Global Enviroment OutlookSince its inception in 1972, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has been the global authority that sets the environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment.
UNEP’s mission is to provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations.
World Development IndicatorsThe primary World Bank collection of development indicators, compiled from officially-recognized international sources. It presents the most current and accurate global development data available, and includes national, regional and global estimates. Section Topic on Evironment and Natural resources.
UN Documentation: Environment Research Guidehe UN Charter does not specifically mention the environment or sustainable development. However, there has been increased activity in the area over the years.
Both the General Assembly and the Economic and Social Council consider environmental questions. The UN Environmental Programme (UNEP) is the lead programme in this area and the Commission on Sustainable Development is a key forum for UN Member States to discuss questions related to the environment.
Climate Action Network InternationalThe Climate Action Network (CAN) is a worldwide network of over 1100 Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in over 120 countries working to promote government and individual action to limit human-induced climate change to ecologically sustainable levels.
North American Association for Environmental EducationFor more than four decades, NAAEE has promoted excellence in environmental education throughout North America and the world. We are dedicated to strengthening the field of environmental education and increasing the visibility and efficacy of the profession.
North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE)Drawing on the original effort that led to the creation of NEHA, the association today stands as a strong professional society with 5,000 members across the nation. Clearly NEHA’s mission, “To build, sustain, and empower an effective environmental health workforce” is as relevant today as it was when the organization was founded.
Climate Change Conversations: Causes, Impacts, and SolutionsThis exhibit highlights public broadcasting recordings of conversations on climate change—its causes, impacts, and proposed solutions—from 1970, the first year that Earth Day was celebrated, to the present. (American Archive of Public Broadcasting)