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Greenpeace: A must-visit site for all aspects of environmental concern, including renewable energy, the marine environment, forests, biodiversity, climate change and pollution and water. Greenpeace is one of the most pro-active environmental organisations.

HORIZON Solutions: The HORIZON Solutions site presents readily accessible answers to problems in environment, health, population and development. The site is a collaborative effort of HORIZON with UNDP, UNEP, UNFPA, Unicef, the International Development Research Centre, Yale University and HORIZON's colleagues as Harvard University.

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: This is the IPCC's official website. The site has information on IPCC's activities, publications, press releases and other data.

International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) Human Settlements Programme: This programme aims to reduce poverty and improve health and housing conditions among the urban populations of Latin America, Asia and Africa, especially among low income groups.

International Maritime Organisation (IMO): The IMO is a UN special agency responsible for improving maritime safety and preventing pollution from ships, and also technical co-operation. It's website contains a wealth of information, including legal issues and conventions relating to the law of the sea, background information on the marine environment, publications, news, links, and official documents.

International POPs Elimination Network: IPEN is a global network of public interest non-governmental organisations united in their support for the global elimination of persistent organic pollutants, on an expedited yet socially equitable basis. Their website includes information about POPs, the IPEN newsletter, reports, a science panel, links and more.

InterWATER: InterWATER offers information about more than 650 organisations and networks in the water supply and sanitation sector, related to developing countries.

IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre: IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre This website provides news and information, advice, research and training, on low-cost water supply and sanitation in developing countries.

London Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Waste: The 1996 Protocol to the 1972 London Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Waste and Other Matter aims to control all sources of marine pollution. The London Convention focuses primarily on the dumping at sea of wastes generated on land. It includes a black list of substances for which dumping is prohibited and a grey list for which dumping may be authorised by permit. All other materials can be dumped in the ocean. The 1996 Protocol, when in force, will replace the outmoded 1972 Convention. The revised text embraces strong precautionary language in its general obligations; urges parties to consider the polluter-pays principle; and calls for waste prevention audits to carefully assess alternatives to dumping.

Natural Resources Defense Council: Nonprofit organization that aims to protect the environment through research and legal action. Provides infomation and news on a variety of topics including clean air and energy, global warming, clean water and oceans, wildlife and fish, forests and parks, toxic chemicals and health, and cities and green living.

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