ICES Extended Network members

World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Switzerland

Mission Statement: to provide business leadership as a catalyst for change toward sustainable development, and to support the business license to operate, innovate and grow in a world increasingly shaped by sustainable development issues.

www.wbcsd.org


International Standards Organization (ISO) Switzerland

ISO is the world's largest developer and publisher of International Standards. An International Standard is the result of an agreement between the member bodies of ISO. It may be used as such, or may be implemented through incorporation in national standards of different countries. ISO launches the development of new standards in response to sectors and stakeholders that express a clearly established need for them. Because ISO standards are voluntary agreements, they need to be based on a solid consensus of international expert opinion. For a document to be accepted as an ISO International Standard, it must be approved by at least two-thirds of the ISO national members that participated in its development and not be disapproved by more than a quarter of all ISO members who vote on it.

http://www.iso.org/iso/home.html


United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Switzerland

Established in 1964, UNCTAD promotes the development-friendly integration of developing countries into the world economy. UNCTAD has progressively evolved into an authoritative knowledge-based institution whose work aims to help shape current policy debates and thinking on development, with a particular focus on ensuring that domestic policies and international action are mutually supportive in bringing about sustainable development.

http://www.unctad.org/Templates/Page.asp?intItemID=1530&lang=1


UN Disaster Risk Reduction Switzerland

The UNDRR is a strategic framework, adopted by United Nations Member States in 2000, aiming to guide and coordinate the efforts of a wide range of partners to achieve substantive reduction in disaster losses and build resilient nations and communities as an essential condition for sustainable development. Additional information is available at: http://www.preventionweb.net/english/index.php

http://www.unisdr.org/#


United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Switzerland

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. The agency is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. It strives to ensure that everyone can exercise the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another State, with the option to return home voluntarily, integrate locally or to resettle in a third country. It also has a mandate to help stateless people.

www.unhcr.org


United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Switzerland

To provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations.

http://www.unep.org/


US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) USA

The mission of EPA is to protect human health and the environment.

http://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/whatwedo.html


UN Office for the Coordination of Human Affairs (OCHA) Global

OCHA is the part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. OCHA also ensures there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response effort.

http://www.unocha.org


The Institute for Disaease Modeling USA

IDM shapes global efforts to eradicate infectious diseases and to achieve permanent improvements in the health of those most in need. By developing, using, and freely sharing computational modeling tools, we advise policymakers, promote quantitative decision-making and advance scientific methodologies.

http://www.idmod.org/home


International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Switzerland

The ICRC has a legal mandate from the international community. That mandate has two sources: the 1949 Geneva Conventions, which task the ICRC with visiting prisoners, organizing relief operations, re-uniting separated families and similar humanitarian activities during armed conflicts; the Statutes of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement (Movement), which encourage it to undertake similar work in situations of internal violence, where the Geneva Conventions do not apply. The Geneva Conventions are binding instruments of international law, applicable worldwide. The Statutes of the Movement are adopted at the International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, which takes place every four years, and at which States that are party to the Geneva Conventions take part, thereby conferring a quasi-legal or “soft law” status on the Statutes.

http://www.icrc.org/eng


International Human Dimensions Programme Germany

Human actions lie at the heart of current global environmental change. Societies define the boundaries and character of their environments, while affecting and reacting to their environment with only a limited and biased understanding of it. To understand and respond effectively to these current changes requires major inputs from the social sciences - the perspective of human behaviour and actions.

http://www.ihdp.unu.edu/


Green Cross International (GCI) Switzerland

The mission of GCI is to respond to the combined challenges of security, poverty and environmental degradation to ensure a sustainable and secure future.

http://www.gcint.org/


Voluntary Organisations in Cooperation in Emergencies (VOICE)

A network representing 82 European non-governmental organisations (NGOs) active in humanitarian aid worldwide. VOICE is the main NGO interlocutor with the European Union on emergency aid, relief, rehabilitation and disaster risk reduction. As a European network, it represents and promotes the values and specificities of humanitarian NGOs, in collaboration with other humanitarian actors.

