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description: A comprehensive list of internet sites dealing with sustainable development, including organisations, projects and activities, electronic journals, libraries, references and documents, databases, directories or metadatabases

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·         Charity jobs, third sector jobs (UK) and international development jobs, voluntary work opportunities.

·         Water footprint network, water footprint of nations, products, companies, persons

·         Ecological footprint calculators

·         Water footprint calculators

·         Center for Global development, reduce global poverty and inequality

·         Comitment to development index, rates 22 rich countries on how much they help poor countries build prosperity, good government, and security

·         CLIMATE-L.ORG, climate change

·         Institute of Green Professionals, architects, appraisers, engineers, land-use planners, landscape architects, CSR experts, accountants, and environmental attorneys.

·         BIOCONVERSION, sustainable farming

·         Latin America (ES, PT, EN, FR), documents and researches

Resources Containing Lists of WWW Sites and other Sources Relevant to Sustainable Development

1.      Auxilliary lists for environmentalists and SD workers.

2.      Aviation, airports, encyclopedia Links, statistics. Reduce noise at airports, especially at nights

3.      Best environmental directories, selection of WWW lists of lists, by subject.

4.      Basel Convention, Hazardous waste, Basel, import, export, transit, encyclopedia.

5.      Brazil, rights, fauna, flora, biodiversity, birds, , nature conservation, children, women, indian, Human Rights, culture, philosophy, speleology (pt, en), encyclopedia. Numerous links and legal arguments for many subjects linked to nature conservation.

6.      Central Africa, Central African Republic, Cameroon, Gabon, Congo, Congo Kinshasa, Equatorial Guinea, Angola, Burundi, Rwanda,metadatabase. Databases and collections on Central Africa from the last century.

7.      Charity jobs, third sector jobs (UK) and international development jobs, voluntary work opportunities.

8.      Choike: A Portal on Southern Civil Societies, Searchable directory of NGOs from Africa, Asia and Latin America. News, campaings, features and information on social, economic and environmental issues.

9.      Community based indicators, United States

10.  Country profiles, UNEP, Country profiles, indicators, data, maps.

11.  Cyprus (gk, en), environmental protection on a local scale, campaigning, seminars and talks, publications, research.

12.  Data accessible on-line.for environmentalists and SD workers.

13.  Directory of development organizations, NGOs, development. 45000 contacts in 227 countries, 35000 WWW links of International Organizations, Governments, Private Sector Institutions, Development Agencies, Universities, Research and Training Institutes, NGOs/PDOs, Grantmakers, Banks, Microfinance Institutions and Development Consulting Firms.

14.  Directory of Human Rights Sites (es), peace, human rights, cooperation, development and environment, education, health, and social justice.

15.  Directory of Non-Governmental Organisations Active in Sustainable Development. Part1: Europe, 3900 European NGO. Book + CD-ROM. Contact: OECD, 2 rue André Pascal, F-75775 Paris. Extract for Belgian NGOs,

16.  Earthworks, database, career opportunities, environmental scientists, sd professionals, geotechnical/civil engineers, remediation specialists, soil scientists, hydrologists/hydrogeologists, archaeologists, ecologists, plant scientists, forestry/agricultural scientists, geographers, remote sensing/GIS staff, climate/atmospheric scientists, oceanographers, geoscientists and petroleum scientists/engineers in the academic, water, upstream oil and gas, civil and mining sectors, UK, Europe, North America, Pacific Rim, Africa.

17. Continentes de enlaces excelentes (es).

18.  Earthsummit, directory of links.

19.  Ecoclub, directory of ecotourism resources from around the world

20.  ECONET on sustainable development

21.  Ecotopie, encyclopédie sur les réalisations écologiques (Belgique-France), sustainable living (fr).

22.  EnviroDirectory, metadatabase on environmental lists of links.

23.  ELDIS: Electronic Development and Environment Information System, metadatabase.

24.  Forest conservation, all. Ecological Science Based Forest Conservation Advocacy

25.  GREENTIE Directory 8,500 international suppliers of technologies, services, research, data, and literature, pertinent to greenhouse gas mitigation

26.  Gender, Science and Technology Gateway, women's science and technology contributions to sustainable development

27.  Guide to Sustainable Community Indicators, searchable metadatabase.

28.  Habitat in developping countries, habitat, developping countries, thirld world

29.  Human development indicators, data. A portal to all available data par country. A very efficient tool for indicator building.

30.  Global change,metadatabase

31.  Information sources for sustainable development, comprehensive metadatabase.

32.  International Economic Development Resources

33.  International Institute for Sustainable Development, Information Center Database (IISD), sustainable development, metadatabase. The best!, Weekly Journal review, International institutes, NGOs, The UN, the Bank and ODA, Contact list for all organizations, Regional work, Sectoral work, Communications for SD, Information resources, ...

34.  International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), International Forest Policy

35.  International Research Development Centre - Asia Regional Office

36.  Internetwork for sustainability, news, information, opinion, searchable directory of links.

37.  icp-forests, Forest health, air pollution effects, UNECE.

38.  Millennium Eco-Communities on the Green Lane, Canada, resources, local community groups, making changes. Environmental issues, best practices, tools, tips and networking opportunities, community efforts about nature, pollution, and ecology.

39.  Minnesota resources and networking in Minnesota, USA.

40.  Natural resources, coastal and marine ecosystems; forests and grasslands; water resources and freshwater systems; agriculture and food; climate and atmosphere; population, health, and human well-being; economics and business; energy; biodiversity and protected areas; and environmental governance, countries, encyclopedia, data

41.  NextStep, resources and information related to sustainability.

42.  Openair-Market Net

43.  Pakistan Development GatewayPakistan, Sustainable Development Networking Programme.

44.  PANOS, actuality on developping countries

45.  Property worldwide, directory of properties for sale or for rent

46.  Rain forest, all. Rain forest portal

47.  Renew America's Environmental Success Index, renewable energy, sustainable living, programs, projects, success stories, USA.

48., renewable energy (en, sp, it)

49.  Répertoire des Organisations Non Gouvernementales actives dans le domaine du développement durable. Tome 1: Europe., 3900 ONG européennes. Livre, CD-ROM. Contact: OECD, 2 rue André Pascal, F-75775 Paris. Les ONGs belges sont sur internet,

50.  Roots, bibliographic database

51.  Small grains, small grains (wheat, ...) production, statistics, producers directory (USA)

52.  Small islands information network, information sources on small islands sustainability

53.  Solarch, Sustainable Living Education and Innovation Program, Australian High Schools, school visits, teaching materials, over $20,000 worth of prizes through annual AGL Sustainable Living Competition. Australia.

