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CLIMATE ACTION NETWORK AUSTRALIA: http://www.cana.net.au/

This is a network of over 25 regional, state and national environmental, health, community development, and research groups from throughout Australia. Their aim is to tackle the planet's most challenging environmental problem - climate change.

The website is very informative about global warming affecting Australia and our planet, and gives clear and simple summaries of the important issues around global warming and climate change that have come out of the Kyoto Protocol. It is very user-friendly and suggests other links that will be helpful.

The site includes a TAKE ACTION page and also offers a page on cutting our personal pollution. It is worth checking out all the possibilities on this site.

 

AUSTRALIAN DEPT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND TRADE: www.dfat.gov.au/environment/index.html

This site offers a comprehensive run-down on government positions on a variety of environmental concerns. Clicking on 'Climate Change' gives, briefly, theAustralian Government's position on this important issue. The site is user-friendly.

 

AUSTRALIAN GREENHOUSE OFFICE: www.greenhouse.gov.au/

The Australian Greenhouse Office is the lead Commonwealth agency on Greenhouse matters. This site is user-friendly and provides information about Government initiatives in the area of Greenhouse emissions, etc.

 

UNITED NATIONS FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE: unfccc.int/resource/convkp.html

This is an invaluable site for anyone who wants to go further in exploring the Convention and its relationship with various countries including Australia.

 

INTERGOVERNMENTAL PANEL ON CLIMATE CHANGE: www.ipcc.ch/

"Recognizing the problem of potential global climate change, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) established the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in 1988. It is open to all members of the UNEP and WMO. The role of the IPCC is to assess the scientific, technical and socio-economic information relevant for the understanding of the risk of human-induced climate change."

This site is worth visiting and its links provide opportunities to further explore United Nations Environment Programmes world-wide.

 

NEW SCIENTIST/CLIMATE CHANGE: http://www.newscientist.com/channel/earth/climate-change/

This site is an important resource for fairly up-to-date information on Climate Change. It is very user-friendly. The information it offers is concise and understandable. There is an excellent "Background and Guides to the Main Issues" section.

 

THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY - AUSTRALIA: www.wilderness.org.au/

To access the information on Climate Change on this site, simply click on Media Releases and then again on Media Releases, November 2000 - The Hague Climate Conference - Australian Government Caught Out in Carbon Scam (17/11/2000).

Following this there are other links to pursue, as well as background information.

 

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