makers and the public about emerging global problems and
trends and the complex links between the world economy and its environmental
support systems. It publishes the magazine, World Watch, as well
as papers and books (e.g. the annual State of the World report copvering
key themes, and annual Vital Signs covering key global trends).
clearinghouse for news and resources on Monitoring and Evaluation.
The site gives access to other practitioners and researchers undertaking
M&E in a variety of contexts. Site creator Rick Davies has also
done some interesting work on non-quantitative assessments of organizational
change and performance.
of International Co-operation on Environment and Development
and reference work on international co-operation on environment
and development. An independent publication from the Fridtjof Nansen
Institute in Norway, published by Earthscan Publications. It aims
to demonstrate the international community's position on specific
environment and development problems, the main obstacles to effective
international solutions, and how to overcome them