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The environmental guidebook : a selective reference guide to environmental organizations and related entities
Staudinger, Jeff.
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First edition.
Publication Information:
Menlo Park, CA : Environmental Frontlines, [2002]

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vii, 294 pages ; 28 cm
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This directory profiles environmental organizations and other entities involved with environmental preservation, focusing on the US and on national (rather than regional) groups and giving only limited coverage to research organizations within universities and to higher education listings (environmentally-related degree programs). Each of the 493 entries provides a summary of the organization's mission and programs, its budget numbers, and contact information. The guide primarily lists non-governmental organizations and government agencies, with smaller sections on the United Nations, business groups, labor unions, and opposing groups. An index would have improved the usefulness of the reference. The author is an environmental engineer and founder of the non-profit organization, Environmental Frontlines. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Environmental Frontlines, a nonprofit environmental information clearinghouse, offers this concise, timely, and extremely useful directory of environmental and other related organizations. The companion CD-ROM provides an enhanced electronic version of the print directory, with about 3,800 active links to Internet sites and a collection of more than 300 key documents in PDF format. The Guidebook itself presents some 493 profiles in a classified arrangement under seven basic categories (e.g., environmental NGOs, federal governmental agencies, committees, or regulatory bodies; multinational groups; political/business/trade organizations and "opposing view groups"). Guidebook differs in several substantial ways from the National Wildlife Federation's annual Conservation Directory (CH, Oct'00), which is comprehensive and worldwide in scope. Guidebook is wonderfully concise; it is a selective, evaluative list based on extensive research and analysis of key organizations in environmental issues and politics. Besides standard directory information, Guidebook mentions key reports and publications and the latest budget and accountability information. Staudinger sometimes provides valuable additional commentary that provides historical context. Although an alphabetical list of all organizations appears in an appendix, the directory lacks detailed subject or name indexes. ^BSumming Up: Highly recommended. All academic and special libraries. K. Potts California State University--Stanislaus

Table of Contents

Preface Material
Table of Contentsp. i
Acknowledgmentsp. iii
About the Author and the Organizationp. iv
Introductionp. v
User's Guidep. vii
1. Environmental Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)p. 1
1.1 Policy Research Institutions ("Think Tanks")p. 4
1.2 Public Interest Groups and Coalitionsp. 9
1.3 Progressive Business Groups and Coalitionsp. 77
1.4 Student- and Education-Oriented Groupsp. 80
1.5 Professional Societiesp. 87
2. Governmental Organizationsp. 98
2.1 Congressional Committeesp. 99
2.1.1 House Committeesp. 101
2.1.2 Senate Committeesp. 102
2.2 Federal Governmental Agencies/Entitiesp. 104
2.2.1 Cabinet Department-Associated Agencies/Entitiesp. 111
2.2.2 Independent Agencies/Entitiesp. 140
2.2.3 Multi-Agency Programsp. 145
2.3 Governmental Associations and Councilsp. 147
2.3.1 General Governmental Associations and Councilsp. 149
2.3.2 Environmentally-Focused Governmental Associations and Councilsp. 154
3. Multilaterals (Multinational Organizations)p. 162
3.1 The United Nations Systemp. 164
3.1.1 UN Commissions and Associated Entitiesp. 166
3.1.2 UN Programmes and Associated Entitiesp. 167
3.1.3 UN Specialized Agencies and Organizationsp. 170
3.1.4 UN Related Agencies and Organizationsp. 175
3.1.5 UN-Associated Partnership Programsp. 177
3.2 Other Multilaterals and Associated Entitiesp. 178
4. Political Organizationsp. 183
4.1 Political Partiesp. 184
4.2 Other Political Groupsp. 188
5. Other Interested Partiesp. 190
5.1 Business Trade Associations, Coalitions/Councils and Related Entitiesp. 191
5.2 Labor Unionsp. 222
6. "Opposing View" Groupsp. 225
6.1 Key Policy Research Institutions ("Think Tanks")p. 228
6.2 Other Organizations and Entitiesp. 232
7. Other Entities and Websites of Notep. 245
7.1 Internet Directoriesp. 246
7.2 Information and Data Resource Websites and Gatewaysp. 249
7.3 Media-Related Entities (News/Magazines/Books/Videos)p. 256
7.4 Job- and Career-Oriented Organizations and Websitesp. 262
Appendix A Summary Listing of Organizations and Other Entities Profiledp. 265
Appendix B Summary Listing of Key Lists/Reports/Publicationsp. 279
B.1 Key Listsp. 281
B.2 Key Reports/Publicationsp. 283