Eco Awards Namibia programme aims to answer the question of how to ensure that environment-friendly companies are rewarded within the economic system. The eco awards Namibia programme was introduced in Namibia in 2007 - sponsored by the Ministry for Environment and Tourism, supported by the Namibia Nature Foundation (NNF) and financed by the Namibia Development Tourism Programme (NTDP) of the European Union. The eco awards Namibia will be a mark of distinction for accommodation establishments which are planned and managed according to eco-friendly principles.
The GEF helps developing countries fund projects and programs that protect the global environment. GEF grants support projects related to biodiversity, climate change, international waters, land degradation, the ozone layer, and persistent organic pollutants.
GEF is an independent financial organization that provides grants to developing countries for projects that benefit the global environment and promote sustainable livelihoods in local communities.
GEF projects address six complex global environmental issues:
* Climate Change
* International Waters
* Land Degradation
* The Ozone Layer
* Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) ... [according to site editor's information]
This searchable database contains over 3,800 proven solutions from more than 140 countries to the common social, economic and environmental problems of an urbanizing world. It demonstrates the practical ways in which public, private and civil society sectors are working together to improve governance, eradicate poverty, provide access to shelter, land and basic services, protect the environment and support economic development. ... [according to site editor's information]
ELRI is a think tank for applied legal and policy whose objectives goes beyond research to creating awareness and increasing understanding of environmental laws to the public towards finding practical ways to protect the earth and improve people’s lives. It seeks to provide — and helps other institutions provide — objective information and practical proposals for policy and institutional change that will foster sound environmentally and socially equitable development. It works around three key programmatic areas:
Capacity building & Governance
Information Dissemination ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
CMI is an independent development research institute in Bergen, Norway. They generate and communicate research-based knowledge relevant for fighting poverty, advancing human rights, reducing conflict and promoting sustainable social development. CMI’s research focuses on local and global challenges and opportunities facing low- and middle-income countries and their citizens. The geographic orientation is towards Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America. ... [according to site editor's information]
ERA is a Nigerian advocacy NGO founded to deal with environmental human rights issues in Nigeria. ERA is the Nigerian chapter of Friends of the Earth International (FoEI), the world environmental justice federation campaigning to protect the environment and to create sustainable societies. ERA is the co-ordinating NGO in Africa for Oilwatch International, the global South network of groups concerned about the effects of oil on the environment of people who live in oil-bearing regions. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
EURODAD is a network of 58 NGOs from 19 European countries working on issues related to debt, development finance and poverty reduction. The Eurodad network offers a platform for exploring issues, collecting intelligence and ideas, and undertaking collective advocacy. [according to site editor's information]
Oxfam International is a confederation of 14 organizations working together with over 3,000 partners in more than 100 countries to find lasting solutions to poverty and injustice. With many of the causes of poverty global in nature, the 14 affiliate members of Oxfam International believe they can achieve greater impact through their collective efforts. ... [according to site editor's information]
The Development Experience Clearinghouse (DEC) is the largest online resource for USAID funded, international development documentation.
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ODI is Britain's independent think-tank on international development and humanitarian issues. The mission is to inspire and inform policy and practice which lead to the reduction of poverty, the alleviation of suffering and the achievement of sustainable livelihoods in developing countries. The ODI does this by locking together high-quality applied research, practical policy advice, and policy-focused dissemination and debate. ... [according to site editor's information]