54.  Steady State Economics, link between economy and environment.

55.  Surf your watershed,Communities, watersheds (USA).

56.  SD Gateway, Calendar of Events, Electronic Mailing Lists (listservs), News Services, Library Collections.

57.  Sustainable Architecture, Building and Culture architecture, building, ecology, materials, consultants, events

58.  Sustainable Architecture: Eco Design and Landscaping

59.  Sustainable Business Network, news, resources, insight, green economy

60.  Sustainable development best starting points, selection from this Virtual Library !

61.  Sustainable Development Indicators initiatives

62.  Sustainable Development Internet Resources,

63.  Sustainable forestry.

64.  Sustainable mobility information system (SMIS), mobility, transport, environment, Belgium

65.  Sustainable development reports, data. A portal to all available sustainable development reports by companies. Environmental reports are also recorded.

66.  Sustainable Products Description

67.  Sustainable resources database (North America), metadatabase

68.  Web sites on Contribution of Telecommunication on Sustainable Development, communication, telework, telecommunication

69.  Tobacco (fr), encyclopedia (for and against tobacco).

70.  Tobacco, encyclopedia including "secret" documents by industry.

71.  Universite Europeenne de l'Environnement, fr

72.  World Directory of Environmental Organisations, 360,000 words, international, country, and subject sections

73.  World Wide Web Ressources in Economics

74.  Yearbook of International Co-operation on Environment and Development, international environmental treaties, IGOs and international NGOs, country profiles.

Search engines results for Sustainable Development

A successfull search is proposed here in different search engines, with some criteria to augment the relevance of hits.

1.      Alta Vista advanced search, 'sustainable development' in title and hyperlinks, reference to Agenda 21, resources listing, last updated in 1996 (aboud 15 hits out of 30000 with sustainable development).

2.      Excite, sustainable development as a concept.

3.      Yahoo, sustainable development, last 3 years, (aboud 111 hits, including many duplicates).

4.      Ecosustainable Search


1.      ACDI-CIDA, Canada, development cooperation, thirld world, telephone Directory

2.      ACUNU (American Council for the United Nations University), challenges of the millennium.

3.      Addresses of SD organisations, postal address, phone, fax, e-mail.

4.      Albemarle Environmental Exchange

5.      Alkmaar (Netherlands), case-law, crimes, juridiction (nl)

6.      Amnesty International human rights.

7.      Through The Bagelhole, grassroots, collecting and sharing low-tech, alternative information, self-reliance, self-sustainability, autonomy, mutual cooperation, building low-tech, self-reliant infrastructures.

8.      BC Wild wilderness protection and sustainable development in British Columbia

9. , sustainable architecture.

10.  Bureau of Resource Sciences scientific analyses and advice.

11.  Business and the Environment/Sustainable Commerce Business for Social Responsibility, Sustainable Commerce, climate change, sustainable forestry, supply chain environmental management.

12.  CEAbureau voor communicatie en advies over energie en milieu B.V.The Netherlands, duurzaamheid, leefbaarheid, energie-efficiëntie, duurzame energie, strategie en beleid, implementatie, instrumentontwikkeling, communicatie en procesbegeleiding, natuur en milieu, energie

13.  Center for Alternative Development Initiatives, Philippine, Agenda 21,South America, Africa and Asia/Pacific.

14.  Centre for Arid Zone Studies, University of Wales Bangor, UK

15.  Center for Economic and Social Studies on the Environment, Université Libre de Bruxelles, indicators, data sources

16.  Center for Field Research at Earthwatch sponsors scholarly field research in biology, sociology, culture, sustainable development.

17.  Center for Global development, reduce global poverty and inequality

18.  Centre for international university cooperation, development, research, developing countries, cooperation, education.

19.  Centre for Research into sustainable systems of agricultural production Cali, Valle, Colombia , sustainable agriculture research

20.  Center for the Environment at University of California, Environmental Management, Land Use and Planning, Agriculture, training.

21.  Clean Energy Decision Support Center, Canada (EN, FR, AR, BN, ZH, DA, NL, FI, DE, EL, HI, IT, JA, KO, PL, PT, ES, SV, TE, RO, RU).

22.  Commonwealth Scientific Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) , research, Australia.

23.  Communications for Sustainable Development

24.  Communications for a Sustainable Future ,education, international studies, peace, conflict, progressive sociology, sustainable economics.

25.  Context Institute, Sustainable culture, information; from economics to education, from art to architecture, from ceremony to community.

26.  CSF Colorado Environmental Files Collection education, international studies, peace, conflict, progressive sociology, sustainable economics.

27.  Cultural Survival

28.  Cyprus Conservation Foundation, Cyprus (gk, en)

29.  Demotech, technology, applications, local materials

30.  Earthwatch sponsors scholarly field research in biology, sociology, culture, sustainable development.

31.  Earth Pledge Foundation

32.  Earthfoot, small scale ecotours

33.  Eco-Ethics International Union

34.  Ecosustainable Hub, links, search, forum, projects.

35.  Ecotopie, encyclopédie sur les réalisations écologiques (Belgique-France).

36.  Ecotrust nonprofit, conservation economy, coastal temperate rain forests of North America.

37.  ECNC, European Centre for Nature Conservation

38.  Energie-Cités (fr) Cities, Europe, urban environment, energy

39.  EcoVillage at Ithaca, green market.

40.  EPA, Office of Sustainable Ecosystems & Communities, Community Challenge Grants", library, Integrative Approaches.

41.  European Fair Trade Association, fair trade

42.  EUROS (IT), urban ecotecnology, Italy, sustainable cities (it).

43.  FAO, rural development, developing countries, food security.

44.  Friends of the Earth

45.  Global Change Education, The University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute climate change, education

46.  Global Development and Environment Institute, research and teaching materials.

47.  Global March, child labour

48.  Greenpeace, Greenpeace-USA, activism, sea, whales, radioactivity, toxic releases, scandals, danger

49.  GREENTIE Center greenhouse gas mitigation technologies

50.  Halmstads municipality, Agenda 21, Sweden

51.  Haribon Foundation, Inc., non-profit organization preserving the environment through sustainable development strategies.

52.  Industry Canada's Sustainable Development

53.  Institut pour un Développement Durable, indicators, Belgium, World

54.  Institute for Sustainable Regional Development, Australia.

55.  Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development, Research, Consultancy services, business, sensible and sustainable energy management strategies

56.  Institute of Green Professionals, architects, appraisers, engineers, land-use planners, landscape architects, CSR experts, accountants, and environmental attorneys.

57.  Intercultural Institute of Montreal, Canada

58.  The International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF), responsible business practices, corporate governance, human rights and business standards, conflict prevention, health, enterprise, communications in development, tourism and the environment, socially inclusive business policies.

59.  International Center for the Advancement of Adult Learning (ICAAL), training and workshops for government agencies, organizations and communities.

60.  International Centre for Integrative Studies - ICIS, integrative research

61.  International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development, weekly e-newsletter

62.  International Collective in Support to Fishworkers, artisanal fisheries, small-scale fishworkers, sustainable fisheries and sustainable livelihood

63.  International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives

64.  International Development Research Centre, Canada

65.  International Institute for Sustainable Development, information sources.

66.  International Rivers Network protection and conservation of the world's rivers and riverine communities.

67.  International Urban Development Association, not-for-profit Association of public and private organisations, government agencies, business and individuals. Promotion and improvement of integrated urban and regional development approach.

