Agricultural Economics Institute
The Agricultural Economics Institute (LEI) is the leading institute in the Netherlands for social and economic research on agriculture, horticulture, fisheries, forestry and rural areas. The LEI's focus at both national and international level is the increasing integration of agriculture and agribusiness with the social environment.
AIDEnvironment is an independent research and management consultancy for nature and natural resources. AIDEnvironment aims to conserve and restore diversity and resilience in the natural environment to encourage sustainable development and human welfare.
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Biogene.org offers this site as a clearinghouse for information about production without genetic manipulation (GM) - with special focus on alternatives to GM. Information is also provided about biotechnology and genetic engineering. You can find projects about these themes, files for download, laws and regulations, and many links to make possible a network.
The Irish online center for news, information and contacts in the biotechnology sector.
Biozone International produces quality resources for students and teachers of senior biology. The Biotechnology section lists sites in the fields of techniques, processes, applications and ethics.
Development provides unique resource and point of reference for the dialogue between activists and intellectuals committed to the search for alternative paths of social transformation towards a more sustainable and just world.
Eldis Gateway to Development
ELDIS is a gateway to information on development issues, providing free and easy access to a wide range of high quality online resources. These include summaries and links to online documents, a directory of websites, databases, library catalogues and email discussion lists.
Espacenet Patent Information
Escapenet is the gateway to patents in Europe. Pages are available for virtually all European countries, in their respective languages and with links to other pages and help functions relevant for the specific country.
European Association for Bioindustries
The European Association for Bioindustries provides news items, information on upcoming events and an excellent links section.
European Patent Office
The European Patent Office (EPO) grants European patents for the contracting states to the European Patent Convention (EPC). It is the executive arm of the European Patent Organisation.
European Society of Human Genetics
The Society focuses on encouraging young scientists and clinicians, and the transfer of technology and provision of genetic services for the developing European countries.
Friends of the Earth Europe
coordinates and supports the campaigns and projects of its member groups
which deal with a large variety of subjects including food, farming and
biotechnology; climate change, energy, eco-taxation and nuclear safety;
globalisation, trade, corporate accountability and sustainable development;
EU Accession; and regional programmes in Central, Eastern
GeneWatch UK is an independent organisation concerned with the ethics and risks of genetic engineering. It questions how, why and whether the use of genetic technologies should proceed and believes that the debate over genetic engineering is long overdue.
The Greenpeace site features critical campaigns on various topics, such as climate change, forests, genetic engineering and sustainable trade.
Human Genetics Commission
The Human Genetics Commission is the UK Government’s advisory body on how new developments in human genetics will impact on people and on health care.
ILEIA is a Centre for Information on Low External Input Sustainable Agriculture. This website has an open discussion forum, many links to agriculture related sites and background information on important themes.
InfoAgrar is the agricultural information and documentation service of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. Its aim is to facilitate access to relevant information, based on the needs of professionals dealing with agricultural issues in international development cooperation.
Institute of Science in Society
The Institute of Science in Society (ISIS) works for social responsibility and sustainable approaches in science. The institute promotes critical public understanding of science and engages both scientists and the public in open debate and discussion.
Intellectual Property Digital Library
he Intellectual Property Digital Library Web site provides access to various intellectual property data collections currently hosted by the World Intellectual Property Organization. These collections include Hague, JOPAL (non-patent reference), Madrid and PCT data and support fully searchable information retrieval and display by users on demand.
Intermediate Technology Development Group
The ITDG aims to demonstrate and advocate the sustainable use of technology to reduce poverty in developing countries. This UK-based charity works directly in four regions of the developing world – Latin America, East Africa, Southern Africa and South Asia, with particular concentration on Peru, Kenya, Sudan, Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal.
The International Centre for Genetic Engineering and
International Institute for Communication and Development
The IICS assists in developing countries to realize locally owned sustainable development by harnessing the potential of information and communication technologies.
International Institute for Trade and Sustainable Development
ICTSD facilitates interaction between policy-makers and those outside the system to help trade policy become more supportive of sustainable development. By helping parties increase capacity and become better informed about each other, ICTSD builds bridges between groups with seemingly disparate agendas. It seeks to enable these actors to discover the many places where their interests and priorities coincide, for ultimately sustainable development is their common objective.
The International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology
This major international journal provides a forum for report and discussion of issues and ideas surrounding the important concepts of sustainable development. It focuses on aspects of ecology, economics and sociology related to sustainable development and world resources.
International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications
INASP aims to enhance the flow of information within and between countries, especially those with less developed systems of publication and dissemination.
International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
As a Union, IUCN seeks to influence, encourage and assist societies throughout the world to conserve the integrity and diversity of nature and to ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and ecologically sustainable.
