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The UN Global Compact's Ten Principles

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The UN Global CompactThe Ten Principles  

The UN Global Compact's ten principles in the areas of human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption enjoy universal consensus and are derived from:

The UN Global Compact asks companies to embrace, support and enact, within their sphere of influence, a set of core values in the areas of human rights, labour standards, the environment and anti-corruption:


Human Rights

  • Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and
  • Principle 2: make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.  

Labour

  • Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;
  • Principle 4: the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour;
  • Principle 5: the effective abolition of child labour; and
  • Principle 6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation. 
     

Environment

  • Principle 7: Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;
  • Principle 8: undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and
  • Principle 9: encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.   

Anti-Corruption

  • Principle 10: Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery. 
 

The American Academy of Environmental Engineers

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The American Academy of Environmental Engineers

About the Academy


Dedicated to improving the practice, elevating the standards and advancing the cause of environmental engineering.

MISSION

The American Academy of Environmental Engineers is dedicated to excellence in the practice of environmental engineering to ensure the public health, safety, and welfare to enable humankind to co-exist in harmony with nature.

A Brief History

Who Is The Academy

The American Academy of Environmental Engineers is a group of highly qualified professional engineers who have imposed self-testing and review for entry qualification. Each Board Certified Environmental Engineer or Board Certified Environmental Engineering Member, have not only the standard prerequisites for specialty certification, but also has passed written and oral examinations and reviews by an admission panel of the Academy. The Academy's certification program is accredited by the Council of Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards.

The Academy is an active participant in the accreditation of environmental engineering curricula. Through this process, the Academy ensures that educational standards are responsive to the needs of the professional and that tomorrow's engineers will meet the needs of the profession.

The Academy further organizes multi-disciplinary teams of BCEEs and BCEEMs to participate in concept study groups. These groups seek solutions to major environmental problems. Once developed, the Academy provides these solutions to key policy makers in industry and government.

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EFAEP - European Federation of Associations of Environmental Professionals

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EFAEP - European Federation of Associations of Environmental ProfessionalsEFAEP is an Association of Environmental Experts from all over Europe which was founded in 2002 in response to the increasingly important and diverse role of environmental experts. The protection of the environment is no longer a secondary phenomenon but has penetrated all areas of life. In response to the growing sensitivity of society about environmental issues, activities of environmental professionals have been steadily growing over the past decades and became an unquestionable necessity.

Environmental professionals are working in industry, trade and services. In most countries they founded local or national associations that provide platforms for exchanging professional information. EFAEP aims at linking these national platforms to raise the visibility and the influence of environmental professionals on the European level.

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Green Economy Initiative (GEI)

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The Green Economy Initiative (GEI) is designed to assist governments in “greening” their economies by reshaping and refocusing policies, investments and spending towards a range of sectors, such as clean technologies, renewable energies, water services, green transportation, waste management, green buildings and sustainable agriculture and forests.

Greening the economy refers to the process of reconfiguring businesses and infrastructure to deliver better returns on natural, human and economic capital investments, while at the same time reducing greenhouse gas emissions, extracting and using less natural resources, creating less waste and reducing social disparities.

Initially envisioned as a two-year project, the GEI has been expanded to include a number of related UNEP and UN-wide initiatives focused on providing macroeconomic evidence for significantly increasing investments in the environment as a means of promoting sustainable economic growth, decent job creation, and poverty reduction.

GEI activities include providing advisory services to countries interested in greening their economies, producing research products, such as The Green Economy Report, The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity series of reports, and the Green Jobs Report, and engaging partners to effectively promote and implement green economy strategies.

 GEI Fact Sheet

 

IUCN International Union for Conservation of Nature

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What is IUCN?

IUCN, International Union for Conservation of NatureIUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges. It supports scientific research, manages field projects all over the world and brings governments, non-government organizations, United Nations agencies, companies and local communities together to develop and implement policy, laws and best practice.

IUCN is the world’s oldest and largest global environmental network - a democratic membership union with more than 1,000 government and NGO member organizations, and almost 11,000 volunteer scientists in more than 160 countries.