68.  IRSUD-Researchers for Sustainable Development, Economy, Sociology, Territorial Planning

69.  Islands and Small States Institute of the Foundation for International Studies at the University of Malta. University Building, St. Paul Street, Valletta VLT 07, Malta. Tel: 356-248218; Fax:356-230551; e-mail:, fragility index, islands, small states, global change.

70.  MA Toxics Use Reduction Institute, University of Massachusetts

71.  Malaysian Timber Council, tropical rainforestry, Malaysia.

72.  Maryland Sea Grant, marine ecology, biotechnology

73.  Mining Impact Coalition, mineral resources, mining, impact

74.  Ministry of the environment Catalonia (en)(Spanish) (Catalan), Catalonia (Spain), sustainable development.

75.  Joint Center for Sustainable Communities, Wash. DC

76.  National Association of Environmental Professionals

77.  National Parks and Conservation Association

78.  Natural Resources Institute

79.  Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainable Development, security, environment, economic and social issues in Northeast Asia.

80.  Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute, India, agriculture, renewable energy, animal husbandry and sustainable development.

81.  Norway

82.  Nuclear-Free Future Award (international money prizes), rid the world of the nuclear scourge, indigenous peoples

83.  Office of the Commissioner of Environment and Sustainable Development, (en, fr) Canada

84.  Office of Sustainable Ecosystems and Communities - OSEC, ecological integrity, economic sustainability and quality of life, Community Based Environmental Protection, EPA

85.  One world volunteers

86.  Ontario Waste Management Association , waste, Ontario.

87.  OREE (fr) environmental management of firms and activity areas, France

88.  PANOS, actuality

89.  People's Commission on Environment and Development, India

90.  Population Action International

91.  The President's Council on Sustainable Development USA, integrate economic and environmental policies

92.  Priorities Instute, U.S.A., research, sustainable land use planning, renewable energy, carfree city design.

93.  Redefining Progress, ecological footprint, genuine progress indicator

94.  ReliefNet

95.  Rocky Mountain Institute, Colorado, problem-solving power of market economics and of advanced techniques for resource efficiency

96.  Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew

97.  Royal Netherlands Society for Agricultural Sciences, agricultural development, education

98.  Royal Road University, Canada, environmental management systems

99.  The Rural Advancement Foundation International (RAFI), conservation and sustainable improvement of agricultural biodiversity, socially responsible development of technologies useful to rural societies. loss of genetic diversity - especially in agriculture - and impact of intellectual property rights on agriculture and world food security.

100.                     SD Gateway: Development Alternatives, Earth Council , Environmental Development Action in the Third World (ENDA), Fundación Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (FARN), International Development Research Centre (IDRC), International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe (REC), Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), Calendar of Events, Electronic Mailing Lists (listservs), News Services, Library Collections.

101.                     Second Nature education for sustainability

102.                     Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Desarrollo Sustentable, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

103.                     SeedTree, tree planting, endangered forest ecosystems, biodiversity, renewable energy, human development.

104.                     SkogForsk

105.                     Small islands information network, small islands environment and sustainability

106.                     Smart Communities Network

107.                     Society for Chaos Theory in Psychology and the Life Sciences nonlinear dynamical systems, complex systems, fractals, chaos, bifurcations, ecology, economics, social development.

108.                     South Centre, developing countries

109.                     SPECTRA- research project on Sustainability Development and Spatial Planning, spatial planning, sustainable development. Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.

110.                     Stephen Bedford Clark SBC & Associates, Sustainable Freshwater Ecology & Aquaculture Consultancy Services.

111.                     Sustainable Cities Research Institute , Newcastle on Tyne

112.                     Sustainable Development Department (SDS) of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), (en, es), metadatabase, Full-text publications. Human resources, social development; environment and natural resources; infrastructure, financial markets and private enterprise development. Strategies, policies, best practices, guidelines, technical studies, conference proceedings, newsletters, books, and other documents. Financial assistance for Latin America and the Caribbean. Education, Indigenous Peoples and Community Development, Microenterprise, Poverty and Inequality, Small and Medium Enterprise, Women in Development.Index. Search engine. Publications database. Agriculture, Biodiversity, Children and Youth, Coastal and Marine Resources, Committee on Environment and Social Impact (CESI), Domestic Violence, Early Child Development, Education, Energy, Environmental Law and Economics, Environmental Management, Events, Financial Markets, Forestry, Health , Household Surveys , Indigenous Peoples , Inequality , Infrastructure , Intergenerational Transmission of Poverty, Involuntary Resettlement, Labor Markets, Microenterprise, Poverty, Publications, Regional Fund for Agricultural Technology (FONTAGRO), Rural Development, Science and Technology, Small and Medium Enterprise, Social Development, Social Dialogue, Special Programs, Strategies and Policies, Sustainable Development, Sustainable Markets for Energy, Training, Urban Development, *Urban Environment, Water Resources, Women in Development, Women's Leadership

113.                     Sustainable Development Unit in the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA, UKUnited Kingdom, indicators

114.                     Sustainable Economic Growth Program; Centre for Strategic Economic Studies; Victoria University of Technology; City Campus, P.O. Box. 14428, MCMC, Melbourne, Vic., Australia 8001, Phone: 61 - 3 - 9248 1022, Fax: 61 - 3 - 9248 1048: Email:

115.                     Sustainable Future Instructions, instructions and consultancy (en, de)

116.                     Target Earth International(USA) Serving the Earth, Serving the Poor

117.                     Tata Energy Research Institute (TERI) , energy, environment, biotechnology, plant tissue culture, biodiversity, urban transport, sustainable development, Green India 2047, hydrocarbons, oil, natural gas, coal, renewable energy, regulatory studies, regulatory policy, regulation, deregulation, energy reforms, urban and rural environments, natural resources, forestry, energy data, energy forecast,energy model, energy efficiency, urban waste, climate change, global warming, Eco-refrigeration, power sector, Biogas, biomass energy system, India, energy policy, fuels, solar energy, wind energy, New Delhi

118.                     Texas Environmental Center

119.                     Tong-Len, NGO, Himachal Pradesh, India. Internally-displaced communities living in Himachal's Kangra Valley.

120.                     Tools for Self Reliance, supports workers, poor countries, basic hand-tools, local tool-making initiatives

121.                     Trees for the Future, agroforestry self-help projects, developing countries, sustainable agriculture.

122.                     TUE Centrum Technologie voor Duurzame Ontwikkeling sustainable development, The Netherlands (nl)

123.                     uicnhumedales

124.                     UNEP-GRID-Arendal, environment, North Europe, Antarctic, Norway, data, GIS, maps.

125.                     United Nation's Department for Policy Coordination and Sustainable Development, indicators

126.                     United Nations (UN)

127.                     United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

128.                     United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

129.                     United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

130.                     United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Office of the (UNHCR)

131.                     United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

132.                     Urban Ecology Australia Inc, urban, evolution, ecological cities, education, example

133.                     Victoria Transport Policy Institute

134.                     Le village des associations, equity, NGOs, telematics, social development.

135.                     Volunteers in Technical Assistance WWW, technology adaptation, development

136.                     VROM, Nederland, The Netherlands (Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment)(nl, en)

137.                     Wageningen Agricultural University Library, agriculture Netherlands

138.                     Water footprint network, water footprint of nations, products, companies, persons

139.                     William McDonough + Partners, architectural firm promoting and utilizing sustainable design and building techniques

140.                     The World Against Cancer (TWAC), Fight cancer.

141.                     World Bank, development

142.                     World Business Council for Sustainable Development , eco-efficiency through high standards of environmental and resource management in business.

