Environment & ICTs

Developed by: 
Copernicus Publications, European Geosciences Union (EGU)
Description: 

NHESS encompasses: * The evolution of natural systems towards extreme conditions and the detection of precursors of such evolution. * The monitoring of rare events and the integration of measures for the understanding of spatial and temporal characteristics of rare natural phenomena. * The development of new techniques for the reduction of damage to human settlements and the impact of rare e

Go to direct to resource: 
http://www.natural-hazards-and-earth-system-sciences.net/home.html
Contact person: 
Fausto Guzzetti, Managing Editor
Contact email: 
fausto.guzzetti@irpi.cnr.it
Type of access: 
open, paid upload
Type of information available online: 
research papers, database
Developed by: 
GRIP (UNDP/Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery - BCPR)
Description: 

GRIP hosts a list of links to major sources of disaster data such as OCHA, USGS, GDACS, WB, IFRC, GRIP observatories, NGOs, media archives and many others.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://www.gripweb.org/
Contact person: 
GRIP (UNDP/Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery - BCPR)
Contact email: 
info@gripweb.org
Type of access: 
open
Type of information available online: 
links, resources, training materials, tools
Developed by: 
Global Resource Information Database (GRID)
Description: 

The principal aim of DEWA/GRID-Europe is to support environmental decision-making within UNEP, and the UN system as a whole, by generating and disseminating information about the state of the world’s environment in a timely and understandable manner.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://www.grid.unep.ch/data/links_envt_data_sources.php
Contact person: 
GRID
Contact email: 
infogrid@grid.unep.ch
Type of access: 
open
Type of information available online: 
collection of links, environmental data sets, maps, graphs
Developed by: 
Resources for the Future, Climate Advisers, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
Description: 

The Forest Carbon Index illuminates the geography of potential forest carbon investments by compiling and mapping quantitative localized data relating to biological, economic, investment, and market readiness conditions.

Profit Potential: Raw profit potential is calculated by subtracting the expected cost of managing a piece of land for forest carbon from expected forest carbon revenues.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://www.forestcarbonindex.org/
Contact person: 
Climate Advisers
Contact email: 
info@climateadvisers.com
Type of access: 
open
Type of information available online: 
maps, policy recommendations, report, contact owner for datasets
Developed by: 
Sustainability Institute
Description: 

The first purpose of Climate Interactive’s C-Learn simulator is to help you use a scientifically rigorous model to set a goal for CO2 in the atmosphere, explore what it will take to reach that goal and to empower you to share those insights with others via graphs and explanation in order to make such actions happen.
This simulator can help you: * Learn.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://forio.com/simulation/climate-development/
Contact person: 
Climate Interactive
Contact email: 
climateinteractive[at]sustainer[dot]org
Type of access: 
open to view, copy
Type of information available online: 
simulation, models, graphs, data sets
Developed by: 
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Description: 

UNEP 2010 report “Recycling – from E-Waste to Resources” estimates future e-waste generation, based on data from 11 developing countries.
UNEP’s activities are aimed at promoting industry awareness and sustainable growth through education and collaboration with employees, customers, and suppliers.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://www.unep.fr/scp/ict/
Contact person: 
Sonia Valdivia
Contact email: 
sc@unep.fr
Type of access: 
open
Type of information available online: 
report, information, links
Developed by: 
GeSI
Description: 

GeSI, the Global e-Sustainability Initiative, aims to further sustainable development in the ICT sector. GeSI brings together leading ICT companies – including telecommunications service providers and manufacturers as well as industry associations – and non-governmental organisations committed to achieving sustainability objectives through innovative technology.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://www.gesi.org
Contact person: 
GeSI Secretariat
Contact email: 
info@gesi.org
Type of access: 
open, training resources for members only
Type of information available online: 
website, reports, training resources
Developed by: 
Resources for the Future
Description: 

The Global Adaptation Atlas, an initiative of Resources for the Future’s Center for Climate and Electricity Policy, aims to enable a global community of scientists, policymakers, planners, donors and citizens to visualize what impacts are likely to affect their regions, what responses are underway, and what gaps need to be filled.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://www.adaptationatlas.org/
Contact person: 
Contact email: 
info@adaptationatlas.org
Type of access: 
open, registration required to save maps, download and upload data
Type of information available online: 
interactive maps, data
Developed by: 
Green Belt Movement
Description: 

GBM Kenya is a non-profit grassroots NGO based in Kenya. Since 2007 GBM has integrated digital mapping and GIS into its monitoring and evaluations procedures. GBM’s GIS Lab in Kenya provides the capability to create/collect, edit, query, analyze and display geographic information in order to facilitate better tracking of GBM’s programs.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://greenbeltmovement.org/
Contact person: 
Green Belt Movement
Contact email: 
gbm@greenbeltmovement.org
Type of access: 
open
Type of information available online: 
website, blog
Developed by: 
United Nations Environment Program - UNEP
Description: 

The GEO Data Portal is the authoritative source for data sets used by UNEP and its partners in the Global Environment Outlook (GEO) report and other integrated environment assessments.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://geodata.grid.unep.ch
Contact person: 
Jaap van Woerden
Contact email: 
woerden@grid.unep.ch
Type of access: 
open
Type of information available online: 
searchable online database, data sets, graphs, maps, tables

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