http://www.ngovoice.org/documents/voice%20DRR%20n1%20BD.pdf


Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) USA and France

Mobilizing scientific and technical expertise for local, national, and global problem solving

http://unsdsn.org/2013/06/06/action-agenda-sustainable-development-report/


The Ecological Sequestration Trust (TEST) UK

To develop a land use/resource–economics computer Model. This will be used to develop practical deliverable scenarios for low carbon urban development. To develop and scale-up an algae bioreactor and anaerobic digestion technologies. This is planned in partnership with leading technology partners around the world who shall participate in the Trust. The scaled-up technologies shall be deployed in demonstrator projects. To identify and establish at least three locations to demonstrate a low carbon sustainable development pathway for eco-city concepts in China, India and Africa. The scope of these demonstration projects is likely to cover (a) a ‘green-field’ eco-city, (b) a region adjacent to an existing large conurbation, (c) a heavily industrialised region. To support the creation of teaching material for urbanists in China, India and Africa. This aims to disseminate the learning from the demonstration programmes

http://www.ecosequestrust.org/staticc/our_vision.html http://resilience.io


Urban Climate Change Research Network (UCCRN) USA

The Urban Climate Change Research Network (UCCRN) is a consortium of individuals and institutions dedicated to the analysis of climate change mitigation, and from an urban perspective.

http://uccrn.org/about-uccrn/


Cityscape USA

In this fast urbanizing world, Citiscope spurs innovations to help cities work better for all of their people through the power of independent journalism.

http://citiscope.org/topics


City Protocol Spain

We are a delivery-focused network of global cities that, in partnership with companies, academia and other organizations, is developing common approaches and solutions to help cities build a sustainable future.

http://cityprotocol.org/who.html


Blacksmith Institute USA

Blacksmith Institute works in some of the world's worst polluted places, sharing resources and expertise with local groups and agencies to solve pollution problems, clean up polluted sites, and save lives.

http://blacksmithinstitute.org/


Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) UK

The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology is the UK's Centre of Excellence for integrated research in terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems and their interaction with the atmosphere.

http://www.ceh.ac.uk/index.html


NYU Furman Center: FloodzoneData.us USA

A project of the NYU Furman Center, FloodzoneData.us describes the people and housing located in the U.S. floodplain.

http://furmancenter.org/floodzonedata


National Ecological Observatory Network USA

The National Ecological Observatory Network provides open data to understand changing ecosystems. It is funded by the US NSF.

http://data.neonscience.org/home


World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Switzerland

For more than 45 years, WWF has been protecting the future of nature. The world’s leading conservation organization, WWF works in 100 countries and is supported by 1.2 million members in the United States and close to 5 million globally. WWF's unique way of working combines global reach with a foundation in science, involves action at every level from local to global, and ensures the delivery of innovative solutions that meet the needs of both people and nature.

http://www.worldwildlife.org/home-full.html


International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Switzerland

IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges. It supports scientific research, manages field projects all over the world and brings governments, non-government organizations, United Nations agencies, companies and local communities together to develop and implement policy, laws and best practice. IUCN is the world’s oldest and largest global environmental network - a democratic membership union with more than 1,000 government and NGO member organizations, and almost 11,000 volunteer scientists in more than 160 countries. IUCN’s work is supported by more than 1,000 professional staff in 60 offices and hundreds of partners in public, NGO and private sectors around the world. The Union’s headquarters are located in Gland, near Geneva, Switzerland.

http://www.iucn.org/


Institute for Systems Biology USA

The Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) was established to address the greatest challenge of 21st-century science -- understanding biological complexity.

http://www.systemsbiology.org/


Bioversity International Italy

Bioversity undertakes, encourages and supports research aimed at enhancing the sustainable use and conservation of agricultural biodiversity to the world's most vulnerable communities

http://www.bioversityinternational.org/about_us.html


Conservation Council of Nations USA

The Conservation Council of Nations is building the world's strongest network of policymakers, corporations, and NGOs to promote the efficient and beneficial use of natural resources and effective transnational conservation solutions, including through its Natural Resource Wealth Management™ program and initiatives.

http://www.councilofnations.org/


The Nature Conservancy USA

The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends.

http://www.nature.org/ http://blog.nature.org/


National Biodiversity Institute of Costa Rica (INBio) Costa Rica

The National Biodiversity Institute (INBio) of Costa Rica is a private research and biodiversity management center, established in 1989 to support all efforts made to gather knowledge on the country’s biological diversity and promote its sustainable use. The institute works under the premise that the best way to conserve biodiversity is to study it, value it, and utilize the opportunities it offers to improve the quality of life of human beings.

http://www.inbio.ac.cr/en/que-es-inbio.html


Conservation International

We imagine a healthy, prosperous world in which societies are forever committed to caring for and valuing nature, for the long-term benefit of people and all life on Earth.

http://www.conservation.org/NewsRoom/pressreleases/Pages/Conservation-International-joins-with-Massachusetts-Institute-of-Technology-to-link-technology-to-nature-based-solutions.aspx


Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) Denmark

An international network and research infrastructure funded by the world’s governments and aimed at providing anyone, anywhere, open access to data about all types of life on Earth.

