Climate change and protection are complex issues. We’ve selected links that provide an abundance of information that should help you sort out what’s what when it comes to climate change.
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The Arctic Institute of North America - a non-profit organization and University of Calgary-based research institute with a mandate to advance the study of Canada's North.
The Association of Environmental & Resource Economists - the international professional association for economists working on the environment and natural resources.
The Association of Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics - an Oregon-based organization dedicated to changing U.S. Forest Service policies and practices,
The Biopolitics International Organisation - an Athens-based non-profit organization that promotes "a shift from an anthropocentric to a biocentric system of values in society, in order to curb environmental destruction and place appreciation of the bio-environment at the core of every human endeavour."
The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency - a Canadian government agency that promotes environmental assessment "as a planning tool."
The Centre for Economic and Social Studies on the Environment - a Brussells-based multi-disciplinary research organization focusing on "the qualitative and quantitative evaluation of economic-environmental interactions."
The Climate Institute - a 16-year-old U.S.-based NGO, "a catalyst in moving the world to address climate change in a cooperative manner."
The Earth Island Institute - founded in 1982 by renowned environmentalist David Brower, this U.S.-based organization "fosters the efforts of creative individuals by providing supporting in developing projects for the conservation, preservation, and restoration of the global environment."
Environment Canada - access to the federal department's national and regional websites.
The European Environmental Agency - an E.U. organization that provides information and support designed to assist policy makers and the public in advocating sustainable development and environmental improvements in Europe.
Friends of the Earth International - a federation of autonomous environmental organizations from all over the world (69 countries).
Greenpeace " the famous (and controversial)" global environmental organization that accepts no donations from governments or corporation, and focuses on issues that include climate change, old growth forests, and ocean-related environmental problems.
The International Council - for Local Environmental Initiatives - the international environmental agency for local governments.
The Nature Conservancy - founded in the U.S. in 1951 with a mission to "preserve the plants, animals, and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the land and water they need to survive."
The North American Association for Environmental Education - a network of professionals and students working throughout North America and in 55 countries around the world, "to promote a healthy, sustainable development through education."
The Sierra Club - founded in the U.S. in 1892 by the legendary John Muir, the Sierra Club is one of the world's most influential environmental organizations, with over 700,000 members.
The United Nations Environmental Programme - established in 1972, the UNEP works to encourage sustainable development through sound environmental practices around the world.
The Environmental Protection Agency - the U.S. government's environmental department.