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Links zum Thema Globalisierung

Neben der Darstellung von Themenfeldern des Projekts "Welche Globalisierung ist zukunftsfähig?" und dem Angebot seiner Publikationen bietet diese Webseite einen Informationsservice an, der thematisch sortierte und kommentierte Literaturlisten sowie eine Zusammenstellung von Internetlinks entlang der Themen Globalisierung und Nachhaltigkeit umfasst.

Die folgenden Links zur Globalisierung möchten eine Orientierungshilfe bei der Suche nach Informationen im Themenfeld Globalisierung und Umwelt geben. In obiger Navigationsleiste finden sich zahlreiche Links nach fünf verschiedenen Kategorien gruppiert. Auf der Basis unserer Recherchen und unserer medialen Vernetzung stellen wir nur eine Auswahl von Links zur Verfügung, die keinen Anspruch auf Vollständigkeit erhebt. Die Beschreibungen der Webseiten und gelisteten Organisationen sind überwiegend deren Selbstbeschreibungen entnommen. Verbesserungsvorschläge und Ergänzungen nehmen wir gerne auf.

Allgemeine und einführende Websites

The Globalization Website
Die Globalisierungs-Website der Emory University bietet umfangreiches und gut aufgearbeitetes Material zum Thema Globalisierung:
"This website welcomes anyone interested in globalization - students taking courses on the subject, scholars engaged in research, members of groups involved in global activism, and the general public."

UNESCO-MOST on Globalisation and Governance
Englischsprachige Website des MOST(Management of Social Transformation)-Programms der UNESCO mit vielen Links zu weiteren Organisationen, Netzwerken und Projekten im Themenfeld Globalisierung und Governance.

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Metasites – Links zu weiteren Links

The Globalization website
Die Globalisierungs-Website der Emory University bietet auf verschiedenen Seiten umfangreiche und gut sortierte Listen mit Links zu einer Vielzahl relevanter Organisationen, Institute, Projekte und Metasites

Kompakt gestaltete Seite:
"This site links to a range of key organisations for globalisation - banks, regional and world organisations, governments and think tanks as well as to watchdog sites critical of globalisation"

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Wissenschaft und Analyse, Think Tanks

IATP - Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
"The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy promotes resilient family farms, rural communities and ecosystems around the world through research and education, science and technology, and advocacy."

CSE - Centre for Science and Environment
CSE "is considered one of India's leading environmental NGOs specialising in sustainable natural resource management. Its strategy of knowledge-based activism has won it wide respect and admiration for its quality of campaigns, research and publications. CSE promotes solutions for India's numerous environmental threats - of 'ecological poverty' and extensive land degradation on one hand, and rapidly growing toxic degradation of uncontrolled industrialisation and economic growth on the other."

Worldwatch Institute
"The Worldwatch Institute offers a unique blend of interdisciplinary research, global focus, and accessible writing that has made it a leading source of information on the interactions among key environmental, social, and economic trends. Our work revolves around the transition to an environmentally sustainable and socially just society-and how to achieve it."

World Resources Institute
"World Resources Institute is an environmental research and policy organization that creates solutions to protect the planet and improve people's lives.
WRI's work is concentrated on achieving progress toward four key goals:
Protect Earth's living systems
Increase access to environmental information
Create sustainable enterprise and opportunity
Reverse global warming.
WRI is an independent, non-partisan organization that works closely with governments, the private sector, and civil society groups in more than100 countries around the world."

WEED - Weltwirtschaft, Ökologie & Entwicklung
"WEED ist seit 10 Jahren eine kritische und unabhängige Stimme in der nationalen und internationalen Nord-Süd- und Ökologie-Politik."

FIELD - Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development
"FIELD was founded in 1989 in order to tap the tremendous potential of law at the international, regional and domestic level, to encourage environmental protection and sustainable development. The result of that initiative, twelve years later, is a vibrant and thriving organisation whose advice and assistance are sought by governments, non-governmental organisations, inter-governmental organisations and industry."

