Takes you back to our homepage Check out each governments national preparations around the world Links you to the Regional Preparatory Processes Links you to the Global Prep. Comms. as they happen Unravels www.earthsummit2002.org
A range of inter-active national review materials for governments & major groups Briefing papers on the key issues along with toolkits of information The archive of our monthly online newsletter, Network 2002 Arranged by majorgroup - links of the key players Our supporting partners from around the world
Stakeholder Forum's main event for Earth Summit 2002... An information resource for Multi-Stakeholder Processes Maps out the Sustainable Development agenda from Rio to Johannesburg An archive of every major decision and agreement on the Sustainable Development agenda Toolkits for each of the major UN Global Summits


ANPED, The Northern Alliance for Sustainability

ANPED brings together groups working on environment and development. ANPED's role is to provide services to its member groups, particularly those in CEE and NIS. These include informational, funding, and co-ordinational support.


The aims of ANPED are to link activities, exchange information and skills, and enhance mutual learning on issues of environment, sustainable development and participatory democracy. ANPED strives to build sustainable societies worldwide.


By working on cross-cutting issues which fit into various political processes, ANPED endeavours to build the capacity of individual NGOs. This is particularly important for smaller, newly established groups who are not part of other regional/international networks.



Climate Trend

ClimateTrend.com provides an interactive tool for plotting historical multi annual temperature profiles for any geographical location. It uses data downloaded from the IPCC Data Distribution Centre at the University of East Anglia, which contains interpolated values for a 0.5 x 0.5 deg. grid.




Cycle To The Summit
Four young people are cycling the 10,000 miles from London to Johannesburg, South Africa, to attend the Earth Summit. The project is being run in conjunction with the charity WaterAid, and will raise awareness around the major issue of fresh water and sanitation in some of the poorest countries in the world.

The team will visit a number of aid projects on their route through Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique and South Africa, and record their experiences on a video diary and through regular updates to their website - www.cycletothesummit.org.uk.

They would love to hear from any companies or individuals able to support the expedition, or who are interested in any sort of collaboration.




Eco-Accord is an NGO founded in 1992 to promote the realization of the decisions adopted at the UN Conference on Environment & Development in Rio.  Its main goas are to:  Search for solutions to environmental and sustainable development problems both at the global and national level; Raise public awareness on environmental and sustainable development issues;  Facilitate information exchange and development partnership among NGOs on the one hand and between NGOs, governmental, business, academic and other sectors of society on the other hand.





Earth Council Secretariat

The Earth Council is an international non-government organisation that was created in September 92 to promote and advance the implementation of the Earth Summit Agreements.  It is led by a body of 18 Members, drawn from the worlds political, business, scientific and non-government communities.  Sixteen eminent world leaders server as Honorary Members, and an 18 member Earth Council Institute functions as an advisory board.







The EcoIQ.com Sustainable Communities website is for everyone interested in making smart choices about our communities -- choices that are both economically and ecologically intelligent. EcolQ.com incorporates other topic-focused sites covering the most important subjects in understanding and managing the coming transition to sustainability. It is also the hub of the Eco Family of websites.




E.F. Schumacher Society

The E. F. Schumacher Society in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, was founded in 1980 by Robert Swann and a group of Schumacherâs American friends and colleagues.  The E. F. Schumacher Center, located in the Berkshire hills of western Massachusetts, has grown to a facility housing a five-thousand-volume, computer-indexed library of books, pamphlets, tapes, and specialized bibliographies. The subject matter focuses on decentralism, human-scale societies, regionally based economic systems, local currency experiments, and community land trusts.  The Annual E. F. Schumacher Lectures provide a public forum for scholars and activists working in the Schumacher tradition, and they are becoming recognized as a resource presenting knowledge too valuable to be forgotten.





Environment Liaison Centre International

The Environment Liaison Centre International (ELCI), founded in 1974, is an information and communication network of more than 850 non-governmental and community-based organisations (NGOs and CBOs) in 90 countries, all working towards a more sustainable world. ELCI links most southern independent environmental NGOs world-wide, allowing them to make a common position and forge a strong case for the environment in international negotiations. Members of the ELCI network are central players in a global process of sharing, learning and growth: sharing their information and ideas, learning from each other's experiences and contributing to a growing environmental movement world-wide.






