Research Institutes, NGOs, Other

Name Language Programme Case Studies Programme Evaluation / Indicators Description
Air Quality Management Resource Centre English Not Available Not Available Based in the Faculty of Applied Sciences at the University of the West of England in Bristol. The AQM Resource Centre provides a comprehensive service to all professionals working in the field of air quality management in the South West and beyond. These site contains infromation on reseach including: Actions plans to deliver air quality objectives within AQMAs, Air Quality Management Areas in the UK, Air Quality Management Practices in Urban Areas of England, RACE (Review & Assessment of Commuter Emissions), Source apportionment of PM10 during air pollution episodes, Contact points for the Air Quality Research Group.
Canadian Urban Institute (CANURB) English / French -- -- The website provides institute's cooperation activities information in the field of solid waste management, as in Phuket, Thailand, Guimalas, Philippines. Those case studies do not include quantifiable indicators.
The Earth Council English -- -- The Earth Council is an international non-governmental organization (NGO).
European Academy of Urban Environment English / German Available Available The European Academy of the Urban Environment is aiming to encourage exchange of experience amongst local government decision makers in all spheres of sustainable urban development. Best Practices/ Case Studies of European cities with indicators are available.
Global Environmental Centre Foundation English / Japanese Some Available Some Available The website provides information on Japan's environmental technologies such as cleaner production and recycling in industries. Maintained by the Ministry of Environment of Japan.
Global 500 Japan Network English / Japanese -- -- This website introduces Global 500 laureates in Japan and their cooperative activities.
Great Cities Institute English -- -- The Great Cities Institute is a research and educational organization, affiliated with the University of Illinois. Reports on global trends and selected issues of urbanization are available.
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies English Not Available -- Strategic research on climate change (including CDM), forest conservation, urban environmental management, freshwater resources management, business for sustainable societies, and long-term perspectives and policy integration
Institute for Transportation and Public Policy English Available -- Study on the impact of transportation on sustainable development.
International Center for Environmental Technology Transfer (ICETT) English Japanese Available Available Detailed case studies on Yokkaichi's Air Quality Control and Minamata Water Pollution Control, as well as environment-related laws in selected Asian countries are available.
International Centre for Sustainable Cities English Available -- The CIDA-sponsored 'Southeast Asian Local Solid Waste Improvement Project (SEALSWIP) is available (Udon Thani, Hat Yai, Bacolodo, Iloilo etc.) Information on other CIDA-sponsored environmental projects at local government level is also available.
Kitakyushu International Techno-cooperative Association (KITA) English / Japanese / Korean -- -- Contains listing of significant publications on related projects and other activities. Focuses in particular on cooperation between Kitakyushu (Japan) and developing countries.
Urban Ecology Australia English Available Available Case Studies on environmentally friendly housing, solar energy use, etc. in Australia.

United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific


Environment Section
Environment and Sustainable Development Division
United Nations Building, Rajdamnern Avenue
Bangkok 10200 Thailand
Email: escap-esdd-evs@un.org

Institute for Global Environmental Strategies


Kitakyushu Initiative Network Secretariat
3-9-30 Asano, Kokurakita-ku
Kitakyushu City 802-0001 Japan
Email: kitakyushu-initiative@iges.or.jp