Centre for Research on Globalization
"The Centre for Research on Globalisation (CRG) is an independent research and media group of progressive writers, scholars and activists committed to curbing the tide of "globalisation" and "disarming" the New World Order. The CRG webpage at based in Montréal publishes news articles, commentary, background research and analysis on a broad range of issues, focussing on the interrelationship between social, economic, strategic, geopolitical and environmental processes."

IDS - Institute for Development Studies
"IDS is an internationally-renowned centre for research and teaching on development, established in 1966. IDS also hosts many innovative information and knowledge management services." Forschungsfelder des IDS sind Poverty and Social Policy, Globalisation, Governance, Environment, Participation, Health and Social Change. IDS zum Thema Globalisierung:

IISD - International Institute for Sustainable Development
"For development to be sustainable it must integrate environmental stewardship, economic development and the well-being of all people-not just for today but for countless generations to come. This is the challenge facing governments, non-governmental organizations, private enterprises, communities and individuals. The International Institute for Sustainable Development meets this challenge by advancing policy recommendations on international trade and investment, economic policy, climate change, measurement and indicators, and natural resource management to make development sustainable. By using Internet communications, we cover and report on international negotiations and broker knowledge gained through collaborative projects with global partners, resulting in more rigorous research, capacity building in developing countries and a better dialogue between North and South."

Yale Center for the Study of Globalization
"A key contribution of YCSG is to identify and support individuals and programs in all parts of the University who are engaged in some aspect of studying globalization. By providing resources, leadership and connections, the Center maximizes the contributions of current members of the University and builds on those contributions to enrich the ways in which we study globalization at Yale."

CID - Center for International Development at Harvard University
"CID has been established with one overriding conceptual notion: the need for cross-disciplinary approaches to the challenges of sustainable development. In virtually every area that now challenges the globe in sustainable development - from the need to ignite economic growth to the imperative of delivering an adequate level of social services to the poor; from the preservation of biodiversity to the limitation and management of climate change; from the control of emerging and re-emerging infectious disease to the limitation of environmental stresses resulting from historically unprecedented population increase - solutions are possible, but will require breakthroughs in approaches at the cutting edge of the hard sciences, the social sciences, ethics and politics."
GTN - Global Trade Negotiations (CID)

CEO - Corporate Europe Observatory
"CEO, is a European-based research and campaign group targeting the threats to democracy, equity, social justice and the environment posed by the economic and political power of corporations and their lobby groups."

TNI - Transnational Institute
"The Transnational Institute was founded in 1974 as a worldwide fellowship of committed scholar-activists. It was one of the first research institutes established to be transnational in name, composition, orientation and focus. In the spirit of public scholarship, and aligned to no political party, TNI seeks to create and promote international co-operation in analysing and finding possible solutions to such global problems as militarism and conflict, poverty and marginalisation, social injustice and environmental degradation."

WBGU - Wissenschaftlicher Beirat der Bundesregierung Globale Umweltveränderungen
"Der Wissenschaftliche Beirat der Bundesregierung Globale Umweltveränderungen (WBGU) wurde 1992 von der Bundesregierung als unabhängiges Beratergremium eingerichtet. [...] Die Hauptaufgabe des interdisziplinär besetzten Beirats ist es, wissenschaftliche Erkenntnisse aus allen Bereichen des Globalen Wandels auszuwerten und daraus politische Handlungs- und Forschungsempfehlungen für eine nachhaltige Entwicklung abzuleiten. Eine wichtige Grundlage hierfür ist das vom Beirat entwickelte Syndromkonzept."

EcoFair Trade Dialogue. New Directions for Agricultural Trade Rules
Die aktuellen Regeln des Weltagrarhandels gefährden die Existenz eines großen Teils der ländlichen Bevölkerung in den Entwicklungsländern. Sie begünstigen weltweit industrielle Produktionsmethoden in der Landwirtschaft und einen massiven Preisverfall. Der von der Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung und Misereor initiierte und vom Wuppertal Institut moderierte EcoFair Trade Dialogue soll konkrete Vorschläge für eine Reform des Weltagrarhandelssystems entwickeln.

