A selection of links to leading and reputable research and networking organisations working in the climate change and environmental space. Selected organisations provide material of relevance to commercial and/or governmental organisations.
|Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index
|An initiative by Notre Dame University to classify countries based on their vulnerability to and level of readiness for the impacts of climate change
|United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
|An international environmental treaty negotiated at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), informally known as the Earth Summit, held in Rio de Janeiro in 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". Successive initiatives such as the Kyoto Protocol, Bali Accord, etc. are administered by the UNFCCC
|Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economics (CERES)
|A network of investors, companies and public interest groups that aims to accelerate and expand the adoption of sustainable business practices and solutions to build a healthy global economy
|Greenhouse Gas Protocol
|The most widely used international accounting tool for government and business leaders to understand, quantify, and manage greenhouse gas emissions. Administered by the WRI and WBCDS
|International Energy Agency (IEA)
|An autonomous organisation which works to ensure reliable, affordable and clean energy for its 29 member countries and beyond. Among other initiatives it tracks government policies relating to carbon abatement
|The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change - official site including access to assessment reports
|World Business Council for Sustainable Development
|An industry body represented at CEO level by 200+ global corporations
|World Resources Institute
|A not for profit research organisation promoting ideas and action to sustain the planet's natural resources
|Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
|Provides standards for sustainability and triple bottom line reporting standards.
|Task Force for Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)
|A global initiative of the Climate Disclosure Standards Board, Sustainability Accounting Standards Board and Financial Stability Board, TCFD provides a framework to ensure consistent, comparable and useful disclosures.