Publication on Networks on
Low Carbon Societies and Scenarios
Review of 8 networks,10 pp., November 2010. pdf file
The Balaton Group - The International Network of Resource Information Centers, more commonly known as "The Balaton Group," is an international network of researchers and practitioners in fields related to systems and sustainability.
COMMEND is an international initiative designed to foster a community among energy analysts working with LEAP on energy scenarios for sustainable development.
Dubrovnik Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water, and Environment Systems is organizing an international conference every two years and promoting sustainable development of energy, water and environment systems trough seminars and workshops and by providing professional opinion on sustainability.
Global Footprint Network Based on developments of global footprints (land, carbon water) is formed a network of partners that are expanding the use of the footprint methodology.
One Planet Economy Network is funded by the EC and is working to develop a set of EU consumption indicators that can be used in an interactive policy scenario-modelling tool.
International Research Network for Low Carbon Societies (LCS-RNet) The network is a platform to support and encourage information sharing and voluntary cooperation among for research institutes and governmental agencies specifically in the field of LCS research.
Post Carbon Institute is dedicated to helping families, communities, governments, and businesses understand and manage the transition to a post carbon world. The aim is to bring together thought leaders and replicable best practices in such a way that both the challenges and solutions are approached holistically.
Climate Neutral Network (CN Net) launched in February 2008, is an initiative of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to promote national, regional and global action and involvement in climate neutrality at all levels of society. Today, the CN Net numbers among its participants countries, cities, major international companies, UN agencies and leading NGOs. They are the trailblazers on the route to zero emission economies, communities.
Other NGO Networks
INFORSE - Sustainable Energy Visions Development of national visions together with members and other NGOs. Work is ongoing on scenarios and visions for Belarus, Bulgaria, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania. A member, ZeroCarbonBritain has been launched in 2010. Scenario for EU-27 is also developed.
CAN-I, Climate Action Network
CAN-E, Climate Action Network-Europe
CAN-CEE, Climate Action Network-Central & Eastern Europe www.climnetcee.org
Civil Society Networks
The Transition Network
A Transition Initiative is a community working together to look Peak Oil and Climate Change squarely in the eye and to develop transition pathways to a more climate friendly society.
International Partnership on Mitigation of MRV
Founded by Germany, South Africa, and South Korea at the Petersberg Climate Dialogue in 2010. Up til now it consists of more than 40 member states and has the aim to promote networking and support ambitious mitigation activities worldwide. It contributes to the design and effective implementation of
- ‘Low-Emission Development Strategies’ (LEDS),
- ‘Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions’ (NAMAs) and
- ‘Measuring, Reporting and Verification’ (MRV) systems