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NGOs – soziale Bewegungen, Kampagnen

IFG - International Forum on Globalization
"The goal of the IFG is twofold: (1) Expose the multiple effects of economic globalization in order to stimulate debate, and (2) Seek to reverse the globalization process by encouraging ideas and activities which revitalize local economies and communities, and ensure long term ecological stability."

"Seit den Protesten in Genua für eine soziale und ökologische Globalisierung ist die globalisierungskritische Bewegung in aller Munde. 200.000 Menschen sind für soziale und ökologische Gerechtigkeit im Globalisierungsprozess auf die Straßen gegangen. Ihr Protest richtete sich gegen die weltweit wachsende soziale Ungleichheit, gegen eine Globalisierung, die nur an mächtigen Wirtschaftsinteressen orientiert ist. Mit 90.000 Mitgliedern in 50 Ländern versteht sich Attac als Teil dieser globalen Bewegung."
attac international:

Greenpeace International
"Greenpeace is a non-profit organisation, with a presence in 40 countries across Europe, the Americas, Asia and the Pacific. To maintain its independence, Greenpeace does not accept donations from governments or corporations but relies on contributions from individual supporters and foundation grants. As a global organisation, Greenpeace focuses on the the most crucial worldwide threats to our planet's biodiversity and environment."
Greenpeace Deutschland:

Panos London - Making Sense of Global Change
Panos London stimulates informed and inclusive public debate around key development issues in order to foster sustainable development.
Our aim is to ensure that the perspectives of the people whose lives are most affected by development (mainly the poor and marginalised) are included within decision-making and that decisions are subject to their scrutiny and debate.
Our priority issues are:
media and communications, globalisation, HIV/AIDS, environment and conflict. We see gender as integral to all these."
"Bringing together a network of people and groups working for human rights and sustainable development from across the globe."

Citizens' Networtk on Essential Services CNES

Centre for Research on Globalisation
"The Centre for Research on Globalisation (CRG) is an independent research and media group of progressive writers, scholars and activists committed to curbing the tide of "globalisation" and "disarming" the New World Order. The CRG webpage at based in Montréal publishes news articles, commentary, background research and analysis on a broad range of issues, focussing on the interrelationship between social, economic, strategic, geopolitical and environmental processes."

The Eldis Gateway to Development Information
"ELDIS is a gateway to information on development issues, providing free and easy access to wide range of high quality online resources. ELDIS provides summaries and links to online documents. ELDIS offers a directory of websites, databases, library catalogues and email discussion lists. ELDIS's resource guides offer easy access to information on a wide range of subjects."
Eldis Globalisation Research Guide

CorpWatch - Holding Corporations Accountable
"CorpWatch counters corporate-led globalization through education, network-building and activism. We work to foster democratic control over corporations by building grassroots globalization a diverse movement for human rights and dignity, labor rights and environmental justice."

EZLN -Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional
Spanischsprachige Website der mexikanischen Zapatistischen Bewegung für die Rechte der indigenen Bevölkerung; die meisten Dokumente sind als Übersetzungen in mehreren Sprachen gelistet.

Friends of the Earth
"Friends of the Earth inspires solutions to environmental problems which make life better for people. It is the largest international network of environmental groups in the world, represented in 68 countries"
FOE Großbritannien
BUND (Deutschland)

WEED - Weltwirtschaft, Ökologie & Entwicklung
"WEED ist seit 10 Jahren eine kritische und unabhängige Stimme in der nationalen und internationalen Nord-Süd- und Ökologie-Politik."

BUKO - Bundeskoordination Internationalismus
"Die BUKO ist ein Zusammenschluss von z.Zt. ca. 150 Dritte-Welt-Gruppen und internationalistischen Basisinitiativen in der Bundesrepublik.
Das Anliegen der BUKO ist es, die oft isoliert voneinander arbeitenden Gruppen der Solidaritätsbewegung, die verschiedenen Arbeitsschwerpunkte, Kampagnen und Aktionen miteinander zu vernetzen und damit ihre politische Durchsetzungskraft zu erhöhen."

