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External Resources

  • European Climate Foundation

    The European Climate Foundation (ECF) was established in 2008 as a major philanthropic initiative to promote climate and energy policies that greatly reduce Europe’s greenhouse gas emissions and to help Europe play a stronger international leadership role in mitigating climate change. The ECF is part of the international ClimateWorks Network (CWN) that shares goals, strategies and resources to address the global challenge of climate change mitigation as part of a global network of aligned organisations.

  • Climate-KIC

    Climate-KIC is one of three Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) created in 2010 by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). The EIT is an EU body whose mission is to create sustainable growth. We support this mission by addressing climate change mitigation and adaptation.

  • WRAP

    Our vision is a world where resources are used sustainably. Our work helps people recycle more and waste less, both at home and at work, and offers economic as well as environmental benefits

  • EnAlgae

    EnAlgae is a partnership wiproject which aims to reduce the reliance on fossil fuel in NWE Europe by developing algal biofuel technologies

  • European Commission European Bioeconomy website

    The European Commision webpage on the bioeconomy; "ensuring smart green growth for Europe" with links to news, events and other important resources.

  • BBSRC Industrial Biotechnology

    The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) Industrial Biotechnology website

  • Forest Stewardship Council website

    The FSC Principles and Criteria (P&C) set out best practices for forest management. In many countries, FSC Regional or National Standards are developed by FSC working groups. This website provides information on FSC certification schemes around the world.

  • Eurostat website, European Commission

    European Commission home to agricultural statistics on farm structure, utilisation of farming land, labour input, production, supply/use, prices and the composition of agricultural income.

  • FAOSTAT: global crop statistics, Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations

    FAOSTAT: global crop statistics, Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations

  • Northern Ireland's Forest Service Forestry grant information pages

    Northern Ireland's Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Forest Service encourages the creation of new woodlands and the management of existing woodlands by providing grant aid towards the cost of the work.

  • Scottish Government pages on SRC

    Scottish Government pages on short rotation coppice, covering funding support and technical guidance.

  • Association for Organics Recycling website

    The Association for Organics Recycling is the leading trade organisation for the biodegradable waste management industry in the UK.

  • Rural Development Programme for England Network

    The Rural Development Programme for England brings into effect in England the rural development priorities or “axes” of the European Union Rural Development Regulation.

  • Crops database, IENICA

    IENICA, the Interactive European Network for Industrial Crops and their Applications, is a project funded by DG Research of the European Commission and began during February 1997.

  • Woodfuel Strategy for England, Forestry Commission

    A report commissioned by the Government to prepare a strategy and implementation plan to increase the amount of biomass made available through the woodfuel supply chain.

  • Woodfuel in England website, Forestry Commission

    The Woodfuel in England website is managed by the Forestry Commission, for the benefit of woodland owners, woodfuel suppliers and those looking to install boilers.

  • Energy Crops Scheme website, Natural England

    The Energy Crops Scheme offers grants to farmers in England for establishing miscanthus and short rotation coppice for their own energy use or to supply power stations.

  • Chartered Institute of Waste Management website

    Professional organisation for waste management in the United Kingdom.

  • Biomass Energy Centre website

    A 'one stop shop' to provide information to anyone in the UK with an interest in biomass derived solid, liquid and gaseous fuels and associated conversion technologies.

  • FNR, German Agency for Renewable Resources website

    As the central co-ordinating agency in Germany, the Agency for Renewable Resources (Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe e.V.), founded in 1993, is in charge with ensuring a practice-, problem- and result- oriented pool of activities for the promotion of renewable resources.

  • Waste Policy Review (2011), Defra

    The Government published a review of Waste Policy in England in June 2011. As part of the Government’s commitment to ensure that the UK is on the path towards a ‘zero waste’ economy, Defra reviewed all aspects of waste policy and delivery in England.