We can’t do it alone! Finding solutions to today’s global challenges requires collaboration, knowledge sharing, community innovation and access to objective research. Our World is honoured to partner with a number of leading news and media outlets that help us achieve our commitment to open communication, dynamic interaction and opinion exchange on sustainable solutions.

We have two main types of partnership arrangements. Formal partnerships normally involve an agreement document that specifies the type of partnership, particularly with respect to the sharing of content. Informal agreements do not set out any terms and conditions, and have been developed via email exchanges or through face-to-face meetings. These informal partnerships can also develop over time as we share content in line with our respective Creative Commons licensing. They tend to be one-way syndication of content rather than two and can be as simple as cross-linking the websites.

If you are interested in a partnership with Our World please don’t hesitate to contact us.


Formal Partnerships

The Guardian Environment Network
Our World has been part of the Guardian Environment Network since 2009. This initiative from The Guardian newspaper brings together the best websites focusing on environmental issues.

Deutsche Welle Global Ideas
Our World has been collaborating with the Global Ideas Magazine at Deutsche Welle since September 2010.  Deutsche Welle is Germany’s international broadcaster working in 30 languages across all types of media.

Informal Partnerships

Ensia is a magazine showcasing environmental solutions in action. Powered by the Institute on the Environment at the University of Minnesota, Ensia connects people with ideas, information and inspiration they can use to change the world.

Inter Press Service News Agency
IPS is a global news agency raising the voices of the South and civil society on issues of development, globalisation, human rights and the environment. IPS is also a member of the Guardian Environment Network.

Climate News Network
The Climate News Network is a collaboration among veteran journalists who have covered climate change for many years for leading British newspapers and broadcasters. The network is a free, ready-to-use factual service that covers the latest news of climate change science. They are also a member of the Guardian Environment Network.

SGI News
SGI News is the online magazine of the Bertelsmann Stiftung’s Sustainable Governance Indicators (SGI) project. SGI is a cross-national survey of all 41 European Union and OECD countries indicating the respective need for reform and each country’s capacity to address the most pressing challenges that OECD and EU nations are facing today.

Making It Magazine
Making It: Industry for Development is a quarterly print magazine and website aiming to stimulate debate about global industrial development issues. It is published by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).

UN News Centre
The UN News Centre is the official website for daily UN news, press releases, statements, briefings and a calendar of events. The website includes UN radio, video, webcasts, magazines, documents, publications, conference information and photos.

Solutions Journal
Solutions is a nonprofit print and online publication devoted to showcasing innovative ideas for solving the world’s integrated ecological, social, and economic problems. The Journal regularly republishes edited versions of articles from Our World.

Resilience.org is an information clearinghouse and a network of action-oriented groups. This online magazine focuses on building community resilience in a world of multiple emerging challenges: the decline of cheap energy, the depletion of critical resources like water, complex environmental crises such as climate change and biodiversity loss, and the social and economic issues which are linked to these challenges.

GreenTV (Japan)
GreenTV is a UK based broadband TV channel for environmental films bringing together films from a range of environmental organisations and independent filmmakers. Video briefs published on Our World, particularly covering UNU research projects like Satoyama, are frequently disseminated via GreenTV Japan on their website and satellite TV channel.

UNTV is part of the United Nations Department of Public information and is responsible for the dissemination of multimedia content via the web and television. Whenever a video brief is produced related to a UNU research project and published on Our World, we also provide the opportunity for UNTV to share it via the UNTV web channel and through UN-produced TV programmes such as UN in Action and 21st Century.

In 2011, the Our World team was approached by NHK producers of the Japan Beyond 3.11 website, which focuses on stories of recovery after the Tohoku earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident. They proposed that we cross-link our websites.