TWN - Third World Network
"The Third World Network is an independent non-profit international network of organizations and individuals involved in issues relating to development, the Third World and North- South issues.
Its objectives are to conduct research on economic, social and environmental issues pertaining to the South; to publish books and magazines; to organize and participate in seminars; and to provide a platform representing broadly Southern interests and perspectives at international fora such as the UN conferences and processes."

Focus on the Global South
"Even as the wealthy and some sections of the middle-class around the world have progressed economically, the oppressed and poor, especially women and indigenous peoples, have over the last 15 years suffered a major setback in their quest for economic development, social equality and real independence. There has also been a significant and steady erosion of a large portion of the population's economic base. This trend is taking firmer root as the globalization process accelerates and becomes all-pervasive.[...] Focus aims to consciously and consistently articulate, link and develop greater coherence between local community-based and national, regional and global paradigms of change. Focus on the Global South strives to create a distinct and cogent link between development at the grassroots and the "macro" levels."

World Social Forum
"The World Social Forum is an open meeting place where groups and movements of civil society opposed to neo-liberalism and a world dominated by capital or by any form of imperialism, but engaged in building a planetary society centred on the human person, come together to pursue their thinking, to debate ideas democratically, for formulate proposals, share their experiences freely and network for effective action. The WSF proposed to debate alternative means to building a globalization in solidarity, which respects universal human rights and those of all men and women of all nations and the environment, and is grounded in democratic international systems and institutions at the service of social justice, equality and the sovereignty of peoples."

Oxfam International
Oxfam International is a confederation of 12 organizations working together in more than 100 countries to find lasting solutions to poverty, suffering and injustice. With many of the causes of poverty global in nature, members of Oxfam International believe they can achieve greater impact in addressing issues of poverty by their collective efforts. To achieve the maximum impact on poverty, Oxfams link up their work on development programs, humanitarian response, lobbying for policy changes at national and global level. Our popular campaigns and communications work is aimed at mobilizing public opinion for change.

Medico international
"Nothilfe. Basisgesundheit. Menschenrechte. - medico international streitet für das Menschenrecht auf den bestmöglichen Zugang zu Gesundheit. Dabei unterstützen wir Partnerinnen und Partner vorrangig in Afrika, Asien und Lateinamerika in ihrem Bemühen um wirtschaftliche, soziale und kulturelle Lebensbedingungen, die jedem Menschen das ihm erreichbare Höchstmaß an Gesundheit ermöglichen. Insbesondere steht medico Menschen in Not und Armut, darunter Flüchtlingen und Kriegsopfern zur Seite."

FEE - Foundation for Environmental Education
"FEE is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organisation consisting of Member organisations representing 27 countries in Europe and now South Africa, Morocco and several countries in the Caribbean. Since 1981, FEE has actively promoted and delivered education about the environment and sustainable development through the following international programmes, which aim to deliver Agenda 21 commitments and involve people of all ages and nationalities through both formal and informal education."

PGA - Peoples`Global Action
"In February 1998, movements from all continents met in Geneva to launch a worldwide coordination of resistances to the global market, a new alliance of struggle and mutual support called Peoples´ Global Action against "Free" Trade and the World Trade Organisation (PGA). This platform, defined by the PGA hallmarks, manifesto and organisational principles, is an instrument for communication and coordination for all those fighting against the destruction of humanity and the planet by capitalism, and for building alternatives."