143.                     World Forest Institute forest resources

144.                     World Health Organization

145.                     World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

146.                     World Resources Institute (WRI), sustainable development indicators, biodiversity, climate change, environmental education, forest frontiers initiative, forest resources, health and environment, africa, sustainable agriculture, trends and indicators, world resources.

147.                     World Trade Organization (WTO)

148.                     World Wildlife Fund, WWF-UK, WWF-US natural habitats and species conservation.

149.                     Worldwatch Institute

150.                     WorldWatch Institute, desenvolvimento econológico (sócio-econômico-ecológico)(pt)

151.                     Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy

152.                     Yellow Mountain Institute for Sustainable Living

Projects, activities

1.      5th World Network

2.      Alcan Prize for Sustainability, Funding, World Economic Forum.

3.      Après développement, post-development, décroissance

4.      Arcosanti Project

5.      Baltic 21, Baltic Sea Region

6.      Biodiversity Information Network, biodiversity

7.      BioGems, America, most endangered wild places.

8.      Bremen initiative, business-municipality partnerships, Delphi, ecology, participation

9.      Citizens Network for Sustainable Development information ecology, information habitat, information for sustainable development, children's summit.

10.  COGEN, biomass energy technologies, Europe, ASEAN.

11.  Comitment to development index, rates 22 rich countries on how much they help poor countries build prosperity, good government, and security

12.  Developing the Economy from Within’ (DEW), 52 projects. Lundby (SE), Venice (IT), Genoa (IT), Leipzig (DE), West Yorkshire (UK), Bath (UK) and Leicester (UK). Coherent vision of sustainable local economy, partnerships, implementation, experience, European Union.

13.  Earth Action Network

14.  Earthhope Action Network, environmental activism

15.  Ecotopia Box, sustainable development, environment, Europe.

16.  ELDIS: Electronic Development and Environment Information System, metadatabase, environment, development

17.  EcoHouse, making a typical building (560 residents, built in 1966) in St Petersburg ecological sustainable.

18.  The Economic TeleDevelopment Forum, relationship between telecommunications infrastructure investment, and enhanced community economic development.

19.  EcoRecycle Victoria, reduction of waste, better recycling, home composting, waste wise businesses, waste education, recycled products, recycling services and statitistics, Australia.

20.  EcoVillage Network, market

21.  European Partners for the Environment, future a better balance between the environmental, social and economic elements of life. Dialogue, long-term relationships, practical action.

22.  European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions , (en, fr) European Union, Conferences, Networks, Tools, Training courses, SME Support initiatives.

23.  The European International Policy Forum (EIPF), European Union, the World Bank group and Developing Countries.

24.  European Sustainable Cities & Towns Campaign, Co-operation 750 cities, European Commission, urban sustainability

25.  Fairtrade, fairtrade labels

26.  Forêt de Marie-Victorin, Projet AVEC nature, Québec.

27.  Forum for Sustainable Development - Nepal, Environment & Energy, health, education, poverty Alleviation, gender equality, good governance, public interests. Awareness and Advocacy, strategic education, legal support, research and development, capacity Building

28.  Forum on Science and Technology for Sustainability

29.  The GeoSphere Project Report visualizations Earth processes.

30.  The Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) "federated" directories, global change

31.  Global Dialogue of Governments on Mining/Metals and Sustainable Development, forum

32.  Global Environmental Change Programme, United Kingdom, research.

33.  Global Labelling Network

34.  Global Volunteer Network, China, Ecuador, Ghana, Nepal, Romania, Russia, Thailand, and Uganda. Educational, environmental and community aid programs.

35.  Greenpeace's Arctic Action campaign against BP Amoco's arctic drilling projectcampaign, Arctic, videoclips and multimedia stories, photo gallery

36.  GreenNet Home Page environment, peace, human rights, development groups

37.  Histocity , historical cities sustainable development, research, training, network, GIS

38.  HungerWeb

39.  Implementing Sustainable Development in High Consumption Societies: A Comparative Assessment of National Strategies and Initiatives, (research project), high consumption societies, government responses, industrialised countries, Framework Convention on Climate Change; Convention on Biological Diversity, national governments of Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan, Norway, the Netherlands, Sweden, United Kingdom, USA, strategy, policy, law, sustainable development.

40.  INFORSE, the International Network for Sustainable Energy

41.  Intelligent Systems for Sustainable Design sustainable building, Italy

42.  InterAction

43.  International registration of forests, sustainable forestry cooperation

44.  The King Baudouin International Development Prize, which has a value of 150.000 EUR , is awarded every other year to an individual or organisation that has made a significant contribution to the development of countries of the South.The official award ceremony is held at the Royal Palace of Brussels, in the presence of HM King Albert II and 500 guests, including the highest Belgian and European authorities and a high level UN delegation.

45.  Leadership for Environment and Development Program

46.  Legecartridge, empty cartridge recycling, Netherlands.

47.  Mamirauá Sustainable Development Reserve, Brazil, Amazon, flooded forest, wetland, local biodiversity, economic development of local people, Ramsar Convention, ecotourism

48.  Mega-Cities Project,

49.  Melissa Program, Managing the Environment Locally in Sub Saharan Africa, local environment, knowledge management

50.  Mistra Sustainable Building research program, Sweden

51.  MOSES, Car sharing Europe

52.  Mountain forum, mountain cultures, environment and sustainable development

53.  The Natural Step

54.  New Forests Project

55.  Norwegian Universities' Committee for Development Research and Education, development, cooperation, research, education, developing countries

56.  Observatory of Innovation & Business Development

57.  OECD/DAC Donor-Developing Country Dialogues on National Strategies for Sustainable Development review of experience, developing countries, stakeholders

58.  Plantages PortoMari, island of Curacao, centre for nature oriented living and recreation on a former plantation, nature conservation, restoration of the coral reef, reef balls, local population, after school program, children, sustainable lodges.

59.  Poor to advocate for their own economic freedoms

60.  Population and Sustainable Development Programme, American Association for the Advancement of Science, human population, environment, natural resource consumption, demography, reproductive healthcare, gender, culture.

61.  Rainforest Action Network, activism

62.  Renew America's Environmental Success Index, renewable energy, sustainable living, programs, projects, success stories, USA.

