Global Environmental Information Exchange Network (INFOTERRA)

Système international de l'information environnementale
Sistema Internacional de Información Ambiental

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Founded

1975-01 Nairobi Kenya

History

Jan 1975, Nairobi (Kenya), by E-XE4161 - UNEP. First known in English as International Referral System for Sources of Environmental Information (IRS) and subsequently as International Environmental Information System. Originally one of six main components of the now United Nations system-wide H-XF5535 - Earthwatch, is currently related to Earthwatch through UNEP's Environmental Assessment Programme. Underwent reform process in response to UNEP Governing Council decision 20/5 after which no further activities were reported.

Aims

Operate as a world-wide network to assist organizations and individuals in locating sources of technical, scientific and decision-oriented information on the environment.

Events

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Activities

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Structure

Decentralized international network coordinated by UNEP Governing Council, and by governments through National Focal Points (NFPs). INFOTERRA Advisory Committee (international panel of experts) meets every 2 years.

Finance

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

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Publications

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Members

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Subjects *

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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on Land

UIA Org ID

XF8859

Last News

2005

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** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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