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Researchers at the Climate Legacy Initiative have come across many useful web-based resources. Because our climate change project spans U.S., international, and comparative law, as well as the environment, human rights, and intergenerational justice, we offer the following eclectic mix of related links:

United Nations System's Work on Climate Change

A comprehensive site within the U.N. dedicated to climate change, its consequences, and solutions. Includes a detailed page with resources and information directed at children and youths.

The Bali Action Plan

This PDF file is from the December 2007 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bali.

The Presidential Climate Action Plan

From the moment the 44th President of the United States takes office, the American people and the world community will watch closely for indications of how our new leader addresses Global Climate Change. The Presidential Climate Action Project has developed a bold, comprehensive and non-partisan plan for presidential leadership rooted in climate science and designed to ignite innovation at every level of the American economy.

On the Commons, A Project of the Tomales Bay Institute

This web portal and blog explores activism on behalf of the commons in all its variety. The purpose of this site is to explore the value of diverse commons, probe their distinctive dynamics and re-invent mechanisms for strengthening them.

Science and Environmental Health Network

Founded in 1994 by a consortium of North American environmental organizations, the Science and Environmental Health Network uses its legal imagination to ensure that science is used to protect the environment and human health.

Alliance of Religions and Conservations (ARC)

Secular site devoted toward helping the major religions of the world to develop their own environmental programmes, based on their own core teachings, beliefs and practices. This particular link provides additional resources compiled by ARC.

American Association for the Advancement of Science

This webpage of the American Association for the Advancement of Science's website provides links to a comprehensive list of environment and human rights documents and resources.

Australian Climate Justice Program

The website of the Australian Climate Justice Program, a legal advocacy NGO, provides up-to-date links to international news as well as focused summaries of Australian and international climate change cases.

Climate Justice Programme

The website of the Climate Justice Programme, an international collaboration of climate justice advocacy NGOs, which seeks to use national and internal law enforcement to combat climate change, provides access to international and non-United States domestic cases addressing climate change.

Constitutional Law Foundation

The Constitutional Law Foundation seeks to make the United States Constitution's posterity clause the subject of national debate and to link it directly to environmental protection and intergenerational justice.

The Daily Climate

A daily compilation of news about climate change from mainstream media sources around the world. It is published every morning (US east coast time) by Environmental Health Sciences.

Dot Earth, A New York Times Blog

Reporter Andrew C. Revkin examines efforts to balance human affairs with the planet’s limits. Supported in part by a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, Mr. Revkin tracks relevant news from suburbia to Siberia, and conducts an interactive exploration of trends and ideas with readers and experts.

Earth Justice

Earthjustice is a non-profit public interest law firm dedicated to protecting the magnificent places, natural resources, and wildlife of this earth and to defending the right of all people to a healthy environment. They bring about far-reaching change by enforcing and strengthening environmental laws on behalf of hundreds of organizations and communities.

Foundation for the Rights of Future Generations (FRFG)

A German think-tank site that focuses on intergenerational justice and the interface of science, politics and the business world, provides access to European writings and activism about climate change's impact on future generations. Also releases a free, electronic newsletter for readers.

Future Generations

Founded in 1992, Future Generations teaches and enables a process for equitable community change that integrates environmental conservation with development.

Georgetown Environmental Law and Policy Institute

At this site, the Georgetown Environmental Law and Policy Institute publishes Global Warming in the Courts: An Overview of Current Litigation and Common Legal Issues, a report examining the "boomlet" in global warming litigation in federal and state courts.

Global Warming Photos

Multiple photos with captions that depict startling images of the effects of climate change.


The one-stop source for those who need to stay on top of all of today’s major environmental and energy action.

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

The website of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change provides access to the core scientific documents that support understanding and action on climate change.

Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research

The Tyndall Centre brings together scientists, economists, engineers and social scientists, who together are working to develop sustainable responses to climate change through trans-disciplinary research and dialogue on both a national and international level - not just within the research community, but also with business leaders, policy advisors, the media and the public in general.

The Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change

The Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change, presented to the British Prime Minister and the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the Economics of Climate Change, provides a serious review of climate change's impacts on growth and development and the economics of stabilization.

Warming Law Blog

This blog from the Community Rights Counsel (CRC) provides timely writings about the latest United States cases addressing climate change.

Yale F & ES Project on Climate Change

The overall objective is to facilitate implementation of recommendations from the Yale F&ES Conference on Climate Change(2005), including broadening a circle of engagement, facilitating dialogue, and identifying institutions and leaders well-positioned to catalyze implementation of actions.


Video Resources

The following links relate to online video clips of climate change interest:

I Need to Wake Up

Singer/songwriter Melissa Ethredge wrote this song in response to the American Academy Award-winning documentary film, "An Inconvenient Truth."

The Sky Is Falling

The Alliance for Climate Protection and Current TV announce the 2007 grand prize winner of their ":60 Seconds to Save the Earth" Ecospot Contest: Dave Schlafman for his video entitled, "The Sky is Falling."