Sustainable Development

Arid Lands Information Network (ALIN)- Eastern Africa is a network of Community Development Workers (CDWs) who are involved in drylands development.
A worldwide network of over 340 Non- Governmental Organizations (NGOs) working to promote government and individual action to limit human-induced climate change to ecologically sustainable levels.
Fundesin's mission is to find sustainable solutions in the struggle between the ideals of rainforest preservation and the realities of life in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Ecuador.
TERI promotes sustainability through the efficient utilization of energy, sustainable use of natural resources, large-scale adoption of renewable energy technologies, and reduction of all forms of waste. Issues addressed include rural energy problems in India's oil and gas sector, climate change, forest conservation efforts among local communities, urban transport, air pollution problems and energy efficiency in the Indian industry. India.
NGO sites
Alternative Approaches to Natural Resource Management in Latin America and the Caribbean (MINGA)
This program initiative supports research for more sustainable and equitable natural resource management in fragile ecosystems of the region.
Applied Research Institute of Jerusalem
Non-profit organization dedicated to promoting sustainable development in the occupied Palestinian territories and the self-reliance of the Palestinian people through greater control over their natural resources.
Arab Office for Youth & Environment (AOYE)
AOYE ecourages young people to get involved in environmental issues. It serves as a focal point of the Arab Network for Environment and Development. Egypt.
Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies
Non-governmental research organization working on three themes: Integrating Environment and Development; Governance and Peoples Participation; and Rapid Economic Growth.
Cabo San Francisco Foundation
The foundation has the goal of improving the quality of life of the population of San Francisco de El Cabo. Ecuador.
Cambodian Development Resource Institute.
Cambodian institute THAT WORKS to support capacity development within selected government and civil society institutions. Cambodia.
Centre for African Settlement Studies and Development (CASSAD)
CASSAD operates using action projects, advocacy, research and human resources development as instruments to pursue poverty reduction and ensure sustainable development in Nigerian communities.
Centre for Environment, Technology and Development (CETDEM)
CETDEM is an independent, non-profit, training, research, consultancy and development organisation, committed to improving environmental quality through the appropriate use of technology and sustainable development. Malaysia.
Centre for Sustainable Development (CENESTA)
CENESTA is dedicated to promoting sustainable community- and culture-based development. Its main area of work is Iran and Southwest Asia. CENESTA experts have also engaged in extensive activities in Africa, Latin America, Asia, and in the international arena in general.
Climate Network Africa
Climate Network Africa (CNA) is a non-governmental organization registered in Kenya. CNA has operated since May 1991 and was started as an initiative of a group of Non-governmental Organizations and institutions to lobby and advocate for relevant policy changes on climate change related issues in Africa.
CRACYP (which stands for Rural Reforestation and Progress Network Corporation, in Spanish) is a non profit organisation facilitating reforestation and sustainable rural development in an agricultural area of extreme poverty including over 200 communities in the foothills of the Western Andes in Ecuador.
EcoNews Africa
EcoNews Africa analyses global environment and development issues from an African perspective and reports on local, national, and regional activities that contribute to global solutions. Kenya.
Empowerment for African Sustainable Development
The organization focuses on the empowerment of African people and institutions operating in the area of environmental management and sustainable development. South Africa.
Environment and Natural Resources Foundation (FARN)
Organization whose main objective is to promote sustainable development through policy, law and institutional organization. The majority of FARN´s work is directed to public and private decision makers. Argentina.
Esquel Foundation
It is an organization that strives to contribute to sustainable human development, the improvement of the quality of life of poor people and the construction of a democratic and solidary society. Ecuador.
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Sign-on letter calling for repayment of climate debt

Selected news
The global water crisis should be a top priority issue
Mon Oct 04 2010 - Source: South Centre
While climate change has captured the headlines, many countries are running out of freshwater supplies, threatening human health and causing conflicts between nations. Water should be at the top of the global and national agendas.
Declaration on the international day against monoculture tree plantations
Thu Sep 16 2010 - Source: WRM
To mark the international Day Against Monoculture Tree Plantations, WRM once again denounces the devastating impacts of large-scale plantations of eucalyptus, pine, oil palm and other tree species.
Developing countries attack Chair’s new text at final session
Mon Jun 14 2010 - Source: Third World Network
Developing countries expressed deep dismay and sharp criticisms over a new draft text of a global climate deal presented on the final day of the Bonn climate talks by the Chair of the working group following up on the Bali Action Plan of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Climate change - Tue Mar 08 2011
The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development - Rio 2012, must change the dominant mindset by: restoring public rights over corporate privileges,Taking equity seriously and rescuing nature. The Rio 1992 Summit adopted legally-binding instruments and embraced Civil Society. The Johannesburg Summit 2002 celebrated partnerships relying on a self-regulated Private Sector. The Rio 2012 Summit must re-affirm the State as the indispensable actor setting the legal frame, enforcing standards of equity and human rights, and fostering long-term ecological thinking, based on democratic legitimacy.

UN climate conference – Copenhagen, December 2009 Agrofuels Tourism Hazardous waste trafficking
Climate change Desertification Rio+10: Earth Summit 2002  

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