Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora has to date 175 Parties. These countries act by banning commercial international trade in an agreed list of endangered species and by regulating and monitoring trade in others that might become endangered.
Subject(s): Global Strategy for Plant Conservation; Forest Biodiversity; Inland Waters Biodiversity; Global Taxonomy Initiative; Traditional Knowledge, Innovations and Practices - Article 8(j)
Environment Canada's mandate is to preserve and enhance the quality of the natural environment; conserve Canada's renewable resources; conserve and protect Canada's water resources; forecast weather and environmental change; enforce rules relating to boundary waters; and coordinate environmental policies and programs for the federal government.
Subject(s): Endangered Species; Exchange of Information; Marine and Coastal Biodiversity; Tourism and Biodiversity; Climate Change and Biodiversity; Health and Biodiversity; Research and Science
Environmental Integration in EC development cooperation
This project is a service provided by the European Commission to raise awareness and build capacities of staff to integrate the environmental dimension in EC development cooperation and into partner countries' sector policies and programmes
Subject(s): Forest Biodiversity; Governance, Law and Policy; Agricultural Biodiversity; Dry and Sub-Humid Lands Biodiversity; Chemicals and Pollution; Ecosystem Approach; Climate Change and Biodiversity; Economics, Trade and Incentive Measures; Sustainable Development / Millenium Development Goals; Biodiversity for Development; Communication, Education and Public Awareness; Inland Waters Biodiversity
European Commission Development Directorate General
Directorate General Development and Relations with African, Caribbean and Pacific States is responsible for the Commission's input to EU external relations with more than half of the countries of the world. Furthermore, it sets Commission development policy and federates European development policy across the globe. As such it also aims to demonstrate the added value of Europe working together to tackle the major challenges facing the world. Our mission is also to help to reduce and ultimately eradicate poverty in the developing countries through the promotion of sustainable development, democracy, peace and security.
Subject(s): Biodiversity for Development; Economics, Trade and Incentive Measures; Inland Waters Biodiversity; Sustainable Development / Millenium Development Goals; Governance, Law and Policy; Cooperation and Partnerships
Federal Environment Agency - Germany
The objectives are : to provide scientific support to the Federal Government (e.g.. the Federal Ministries for Environment; Health; Research; Transport, Building and Urban Affairs);
- the mplementation of environmental laws (e.g. emissions trading, authorisation of chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and plant protection agents)
- and information of the public about environmental protection.
Subject(s): Agricultural Biodiversity; Chemicals and Pollution; Climate Change and Biodiversity; Health and Biodiversity; Governance, Law and Policy; Inland Waters Biodiversity; Transfer of Technology and Cooperation; United Nations
Global Water System Project – Digital Water Atlas
The purpose and intent of the ‘Digital Water Atlas’ is to describe the basic elements of the Global Water System, the interlinkages of the elements and changes in the state of the Global Water System by creating a consistent set of annotated maps. The project will especially promote the collection, analysis and consideration of social science data on the global basis.
Subject(s): Inland Waters Biodiversity
International Institute for Sustainable Development Reporting Services - Water, Oceans, Wetlands
The International Institute for Sustainable Development – Reporting Services Division – provides a variety of multimedia informational resources for environment and sustainable development policymakers, including daily coverage of international negotiations, analyses and photos. As the publisher of the Earth Negotiations Bulletin, IISD RS is recognized for its objectivity and issue expertise in the field of international environment and sustainable development policy.
Subject(s): Inland Waters Biodiversity; Communication, Education and Public Awareness; Governance, Law and Policy
International Water Management Institute
IWMI's mission is to improve the management of land and water resources for food, livelihoods and nature. Research is the core activity of IWMI. The research agenda is organized around four priority Themes including Water Availability and Access; Productive Water Use; Water Quality, Health and Environment; and Water and Society. Cross cutting activities in all themes include, assessment of land and water productivity and their relationship to poverty, identification of interventions that improve productivity as well as access to and sustainability of natural resources, assessment of the impacts of interventions on productivity, livelihoods, health and environmental sustainability.
Subject(s): Agricultural Biodiversity; Inland Waters Biodiversity; Health and Biodiversity; Sustainable Development / Millenium Development Goals; Sustainable Use of Biodiversity; Traditional Knowledge, Innovations and Practices - Article 8(j); Cooperation and Partnerships
Irish Aid, Department of Foreign Affairs - Ireland
Ireland’s development cooperation policy is an integral part of Ireland’s wider foreign policy. Their aid philosophy is rooted in their foreign policy, in particular its objectives of peace and justice. Their development cooperation policy and programme reflect their longstanding commitment to human rights and fairness in international relations and are inseparable from Irish foreign policy as a whole.
