“Think globally, act locally” is the
old environmental slogan. Now thinking globally couldn’t be
easier. MSU Global Access has organized environmental
information and resources from MSU, the state of Michigan, and around the world. Find
information about global environmental conferences like the
Kyoto conference or legal initiatives like the Montreal Protocol.
Favorite Links
United Nations Environmental
Programme – UNEP is built on a heritage of service to
the environment. UNEP provides an integrative and
interactive mechanism through which a large number of
separate efforts by intergovernmental, non-governmental,
national and regional bodies in the service of the
environment are reinforced and interrelated.
Greenpeace – An
independent campaigning organization which uses non-violent
– creative confrontation to expose global environmental
problems for a peaceful future, with offices around the
Intergovernmental Panel on
Climate Change – 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. It does not carry out new research nor does
it monitor climate related data. It bases its assessment
mainly on published and peer reviewed scientific technical
Great Lakes Water
Quality Agreement – On April 15, 1972, Prime Minister
Pierre Trudeau and President Richard Nixon met to sign the
Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. This milestone event
committed Canada and the United States to control pollution
in the Great Lakes and cleaning up waste waters from
industries and communities.
Network – Links to resources organized by more than
40 topics (listed in “More Related Topics”) –
some scientific (e.g., Climate Change, Greenhouse Effect,
Water Quality), and some social (e.g., Environmental
Activism, Environmental Justice, Environmental Ethics).
Keyword search allows selection of sites on any topic by
country or region. Also, each topical list allows search
by list of countries. By Josh Knauer; part of Network for
World Resources Institute
– Regional resources include World Resources Institute
Environmental Data reports on each country plus special
reports about many countries. “Internet Resources”
provides annotated lists of links on subjects including
agriculture, biodiversity, oceans and coasts, water
management, climate change, forests, economics, and global