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DOW/URV Chair of Sustainable Development - Links of interest


  • Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change
  • The Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change is the leading body for the assessment of climate change, established by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) to provide the world with a clear scientific view on the current state of climate change and its potential environmental and socio-economic consequences. The IPCC is a scientific body. It reviews and assesses the most recent scientific, technical and socio-economic information produced worldwide relevant to the understanding of climate change. 
  • United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
  • The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is an international environmental treaty produced at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), informally known as the Earth Summit, held in Rio de Janeiro from 3 to 14 June 1992. The objective of the treaty is to stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system.
  • International Meteorological Organization
  • The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations. It is the UN system's authoritative voice on the state and behaviour of the Earth's atmosphere, its interaction with the oceans, the climate it produces and the resulting distribution of water resources. Since its establishment, WMO has played a unique and powerful role in contributing to the safety and welfare of humanity. WMO promotes cooperation in the establishment of networks for making meteorological, climatological, hydrological and geophysical observations, as well as the exchange, processing and standardization of related data, and assists technology transfer, training and research.
  • Pew Center on Global Climate Change
  • The Pew Center on Global Climate Change was established in 1998 as a non-profit, non-partisan and independent organization. The Center's mission is to provide credible information, straight answers, and innovative solutions in the effort to address global climate change. Working on an issue that is often polarized and politicized, the Pew Center provides a forum for objective research and analysis and for the development of pragmatic policies and solutions. Now in its tenth year, the Pew Center has become a leading voice for sensible action to address the most pressing global environmental problem of the 21st century. 
  • The Climate Action Network Europe
  • The Climate Action Network (CAN) is a worldwide network of roughly 500 Non- Governmental Organizations (NGOs) working to promote government and individual action to limit human-induced climate change to ecologically sustainable levels. CAN members work to achieve this goal through information exchange and the coordinated development of NGO strategy on international, regional, and national climate issues. CAN has seven regional offices which co-ordinate these efforts in Africa, Australia, Central and Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Latin America, North America, South Asia, and Southeast Asia.
  • Multimedia Climate Change
  • This webpage, created by Euskal Irrati Telebista, contains a brief, but a very clear and useful multimedia explication about the climate change. It explains the historical evolution of the clime, the greenhouse effect and its consequences, etc. The site also offers useful solutions and virtual tours to Sahara (Africa) and to Perito Moreno (Argentina).
  • Climate Change Bolg
  • Climate Change is a blog that contains several news about environmental issues, for example:  the sustainable development, renewable energies, climate change, global warming, environmental contamination, etc.
  • I-m the solution
  • I’m The Solution For The Climate Change is a webpage created as a real action campaign against the climate change. It offers a CO2 auto-calculator, and some advices and recommendations to avoid the climate change. The website allows us to upload photographs in the photo-mosaic to contribute against the climate change.
  • Climate Hot Map
  • This web map illustrates the local consequences of the global warming, for example: heat waves and periods of unusually warm weather; ocean warming, sea-level rise and coastal flooding; earlier spring arrival; droughts and fires, etc.