EnviroSIG is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to providing information, methods and opportunities to successfully plan, manage and participate in environmental management projects that are aimed at restoring or preserving the natural environment and that are based on sound scientific actions and sustainable development approaches.





Friends of the Earth International Secretariat

Friends of the Earth International is a federation of autonomous environmental organizations from all over the world. Our members, in 61 countries, campaign on the most urgent environmental and social issues of our day, while simultaneously catalysing a shift toward sustainable societies.




Instituto del Tercer Mundo/The Third World Institute

ITeM is a citizens' organization that works for civil society. ITeM carries out information, communication and educational activities at national and international levels on issues related to environment and development. ITeM fosters civic participation in global decision-making processes.





International Council for Social Welfare

ICSW's basic mission is to promote forms of social and economic development which aim to reduce poverty, hardship and vulnerability throughout the world, especially amongst disadvantaged people. It strives for recognition and protection of fundamental rights to food, shelter, education, health care and security. It believes that these rights are an essential foundation for freedom, justice and peace. It seeks also to advance equality of opportunity, freedom of self-expression and access to human services. 





International Federation of Environmental Health

This is a Federation of organisations representing the interests of environment & health protection professionals in all corners of the World.  It was formed in 1986 and currently has 31 organisations in full membership, with another 41 organisations as associate members, in total representing around 50,000 professionals.

Its principal aims include the protection of public health and the environment; promotion of better health, education and understanding of the environment; encouraging exchange of information & experience; advocating research; fostering understanding, mutual support and personal contact; and co-operation with other international organisations.

The Federation is governed by a Council which meets annually and, in recognition of the different priorities in different parts of the World, has a regional framework, with separate forums for Africa, The Americas, Europe and The Pacific Rim.





International Institute for Environment & Development

IIED is an independent, non-profit organisation which promotes sustainable patterns of world development through collaborative research, policy studies, consensus building and public information.  With a focus on issues of equity and justice, and the rights and needs of poor people, the Institute works in an interdisciplinary way, addressing the connections between economic development, the environment and human needs.  IIED's principal aim is to improve the management of natural resources so that communities and countries of the South can improve living standards without jeopardising their resource base. Its work is undertaken with, or on behalf of governments and international agencies, the academic community, foundations and non-governmental organisations, community groups and the people they represent.





Liaison Committee of Development NGOs to the European Union

The NGDO-EU Liaison Committee is the representative structure of European NGOs (non-governmental organisations) within the European Union working in the field of external cooperation and international solidarity. It is a democratic and pluralist association of individual member NGOs grouped in National Platforms in each Member State of the European Union. Membership, via the 15 National Platforms, is open to all NGOs based in a European Union Member State and active in the various fields of international solidarity work and particularly: development, emergency relief and development education.





Marine Stewardship Council

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is a charitable, not for profit, non-governmental, international organisation set up to promote sustainable fisheries and responsible fishing practices worldwide, through developing long term, market based solutions which meet the needs and objectives of both the environment and commerce.





National Wildlife Federation

NWF focuses its efforts on five core issue areas (Endangered Habitat, Water Quality, Land Stewardship, Wetlands, and Sustainable Communities), and pursues a range of educations projects and activist, advocacy and litigation, within these core areas.




New Economics Foundation

The New Economics Foundation (NEF) works to construct a new economy centred on people and the environment. Founded in 1986, it is now one of the UKâs most creative and effective independent think tanks, combining research, advocacy, training and practical action.




NGO Cafe

The NGO Cafe is an initiative of the Global Development Research Center, designed as a meeting place for NGOs around the world. In five distinct sections, the site defines the concept of NGOs and related organizations, provides tools and resources to implement effective programs, presents papers and documents of International interest, and gives News and Internet links.  




Oxfam International Secretariat

Oxfam International is an international group of independent non-governmental organizations dedicated to fighting poverty and related injustice around the world. The Oxfams work together internationally to achieve greater impact by their collective efforts.





