Best www starting points for sustainable development
Last update: 14 Sep 2006.Français,
The United Nation's Department for Policy Coordination and Sustainable
the best official contact points and documents, international
Sustainable development indicators,
Human Development reports, UNDP
- Directory of Non-Governmental Organisations Active in Sustainable Development. Part1: Europe, 3900 European NGO. Book + CD-ROM. Extract for Belgian NGOs here, Contact: OECD, 2 rue André Pascal, F-75775 Paris.
- ELDIS: Electronic Development and Environment Information System,
with a lot of indexed links to various types of sources from environment
- ECONET on sustainable development
- Green Globe Yearbook, International Co-operation Environment and Development, agreements on environment and development, IGOs and NGOs, environmental data on OECD countries.
- Indicators of sustainable development, Selected tested indicators and methodology sheets, by United Nations
- Natural resources, coastal and
marine ecosystems; forests and grasslands; water resources and freshwater
systems; agriculture and food; climate and atmosphere; population, health,
and human well-being; economics and business; energy; biodiversity and
protected areas; and environmental governance, countries, encyclopedia,
- Sustainable communities indicators, database on SD-related indicators.
- The IISD directory of World Wide Web sites
with sustainable development information. We made a more readable
and quickly availableselection of those WWW sites if
- Small islands information network,
encyclopaedy on small islands sustainability, including directories
of ressources and organisations. Information by subject, by island
or by region.
- Sustainable Agriculture FAQ,
- Sustainable development (USA),
metadatabase with about 1000 links.
- Sustainable development (most quoted sites), 50 most quoted sites.
- WWW-Virtual Library, exhaustive checked list.
- Sustainable building, a lot of sources.
- Sustainable forestry.
is also a day to day concept for forest managers and other environmentalists.
- Sustainable energy,
- United Nations, Agenda 21 Country reports, information, indicators
- Biodiversity, to
join experts, mailing lists and reference material (international
- Directory of NGO active in Sustainable development. Tome 1: Europe., 3900 NGOs. Livre, CD-ROM. Contact: OECD, 2 rue André Pascal, F-75775 Paris.
Sustainable Earth Electronic Library
Listservs, forums, newsgroups:
If you do not find a source, ask to your colleagues, joining selected listservs,
or all related listservs
Developing countries (news and essays, NGOs),
multimedia news and essays on sustainable development for the
Thirld World. Includes all kinds of news, mainly from non governmental
actors, journalists or researchers (also conflicts, human rights,
development policy etc.).
- FAO, SD-Dimensions,
articles and news focused on developing countries, rural development,
communication. In 3 languages (en, fr, es).
- Meetings and conferences:
Linkages, for (mainly
international) conferences on various subjects related to environment
Other starting points hit parades: