Global Action : Links

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  • Post-16 citizenship organisation

    5 January 2007

    The UK-based post-16 citizenship website offers up to date information, staff development tools, teaching and learning materials and access to training - all free of charge to practitioners in England with an interest in post-16 citizenship provision and helping young people develop the knowledge, skills and understanding to play an effective role in society.

  • Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)

    25 August 2004

    The Stockholm Convention is a global treaty to protect human health and the environment from persistent organic pollutants (POPs). Translated into a number languages the official website contains the text of the treaty, a list of its signatories, background information on POPs, a calender of events, links, and more.

  • UNEP's POPs Programme

    25 August 2004

    This website contains information on international efforts to phases out persistent organic pollutants, as well as proceedings, reports and documents from various POPs related activities. It also provides a forum for information exchange, on both POPs themselves as well as on alternatives and techniques for replacing or reducing or eliminating releases of POPs.

  • Rotterdam Convention

    25 August 2004

    The Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade alerts governments as to what chemicals are banned or severely restricted, by which countries, and for what reasons. The cornerstone of the treaty, prior informed consent, enables Parties to review basic health and environmental data on specified chemicals and to permit or refuse any incoming shipments of those chemicals. The official website contains and Overview to the treaty, the text of the treaty, signatories, related meetings and documents, and more.

  • London Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Waste

    25 August 2004

    The 1996 Protocol to the 1972 London Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Waste and Other Matter aims to control all sources of marine pollution. The London Convention focuses primarily on the dumping at sea of wastes generated on land. It includes a black list of substances for which dumping is prohibited and a grey list for which dumping may be authorised by permit. All other materials can be dumped in the ocean. The 1996 Protocol, when in force, will replace the outmoded 1972 Convention. The revised text embraces strong precautionary language in its general obligations; urges parties to consider the polluter-pays principle; and calls for waste prevention audits to carefully assess alternatives to dumping.

  • International Maritime Organisation (IMO)

    25 August 2004

    The IMO is a UN special agency responsible for improving maritime safety and preventing pollution from ships, and also technical co-operation. It's website contains a wealth of information, including legal issues and conventions relating to the law of the sea, background information on the marine environment, publications, news, links, and official documents.

  • United Nations Secretariat of the Convention to Combat Desertification

    26 May 2004

    A good entry point into the topic of Desertification. This UN website contains the text and information about the Convention, information for NGOs and the media, regional information about desertification, links and more.

  • Living Planet Report (WWF)

    17 June 2003

    The excellent Living Planet Report is WWF's periodic update on the state of the world's ecosystems - as measured by the Living Planet Index - and the human pressures on them through the consumption of renewable natural resources - as measured by the Ecological Footprint. There is a cause/effect linkage between the two measures.

  • Global Envrionment Outlook - UNEP

    18 July 2002

    The state of the environment: past, present, future? The key United Nations report.

  • Earth Summit - from Rio to Johannesburg (FOE briefing paper)

    18 July 2002

    8-page briefing on progress since the 1992 Rio Earth Summit.

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