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  • Civitas2004 - features a weekly edition of the latest news, events, links and resources-- all focusing on urban sustainbility issues. THe site is available in three languages--English, Spanish, and Catalan.
  • GEO 2000 - A coordinated network of Collaborating Centres is the core of the GEO process. These centres have played an increasingly important role in preparing GEO reports. They are now responsible for almost all the regional inputs, thus combining top-down integrated assessment with bottom-up environmental reporting. A number of Associated Centres also participate, providing specialized expertise. Four working groups ?on modelling, scenarios, policy and data ?provide advice and support to the GEO process, helping coordinate the work of the Collaborating Centres to make their outputs as comparable as possible. Other United Nations agencies contribute to the GEO Process through the United Nations System-wide Earthwatch, coordinated by UNEP. In particular, they provide substantive data and information on the many environmentally-related issues that fall under their individual mandates; they also help review drafts.
  • Institute for Global Communications (IGC) - The Institute for Global Communications (IGC) is a nonprofit organization that provides alternative sources of information as well as online access and comprehensive Internet services for progressive individuals and organizations.
  • International Institute for Sustainable Development - A multimedia resource for environment and development policy makers.
  • The Natural Step - The Natural Step (TNS) is a non-profit environmental education organization working to build an ecologically and economically sustainable society. TNS offers a framework that is based on science and serves as a compass for businesses, communities, academia, government entities and individuals working to redesign their activities to become more sustainable.
  • Public-Private Partnerships for the Urban Environment - UNDP - The purpose of the PPPUE is to help countries tap into the increasing flow of private capital resources that globalization has brought. The PPUE helps countries establish mutually beneficial partnerships through well negotiated and structured projects in the areas of water and sanitation, waste management and energy.
  • World Resources Institute - Environmental Research and Policy Organization specializing in sustainable development issues. Climate, Heath, Bio-Diversity, Forestry, Agriculture, Data and Information. Research Reports and Publications available.

 

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