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The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) is a Canadian-based, public policy research institute that has a long history of conducting cutting-edge research into sustainable development. IISD's story began in 1988 when Prime Minister Brian Mulroney announced Canada's plans to establish an international institute dedicated to advancing sustainable development at the United Nation


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The United Nations - Division for Sustainable Development (DSD).
DSD promotes sustainable development as the substantive secretariat to the CSD and through technical cooperation and capacity-building at the international, regional and national levels.The achievement of sustainable development requires the integration of its economic, environmental and social components at all levels. This is facilitated by continuous dialogue and action in global partnership, focusing on key sustainable development issues.


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Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) is a not-for-profit foundation that finances and supports the development and demonstration of clean technologies which provide solutions to issues of climate change, clean air, water quality and soil, and which deliver economic, environmental and health benefits to Canadians.

SDTC operates two funds aimed at the development and demonstration of innovative technological solutions. The $590 million SD Tech Fund™ supports projects that address climate change, air quality, clean water, and clean soil. The $500 million NextGen Biofuels Fund™ supports the establishment of first-of-kind large demonstration-scale facilities for the production of next-generation renewable fuels.


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The WBCSD is a CEO-led organization of forward-thinking companies that galvanizes the global business community to create a sustainable future for business, society and the environment. From its starting point in 1992 to the present day, the Council has created respected thought leadership on business and sustainability. The Council plays the leading advocacy role for business. Leveraging strong relationships with stakeholders, it helps drive debate and policy change in favor of sustainable development solutions.



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The Global Issue Web Site looks into global issues that affect everyone and aims to show how most issues are inter-related.

There are over 550 articles on this site, mostly written by myself. The issues discussed range from trade, poverty and globalization, to human rights, geopolitics, the environment, and much more. Spread over these articles, there are over 7,000 links to external articles, web sites, reports and analysis to help provide credence to the arguments made on this web site.


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PRB Website
When PRB launched in the mid-1990s, we believed our website should offer visitors a rich and newsworthy stock of content, covering both U.S. and international demographic trends; and that we should appeal to many audiences, including students, teachers, researchers, and journalists. We are gratified by our success.


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Education for Sustainable Development
The role of education for sustainable development (ESD) is to help people develop the attitudes, skills, and knowledge to make informed decisions for the benefit of themselves and others, now and for the future, and to act upon those decisions.  ESD is an approach to teaching and learning based on the ideals and principles that underlie sustainability – human rights, poverty reduction, sustainable livelihoods, peace, environmental protection, democracy, health, biological and landscape diversity, climate change, gender equality, and protection of indigenous cultures. In these and many other dimensions, education for sustainable development is analogous with the vision and goals of UNESCO.


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Much of the Much of the World Bank’s work in sustainable development is piloted via an internal grouping of departments, the Sustainable Development Network. It focuses on supporting our clients, directly or via the Bank’s Regional units, on the complex agenda of sustainable development.’s work in sustainable development is piloted via an internal grouping of departments, the Sustainable Development Network. It focuses on supporting our clients, directly or via the Bank’s Regional units, on the complex agenda of sustainable development.


Bio-Energy Site, This web site is devoted to the global bioenergy industry from a farming/agricultural perspective. Our intention, with your help, is to continually develop the site as a global bioenergy hub for the farming industry. With a truly global focus TheBioenergySite is the definitive provider of free technical information to a steadily growing on-line worldwide audience.


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Wikipedia on Sustainable Development
Since its creation in 2001, Wikipedia has grown rapidly into one of the largest reference websites, attracting 400 million unique visitors monthly as of March 2011 according to ComScore.[1] There are more than 82,000 active contributors working on more than 19,000,000 articles in more than 270 languages. As of today, there are 3,878,249 articles in English. Every day, hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the world collectively make tens of thousands of edits and create thousands of new articles to augment the knowledge held by the Wikipedia encyclopedia.


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Government of Ontario (Main Website). One in three Canadians calls Ontario home. Diverse cultural backgrounds make up this vibrant province, a magnet for industry, the arts and innovation. From its varied landscape, to thousands of lakes, to fantastic tourism spots, Ontario is a study in contrasts with much to offer. This section provides links to detailed information about the people, places and events in Ontario.

Ontario - Ministry of Environment

Ontario’s Ministry of the Environment (MOE) has been protecting Ontario’s environment for over 30 years. Using stringent regulations, targeted enforcement and a variety of innovative programs and initiatives, the ministry continues to address environmental issues that have local, regional and/or global effects.

The Ministry of the Environment is responsible for protecting clean and safe air, land and water to ensure healthy communities, ecological protection and sustainable development for present and future generations of Ontarians.

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Government of Ontario (Ministry of Education) - the ministry that administers the system of publicly funded elementary and secondary school education in Ontario.The ministry's plan to promote a strong, vibrant, publicly funded education system is focused on three goals: high levels of student achievement; reduced gaps in student achievement; high levels of public confidence in public education.

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Government of Ontario (Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities) - the can help you get the education and training you need to build a rewarding career after high school. You can choose from university and college programs, apprenticeships and many other kinds of training and education. Through Employment Ontario, our employment and training network, we'll also help you build your career, and keep learning, throughout your working life. Employment Ontario connects people looking for work with employers looking for workers. It's your one-stop source of information about jobs, job search skills, training, education, and other services for employees and employers. Visit Employment Ontario online to learn more.

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e-Laws - a database of Ontario's statutes and regulations, both consolidated and source law. The e-Laws database is updated continually. Specific information about the currency of consolidated law on e-Laws is contained within each consolidated statute and regulation. New source law is usually published on e-Laws within two business days.

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Government of Canada.

  • Structure of the Government of Canada Information on the Canadian ministry, Members of the House of Commons and the Senate of Canada, Hansard Index, Acts, Regulations, Orders in Council and more.
  • Intergovernmental Affairs Information on Canadian federalism and federal governance, particularly collaboration between the federal government and the governments of the provinces and territories.
  • Laws of Canada Provides access to Justice Canada's on-line resource for federal laws, statutes, acts and regulations.

Government of Canada - Natural Resoucres

The Government of Canada is committed to expanding the production and use of cleaner biofuels (also called renewable fuels) such as ethanol and biodiesel. The Government has a four-pronged biofuels strategy in order to:

  • reduce the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions resulting from fuel use,
  • encourage greater production of biofuels,
  • provide new market opportunities for agricultural producers and rural communities, and
  • accelerate the commercialization of new biofuel technologies.

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Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) - a department of the Government of Canada. HRSDC’s mission is to build a stronger and more competitive Canada, to support Canadians in making choices that help them live productive and rewarding lives, and to improve Canadians’ quality of life.