63.  Saving the Amazon

64.  SD Gateway, Calendar of Events, Electronic Mailing Lists (listservs), News Services, Library Collections.

65.  Small Island Developing States Network, Sustainable Human Development, SIDS, Barbados Program of Action, UN, UNDP, SDNP, Internet, Information and Communications Technology, Coastal and Marine Resources, Sustainable Tourism, Biodiversity, Energy, South Pacific, Indian Ocean, Caribbean, AOSIS, Alliance of Small Island States, Training, Resources, Databases, Waste management, Freshwater Resources, Climate Change, Land Resources, Connectivity

66.  Small islands information network, information sources, small islands sustainability

67.  Small Island Developing States network. Small islands, sustainable human development, SIDS, Barbados Program of Action, coastal and marine resources, sustainabletourism, biodiversity, energy, South Pacific, Indian Ocean, Caribbean, training, resources, databases, waste management, freshwater, resources, climate change, l

68.  Snowchange Global Climate Change, Indigenous Views, Circumpolar Perspective, Ecology, North, Canada, USA, Russia, Sami, Finland

69.  SPECTRA- research project on Sustainability Development and Spatial Planning, spatial planning, sustainable development. Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.

70.  Students Partnership Worldwide (SPW), Health Education and Environment Programs in India, Nepal, South Africa, Zambia, Tanzania and Uganda. Volunteers from North America, the UK and Australia, Africa and Asia. Mixed nationality teams in rural communities, raising awareness, changing attitudes to vital health and environmental issues, deforestation, waste disposal, sanitation and nutrition. World Bank, UNAIDS, UNESCO, UNICEF.

71.  Sustainability Web Ring, link exchange open to any organisation dealing with sustainability

72.  Sustainable cities programme (UNCHS (Habitat)/UNEP), urban sustainable development, cities, developping countries

73.  Sustainable Development Networking Programme SDNP, United Nations.

74.  Sustainable Development Networking Project of Bangladesh, information, resources, sustainable development, debates, discussions, development, environment, actions.

75.  Sustainable Deveopment Research Network, UK.

76.  Sustainable fisheries, (en, fr, es) artisanal fisheries, small-scale fishworkers, sustainable fisheries and sustainable livelihood

77.  Tech Museum of Innovations Awards

78.  Technology, Business and Environment at MIT linking technological change with sound environmental management.

79.  Terra-2000 IST programme of the European Commission, scenario and model development.

80.  Third Sector and Employment Pilot, employment potential of the third system, social and neighbourhood services, environment and arts, dissemination of results, European Union.

81.  TouNet, sustainable tourism.

82.  Tradeable Assets for Sustainable Communities, turning blight - deteriorated housing, pollution, and unemployment - into assets - jobs and profits, educational oppurtunities, and clean, healthy rural and urban communities, America.

83.  UK Social Investment Forum (UKSIF)

84.  UNDP - Devwatch , sustainable development indicators

85.  United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), population assistance, developing countries. Fund. Programmes, projects.

86.  Urban Habitat Program (UHP) cultivating multicultural urban environmental leadership to create socially just and ecologically sustainable communities.

87.  Urban mobility, car-sharing, Europe, encyclopedia.

88.  Vasundhara, environmental actions in Kolkata India

89.  Verde, (nl) duurzaam verbruik

90.  Worldlights, humanitarian capitalism, lighthouse, Tillamook Rock Lighthouse, columbarium


1.      Applying Ecological Economics for social and environmental sustainability, ISEE2008, Nairobi 7-11 August. Agroecological alternatives, Behavioral economics, policy and institutions, Climate change and alternative development paths, Coevolution of production and consumption, Ecological economics challenges and policies for Africa, Ecological footprint analysis, Environmental health, bioethics and innovation, Environmental valuation and modeling, Equity, well-being and ecosystem services, Industrial ecology and sustainable use of resources, Macroeconomic issues and the environment, Management of coastal and marine environments, Participatory and deliberative processes, Restoration of natural capital, Sustainable trade regimes, Transboundary conservation,

2.      Ecological Sustainability and Human Well-Being, December 16-19, Delhi, India. International Society for Ecological Economics.

3.      environmental events database, metadatabase, events, environment.

4.      Protest net, Protest events, human rights, demonstrations, activism


·  Catedra UNESCO of Sustainable Development, Online Courses of Building simulation models in Ecology and Environment, ES.

·  Environmental Management and Sustainable Development, 12-week course, UK.

·  Postgraduate Course on Technology and Sustainable Development : Innovative and integrated approaches in emerging countries, Chennai (Madras), India starting January 2002.

News, discussion groups, Listservs, ...

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List-name and keywords (main sources: IISD, 1996 and Earthsystems, 1999):

1.      ACDGIS-L , GIS (de)

2.      AE , energy.

3.      AFRICA-L , Africa, Internet

4. , Africa, Internet

5.      AFRICA-N , Africa news

6.      AFRICANA-L , information technology

7.      AG-ECON , agricultural economy

8.      AG-FORST , agro-forestry

9.      Ag-Sieve , tropical agriculture

10.  ASLE - The Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment

11.  BIODIV-L , biodiversity network


13.  BIOCONVERSION, sustainable farming

14.  BIOREGIONAL , bioregion, global to meet local

15.  BIOSPH-L, biosphere

16.  CED-NET , community economic development

17.  CERRO-L development Central Europe

18.  CIAMAA-L , atmosphere (es, en)

19.  CITES-L , trade in wildlife, endangered species.

20.  citnet-list , information ecology, information habitat, information for sustainable development.