Participatory Research in Asia

PRIA's mission is to promote people-centred, holistic and comprehensive evolution of society characterised by freedom, justice, equity, and sustainability by:

  •  creating opportunities of sharing, analysing and learning among formations of the civil society (in particular, people«s organisations and NGOs); 

  • engaging in independent and critical analysis of societal trends and issues, development policies and programmes; and 

  • enabling dialogue across diverse perspectives, sectors and institutions





Peacechild International

Peace Child International empowers children to take responsibility for peace, human rights and the environment through education, leadership development and direct participation in the events that shape our world community. This it does through producing publications, musicals, conferences and encouraging its affiliate youth groups throughout the world.




The Rainforest Alliance

The Rainforest Alliance is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of tropical forests for the benefit of the global community. Our mission is to develop and promote economically viable and socially desirable alternatives to the destruction of this endangered, biologically diverse natural resource. We pursue this mission through education, research in the social and natural sciences, and the establishment of cooperative partnerships with businesses, governments and local peoples.




Third World Network

The Third World Network is an independent non-profit international network of organizations and individuals involved in issues relating to development, the Third World and North- South issues. Its objectives are to conduct research on economic, social and environmental issues pertaining to the South; to publish books and magazines; to organize and participate in seminars; and to provide a platform representing broadly Southern interests and perspectives at international for such as the UN conferences and processes. 






The South African National NGO Coalition (SANGOCO) is a rapidly growing umbrella body of South African NGOs. The Coalition was formed in August 1995 to co-ordinate NGO input into the Reconstruction and Development Program. It consists of provincial and sectoral affiliates, working in a wide range of development fields including land, health, urban and rural development. SANGOCO's mission is to promote civil society by uniting and strengthening the NGO sector to enable it to influence development policy and advocate for programs that meet the needs of the poor in the best possible way, at the least possible cost.





Stockholm Environment Institute

SEI is an independent, international research institute specializing in sustainable development and environment issues. It works at local, national, regional and global policy levels. The SEI research programme aims to clarify the requirements, strategies and policies for a transition to sustainability. These goals are linked to the principles advocated in Agenda 21 and the Conventions such as Climate Change, Ozone Layer Protection and Biological Diversity.




Water For People

Water For People is a US-based international organisation dedicated to helping people in developing countries obtain safe drinking water. Started in 1991 by the North American water community and the American Water Works Association. Water For People works through local NGOs and community-based organisations as a coach, mentor and coordinator.



Women Building Peace

This international campaign involving thousands of groups and individuals aims to raise global awareness of women's experiences and perspectives of peace and conflict, and to help women better realise their potential as peace-builders from the village to the international level. It seeks to influence and affect the implementation of global policies and international standards on peace, security and development to ensure that gender perspectives are integrated and women's needs are met. International Alert believes that women and women's groups specifically play a critical role in the peacebuilding process and that their work should be highlighted and strengthened and should be supported as widely as possible by all actors in the international community. For a campaign pack and to find out more please contact the campaign





Women's Environment & Development Organisation 

WEDO is an international advocacy network actively working to transform society to achieve a healthy and peaceful planet, with social, political, economic and environmental justice for all through the empowerment of women, in all their diversity, and their equal participation with men in decision-making from grassroots to global arenas.




World Sustainability Hearings

The World Sustainability Hearings (a project of Earth Island Institute) is a collective effort of dozens of environmental and social justice organizations around the world to give a voice to people not usually represented at high-level UN negotiations. Convening a citizens’ court, the Hearings will present the real-life experiences of communities with “sustainable development” and the promise of the 1992 Rio conventions that equitable economic growth and an ecologically sustainable livelihood could be achieved jointly. Together with panels of scientific, religious, civic, business, and political leaders, participants in the Hearings will make their own assessment of the 10-year history since the Earth Summit in Rio, alongside and in conversation with the “official” UN assessment down the road




World Wildlife Fund International

WWF-World Wide Fund For Nature is the world's largest and most experienced independent conservation organization, with around 5 million supporters and a global network of 27 National Organizations, 5 Associates, and 21 Programme Offices.