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International organisations, movements, conferences, publications and resources related to the global environment

Websites/Multiple Documents

Title: "New Scientist"
Language: English
Source/publisher: "New Scientist"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 26 June 2012

Title: Centre for International Environmental Law (CIEL)
Language: English
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003

Title: Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD)
Description/subject: "The United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) was established by the UN General Assembly in December 1992 to ensure effective follow-up of United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), also known as the Earth Summit. The Commission is responsible for reviewing progress in the implementation of Agenda 21 and the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development; as well as providing policy guidance to follow up the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation (JPOI) at the local, national, regional and international levels. The JPOI reaffirmed that the CSD is the high-level forum for sustainable development within the United Nations system. The CSD meets annually in New York, in two-year cycles, with each cycle focusing on clusters of specific thematic and cross-sectoral issues, outlined in its new multi-year programme of work (2003-2017) (E/CN.17/2003/6) . The CSD has opened its sessions to broad participation from both governmental and non-governmental actors, and it supports a number of innovative activities, such as the Partnerships Fair, the Learning Centre and a series of panels, roundtables and side events. The High-level segment features dialogue among Ministers, and Ministers also hold a special dialogue session with Major Groups. As a functional commission of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), CSD has 53 member States (about one third of the members are elected on a yearly basis). Each session of the CSD elects a Bureau, comprised of a Chair and four vice-Chairs..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD)
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 21 October 2007

Title: Rio+20 Portal - Building the Peoples Summit Rio+20
Description/subject: MAIN THEMES: Ethical and philosophical fundamentals: subjectivity, domination, and emancipation... Human rights, peoples, territories, and defense of Mother Earth... Political subjects, the architecture of power, and democracy... Production, distribution and consumption, access to wealth, common goods, and economies in transition.
Language: English (French, Spanish, Portuguese also available)
Source/publisher: Rio+20 Portal
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 26 June 2012

Individual Documents

Title: Smokey the Bear Sutra
Date of publication: 1969
Description/subject: "Once in the Jurassic about 150 million years ago, the Great Sun Buddha in this corner of the Infinite Void gave a Discourse to all the assembled elements and energies: to the standing beings, the walking beings, the flying beings, and the sitting beings -- even grasses, to the number of thirteen billion, each one born from a seed, assembled there: a Discourse concerning Enlightenment on the planet Earth..."
Author/creator: Gary Snyder
Language: English
Source/publisher: Gary Snyder
Format/size: pdf (46K)
Date of entry/update: 09 August 2015