Environment

Environment

“Think globally, act locally” is the

old environmental slogan. Now thinking globally couldn’t be

easier. MSU Global Access has organized environmental

information and resources from MSU, the state of Michigan, and around the world. Find

information about global environmental conferences like the

Kyoto conference or legal initiatives like the Montreal Protocol.

Favorite Links

Directories

United Nations Environmental

Programme – UNEP is built on a heritage of service to

the environment. UNEP provides an integrative and

interactive mechanism through which a large number of

separate efforts by intergovernmental, non-governmental,

national and regional bodies in the service of the

environment are reinforced and interrelated.

Greenpeace – An

independent campaigning organization which uses non-violent

– creative confrontation to expose global environmental

problems for a peaceful future, with offices around the

world.

Intergovernmental Panel on

Climate Change – The role of the IPCC is to assess the

scientific, technical and socio-economic information

relevant for the understanding of the risk of human-induced

climate change. It does not carry out new research nor does

it monitor climate related data. It bases its assessment

mainly on published and peer reviewed scientific technical

literature.

Great Lakes Water

Quality Agreement – On April 15, 1972, Prime Minister

Pierre Trudeau and President Richard Nixon met to sign the

Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. This milestone event

committed Canada and the United States to control pollution

in the Great Lakes and cleaning up waste waters from

industries and communities.

EnviroLink

Network – Links to resources organized by more than

40 topics (listed in “More Related Topics”) —

some scientific (e.g., Climate Change, Greenhouse Effect,

Water Quality), and some social (e.g., Environmental

Activism, Environmental Justice, Environmental Ethics).

Keyword search allows selection of sites on any topic by

country or region. Also, each topical list allows search

by list of countries. By Josh Knauer; part of Network for

Change.

World Resources Institute

– Regional resources include World Resources Institute

Environmental Data reports on each country plus special

reports about many countries. “Internet Resources”

provides annotated lists of links on subjects including

agriculture, biodiversity, oceans and coasts, water

management, climate change, forests, economics, and global

trends.

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