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Joahannesburg Summit 2002
Sustainable Development in Action
 
DIRECTORY OF WEBSITES OF CASE STUDIES IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

The Johannesburg Summit Secretariat has compiled this directory of websites in order to assist those seeking examples of sustainable development initiatives by linking them to documented case studies. The Directory is divided into categories reflecting the entity mainly responsible in developing each website, i.e. Intergovernmental organisations (mainly the UN family), governments, businesses, local authorities, NGOs and research institutes/educational establishments. It is global in scope and includes a wide variety of organisations from local initiatives to broad international partnerships in all sectors.

Mention has been made of the sectors and/or topics covered by the website concerned when possible. This is not the case when the website has too broad a scope.

We wish to emphasize the preliminary nature of the website and it should be seen as a work in progress. We welcome and encourage additional listings and ask that such contributions be sent by email to: dsd@un.org

This directory is offered simply as a source of information and the opinions expressed in the individual case studies are those of the authors and do not reflect an endorsement by the Johannesburg Summit Secretariat.



Intergovernmental organisations


Local authorities


Governments


NGOs


Business


Research Institutes and Educational Establishments




 Intergovernmental organisations

UN/DESA (Department of Economic and Social Affairs) - Major groups in action
http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev/mgina.htm

UN/DESA - Energy and sustainable development
http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev/csd9/csd9_energy_bp4.pdf

Role of Local Authorities in the Agenda 21 - Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North America
http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev/mgladay.htm

UN Habitat - Best Practices
http://www.sustainabledevelopment.org/blp/learning/

UNCTAD/MRF - mineral resources and mining
http://www.biodiv.org/programmes/socio-eco/use/case-studies.asp

FAO - SARD and LAND case studies
http://www.fao.org/wssd/land/stories_en.htm

UNESCO - World Water Assessment Programme
http://www.unesco.org/water/wwap/case_studies/index.shtm

Sustainable Rural Development Information System, created by various IGOs
http://srdis.ciesin.org

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 Governments

Australia, SD case studies by students
http://www.sustainability.dpc.wa.gov.au/docs/PrintCaseStudyTopics.htm

Canada, International Development Research Centre
http://www.idrc.ca/reports

India (main government website for the Johannesburg Summit)
http://wssdindia.org/casestudies.htm

India (government in cooperation with the World Bank)
http://sdnp.delhi.nic.in/casestudy/cs-frame.html

USA Environment Protection Agency - Environ$en$e
http://es.epa.gov/cooperative/topics/casestudies.html

USA - EPA Community Based Approaches
http://www.epa.gov/ecocommunity/case1/index.htm

Australia - government education resource
http://globaled.ausaid.gov.au/secondary/casestud/

UK DFID - Sustainable livelihood approaches
http://www.livelihoods.org/lessons/lessons.html

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 Business

Business Action for Sustainable Development - partnership initiatives
http://www.basd-action.net/initiatives/

Case studies from members of the World Business Council on Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
http://www.wbcsd.ch/casestud/index.htm

WCBSD Gulf of Mexico - programmes and projects
http://www.bcsdgm.org/programs.htm


WBCSD New Zealand - case studies
http://www.nzbcsd.org.nz/casestudies.asp

The role of Internet in South Asian Development
http://www.the-south-asian.com/Tech-poverty1.htm

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 Local Authorities

International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives - project summaries
http://www.iclei.org/leicomm/leicases.htm#waste

ICLEI case studies: Implementing SD at the local level
http://www3.iclei.org/iclei/casestud.htm

Stockholm Partnerships for Sustainable Cities
http://www.partnerships.stockholm.se/projects_index.html

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 NGOs

Boreal Footprint Project and the Taiga Rescue Network: "Sustainable for Whom?"
http://www.taigarescue.org/publications/reports.shtml

IUCN - case studies of Indigenous peoples management
http://www.iucn.org/themes/pmns/indigenous/lessons.html

IUCN Community based management case studies
http://www.iucn.org/themes/pmns/community/lessons.html

IISD - case studies from the North American Great Plains
http://www.iisd.org/agri/nebraska/contents.htm

International Network for Environmental Management- case studies
http://www.inem.org/htdocs/inem_casestudies.html

Sustainable Communities Network -Environmental, economic and social integration at community levels in the US
http://www.sustainable.org/casestudies/studiesindex.html

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 Research Institutes and Educational Establishments

Oakland Technology Exchange Volunteer

Tata Energy Research Institute - case studies in Energy, technology application and forestry/biodiversity
http://www.teriin.org/case/case.htm

Trickle Up - Success stories about the world's poorest people in Africa, Asia, Americas and the US
http://www.trickleup.org/storiesframe.html

World Resources Institute - national councils on sustainable development
http://www.wri.org/governance/ncsd.html

WRI - Business and environment case studies
http://www.wri.org/meb/guide/gde.htm

Sustainable development case studies collected by Colby College Students
http://www.colby.edu/personal/t/thtieten/cases.html

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