Forum Umwelt und Entwicklung
"Ein halbes Jahr nach Rio, am 16. Dezember 1992, gründeten 35 Verbände das Forum Umwelt & Entwicklung deutscher Nichtregierungsorganisationen. Dieser Zusammenschluss zu einer Arbeitsplattform hat folgende Ziele: Rio ernst zu nehmen und gemeinsam das Machbare zu versuchen, um Armut zu bekämpfen und zum Schutz der Schöpfung beizutragen, national und international darauf zu drängen, daß die Beschlüsse von Rio, insbesondere die Agenda 21, umgesetzt werden, in Arbeitsgruppen Standpunkte zu Themen zu erarbeiten, die nach Rio inhaltlich weiter verfolgt werden müssen, abgestimmte Bereiche der Informations- und Bildungsarbeit zu koordinieren, Regierung und Parlament durch gemeinsames Auftreten inhaltlich herauszufordern, für internationale Kontakte als deutscher Partner zur Verfügung zu stehen, die Beteiligungsmöglichkeiten für Nichtregierungsorganisationen in den Gremien des Rio-Folgeprozesses wahrzunehmen."

Bretton Woods Project
"The Bretton Woods Project works as a networker, information-provider, media informant and watchdog to scrutinise and influence the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF). Through briefings, reports and the bimonthly digest Bretton Woods Update, it monitors projects, policy reforms and the overall management of the Bretton Woods institutions with special emphasis on environmental and social concerns. Created as an independent initiative by a group of British non-governmental organisations (NGOs), it works with an extensive network to press for increased transparency and civil society participation in World Bank and IMF policies and interventions."

Corporate Watch
"From Corporate Watch's beginnings looking at PFI roadbuilding, we have broadened out to examine the oil industry, globalistion, genetic engineering, food, toxic chemicals, privatisation and many other areas, to build up a picture of almost every type of corporate crime and the nature and mechanisms of corporate power, both economic and political. We have worked with and provided information to empower peace campaigners, environmentalists, and trade unionists; large NGOs and small autonomous groups; journalists, MPs, and members of the public. Over seven years we have transformed a loose association of activists and researchers into a respected professional research and campaigning organisation, run effectively as a workers' co-operative."

FIAN - FoodFirst Informations- & Aktions-Netzwerk
"FIAN ist eine internationale Menschenrechtsorganisation für das Recht sich zu ernähren. 1986 gegründet, sind bei FIAN (FoodFirst Informations- & Aktions- Netzwerk) heute in Deutschland mehr als 1.300 Menschen Mitglieder. In elf weiteren Staaten Asiens, Europas, Lateinamerikas und den USA gibt es FIAN-Sektionen. Menschenrechte werden weltweit verletzt. FIAN tritt dafür ein, daß die Landbevölkerung eine eigenständige Ernährungsbasis und eine entsprechende Rechtsbasis hat, um überhaupt erst in der Lage zu sein, die eigene Nahrung produzieren zu können.
FIAN International

urgewald - Kampagne für den Regenwald
"urgewald ist eine gemeinnützige Umwelt- und Menschenrechtsorganisation. Wir sind Ansprechpartner für Umwelt-, Entwicklungs- und Menschenrechtsorganisationen aus allen Teilen der Welt, die ihren Lebensraum durch internationale Entwicklungsprojekte mit deutscher Beteiligung gefährdet sehen.

rp - Redefining Progress
"Redefining Progress works with a broad array of partners to shift the economy and public policy towards sustainability"
"GATSwatch is a joint project of Corporate Europe Observatory and Transnational Institute. One of the main objectives of the GATSwatch project is research and analysis of the role and agenda of corporate lobbies with regards to the WTO GATS 2000 negotiations. Results will be presented in a series of briefing papers and fact sheets."

Our World Is Not For Sale - Stop Corporate Globalization
"The "Our World is not for Sale" (OWINFS) network is a loose grouping of organizations, activists and social movements worldwide fighting the current model of corporate globalization embodied in global trading system. OWINFS is committed to a sustainable, socially just, democratic and accountable multilateral trading system."

