The following links cast a broader net over the concepts and organizations involved in fostering sustainable development, environmental responsibility and adaptations to climate change from a local to an international scale:
The Organizations are listed within each table alphabetically.
Green Calgary is a dynamic, non-profit urban environmental organization with a mission to empower Calgarians to create healthy homes and communities through environmental education, products, and services.
Trying to understand what climate change, fuel efficiency, green chemistry, and sustainability have to do with you? Green Guide's blog helps you wade through the green-washing and complicated science. Green Guide writers tease out some of the most notable stories and trends, and provide tips on how you can meaningfully and easily green your own life.
The Drake Landing Solar Community (DLSC) is a master planned neighbourhood in the Town of Okotoks, Alberta, Canada that has successfully integrated Canadian energy efficient technologies with a renewable, unlimited energy source - the sun.
The EcoLiving Fair & Speaker Series is a showcase where individuals and groups come together to share information about initiatives and environmental experiences with Calgarians. The Fair and Speaker Seriesaim to increase public awareness on sustainable living, while at the same time promoting alternative technologies and lifestyles
REAP is a not-for-profit association of Calgary businesses that are concerned with issues of sustainability. We know that every choice each of us makes - what to buy, what to eat, what to wear - affects our planet and the lives of its inhabitants.
The Alberta Environmental Network (AEN) has been active and growing in Alberta since 1980. Membership in the AEN is open to Alberta-based non-profit, non-governmental organizations demonstrating sincere concern and action toward a healthier environment.
Built Green is an industry driven voluntary program that promotes "green" building practices to reduce the impact that building has on the environment. It benefits the homebuyer, the community and the environment and is an opportunity for everyone to choose a "green" future.
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This group works with government, business and individuals to conserve our environment by providing science-based education, advocacy and policy work, and acting as a catalyst for the social change that today's situation demands.
The Energy Council of Canada is a vehicle for strategic thinking, networking and action by senior executives in the private and public sectors that have a broad interest in national, continental and global energy issues.
The Sustainability Reporting Program is Canada's first independent initiative to find out how we are doing at living in balance for the long term. The reporting system works from a definition of sustainability that sees human activities as part of - and dependent upon - the natural world.
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The NRTEE brings together a group of distinguished sustainability leaders active in businesses, universities, environmental groups, labour, public policy, and Aboriginal communities across Canada. Our membersare appointed by the federal government for a mandate of up to three years. They meet in a round table formatthat offers a safe haven for discussion and encourages the unfettered exchange of ideas leading to consensus.
One of North America’s oldest and most establishedenvironmental organizations. Together, with our thousands of members and supporters, we have been safeguarding the environment and working towards a sustainable Canada for our future and the present.
The Green Lane: Environment Canada and Sustainable Development
One of the country's leading conservation organizations, enjoying the active support of more than 150,000 Canadians. This group focused on stopping the degradation of the planet's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by: conserving the world's biological diversity, ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable, and promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption.
ACEEE is a Washington, D.C.-based independent, non-profit research group dedicated to advancing energy efficiency as a means of protecting the environment and strengthening the economy. ACEEE's Green Book is a unique consumer resource providing Green Scores rating the environmental friendliness of every vehicle on market.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Serving both developed and developing countries, FAO acts as a neutral forum where all nations meet as equals to negotiate agreements and debate policy. FAO is also a source of knowledge and information
The Renewable Resource Data Center (RReDC) provides access to an extensive collection of renewable energy resource data, maps, and tools. Biomass, geothermal, solar, and windresource data for locations throughout the United States can be found through the RReDC.
EPA leads the nation's environmental science, research, education and assessment efforts. The mission of the Environmental Protection Agency is to protect human health and the environment. Since 1970, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people.
IISD is in the business of promoting change towards sustainable development. As a policy research institute dedicated to effective communication of our findings, we engage decision-makers in government, business, NGOs and other sectors in the development and implementation of policies that are simultaneously beneficial to the global economy, the global environment and to social well-being.
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.
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
Over a decade ago, most countries joined an international treaty -- the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change(UNFCCC) -- to begin to consider what can be done to reduce global warming and to cope with whatever temperature increases are inevitable. More recently, a number of nations approved an addition to the treaty: the Kyoto Protocol, which has more powerful (and legally binding) measures.
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.