21.  Climate/Ecosystem Dynamics - Mailing List, climate, weather, ecosystems

22.  CLIM-ECON, Economics of Climate Variability and Global Change

23.  CLIMATE-L.ORG, climate change

24.  CLIMLIST , climate change

25.  CMEP - Critical Mass Energy Project

26.  COASTGIS , coast, GIS

27.  COMDEV , communication and international development.

28.  Communications for a Sustainable Future

29.  CONSBIO - Conservation Biology, protection of life, conservation

30.  CONSGIS , biological conservation and GIS

31.  DEBT, debt, International, Private, Government

32.  DEVEL-L , technology transfer, development

33.  DevMedia , media for development and democracy

34.  Duurzaamlijst, duurzame ontwikkeling en (Lokale) Agenda 21 (nl)

35.  EAF-L , EcoAgroForestry

36.  EARTHSAVE - Diet and the Environment Mailing List

37.  ECOCITY - List no longer exists, but you can still read the old archives. , urban sustainability

38.  ECO-ISLA - Ecological and environmental matters of Puerto Rico

39.  ECOFEM - Women and the Environment List

40.  ECOL-ECON - , ecological economics

41.  ECOLOG-L - Ecological Society of America List

42.  EcologiaSocial, Human and Social Ecology in Latin America

43.  ECOLOGY - List no longer exists, but you can read the old archives.

44.  ecolview , ecology

45.  ECONET , environment

46.  ECONOMY, economy and politics of less developped countries.

47.  ECOPSYCHOLOGY, Ecological Psychology

48.  ECOSYS-L , ecosystem modelling.

49.  ECOTALK - The Environmental Non-Profit List

50.  EECONET-L, ecological networks

51.  EGT, Environment and Game Theory

52.  EHS-L , environmental health system

53.  ELAN - Environment in Latin American Network List

54.  ENERGY-L , IISD mailing list

55.  ENV-BIOTECH , biotechnology

56.  ENVBEH-L, environmental behaviour

57.  ENVCEE-L - Environmental Issues in Central and Eastern Europe List

58.  ENVINF-L - Environmental Information Distribution List

59.  ENVIROETHICS - Environmental Ethics Forum List, ethics and philosophy

60.  ENVSEC_F , environmental dimensions of security, population growth, natural ressources.

61.  ENVST-L - Environmental Studies Discussion List

62.  ENVTECSOC - Environmental Technology and Society List

63.  ENVST-L , environmental studies programs.

64.  ENVTECSOC, Environment Technology and Society

65.  eon, Environment on the net

66.  eon-digest, Environment on the net, digest

67.  FEMISA, Feminist Studies

68.  FISH-JUNIOR - List no longer exists, but you can still view the old archives

69.  FMDSS-L , forest management planning information and decision systems

70.  FOREST - Forest List

71.  FUTUREWORK, Designing for Post-Industrial Realities

72.  GIS-L , geographical information systems

73.  GLIPF-L , great lakes

74.  GLOMOD-L , global modelling

75.  GLOSAS-L , global systems analysis and simulation

76.  GREEN , green movments

77.  GREEN-TRAVEL - Green Travel List

78.  GREENYES - The GrassRoots Recycling Network List

79.  GRNSCH-L reducing environmental impact of colleges and institutes activities

80.  GRNSD-XX , research on sustainable development

81.  H-ASEH - Environmental History List

82.  Habitat2 , Habitat II conference.

83.  HimNet Hymalaya, geology.

84.  HOMELESS, Homelessness

85.  IAPWILD , International Arctic Project Wildlife

86.  IDS , Indonesian Development Studies

87.  INTDEV-L , International development and global education

88.  IPE, International Political Economy

89.  isdrn-list, International Sustainable Development Research Network

90.  iwc-l , Small islands sustainability

91.  LAND-L, announcements related to desertification, land degradation and drought, sustainable land management events, policy developments, publications and new initiatives. Not a discussion list and is limited to non-commercial, non-political announcements.

92.  LIST GLOBAL, all available lists.

93.  MARINE-L, seas, oceans

94.  MARMAM, marine mammals

95.  mideastenviro, Middle East, environment

96.  Mountain forum, mountain cultures, environment and sustainable development

97.  NATIVE-L, Aboriginal Peoples

98.  NATLIT-Lpublications on nature, environmental science and outdoor activities

99.  NATURA-L, Chile

100.                     NWFOR - The North West Forests List

101.                     OCEANS-L in cooperation with Global Forum on Oceans, Coasts and Islands. (Coverage of the Third Global Conference can be found at

102.                     PACIFIC-BIOSNET - Pacific Biosnet Mailing List

103.                     PDBLIST, Paradigms for boosting development

104.                     PEACE, Peace Studies

105.                     PLACECOMM - Place and Community Studies Discussion List

106.                     RECYCLE - Recycling in Practice Mailing List

107.                     RIMAFNET marine policy

108.                     RURALDEV, Community and rural economic development internationally

109.                     RUSAG-L, American and Russian.

110.                     SAL-NYC - Animal Rights in New York and New Jersey

111.                     Sanet-mg, sustainable agriculture

112.                     SARDTABLE-L indicators of sustainability

113.                     SAVE - Student Alliance for Virginia's Environment at the University of Virginia

114.                     SEA - Student Environmental Action at the University of Virginia

115.                     href="">SEAC+DISCUSSION, student action

116.                     SEASIA-L, South-east Asia

117.                     SIIN-L, small islands.

118.                     specieslistspecies lists inventory.

119.                     STAMP - Sensible Transportation Alternatives to the Meadowcreek Parkway

120.                     SUSAG-LIBRARY, Sustainable agriculture related documents.

121.                     SUSDEV, sustainable development publications.

122.                     SUSTAG-L, sustainable agriculture.

123.                     sustain, sustainability

124.                     sustainable-development, sustainable development

125.                     thrdwrld, Third World

126.                     TRADE-LIBRARY, trade.

127.                     Trade-News, trade.

128.                     UIGIS-L, user interface for GIS

129.                     UN, United Nations

130.                     UNDP SDN Mail server, To receive documentation on the Sustainable Development Networking Project, type "HELP" in body of text to obtain instructions.

131.                     urban-forestry, urban-forestry

132.                     URBANITES, self-sufficiency

133.                     WALL - Witness Against Lawless Logging

134.                     WATER-L, water quality

135.                     WATER-L, water policy

136.                     wsn, world-systems, transnational, transdisciplinary

137.                     WILDNET, conservation

Documents, references

1.      IISD directory of resources, by region, by subject, on the Internet, Audio Video resources.

2.      The "1996 Baseline Environmental Management Report" (BEMR), life-cycle cost and schedule estimate for the cleanup of the former nuclear weapons complex

3.      AMVTN Seminar on Health Research Ethics in Africa proceedings (126 pp.), Acta Tropica Vol. 78 Supplement 1 (January 2001). Parasitology-online.

4.      Articles on Sustainablity

5.      Combustion in the RainForest: Ecology, Energy and Economy for a Sustainable Environment, combustion, rainforest, ecology, energy, economy.

6.      Country reports (global change, Kyoto), climate change, Kyoto conference 1998.

7.      CSD Indicators, indicators

8.      Global crisis (Ted Trainer), economic hegemony, alternative, sustainable lifestyle, Conserver society.

9.      Daughters of the Pacific, de Ishtar, Zohl. 1994. . Spinifex Press. Melbourne, Australia. Contains oral testaments from Indigenous Pacific and Australian women of the impact of colonisation on their people. Social, economic, political, cultural aspects, development issues.

10.  Definitions of sustainable development. Définitions du développement durable (fr, en), definitions, litterature, implicit model, définition, littérature, modèle implicite.

11.  Droit des établissements sanitaires et sociaux (fr)

12.  Earthscan Publications Ltd, United Kingdom

13.  Ecodesign and Sustainable Strategic Development

14.  Ecogeste, FR, que faire de ses dˆ©chets

15.  Ecologically Sustainable Development in Australia, Australia, sustainable development

16.  Effet de serre, conséquences multiples, livre (fr), techniques, socio-économiques, juridiques ou philosophiques

17.  Electronic Global Networking and the NGO movement... (Shelley Preston)

18.  Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems

19.  Environmental Change and Human Health in Countries of Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP).

20.  Environmental Ethics: Sustainability, Competition, and Forestry

21.  Environmental Sustainability Index (ESI), indicators, ranking 122 countries with 67 variables.

22.  The Environment and Poverty Times

23.  L'environnement du Moyen-Orient, Middle East, environment, book (fr), 1997

24.  Executive Summary , sustainable development indicators

25.  FAO, SD-Dimensions, rural development, developing countries, internet, communication

26.  FoEI Position paper for the 1995 Session of the CSD

27.  Geodata, Global Environment Outlook (GEO) report and other integrated environment assessments. Its online database holds more than 400 different variables, as national, subregional, regional and global statistics or as geospatial data sets (maps), covering themes like Freshwater, Population, Forests, Emissions, Climate, Disasters, Health and GDP. Display them on-the-fly as maps, graphs, raw values or download the data in different formats.