WWF -World Fund For Nature
"Der World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF) ist eine der größten unabhängigen Naturschutzorganisationen der Welt. Er ist in fast 100 Ländern aktiv und wird von rund fünf Millionen Förderern unterstützt. Zur Bewahrung der biologischen Vielfalt führte der WWF allein im Jahr 2000 rund um den Globus 1.200 Projekte durch und investierte fast 600 Millionen Mark (etwa 307 Millionen Euro) in Naturschutz-Programme und -Kampagnen."
WWF International

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IGOs – internationale (Regierungs-) Organisationen

IWF - Internationaler Währungsfonds (IMF)
"The IMF is an international organization of 184 member countries. It was established to promote international monetary cooperation, exchange stability, and orderly exchange arrangements; to foster economic growth and high levels of employment; and to provide temporary financial assistance to countries to help ease balance of payments adjustment."
IMF zum Thema Umwelt:

"The World Bank is one of the world's largest sources of development assistance. Its primary focus is on helping the poorest people and the poorest countries. This site provides an overview of how the Bank uses its financial resources, its highly trained staff, and its extensive knowledge base to help developing countries onto paths of stable, sustainable, and equitable growth."
Weltbank zum Thema Umwelt:

WTO - Welthandelsorganisation
"The World Trade Organization (WTO) is the only global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations. At its heart are the WTO agreements, negotiated and signed by the bulk of the world's trading nations and ratified in their parliaments. The goal is to help producers of goods and services, exporters, and importers conduct their business."
WTO zum Thema Umwelt:

UNEP - Umweltprogramm der Vereinten Nationen
Organisation der Vereinten Nationen "To provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations";
Die Website ist u.a. nach verschiedenen Umweltrelevanten Themenfeldern gegliedert.

UNDP - Entwicklungsprogramm der Vereinten Nationen
"From politics to security to public health, from crime to the environment, a growing agenda of development issues can no longer be managed within the boundaries of any single nation. Global, regional and national coalitions for action are emerging centred around the United Nations' indispensable role. The UN can bring together governments, civil society, multinational corporations and multilateral organizations - coming together around particular issues of concern and looking for innovative ways to address them"

GEF - Global Environment Facility
"The Global Environment Facility (GEF) helps developing countries fund projects and programs that protect the global environment. Established in 1991, GEF is the designated financial mechanism for international agreements on biodiversity, climate change, and persistent organic pollutants. GEF also supports projects that combat desertification and protect international waters and the ozone layer."

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Indymedia Independent Media Center
"The Independent Media Center is a network of collectively run media outlets for the creation of radical, accurate, and passionate tellings of the truth. We work out of a love and inspiration for people who continue to work for a better world, despite corporate media's distortions and unwillingness to cover the efforts to free humanity."

"Das nadir infosystem bietet unterschiedlichen Strömungen und Bewegungen der Linken eine Plattform im Netz.
Es ist mit der virtuellen Version eines Infoladens vergleichbar: Es stellt Email (Postfächer) und Newsgroups (Informations- und Diskussionsaustausch) bereit, verschickt Mailinglisten (Rundbriefe), füttert ein digitales Infosystem (Archiv, Aktuelles, Adressliste etc.), das Ganze ist in einer Domain namens untergebracht (die Räume des Infoladens)."
Nadir zum Thema Globalisierung:
" is an online magazine and information resource where pressing issues are subject to examination and debate. By providing quality journalism, dependable research, issue-focused public interest content and passionate advocacy, we believe our readers will be better equipped to make informed decisions about problems that affect us all." "First launched in 1998, AlterNet's online magazine provides a mix of news, opinion and investigative journalism on subjects ranging from the environment, the drug war, technology and cultural trends to policy debate, sexual politics and health issues. The AlterNet article database includes more than 7,000 stories from over 200 sources."

Guardian Unlimited
Die Website der britischen Tageszeitung "The Guardian" bietet hier als "special report" eine nach Themen gegliederte Zusammenstellung von globalisierungsrelevanten Artikeln an. Die gut sortierten Berichte, Kommentare, Analysen und Hintergrundmaterialien werden u.a. ergänzt durch eine Liste relevanter Links.