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Climate Change: Organizations

International Resources

United Nations Environment Program

OECD climate change work is focused on how to move countries to a low-carbon and climate resilient pathway, and how to improve the effectiveness of the global climate regime. Information by country, news releases, policy briefs, and case studies.

The UNFCCC supports multiple UN bodies that serve to advance the implementation of the Convention, the Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement. Information, news, documents and reports on the Convention's activities.

The State of the Climate is a collection of monthly summaries recapping climate-related occurrences on both a global and national scale.

Formerly NOAC's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), the NCEI is responsible for preserving, monitoring, assessing, and providing public access to the U.S. climate and historical weather data and information.

This UN Summit will showcase a leap in collective national political ambition and it will demonstrate massive movements in the real economy in support of the agenda.

The Royal Society is an organization of many of the world's most eminent scientists and is the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence. This link provides the Society’s current scientific evidence on climate change.

The Center is the successor to the Pew Center on Global Climate Change, and is widely recognized as an influential and pragmatic voice on climate issues. Its mission is to bring together government and business leaders to advance strong policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, promote clean energy, and strengthen resilience to climate impacts.

The Institute has been instrumental in moving climate change onto the international agenda, fostering collaboration between developing countries and richer nations, and in launching and implementing pioneering studies and initiatives.

The Worldwatch Institute is a globally focused environmental research organization that aims to inform policymakers and the public about environmental issues.

One of the world's largest environmental organizations linking science, economics, and law.

Studies environmental changes within the larger socioeconomic and political contexts that cause them. Their research focuses on the way diverse social processes such as globalization, poverty, disease, and conflict, combine with global environmental change to affect human security.

The Environment & Society Portal is a gateway to open access resources about human participation in, and understandings of, the environment. It contains several, exclusive peer-reviewed journals, and less formal journal articles. The Portal’s map, timeline, and keyword explorer are great ways to explore environmentally significant Places & Events.

U. S. Resources

The EPA partners with more than 40 data contributors from various government agencies, academic institutions, and other organizations to compile a key set of indicators related to the causes and effects of climate change, primarily in the U.S.

Climate Nexus is a strategic communications group dedicated to highlighting the wide-ranging impacts of climate change and clean energy solutions in the United States. It draws upon established and emerging science to personalize and localize the climate and energy story through work with the media, relevant NGOs and other thought leaders.

Northeast regional information. Other U.S. regions available from this site.

Information on the national and regional programs in which the UCS is involved.

USGCRP coordinates federal research on changes in the global environment and their implications for society; this site brings together the work of 13 departments and agencies representing diverse perspectives, including the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Energy, and State, to name just a few, as well as the National Science Foundation, U.S. AID, among other agencies.

Climate Central is an independent organization of leading scientists and journalists researching and reporting the facts about our changing climate and its impact on the public. They survey and conduct scientific research on climate change and inform the public of key findings. Research is focused on the United States.

The Nature Conservancy’s mission is to "conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends." The Nature Conservancy takes a scientific approach to conservation. It pursues non-confrontational, pragmatic solutions to conservation's challenges working with partners including indigenous communities, businesses, governments, and other non-profits.

A series of five reports on varying aspects of climate change from the scientists at the National Academies.

A public interest organization promoting conservation of the natural environment by influencing public policy decisions.

New England & Massachusetts Resources

Contains Maine's Climate Future: An Initial Assessment (2009)

Another page from the Union of Concerned Scientists, this one with a regional focus

A two-page factsheet which provide an overview of climate impacts for Massachusetts. One in a series of fact sheet for all U.S. states.

A coalition of government agencies, business leaders, environmental organizations and other stakeholders advocating for passage of legislation preparing Massachusetts for climate change impacts.

Network of approximately 50 Massachusetts communities engaged in climate change issues on a local basis.