Environment

AIS

Ausgeschrieben: 
Alien Invasive Species
Beschreibung: 
An alien species (= species, subspecies or lower taxon, introduced outside its natural past or present distribution) whose introduction and/or spread threaten biological diversity. Alien species that become invasive are considered to be main direct drivers of biodiversity loss across the globe. In addition, alien species have been estimated to cost our economies hundreds of billions of dollars each year.
URL: 
http://terms.biodiversitya-z.org/terms/15
Übersetzung: 
Nicht-heimische invasive Art

WEDO

Ausgeschrieben: 
Women in Environment and Development Organization
Beschreibung: 
As a global women’s advocacy organization, WEDO envisions a just world that promotes and protects human rights, gender equality and the integrity of the environment. To contribute toward its vision for the world, WEDO’s mission is to ensure that women’s rights; social, economic and environmental justice; and sustainable development principles-as well as the linkages between them-are at the heart of global and national policies, programs and practices.
URL: 
http://www.wedo.org/about
Übersetzung: 
Organisation für Frauen in Umwelt- und Entwicklungsbereichen

IRNR

Ausgeschrieben: 
Instituto de Recursos Naturales Renovables
Beschreibung: 
Basic and applied research of environmental issues, to training and environmental education Produce, apply and disseminate knowledge about the environment, contribute to the solution of environmental problems and to promote the conservation and management of natural resources management.
URL: 
http://www.funindes.usb.ve/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=93:instituto-de-recursos-naturales-renovables-irnr-&catid=38:institutos&Itemid=85
Übersetzung: 
Institute of Renewable Natural Resources
Dachorganisation: 
Fundación de Investigación y Desarrollo de la Universidad Simón Bolívar (FUNDIDES-USB)

WWAP

Ausgeschrieben: 
World Water Assessment Programme
Beschreibung: 
Hosted and led by UNESCO, the United Nations World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP) coordinates the work of 28 UN-Water members and partners in the World Water Development Report (WWDR). This key UN Water report is an annual review providing an authoritative picture of the state, use and management of the world’s freshwater resources. In addition to coordinating this significant UN report, WWAP monitors freshwater issues in order to provide recommendations, develop case studies, enhance assessment capacity at a national level and inform the decision-making process. WWAP seeks to equip water managers and key decision-makers with the information, data, tools and skills necessary to enable them to effectively participate in the development of policies. <br />
URL: 
http://www.unesco.org/new/en/natural-sciences/environment/water/wwap/
Dachorganisation: 
UNESCO

WOUDC

Ausgeschrieben: 
World Ozone and Ultra - violet Radiation Data Centre
Beschreibung: 
The World Ozone and Ultraviolet Radiation Data Centre (WOUDC) is one of the World Data Centres which are part of the Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW) programme of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). The WOUDC, which began in 1962, is operated by Environment Canada and is located in Toronto.
URL: 
http://www.woudc.org/

VCS

Ausgeschrieben: 
Verified Carbon Standard
Beschreibung: 
The Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) formerly the Voluntary Carbon Standard is a quality standard for voluntary carbon offset industry. Based on the Kyoto Protocol's Clean Development Mechanism, VCS establishes criteria for validating, measuring, and monitoring carbon offset projects.
URL: 
http://www.v-c-s.org/

USANPN

Ausgeschrieben: 
USA National Phenology Network
Beschreibung: 
The USA National Phenology Network serves science and society by promoting broad understanding of plant and animal phenology and its relationship with environmental change. The Network is a consortium of individuals and organizations that collect, share, and use phenology data, models, and related information.
URL: 
https://www.usanpn.org/

UEBT

Ausgeschrieben: 
Union for Ethical BioTrade
Beschreibung: 
aunched in October 2007, the Union for Ethical BioTrade is a non-profit association that promotes the 'Sourcing with Respect' of ingredients that come from biodiversity. Members commit to gradually ensuring that their sourcing practices promote the conservation of biodiversity, respect traditional knowledge and assure the equitable sharing of benefits all along the supply chain.
URL: 
http://www.ethicalbiotrade.org/

SOCMON

Ausgeschrieben: 
Global Socioeconomic Monitoring Initiative for Coastal Management
Beschreibung: 
The Global Socioeconomic Monitoring Initiative for Coastal Management (SocMon) works through regional and local partners to facilitate community-based socioeconomic monitoring. Household and community level data are collected to inform dependence on coral reef resources, perceptions of resource conditions, threats to marine and coastal resources, and support for marine management strategies such as marine protected areas. To date, over 60 assessments have been completed in 30 countries.
URL: 
http://www.socmon.org/
Übersetzung: 
Globale Sozioökonomische Monitorings-Initiative für Küstenmanagement

NSIDC

Ausgeschrieben: 
National Snow and Ice Data Center, Colorado
Beschreibung: 
The National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) supports research into our world's frozen realms: the snow, ice, glaciers, frozen ground, and climate interactions that make up Earth's cryosphere. NSIDC manages and distributes scientific data, creates tools for data access, supports data users, performs scientific research, and educates the public about the cryosphere. NSIDC distributes more than 500 cryospheric data sets for researchers, from both satellite and ground observations.
URL: 
http://nsidc.org/
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