Poverty reduction, to reduce vulnerability and increase opportunity, is the overarching objective if Irish Aid.
Subject(s): Biodiversity for Development; Cooperation and Partnerships; Sustainable Use of Biodiversity; Agricultural Biodiversity; Communication, Education and Public Awareness; Governance, Law and Policy; Health and Biodiversity; Economics, Trade and Incentive Measures; Gender and Biodiversity; Inland Waters Biodiversity
Living River Siam
Living River Siam is a campaign-based organization, working to support local community rights to their rivers, and to oppose threats to rivers and riverine ecosystems in Thailand, the Mekong, and Salween River Basins, such as large dams and water diversion projects.
Subject(s): Inland Waters Biodiversity
Mekong River Commission
The MRC is an international, country-driven river basin organisation that provides the institutional framework to promote regional cooperation in order to implement the 1995 Agreement. The MRC serves its member states by supporting decisions and promoting action on sustainable development and poverty alleviation as a contribution to the UN Millennium Development Goals.
Subject(s): Inland Waters Biodiversity; Cooperation and Partnerships
Ministry for the Environment - New Zealand
On this website you can find out about issues that affect the environment, environmental laws and treaties and environmental reporting. There's also information on what you can do for the environment, copies of publications and information about the organisation.
Subject(s): Endangered Species; Governance, Law and Policy; Inland Waters Biodiversity; Chemicals and Pollution; Climate Change and Biodiversity; Protected Areas / In-Situ Conservation
Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development - Latvia
The Ministry of Environment is a central executive institution in the area of environmental protection which includes protection of environment and nature, maintenance and rational utilization of natural resources, as well as sub-sectors of hydrometeorology and use of subsoil.
Subject(s): Climate Change and Biodiversity; Chemicals and Pollution; Endangered Species; Inland Waters Biodiversity; Governance, Law and Policy; National Reports; National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAP)
National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) - Uganda
The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) is a semi-autonomous institution that was established by an Act of parliament in May 1995 and became operational in December 1995. NEMA is therefore specifically mandated by the National Environment Act (NEA), Cap. 153 as the principal agency in Uganda charged with the responsibility of coordinating, monitoring, supervising and regulating all environmental management matters in the country.
Subject(s): Inland Waters Biodiversity; Forest Biodiversity; Genetic Use Restriction Technologies; Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit-sharing; Communication, Education and Public Awareness; Governance, Law and Policy
The aims of NatureWatch are:
- to fight for the preservation of Iceland's highland regions.
- to strive to increase knowledge and awareness of Icelandic nature.
-to strive to establish better laws to underpin the protection of nature.
- to strengthen collaboration between associations for the protection of nature both in Iceland and abroad.
- to strive for democratic decisions relating to environmental issues.
Subject(s): Inland Waters Biodiversity; Marine and Coastal Biodiversity; Convention on Biological Diversity; National Reports; Tourism and Biodiversity; Agricultural Biodiversity
Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation
There are 56 members of staff, who form a unique team of internationally recognised specialists and dedicated support staff working in a variety of fields of importance to the water and sanitation sector. IRC staff work primarily as facilitators, guiding partners in coming to grips with sector problems, and jointly identifying and testing solutions. IRC also draws on staff from partner institutions in both the North and the South who have complementary skills.
Subject(s): Governance, Law and Policy; Inland Waters Biodiversity; Health and Biodiversity; Gender and Biodiversity; Traditional Knowledge, Innovations and Practices - Article 8(j); Financial Resources and Mechanism
Ramsar Convention on Wetlands
The Convention's mission is "the conservation and wise use of all wetlands through local, regional and national actions and international cooperation, as a contribution towards achieving sustainable development throughout the world". The Convention uses a broad definition of the types of wetlands covered in its mission, including swamps and marshes, lakes and rivers, wet grasslands and peatlands, oases, estuaries, deltas and tidal flats, near-shore marine areas, mangroves and coral reefs, and human-made sites such as fish ponds, rice paddies, reservoirs, and salt pans.
Subject(s): Sustainable Development / Millenium Development Goals; Cooperation and Partnerships; Governance, Law and Policy; Inland Waters Biodiversity; Marine and Coastal Biodiversity; Economics, Trade and Incentive Measures
St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences
The St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences is a research centre located in Cornwall, Ontario, Canada. Its mandate is research, education and community action relating to large river systems, with a focus on the St. Lawrence River ecosystem. A non-governmental organization, the River Institute works with a wide variety of individuals, groups, agencies and communities to fulfill its environmental mission.
Subject(s): Inland Waters Biodiversity