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International NGOs and Networks
African Centre for Biosafety
The African Centre for Biosafety was conceived in response to the assessed urgent need to address the actual and potential risks posed by genetic engineering (GE) on the African continent by campaigning for GMOs to be subject to the most stringent biosafety measures.
Amazon Watch
NGO that works with indigenous and environmental organizations in the Amazon Basin to defend the environment and advance indigenous peoples' rights in the face of large-scale industrial development-oil and gas pipelines, power lines, roads, and other mega-projects.
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Earth Day Network
Biosafety Information Centre
Managed by the Third World Network, the Biosafety Information Centre aims to provide a flow of information, particularly to policy makers, regulators, scientists, researchers and civil society organisations in developing countries.
Climate Funds Update
This website, developed by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and the Heinrich Böll Foundation, provides information on the growing number of international funding initiatives that have been designed to help developing countries address the challenges of climate change.
Environmental Defense
Environmental Defense is a nonprofit organization, represents more than 300,000 members. Since 1967, Environmental Defense has linked science, economics, law and innovative private-sector partnerships to create breakthrough solutions to the most serious environmental problems.
Friends of the Earth International (FOEI)
Federation of autonomous environmental organizations from 66 countries, campaigning on the most urgent environmental and social issues, while simultaneously catalyzing a shift toward sustainable societies.
Organization dedicated to supporting and promoting groups and individuals working for peace, human rights and the environment, through the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT).
International organization with offices in 39 countries.
Real world radio
Real World Radio (RWR) is a multilingual radio on the web, functioning in the auspices of the communication area of the environmentalist group Friends of the Earth International (FoEI).
Remember Saro-wiwa
Coalition of organisations and individuals which aims to create a Living Memorial to activist and writer Ken Saro-Wiwa in London, using art and activism to raise awareness and campaign for environmental and social justice in the Niger Delta.
The World Conservation Union (IUCN)
Founded in 1948, IUCN brings together 78 states, 112 government agencies, 735 NGOs, 35 affiliates, and some 10,000 scientists and experts from 181 countries in a worldwide partnership. Its mission is to influence, encourage and assist societies throughout the world to conserve the integrity and diversity of nature and to ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and ecologically sustainable.
The World Conservation Union Regional Office for Southern Africa (IUCN - ROSA)
IUCN - ROSA is part of the international membership organisation, IUCN, which brings together states, governments and a diverse range of Non-Governmental Organisations in a global partnership concerned with environmental issues.
World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
Independent organization working in around 100 countries, dedicated to the conservation of nature. Its principal aims are: conserving the world's biological diversity; ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable; and promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption.
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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)
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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
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Desertification Rio+10: Earth Summit 2002   

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