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International and Regional Organizations
Earth Rights International (ERI)
EarthRights International (ERI) combines the power of law and the power of people in defense of human rights and the environment. It specializes in fact-finding, legal actions against perpetrators of earth rights abuses, training for grassroots and community leaders and advocacy campaigns.
EarthAction’s strategy is to create a global action alert network made up of individuals, groups and legislators who are prepared to act together on global problems. The EarthAction network includes more than 1,900 citizen groups in 161 countries, two thirds of them in developing countries, together with hundreds of legislators and thousands of individual citizens.
UN and Partners on Environment
UN Millenium Development Goals
By the year 2015 all 189 United Nations Member States have pledged to meet goals on: extreme poverty and hunger; universal primary education; gender equality and empower women; child mortality; HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases; environmental sustainability; and global partnership for development. This link contains information about the declaration.
UN Statistics Division
The Division publishes statistics and statistical methods in the fields of international merchandise trade, national accounts, demography and population, social indicators, gender, industry, energy, environment, human settlements and disability.
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
UNEP works to encourage sustainable development through sound environmental practices everywhere. Its activities cover a wide range of issues, from atmosphere and terrestrial ecosystems, the promotion of environmental science and information, to an early warning and emergency response capacity to deal with environmental disasters and emergencies.
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International NGOs and Networks
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Arid Lands Information Network (ALIN)- Eastern Africa is a network of Community Development Workers (CDWs) who are involved in drylands development.
People United for Environmental Justice (PURE-Justice) is a growing coalition of NGOs concerned with the impacts of oil exploration and exploitation on communities in the Niger Delta. It is committed to achieving environmental justice across the Niger Delta.
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.
Non-profit environmental justice service and developmental organization working primarily in South Africa but increasingly in Southern Africa. It aims to assist and improve the quality of life of the people most affected by environmental injustices.
Broad civil society network of organizations, movements, local communities, trade unions, churches and citizens, from four different south-eastern Brazilian states, who are concerned about the on-going expansion of eucalyptus plantations in their regions, as well as the sale of "carbon credits"; at the same time, the network tries to show the viability of alternative models of development being implemented by several member movements and communities at the grassroots level.

Urgent Appeal to Change the Mindset
Open Letter to the Governments Meeting at the 16th COP of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Selected news
Equity is the Gateway to Environment Ambition: South Centre statement in UNFCCC
Tue Jul 24 2012 - Source: South Centre
Below is the statement by Martin Khor, Executive Director of the South Centre, which was presented at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Ad-hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action (AWG-LCA) Workshop on Equity in Bonn on 16 May 2012.
The Rio+20 Summit and its Follow Up
Tue Jul 10 2012 - Source: South Centre
The Rio+20 summit from 13 to 22 June was disappointing to many, but it could still succeed through the mandated follow-up actions. The South Centre’s Executive Director gives an in-depth assessment.
Rio+20: Summit Adopts Text, Ends With Positive Speeches
Tue Jul 10 2012 - Source: South Centre
The Rio+20 Summit ended on Friday, 22 June late evening with the adoption, to loud applause, of the outcome document entitled “The future we want”. This was followed by closing speeches by several delegations, some of which lodged reservations and interpretations.
UN climate conference – Copenhagen, December 2009 Mining Agrofuels Divisions in Africa over GM crops
Tourism Oil fueling conflicts Biotechnology and biosafety Wetlands conservation
Hazardous waste trafficking The water crisis GM food Climate change
Desertification Rio+10: Earth Summit 2002   

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