Links to organizations and institutions dealing with environmental and poverty issues:
Agri4D, Swedish Research Network: Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry for Development Agri4D was founded in 2009 with the overall goal of contributing to agricultural development and poverty alleviation in developing countries by stimulating the utilization, and growth, of Swedish research competence.
Sponsored by the World Conservation Union (IUCN) and WWF, Biodiversity Economics promotes economic approaches to conservation by sharing documents, contacts, and information about upcoming events.
CEEPA, Centre for Environmental Economics and Policy in Africa
CEEPA, University of Pretoria. The mission of CEEPA is to enhance the capacity of African researchers to conduct environmental economics and policy inquiry of relevance to African problems, and increase the awareness of environmental and economic managers and policy makers about the role of environmental economics in sustainable development.
CLACC, Capacity Strengthening of Least Developed Countries for Adaptation to Climate Change
CLACC aims to strengthen the capacity of organizations working with civil society in environment and development while integrating climate change issues in the planning and implementation of projects. CLACC supports LDCs to adapt to climate change. Because their degree of vulnerability is high, the programs in LDCs require long-term capacity strengthening within governments as well as civil society. Our aim is to strengthen the capacity of organizations in poor countries and support their initiatives in sustainable development through the network of fellows. We operate in 15 countries in the South, 12 in Africa and 3 in South Asia.
EAERE, European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists
The European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE) is an international scientific association which aims are: to contribute to the development and application of environmental and resource economics as a science in Europe; to encourage and improve communication between teachers, researchers and students in environmental and resource economics in different European countries; to develop and encourage the cooperation between university level teaching institutions and research institutions in Europe. Founded in 1990, EAERE currently has over 900 members from Europe and beyond, from academic institutions, the public sector, and private industry.
EEPSEA, Economy and Environment Program for South East Asia
Established in 1993, EEPSEA supports training and research in environmental & resource economics. It uses a networking approach to provide financial and technical support to researchers in its ten member countries.
Global Mechanism, United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification
The Global Mechanism (GM) provides advisory services on finance to developing country Parties to the Convention to assist them in up-scaling public finance and private sector investments in sustainable land management (SLM) and rural development activities. The GM was established by Article 21 of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and began its operations in October 1998. As a subsidiary body of the UNCCD its mandate is to "increase the effectiveness and efficiency of existing financial mechanisms…[and]…to promote actions leading to the mobilization and channelling of substantial financial resources to affected developing-country Parties".
ICRAF, World Agroforestry Centre
ICRAF uses science to generate knowledge on the complex role of trees in livelihoods and the environment. Based in Nairobi, Kenya, with regional centers throughout the developing world in more than 20 countries across Africa, Asia, and South America.
IIED, International Institute for Environment and Development
IIED is an international policy research institute and non-governmental body working for more sustainable and equitable global development. It is based in London and works globally through a wide range of long-standing relationships with partners across the developing world.
IUCN,The World Conservation Union
Since 1948, IUCN has been a global partnership of states, government agencies, NGOs, and experts. Active in over 150 countries, IUCN’s mission is to influence, encourage, and assist societies throughout the world to conserve the integrity and diversity of nature and to ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and ecologically sustainable. IUCN supports efforts to integrate economic perspectives and methods into nature conservation.
LACEEP, Latin Amerian and Caribbean Environmental Economics Program
LACEEP is a capacity building effort that provides research grants in environmental and resource economics to Latin American and Caribbean researchers. LACEEP´s goal is to create capacity in the field of environmental economics among Latin American and Caribbean academic and non- academic research and policy-making institutions.
Poverty Environment Partnership
The Poverty Environment Partnership is an informal network of development agencies, which seeks to improve the coordination of work on poverty reduction and the environment within the framework of internationally agreed principles and processes for sustainable development.
PCLG, The Poverty and Conservation Learning Group
is an initiative coordinated by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED).
PREM, Poverty Reduction and Environmental Management
The Poverty Reduction and Environmental Management (PREM) programme aims to deepen and broaden the exposure of economic researchers and policy advisors in developing countries to the theory and methods of natural resource management and environmental economics. It is envisaged that this will encourage effective policy change in developing countries with the joint goals of poverty reduction and sustainable environmental management.
RUPES, Rewarding the Upland Poor in Asia for Environmental Services They Provide
A program for developing mechanisms for rewarding the upland poor in Asia for the environmental services they provide (RUPES)
SANDEE, South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics
The South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE) is a regional network that uses economic tools and analyses to address South Asia's environmental challenges. It is based on the premise that solutions to economic development concerns and environmental problems are integrally linked.
SIANI, Swedish International Agricultural Network Initiative
SIANI's mission is to foster a Swedish response to the 21st century's crucial need for agricultural development strategies that ensure global food security and sustainable production. SIANI is a multi stakeholder platform for government, civil society, private, research and education sectors to lay the foundation for collective action on concrete, urgent issues in development cooperation in which agriculture plays a vital role.
UNDP-UNEP Poverty -Environment Initiative (PEI)
The UNDP-UNEP Poverty -Environment Initiative (PEI) is a joint programme to provide financial and technical support to countries to build capacity for mainstreaming poverty-environment linkages into national development planning processes, such as PRSP’s and MDG Achievement Strategies.