https://www.gbif.org/what-is-gbif


ZooArchNet USA

ZooArchNet is a project that aims to mobilize data about archaeological animal remains in a way that best supports open data and open science approaches for both biological and anthropological research.

https://zooarchnet.org/home/about/


Half-Earth Project USA

With science at its core and our transcendent moral obligation to the rest of life at its heart, the Half-Earth Project is working to conserve half the land and sea to safeguard the bulk of biodiversity, including ourselves.

https://www.half-earthproject.org


e.o. wilson biodiversity foundation USA

The E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation’s mission is to foster a knowing stewardship of our world through biodiversity research and education initiatives that promote and inform worldwide preservation of our biological heritage.

https://eowilsonfoundation.org/mission-statement/


ICARUS Germany

Anyone watching a transmitting animal in nature can report their observations and thus help provide a better understanding of the movement data of animals

https://www.icarus.mpg.de/en


Woods Institute for the Environment USA

In the same spirit that inspired Stanford’s role in Silicon Valley’s high-tech revolution, the Woods Institute is pioneering innovative approaches to meet the environmental challenges of the 21st century – from climate change to sustainable food supplies to ocean conservation.

http://woods.stanford.edu/woods/about.html


Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development (IGSD) USA

The Institute’s mission is to promote just and sustainable societies and to protect the environment by advancing the understanding, development and implementation of effective, accountable and democratic systems of governance for sustainable development.

http://www.igsd.org/index.php


ProACT Network switzerland

ProAct Network helps vulnerable communities improve resilience to disasters, climate change, and humanitarian crises through sustainable environmental management.

http://proactnetwork.org/proactwebsite/


International Institute for Sustainable Development Canada

The International Institute for Sustainable Development is a Canadian-based, international public policy research institute for sustainable development.

http://www.iisd.org/


Earth Policy Institute (EPI) USA

Dedicated to planning a sustainable future and providing a roadmap of how to get from here to there.

http://www.earth-policy.org/


International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) Austria

IUFRO is "the" global network for forest science cooperation. It unites more than 15,000 scientists in almost 700 Member Organizations in over 110 countries, and is a member of ICSU. Scientists cooperate in IUFRO on a voluntary basis.

http://www.iufro.org/discover/organization/


China National Genebank China

CNGB, as an unincorporated international collaborative institute, is devoted to the comprehensive collection of biological resources (including specimens from humans, and other animals, plants and microorganisms) preservation, bioinformatics data generation and a global network establishment to promote information sharing and exchange. CNGB operates through collaborative activities between universities, hospitals and scientific institutes that share an interest in biobanking, resource utilization and bioinformatics.

http://www.nationalgenebank.org/en/index.html


Cooperation International Research and Development (CIRAD) France

The French agricultural research and international cooperation organization working for the sustainable development of tropical and Mediterranean regions.

https://www.cirad.fr/en/home-page


Forest Observation System (FOS) Austria

The Forest Observation System is an international cooperation to establish a global in-situ forest biomass database to support earth observation and to encourage investment in relevant field-based observations and science. The Forest Observation System provides well curated biomass plot data in a unified format, that is aggregated from tree level data consistently across different networks.

http://forest-observation-system.net


Great Barrier Reef Foundation Australia

The Great Barrier Reef Foundation is an Australian non-for-profit organisation with links to Australian business and philanthropy and the national coral reef research and management agencies. It provides an independent channel for private investment from both business and philanthropic sources, working with its partners to develop and fund the highest priority research projects on the Reef. The Foundation's mission is to raise and provide funding to support research that contributes to the environmental protection, enhancement, preservation and conservation of tropical reefs (especially the Great Barrier Reef) and adjoining coral coasts, for the benefit of the world community

http://www.barrierreef.org/


The Bullit Foundation USA

The Foundation recognizes that environmental issues are inherently interconnected, and it marshals staff and financial resources across its programs to achieve success

http://bullitt.org/who-we-are


Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN) Australia

The Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN) is an overarching and integrated network designed to serve ecosystem research in Australia. It builds on significant past investments by scientists and governments to understand Australian ecosystems. It does this by focussing on collating, calibrating, validating and standardising existing data sets.

http://www.tern.org.au/About-Tern-pg17674.html


ARC Coral Reef Studies Australia

The ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies undertakes world-best integrated research for sustainable use and management of coral reefs.

http://www.coralcoe.org.au


Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research France

To reduce poverty and hunger, improve human health and nutrition, and enhance ecosystem resilience through high-quality international agricultural research, partnership and leadership.

http://www.cgiar.org/


Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security Columbia

CCAFS seeks to overcome the threats to agriculture and food security in a changing climate, exploring new ways of helping vulnerable rural communities adjust to global changes in climate

http://ccafs.cgiar.org/

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