28.  Global Governance (references,1996)

29.  Global Development: Problems, Solutions and Strategy, obstacles to sustainable development, ways to overcome, strategy.

30.  Going Local: Creating Self-Reliant Communities in a Global Age, (book, 1998) locally owned companies, import substitution, new community financial institutions, smart local policymaking

31.  Greenpeace Principles and Guidelines for Ecologically Responsible Forest Use

32.  Guide to Sustainable Community Indicators

33.  Human Development Reports, United Nations, UNDP

34.  Ikea

35.  Indicators of sustainable development for the United Kingdom, download selected indicators (The economy, Transport use, Leisure and tourism, Overseas trade, Energy, Land use, Water resources, Forestry, Fish resources, Climate change, Ozone layer depletion, Acid deposition, Air, Fresh water quality, Marine, Wildlife and habitats, Land cover and landscape, Soil, Minerals extraction, Waste, Radioactivity) on PDF or Works files.

36.  Indicateurs(fr), indicators (open list for wide consultation)

37.  Indicators of sustainable development, Selected tested indicators and methodology sheets, by United Nations

38.  Infoagro, Desarrollo Sostenible. Costa Rica

39.  The International Journal of Sustainable Development

40.  The International Journal of Sustainable Development and World ecology

41.  The International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education

42.  International metal Study Groups, intergovernmental, Lead and Zinc, Nickel, and Copper, non-ferrous metals and their contribution to sustainable development.

43.  The Internet Consumer Recycling Guide, home recycling, junk mail & email.

44.  Joburgmemo, World Forum on Sustainable Development, Johannesburg.

45.  Journal of Solid Waste Technology and Management, solid waste, (only abstracts and index are available on the Web).

46.  Kyoto convention, climate change, global warming.

47.  Latin America (ES, PT, EN, FR), documents and researches

48.  Livestock Research for Rural Development Scientific Journal , sustainable agriculture research

49.  Living planet 2000, ecological footprint

50.  Living planet report, environmental sustainability, ecological footprint, living planet index.

51.  Measure Sustainable Forest Management in the US

52.  Memegroup Business ethics information, news, actuality (economic, environment, social)). Electronic journal. Business ethics, ethical finance & investment, sustainability,accountability, strategy, governance, corporate social responsibility,future of work, community, citizenship, renewable energy, consumerism, risk& reputation management, crisis, fair trade, ecology.

53.  A Modest Proposal to Save the World by Jay Hanson.

54.  Mortality, data.World mortality statistics.

55.  National strategies for sustainable development

56.  Nature photography book, WWF

57.  OECD Factbook, indicators, OECD countries, Demographic trends; International migration; Trade; Foreign direct investment (FDI); Employment; Unemployment; Air, water and land; Energy use; Government deficits and debt; Public expenditure and aid; Taxes; Regional disparities; World energy supply; Gross domestic product (GDP); Economic growth; Productivity; Commodities: production and supply; Consumer and producer prices; Purchasing power and competitiveness; Research and development (R&D); Information and communication technology (ICT); Outcomes; Expenditure on education; Health; Work and leisure; Crime; Transport.

58.  offshore-environment, environmental problems surrounding the offshore oil and gas exploration and development, marine environment, fish stock, fisheries, shelf waters, anthropogenic impact, coastal waters, marine pollution; drilling, transportation and storage accidents; oil fate, behavior and transformations during an oil spill; sources and volumes of waste discharges from the offshore activity (drilling muds, drilling cuttings and produced waters); biological impact of the natural gas (impact on fish and other marine organisms); abandonment options and secondary use of the offshore installations; oil and gas developments on the Russian shelf.

59.  Partnership for Change. Practical examples of Agenda 21 follow-up (Norway's Special Report to EARTH SUMMIT+5, the Special Session of the UN General Assembly to Review and Appraise the Implementation of Agenda 21)

60.  Pattern language for a sustainable, conservation economy

61.  Population Index

62.  Presidio Conference

63.  The Process Of Business/Environmental Collaborations: Partnering For Sustainability, by Alissa J. Stern and Tim Hicks, Quorum Press, 88 Press Road, Westport CT 06881 (204 pp $67 2000) ISBN: 1-56720-292-6, practical real world advice, business and environmental collaborations

64.  Real Wealth of Nations (references,1996)

65.  Rights & Responsibilities (references,1996)

66.  Sinai Bedouin Women Sinai Bedouin women and development, anthropology

67.  Smoke and Illusion, tobacco, biomass energy, pesticides, victimes, literature.

68.  Social Criticism Review - Selected readings on modern society and its ills, alienation between man, nature, and a dysfunctional technical complex, responsible community, goodness in a complex world.

69.  Social Indicators of Development (1994), data

70.  State of the Environment report for Tasmania, Australia

71.  Sustainable development reports, indicators, United Kingdom, Official reports, documented indicators.

72.  Sustainable Resources Use And Development

73.  SD-Dimensions (FAO) news and analytical articles on people, institutions, knowledge and environment.

74.  Sustainable Building Sourcebook

75.  Sustainable-building

76.  Sustainable communities , world beach communities living on a barrier island

77.  Sustainable Development in Canada , sustainable development, Canada

78.  Sustainable Development, forests.

79.  Sustainable development Encyclopedia

80.  Sustainable Development-English , minerals, metals, Canada.

81.  Sustainable Development Indicators initiatives

82.  Sustainable Development: A Chance for Harvesting and Protection of Forest Ecosystem, sustainable development indicators

83.  Sustainable Development And The Delaware Estuary Program , sustainable development indicators

84.  Sustainable development and the environment in East Timor

85.  Sustainable Development- General , Bibliography, sustainable development (references, 1995)

86.  The Sustainable Development Networking Programme... (UN: Q. I. Daudpota, R. Zambrano, UNDP

87.  Sustainable Fisheries (references,1995)

88.  Sustainable ICT Case Studies, institutional, social, poor, ICT.

89.  Sustainable Livelihoods (references,1995)

90.  Sustainability Consciousness

91.  sustain magazine

92.  Syllabi and Readings in Ecological Economics, ecological economics

93.  Technological Education and National Development (TEND), proceedings from TEND '97

94.  Threatened species, red lists species profiles, threats

95.  Théorie de la réciprocité, reciprocity, ethics, gift, reciprocidad, ethica, don, vengeance, marché, mercado, échange, exchange.

96.  Towards Sustainable Development

97.  TouNet, sustainable tourism definition and case studies.

98.  Trends in Developing Economies (1994)

99.  Tropical Forestry and The Environment

100.                     UNCED documents, Rio declaration, Agenda 21, Rio 1992.

101.                     UNEDforum , multi-stakeholder information hub to aid the follow-ups to the conferences on sustainable development and the environment.

