Tom Harrisson

Tom Harrisson

Tuesday, 09 February 2010 11:41

Millenium Booklets


The Millennium Papers are a series of discussion booklets that were produced by Stakeholder Forum in the run up to the Earth Summit 2002. Authored by some of the world's leading thinkers in sustainable development, the booklets provide an instant snap shot across a range of issues of the progress made since Rio, the challenges encountered and the way forward. They provide a valuable record of the state of sustainable development on the eve of a new millennium, and tackle issues still core to the conversation today.


Stakeholder Forum was commissioned by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to produce this guide for NGOs and civil society advocates which provides advice and recommendations on how to influence the development and implementation of international agreements on environmental issues.

Tuesday, 09 February 2010 14:10

Earth Summit II : Outcomes and analysis


In June 1997, heads of government and senior representatives from over 130 countries met in New York to consider what progress had been made since the first Earth Summit in 1992, and la decide upon priorities for the future. Earth Summit II presents the principal official documents agreed al the Summit alongside an authoritative analysis of where progress is and is not being made, the reasons for this, and the priorities of the parties involved. Finally, the authors look forward to the ten-year follow-up in 2002, and propose methods for ensuring that that event is both effective and participatory. Insightful and comprehensive, this will be essential reading for policy makers, lobbyists and students on environment and development courses.


Security has tended to be seen as based on military force, yet this illusion is crumbling, literally and figuratively, before our eyes in the conflict zones of Iraq, Afghanistan and Africa. It is now clear that real human security, defined by the Commission on Human Security as 'protecting vital freedoms', can only be achieved if the full range of issues that underpin human security - including environmental integrity - are addressed.

Edited by Felix Dodds and Tim Pippard

Monday, 08 February 2010 12:45

How to Lobby at Intergovernmental Meetings


Stakeholder Forum has gathered its expertise into a helpful publication that helps to demystify UN processes for individuals and organisations who are looking to influence policy negotiations at an international level.


The World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) in Johannesburg in 2002 brought together thousands of delegates who mapped out the future of the global sustainable development agenda. The resulting technical document, the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation (JPOI), identifies priorities in the implementation of Agenda 21 and other international agreements, and commitments that will take these priorities forward. This plain language version provides an invaluable reference to the outcomes of the WSSD by explaining the JPOI clearly for the lay person and expert alike.

By Jan McHarry, Janet Strachan, Rosalie Callway and Georgina Ayre

Monday, 30 November 2009 22:06

Climate Change and Energy Insecurity

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Latest Publication

NEW: We have recently launched our latest book, Climate Change and Energy Insecurity, that examines the interrelatedness of climate and energy production as a security issue.  Edited by Felix Dodds, Richard Sherman and Andrew Highman, the publication hears from leading experts from across science, business, practitioner, and NGO communities to address the global insecurity and development challenges arising from the twin thrust of climate change and the energy supply crunch.

Tuesday, 23 February 2010 13:00

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Tuesday, 23 February 2010 11:26

UK Policy Advisory Panel



Andrew Binns


Jim Scott


Derek Osborn


Malcolm Harper


Peter Warren

Craig Bennet

Friends of the Earth

Andy Atkins


Roger Yates

Action Aid

Danielle Morley

Fresh Water Network

Jo Phillips


Ann Finlayson


Mairi Kershaw

Education Dialogue Group

Steve Bass


Ivan Bond


Alice Palmer


Linda Siegele


Paul Jeffries


Noel Morrin


Valeria Ellis

Philip Pearson

Trade Union Congress

Jane Esuantsiwa Goldsmith

Anona Development Consultancy

Ceri Hayes


Farah Nazeer (Public Affairs Director)

Women's Institute

Elanor Dodd

Woodcraft Folk

David Woollcombe


John Gummer MP


Simon Hughes MP

Liberal Democrats

Michael Meacher


Caroline Lucas MEP

Green Party

Jenny Jones

Green Party

Rosalie Callway


Cllr David Sparks

LGA Environment Committee

Matthew Quin


Stephen Grey


Jenny Richards


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Friday, 19 February 2010 10:29

Green Policy

Stakeholder Forum’s Green Policy

Stakeholder Forum for a sustainable future is an international multi-stakeholder organisation working on sustainable development, and exists to support the increased involvement of stakeholders in international and national governence processes.

We recognise that in meeting these aims our work has an adverse effect on the environment, and we are committed to minimising this at all opportunities.

As such, this policy provides a framework to minimise the environmental impact of our work, following the principles of sustainable development, as we strive to be an example to those who work with us.

Waste Avoidance


  • Use of electronic communication, both internally and externally.
  1. Communication between staff and Board shall be by e-mail or telephone wherever possible, minimising travel to and from the office.
  2. Communication of documents between staff shall be by email wherever possible.
  3. Stakeholder Forum will strive to use 'virtual conferencing' wherever possible.
  • Employees will print or copy documents only when absolutely necessary, and when they do so, will print double sided.
  • Paper and other office supplies shall be reused wherever possible.
  • Energy saving equipment, such as long-life light bulbs, shall be used at all opportunities.
  • We shall ensure only those electrical appliances being used are switched on, and ensure all possible appliances are switched off at night.
  • We will continually explore new opportunities for increasing energy efficiency.


  • Where paper cannot be reused, it shall be recycled.
  • Other waste, including electronic equipment, shall be recycled wherever possible.
  • Wherever waste cannot be recycled, it shall be disposed of in the most environmentally sound way possible.


  • We will only purchase recycled office supplies and stationary.
  • Our publications will be printed on recycled materials wherever possible.
  • We will only purchase timber from sustainable sources.
  • We shall work with our suppliers to ensure that they too work to minimise the environmental impact of their products and transportation.



  • Stakeholder Forum shall encourage staff to travel to and from work using public transport.
  • As we are an international organisation, air travel is an inescapable part of our work.
  • Accepting this, we will continue to explore and use alternative forms of transport whenever possible.
  • Stakeholder Forum will measure its carbon emissions using Key Travel’s carbon emissions calculator. These emissions will be offset by directly investing in a community-based carbon reducing initiative.

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Governance for Global Sustainability

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A Partnership of the Earth System Governance Project and Stakeholder Forum

To strengthen understanding of transformative governance for sustainability through integrating scientific research and multi-stakeholder advocacy.


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Healthier Planet - Healthier Lives 

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The SDGs: Connecting Health and the Environment
The analysis concentrated on those environment and health related SDG targets that have close connections to each other so as to show the most important links between the two themes.