Marie Michael Library
- Centre for International Earth Science Information Network specializes in data and information management, spatial data integration and training, and research related to human interaction in the environment.
- Friends of the Earth International, the world’s largest grassroots environmental network. The organization campaigns on the world’s most important environmental and social issues.
- Gender and Water Alliance (GWA), promotes women’s and men’s equal access to and management of safe and adequate water.
- Greenpeace International
- International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) helps the world find solutions to its environment and development challenges.
- One World presents the latest news in human rights and global issues around the world.
- Taking IT Global, publications on climate change, pollution, sustainable development and natural disasters.
- Time’s Up!: New York City’s Direct Action Environmental Organization promotes events and programs to promote a more sustainable, less toxic city.
- United Nations Environment Programme encourages caring for the environment by assisting people with improving their quality of life without compromising future generations.
- Climate Central is an organization of scientists and journalists researching and reporting the facts about changing climate and its impact on the public.
- Climate change, an Eldis resource guide.
- Climate change, a reference site from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
- Community based risk screening tool: Adaptation and livelihoods: user’s manual. (2009). Winnipeg, MB: International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD). (2.17 Mb pdf)
- CRiSTAL user’s manual version 5: Community-based risk screening tool: adaptation and livelihoods. (2012). Winnipeg, MB: IISD.
- Dazé, A., Ambrose, K. & Ehrhart, C. (2009). Climate vulnerability and capacity analysis: Handbook. [n.l.]: CARE International.
- FAO. (2014). Adapting to climate change through land and water management in Eastern Africa: Results of pilot projects in Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania. Rome: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. (2.41 Mb pdf)
- Fever – A video guide consists of four short films for indigenous communities to raise awareness about climate change and how it relates to their peoples, cultures, rights and territories. These films focus on communities in Ecuador, Nicaragua, the Philippines and Indonesia.
- Green TV. (2014). Climate change: Impacts, adaptation, and vulnerability [Video file]. (12:05 min.)
- Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is the leading international body for the assessment of climate change. The IPCC prepares reports related to climate change.
- Resilience, resources and publications from the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD).
- World Bank. (2012). Turn down the heat: Why a 4C warmer world must be avoided. Washington, DC: World Bank. (14.88 Mb pdf)
Community-Based Natural Resource Management
- DeMarco, J. (2005). Ideas for a more effective environmental movement in Canada. Discussion paper prepared for the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation. (185K pdf)
- The Ecologist is the world’s leading environmental affairs magazine.
- Guri, B. (n.d.). Community based natural resources management: Indigenous systems of NRM [Powerpoint presentation]. (47K pdf)
- Guri, B. (n.d.). Strengthening community capacities for engagement in CBNRM: The ED approach [Powerpoint presentation]. (2.78Mb pdf)
- Guri, B. & Laate, W. (2009). Development from the inside out: A guide for community organization development. (543K pdf)
- Mayers, J., Morrison, E., Rollington, L., Studd, K. & Turral, S. (2013). Improving governance of forest tenure: A practical guide (Governance of tenure technical guide no. 2). Rome: FAO. (2.85 Mb pdf)
- Natural Justice Video. (2012). Biocultural community protocols: Articulating and asserting stewardship [Video]. (13 min.)
- Rosen, R. (2011, October 3). The problem with geoengineering: What if it works? The Atlantic.
- Rugadya, M. (2009, March). Natural resource rights and biodiversity protection: Guidelines for policy and strategies to strengthen local governance systems. Paper presented at Best Practices for Land Tenure and Natural Resource Governance in Africa, Nairobi, Kenya. (392K pdf)
- Schertow, J. A. (2011, August 13). Indigenous resilience. Published by Intercontinental Cry, a volunteer journal for the global indigenous movement.
- TED Talks. (2009). Nalini Nadkarni on conserving the canopy [Video]. (16:28 min.)
- World Resources Institute. (2009). Enabling climate adaption [Video]. (5:59 min.). Heather McGray, a WRI Senior Associate and climate adaption expert, explains how to enable the rural poor to adapt to a changing climate.
Electronic Waste (E-Waste)
- Ghana: Digital dumping ground is a documentary developed by graduate journalism students from the University of British Columbia. They travelled to Ghana to view one of the world’s largest digital dumping grounds, where the West’s electronic waste accumulates.
- Nnorom, I. C. & Osibanjo, O. (2008). Electronic waste (e-waste): Material flows and management practices in Nigeria. Waste Management, 28(8), 1472-1479. (StFX only)
- Osibanjo, O. & Nnorom, I. C. (2007). The challenge of electronic waste (e-waste) management in developing countries. Waste Management & Research, 25, 489-501. (194K pdf) (StFX only)
- Schmidt, C. W. (2006). Unfair trade e-waste in Africa. Environmental Health Perspectives, 111(4), A232-A235.
- Bailey, R. (2008). Another inconvenient truth: How biofuel policies are deepening poverty and accelerating climate change (Oxfam briefing paper 114).
- Kirkbride, M. & Grahn, R. (2008). Survival of the fittest: Pastoralism and climate change in East Africa (Oxfam briefing paper 116).
- Lawson, M. (2008). Credibility crunch: Food, poverty, and climate change: an agenda for rich-country leaders (Oxfam briefing paper 113).
- Lobe, K. (2008). A green revolution for Africa: Hope for hungry farmers? (Canadian Foodgrains Bank working paper). (4.10 Mb pdf)
- Magrath, J. (2008). Turning up the heat: Climate change and poverty in Uganda.
- Raworth, K., et al. (2008). Climate wrongs and human rights: Putting people at the heart of climate-change policy (Oxfam briefing paper 117).
- Raworth, K. (2008). Coping with climate change: What works for women? (Oxfam research report).