carbonzero_colThe carboNZero certification programme (New Zealand) is an internationally recognised greenhouse gas footprint measurement and reduction scheme. The programme provides a free calculator for individuals to estimate their greenhouse gas emissions.

WhiteBoxPlaceholder150x80This calculator provides an estimate only and is not intended for organisations and businesses. This link takes you to the Household calculator (under Options) on their website. Here you can calculate the carbon footprint of your household for FREE.

small grey square150x80The United Nations and the World Meteorological Organisation   News from the Climate Summit convened by the UN in New York, September 2014.  The World Meteorological Organisation report (July 2013) – the first decade of the 21st Century is the hottest on record. Globally averaged temperature over land and ocean surfaces for August 2014 was the highest for August since record keeping began.

NASA logo resizedNASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration USA) website on global climate change. There are many interactive graphics and videos on this site including the Climate Time Machine, Earth Minute videos, Global Ice Viewer and Sea Level Viewer. There is also a Climate Kids and an extensive FAQ’s section too.

 

small grey square150x80Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) – The Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) provides a clear view of the current state of scientific knowledge on climate change. It consists of three Working Group (WG) reports – already released and available on the website – and a Synthesis Report (SYR) for policymakers. The SYR will be finalized on 31 October 2014 and released 2nd November 2014.

MO_Master_BThe Met Office Hadley Centre is one of the UK’s foremost climate change research centres. This site has good sections on climate change and climate science including news about latest research.

 

350 Aotearoa350 Aotearoa is the New Zealand arm of the international climate movement 350.org, which aims to unite the world around climate change solutions. Their mission is to inspire climate action in communities across New Zealand.
This site has a very good Resources section under the “Our Work” tab.

small grey square150x80Generation Zero is a youth-led organisation, founded with the central purpose of providing solutions for New Zealand to cut carbon pollution through smarter transport, liveable cities & independence from fossil fuels. See the “current campaigns” section for active involvement.

small grey square150x40Global Footprint Network – How much land area does it take to support your lifestyle? Take the interactive graphical quiz on this site to assess your personal ecological footprint.

small grey square150x80The World Bank states that, “climate change is a fundamental threat to sustainable development and the fight against poverty.” Resources on this site include the “Turn Down the Heat” reports, latest news and video clips related to carbon pricing. See the Media section for more.