102.                     UNESCO World Science Report 1996 research, education, regional

103.                     The United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development

104.                     United Nations Conference on Population (Cairo), demography

105.                     United Nations, Agenda 21 Country reports, sustainable development, Agenda 21, information, indicators

106.                     United Nations Task Force on Environmental Labelling

107.                     A Universal Declaration of Human Responsibilities (draft discussion paper), responsibility, human rights.

108.                     Vedams Books International books published in India; sustainable development; biodiversity, environment

109.                     WaterforumNews, water (nl, en)

110.                     Why sustainability is wrong anti-sustainablility, against.

111.                     worldcitizenship, helping pupils to have better understanding of inter-dependence of humanity.

112.                     Women, Environment and Development (references,1995)

113.                     Working papers on international environmental law development

114.                     World Commission on Forests and Sustainable Development

115.                     World Resources 1996-97: A Guide to the Global Environment

116.                     Yellow Mountain Institute for Sustainable Living

Electronic journals

1.      ASEAN Review of Biodiversity

2. , newsletter

3.      Bond Beterleefmilieu, News, Flanders (Belgium)

4.      Catedra UNESCO of Sustainable Development, Online Courses of Building simulation models in Ecology and Environment

5.      Conservation ecology, electronic peer-reviewed scientific journal, environmental economics, ecological economics.

6.      Développement durable et territoires (fr) économie, géographie, politique, droit, sociologie

7.      e-design online, sustainable building

8.      Earth Negotiations Bulletin

9.      Earthsummit

10.  Earthsummit2002

11.  EcoNews Africa

12.  Ecoworld, News, species, ecosystems, trees, air, water, fauna, flora

13.  Environmental Building News, sustainable design and construction (news, events, highlights from past issues, product reviews).

14.  The Environment and Poverty Times

15.  ENDS Environment Daily, European environmental information

16.  FAO, SD-Dimensions, articles and news focused on developing countries, rural development, communication.

17.  Global Change Education, The University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute climate change, education

18.  The Guardian bi-monthly newsletter, research assistance, repairing hiking trails, wildlife habitat restoration and preservation, rebuilding of international communities, teaching languages to other cultures. News, eco-products, classifieds.

19.  International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development, weekly e-newsletter

20.  Internetwork for sustainability, news, information, opinion, searchable directory of links.

21.  journal of sustainable development

22.  La revue durable Actualité (FR).

23.  Livestock Research for Rural Development Scientific Journal , sustainable agriculture research

24.  Memegroup Business ethics information, news, actuality (economic, environment, social)). Electronic journal. Business ethics, ethical finance & investment, sustainability,accountability, strategy, governance, corporate social responsibility,future of work, community, citizenship, renewable energy, consumerism, risk& reputation management, crisis, fair trade, ecology.

25.  News (fr), environment, France.

26.  OGM et les biotechnologies (fr), journal, GMO, biotechnologies

27.  OneWorld Online

28.  PANOS, news, Thirld World

29.  Passerelle Eco magazine (fr)

30.  Permaculture International Journal horticulture, permaculture, Australia

31.  Solutions, peer reviewed answers to problems in environment, health, population and development

32.  Sustainable Business Insider from recycling to green building, from renewable energy to organic products, from social investing to certified forestry.

33.  Sustainable Development and Energy

34.  Sustainable Development International, journal, editorial, case studies, industry

35.  Sustainable Energy Newsletter

36.  Value Created Review, furniture design, wood design, SMEs, Canada.

37.  VirtualPresidio Journal, critical commentary on sustainability.

38.  Vivre Autrement (fr), sustainable cities, villes durables, Sud.

39.  Water Online Newsletter by Ian Lisk, water/wastewater industry.

40.  WaterforumNews, water (nl, en)


1.      Database of Sustainable Development Resources in USA

2.      ELDIS: Electronic Development and Environment Information System, comprehensive metadatabase on all types of sources.

3.      European Partner Search for Local Sustainability, Open database, constitution local sustainable development projects

4.      Global System for Sustainable Development (GSSD), Internet, SIN, information system

5.      Information sources for sustainable development, comprehensive metadatabase on all types of sources.

6.      Satellite photos from brazil

7.      Statistical Resources on the Web, agriculture; business and industry; cost of living; demographics; economics; education; energy; finance and currency; foreign economics; foreign governments; foreign trade; government finances; government resources; health (natality, morbidity, mortality); housing; labor; military; politics; science (computers, environment, personnel, R&D); sociology (children, crime, elderly, immigration); transportation; weather.


1.      building energy and sustainable design, software and demos, energy efficient buildings

2.      Calculators

3.      Ecological footprint calculators

4.      RETScreen Clean energy decision support software (free), accessible in 21 languages including hindi, bengali, chinese, arabic etc.

5.      Small Site Waste-Energy Recovery Plant

6.      Solarwall, building component used to solar heat large buildings in North America, and for crop drying in theThird World

7.      Sustainable world software, Year 2000 bug in microcomputers, GPS rollover bug, developing countries

8.      Tools, ideas and technologies to save or recycle energy, waste, energy, sustainable behaviours.

9.      Water footprint calculator

10.  Worldometer, continuous data, population, health, environment, energy, food, economy,

Communication for Sustainable Development

1.      APEC Master of Sustainable Development, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum. University of Sydney, Asian Institute of Management, University of Malaya, University of Queensland.

2.      Citizens Network for Sustainable Development information ecology, information habitat, information for sustainable development, children's summit.

3.      Griesinger Films, videotapes on ecological economics

4.      NRM_changelinks: a guide to managing change for environment, water, land ..., adaptive management, participatory monitoring and evaluation, conflict resolution, partnership development, collaborative problem solving, decision support, action research, information management and collaborative/organisational learning. Interlinks, Internet for sharing information, networking, decision support and learning. International job opportunities

5.      IISD metadatabase

Fun, humor

1.      Affluenza, the desease of modern life Check out Quest of the Ringleaders on uest - it's an environmental quest

2.      Let's Save Our Earth, educational board game

3.      New dream, reduce consumption

4.      Quest of the Ringleaders, environmental quest

Other WWW Virtual Library Sites that could be Relevant to Sustainable Development

1.      African Studies

2.      Anthropology

3.      Arbitrage

4.      Asian Continent

5.      China

6.      Culture

7.      Demography and Population Studies

8.      Ecology and Biodiversity

9.      Economics

10.  Education

11.  Epidemiology

12.  European Integration

13.  Forestry

14.  India

15.  Indigenous Studies

16.  Indonesia

17.  Information Quality

18.  International Affairs Resources

19.  International Development Cooperation

20.  International Relations and Security

21.  Japan

22.  Latin American Studies

23.  Law

24.  Library Resources

25.  Microcredit and Microfinance

26.  Migration and Ethnic Relations

27.  Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)

28.  Public Health

29.  Social Policy

30.  Social Sciences

31.  Sociology

32.  Statistics

33.  Urban Environmental Management

34.  West European Studies

35.  Women's Studies

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