Commonwealth Links Human Ecology Links

Commonwealth Secretariat

The Commonwealth is a voluntary association of 54 countries that support each other and work together towards shared goals in democracy and development.

Society for Human Ecology

The Society for Human Ecology (SHE) is an international interdisciplinary professional society that promotes the use of an ecological perspective in research, education, and application.

Commonwealth Foundation

The Commonwealth Foundation is an intergovernmental organisation set up almost fifty years ago to make civil society stronger. We work on behalf of the people of the Commonwealth of Nations, a voluntary association today spanning 54 countries, six continents and almost a third of the world’s population.

The German Society for Human Ecology

The German Society for Human Ecology provides a forum of experts from all sectors of environmental and related sciences to learn from and to discuss to each other. Since 1989 the Society holds its annual scientific conference with interdisciplinary topics in the small medieval winery town Sommerhausen in the valley of Main. CHEC is sponsoring the 2014 Conference, which will be held 14th – 17th May. For more on the 2014 joint-conference, click here.

The Commonwealth Consortium for Education

The Commonwealth Consortium for Education has been established by a group of education-related Commonwealth NGOs, to coordinate their efforts on behalf of Commonwealth education, to stimulate more coherence in their work and to provide a collective mechanism for interaction with ministries and official Commonwealth organisations.

Centre for Human Ecology

The Centre for Human Ecology is an independent academic institute, network and registered charity based in Glasgow, Scotland. It works to support fundamental change towards ecological and social justice through education, action and research, drawing on a holistic, multidisciplinary understanding of environmental and social systems.

United Nations Human Ecology in Education

UN Sustainable Development Goals

The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are 17 global goals that set 169 targets for a worldwide sustainable future.

University of Gothenburg PhD programme in Human Ecology

The course aims to advance the knowledge of sustainable development in the era of human induced global environmental change. It is taught in English.

UN Environment Programme (UNEP)

The UNEP is the UN’s leading global environmental authority. They set the global environmental agenda, promote sustainable development within the UN and advocates globally for the environment.

The College of the Atlantic

The College of the Atlantic is an education body that enriches the liberal arts tradition through a distinctive educational philosophy, namely human ecology.

Climate Change Links Events / Conferences / Summits

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

The IPCC is the international body that assesses climate change and the science related to it. It was set up in 1988 by the World Meteorological Organization and the UN Environment Programme.


EcoSummit is a worldwide conference that brings together the world’s most respected minds in ecological science to discuss restoring the planet’s ecosystems. It last took place in 2016 and has done so previously in 2012.


International Network of Research on Coupled Human and Natural Systems (CHANS-Net) facilitates communication and collaboration among scholars from around the world who are interested in coupled human and natural systems (e.g., coupled human-environment systems, social-ecological systems, ecological-economic systems, population-environment systems) and who strive to find sustainable solutions that both benefit the environment and enable people to thrive.