Inter Press Service: The Global News Agency
Inter Press Services focuses its news on coverage on the events and global processes affecting the economic, social and political development of peoples and nations.
Journal of Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology
The journal publishes high-quality primary research papers, in English, in all areas of molecular microbiology and molecular biotechnology, and in addition contains some timely reviews and written symposia on specific topics. JMMB publishes original work on the molecular biology or molecular biotechnology of microorganisms (including bacteria, viruses, and eukaryotic microorganisms).
Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development
The Novartis Foundation aims to improve the quality
of life of the
Novib (Oxfam Netherlands)
Nuffield Council on Bioethics
The Nuffield Council on Bioethics considers the ethical issues arising from developments in medicine and biology.
An online database and directory of fisheries and aquatic research and development information.
OneWorld aims to be the online media gateway that most effectively informs a global audience about human rights and sustainable development
The Netherlands’ site of OneWorld.net. This site offers information on themes relating to sustainable development and human rights, campaigns of OneWorld and a discussion forum.
Plant Research International
Plant Research International is an institute that combines a lengthy tradition in strategic research with a global outlook and next-generation standards of innovation. Top quality research is combined with up-to-date business development.
Royal Tropical Institute
The Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) is an independent centre of knowledge and expertise in the areas of international and intercultural cooperation. The aims of KIT are to contribute to sustainable development, poverty alleviation and cultural preservation and exchange.
SciDev.Net is a free-access, Internet-based network devoted to reporting on and discussing those aspects of modern science and technology that are relevant to sustainable development and the social and economic needs of developing countries.
SciDev.Net Ethics of Research Dossier
This online dossier provides a broad overview of ethics in medical research in developing countries. Included are key documents, readers’ comments, definitions, links and news items.
SciDev.Net Intellectual Property Dossier
SciDev.Net covers a variety of issues in online dossiers. This dossier deals with intellectual property by providing news items, policy briefs, key definitions and links relating to the topic.
The South Centre is intended to meet the need for analysis of development problems and experience, as well as to provide intellectual and policy support required by developing countries for collective and individual action in the international arena.
This online debate on biotechnology and food was organized in October and November 2001 and generated a truly global exchange of views and insights around Capacity Building, Poor Patents, Options in Food Production, and Rights and Choices.
Stockholm Environment Institute
SEI is an independent, international research institute specializing in sustainable development and environment issues. It works at local, national, regional and global policy levels. The SEI research programmes aim to clarify the requirements, strategies and policies for a transition to sustainability.
This journal is a wide interdisciplinary publication which seeks to further debate and discuss the important concept of sustainable development. The scope of the journal therefore allows for contributions which have a local, national or global focus from a philosophical to a practical perspective.
Sustainable Development International
Sustainable Development International aims to educate a global audience by providing information and knowledge on all aspects of sustainable development and environmental issues through cross-media platforms.
Sustainable Development Network
The Sustainable Development Network is a network of individuals and non-governmental organizations which generate policy materials, coordinate events for policymakers, and work with the news media to promote debate on issues which pertain to sustainable development including environmental and trade policy, economic policy, health, and legal frameworks.
Swiss Node provides the actors in the field of agricultural research for development with up-to-date information, mainly focused on Switzerland, and it offers them webpublishing services to present their work on the internet.
The Network University
United Kingdom Agricultural Biodiversity Coalition
UKabc is an activity of the UK Food Group: Bringing together Public Interest UK organisations concerned with Sustainable Use, Conservation, Benefit Sharing, Trade, Patents, Intellectual Property, Biopiracy, Biotechnology, Genetic Engineering, Biosafety and other issues related to the Equitable Use of Agricultural Biodiversity for Local Food and Livelihood Security
United Kingdom Government - Sustainable Development
This website reports on progress by the United Kingdom as a whole towards sustainable development.
The United Nations University Institute for New Technologies
UNU/UNITECH conducts policy research on the economic and social impact of new technologies in the developing world.
The Wageningen University for Life Sciences has evolved into one of the world’s leading education and research centers in the plant, animal, environmental, agrotechnical, food and social sciences.
Wageningen University Department of Plant Sciences
The Wageningen University Department of Plant Sciences is a leading center for research and education with regard to the plant and its environment.
The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
The Sanger Insititute is a genome research institute that aims to further the knowledge of genomes, particularly through large scale sequencing and analysis.
World Intellectual Property Organization
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is an international organization dedicated to promoting the use and protection of works of the human spirit. These works – intellectual property – are expanding the bounds of science and technology and enriching the world of the arts. Through its work, WIPO plays an important role in enhancing the quality and enjoyment of life, as well as creating real wealth for nations.