IUCN’s work is supported by more than 1,000 professional staff in 60 offices and hundreds of partners in public, NGO and private sectors around the world. The Union’s headquarters are located in Gland, near Geneva, Switzerland.

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InterEnvironment Institute

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InterEnvironment Institute Founded in 1969, InterEnvironment Institute is an independent. nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy institute. Our main focus is on natural resources and the environment, both internationally and in the United States, particularly in California.

 

We do problem-solving research, provide advice, and produce online and print publications. We convene groups of leaders and experts to search for, design, and implement solutions to international  and public problems. We take no position on legislative issues or candidates for public office.  

 

Until February 2010, we were known as the California Institute of Public Affairs (CIPA), and many references to CIPA remain on this Web site. CIPA is now a program of InterEnvironment Institute.

 

Internationally, we have been a pioneer in explaining and promoting  the concept of sustainability, defined as improving the quality of human life while living within the carrying capacity of supporting ecosystems. Applying this concept requires a systematic, long-range view of public affairs that combines political, social, cultural, and economic, as well as ecological concerns. Thus, the "Inter" in InterEnvironment stands for interconnections, as well as international.

 

Most of our international work is done with or through IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, of which we have been a member since 1980. IUCN activities for which InterEnvironment Institute currently provides the secretariat are listed at right. See also "Our IUCN connection."  

 

Although we are not an academic institute, we work to build bridges between the practical and academic worlds, involve scholars from many institutions of higher education, and have been affiliated since 1972 with Claremont Graduate University, a member of The Claremont Colleges consortium.

 

We believe small catalytic organizations such as ours have a special role to play in international and public affairs.

 

World Environmental Organization

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The World Environmental Organization (World.Org) is devoted to the preservation of the natural diversity of plant and animal species, and their habitats, through the prevention of environmental degradation and destruction. World.Org develops and implements scientific strategies for decreasing fossil fuel use, preventing climate change, and preserving plant and animal species and their habitats.

World.Org educates the public about a wide variety of environmental topics including preservation of natural habitats, organic farming, endangered species preservation, nutritional treatments for health conditions, renewable energy, the reduction of fossil fuel consumption, climate change, animal rescue on the Rescue Me! network, and other related environmental topics.

World.Org disseminates the results of its research and studies on the widest possible basis through its Internet websites, printed publications, nature centers and other public exhibitions.

 

UNEP United Nations Environment Programme

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UNEPThe United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) coordinates United Nations environmental activities, assisting developing countries in implementing environmentally sound policies and practices. It was founded as a result of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment in June 1972 and has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. UNEP also has six regional offices and various country offices.

UNEP is the designated authority of the United Nations system in environmental issues at the global and regional level. Its mandate is to coordinate the development of environmental policy consensus by keeping the global environment under review and bringing emerging issues to the attention of governments and the international community for action. The mandate and objectives of UNEP emanate from United Nations General Assembly resolution 2997 (XXVII) of 15 December 1972 and subsequent amendments adopted at UNCED in 1992, the Nairobi Declaration on the Role and Mandate of UNEP, adopted at the Nineteenth Session of the UNEP Governing Council, and the Malmö Ministerial Declaration of 31 May 2000.

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The Green Economy Initiative (GEI)

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The Green Economy Initiative (GEI) is designed to assist governments in "greening" their economies by reshaping and refocusing policies, investments and spending towards a range of sectors, such as clean technologies, renewable energies, water services, green transportation, waste management, green buildings and sustainable agriculture and forests.

Greening the economy refers to the process of reconfiguring businesses and infrastructure to deliver better returns on natural, human and economic capital investments, while at the same time reducing greenhouse gas emissions, extracting and using less natural resources, creating less waste and reducing social disparities.

Initially envisioned as a two-year project, the GEI has been expanded to include a number of related UNEP and UN-wide initiatives focused on providing macroeconomic evidence for significantly increasing investments in the environment as a means of promoting sustainable economic growth, decent job creation, and poverty reduction.

GEI activities include providing advisory services to countries interested in greening their economies, producing research products, such as The Green Economy Report, The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity series of reports, and the Green Jobs Report, and engaging partners to effectively promote and implement green economy strategies.

 

 


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