Reference/Links: International Issues

Conservation International - Works to protect plant and animal diversity in key hotspots, wilderness areas and marine regions.

Greenpeace - Uses nonviolent, creative confrontation to expose global environmental problems and force solutions.

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change - Provides a definitive assessment of the causes and predicted consequences of global warming. The IPCC website includes a calendar of events and an archive of speeches and official documents.

International Atomic Energy Agency - Cooperates with partners worldwide to promote safe, secure and peaceful nuclear technologies.

International Fund for Animal Welfare - Works to improve animal welfare, prevent animal cruelty and abuse, protect wildlife and provide animal rescue around the world.

Rainforest Action Network - Campaigns for rainforests and their inhabitants through grassroots organizing, education and nonviolent direct action. Visit the website to find rainforest facts and links.

The Transatlantic Platform for Action on the Global Environment - T-PAGE, a joint initiative between NRDC and the Institute for European Environmental Policy, is a forum for U.S. and E.U. environmental leaders to debate critical environmental issues, identify areas for future collaboration, and inform policy makers on both sides of the Atlantic. The project focuses on climate change and energy and marine protected areas.

United Nations Environment Programme - Acts to facilitate and promote the wise use and sustainable development of the global environment.

World Conservation Monitoring Centre - Works to promote wiser decision-making and a sustainable future by providing information on the conservation and sustainable management of the living world.

World Conservation Union - Encourages and assists societies globally to preserve biodiversity and to ensure that any use of natural resources is ecologically sustainable.

World Resources Institute - Focuses on finding practical ways to protect the earth and improve people's lives.

Worldwatch Institute - Works toward an environmentally sustainable and socially just society.

WWF - Seeks to stop the degradation of the planet's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by promoting biodiversity and sustainability, while minimizing pollution and consumption.
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