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11.11.11 - Koepel van de Vlaamse Noord-Zuidbeweging (Coalition of the Dutch North-South Movement)

11:11:11 is the umbrella organization of the Flemish North South Movement

330 local 11. groups have approximately 20,000 volunteers dedicated to 11.11.11 campaigns each year, while 60 member organizations ensure the structure of the organization.11.11.11 is also a member of (inter) national partnerships and networks.

Contact Information: 
flax factory Street 11
1060 Brussles
Belgium
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Fundancion Renovables

La Fundación Renovables nació con la vocación de tener una amplia base social y tiene como objetivo fundamental sensibilizar a la sociedad sobre la necesidad de llevar a cabo -y acelerar- un cambio de modelo energético con el ahorro, la eficiencia y las renovables como principios básicos. Son muchos los motivos que llevan a la Fundación a impulsar a ese cambio.

Esta iniciativa es necesaria para paliar el tremendo déficit de información que existe en nuestro país sobre la energía en general y sobre las renovables, en particular, desconocimiento que puede ser propicio para perpetuar modelos insostenibles en nuestro ámbito energético. Desde la Fundación, acorde con nuestro ideario, nos hemos marcado unos objetivos para impulsar el cambio del modelo energético.

Ha llegado el momento de empezar a poner encima de la mesa una iniciativa que vaya calando en la sociedad, no sólo sobre los valores de las energías renovables sino sobre la necesidad de implantar y asumir un nuevo modelo de comportamiento frente a la energía. Hemos llegado a esta convicción después de trabajar muchos años en este sector y de ver cómo ha evolucionado y lo que hemos conseguido.

La  Fundación Renovables es un interlocutor con vocación de diálogo en el debate energético, tan necesario hoy, y un vehículo que traslada a la sociedad española esa nueva visión de la energía que, en el fondo, está más ligada a la ética que a la economía, al futuro que al presente, a la urgencia que a la complacencia.
Al conocimiento y divulgación de esa nueva visión queremos dedicar todo nuestro esfuerzo y para ello solicitamos la colaboración y el apoyo de todas aquellas personas que deseen unirse al mismo así como a instituciones que se presten a colaborar en los proyectos que pongamos en marcha.

Es urgente inculcar otra valoración de la energía en todos los ámbitos de la sociedad y la economía porque la actual es irracional e insostenible. La sociedad percibe la energía como un bien abundante, barato, inocuo y que podemos consumir sin límite alguno. Todo lo contrario de nuestros pésimos índices de dependencia -con todos los lastres económicos y estratégicos que conlleva-, emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero e intensidad energética. Lamentablemente, no se vincula nuestro modelo energético, nuestro uso diario de la energía, con el proceso de cambio climático ni con las catástrofes medioambientales y sociales que, desgraciadamente, cada día acontecen.

Los promotores de la Fundación consideramos fundamental paliar el tremendo déficit de información que existe en nuestro país sobre la energía en general y sobre las renovables, en particular, desconocimiento que puede ser propicio para perpetuar modelos insostenibles en nuestro ámbito energético.

La Fundación Renovables pretende tener una amplia base social y tiene como objetivo fundamental sensibilizar a la sociedad sobre la necesidad de llevar a cabo -y acelerar- un cambio de modelo energético con el ahorro, la eficiencia y las renovables como principios básicos. 

Creemos que ha llegado el momento de empezar a poner encima de la mesa una iniciativa que cale en la sociedad, no sólo sobre los valores de las energías renovables sino sobre la necesidad de implantar y asumir un nuevo modelo de comportamiento frente a la energía y en este sentido la Fundación Renovables quiere ser un interlocutor que se haga oír en el debate energético.

Consideramos además que el cambio tecnológico que representan las renovables supone una oportunidad inestimable para contribuir al cambio de especialización productiva que necesita la economía española. La reducción de emisiones, el ahorro de energía y la menor dependencia energética del exterior sólo se puede hacer con más renovables y este es el fundamento de la política energética adoptada por la Unión Europea.

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Madrid
Spain
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Track 0

Track 0 is an initiative to translate the globally agreed 2ºC limit on temperature rise into a mission statement that can support practical solutions. Anyone, whether countries, companies, cities or individuals can commit to mission of getting to zero emissions through setting concrete targets and actions. Scientists say we need to reach net zero emissions by around 2050 for an 85% chance of limiting temperature rise to 2ºC. This means bringing the biggest source of emissions from fossil fuel combustion and industry, down to zero as quickly as possible, starting today.

Phasing out emissions to zero is possible, feasible and supported by the science. Track 0 is here to support all those who want to pursue decarbonisation pathways to  ‘net zero’ emissions, pointing the way to a clean, fair and bright future for current and future generations.

Track 0 is an independent not-for-profit organisation serving as a hub to support all those working to get GHG emissions on track to zero by mid-century. We convene leaders and provide strategic research and advice, communications and networking support to governments, businesses, investors, philanthropies, communities and campaigns run by civil society.

Contact Information: 
40 Bermondsey Street
SE1 3UD London
United Kingdom
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WWF Turkey

  • WWF-Türkiye,  küresel, siyasetten bağımsız, çok-kültürlü ve tarafsızdır,
  • Çalışmalarında en yeni bilimsel verilerden yararlanır,
  • Alan projeleri, siyasi girişimler, kapasite artırımı ve eğitim çalışmalarının bileşiminden yararlanarak somut doğa koruma çözümleri oluşturur,
  • Yerel halkı ve toplulukları, kültürel ve ekonomik gereksinimlerini de göz önünde bulundurarak alan programlarının planlanmasına ve yürütülmesine dahil eder,
  • Diğer kuruluşlar, hükümetler, iş dünyası ve yerel topluluklarla ortaklıklar kurar,
  • Çalışmalarını düşük maliyetlerle ve verimli bir biçimde yürütür; destekçilerinden elde ettiği mali kaynakları sorumlu kullanır.
Contact Information: 
Büyük Postane Cad. Garanti Han No:19/5 34420 Bahçekapı
34420 Istanbul
Turkey
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AirClim - Luftförorenings - och klimatsekretariatet (Air Pollution and Climate Secretariat)

The Air Pollution & Climate Secretariat

The Secretariat is a joint venture between four Swedish environmental organisations with the chief purpose of promoting awareness of the problems associated with air pollution and climate change, and thus, in part as a result of public pressure, to bring about the required reduction in the emissions of air pollutants, including greenhouse gases.

The eventual aim is to have those emissions brought down to levels, the so-called critical loads, that the environment can tolerate without suffering damage.

In furtherance of these aims, the secretariat operates as follows:

  • Continuously monitoring political trends and scientific developments.
  • Acting as an information centre, primarily for European environmentalist organisations, but also for the media, authorities, and researchers.
  • Publishing a magazine, Acid News, which is issued four times a year and is distributed free of charge to some 4000 selected recipients.
  • Producing and distributing information material.
  • Supporting environmentalist bodies in other countries in their work towards common ends.
  • Participating in the lobbying and campaigning activities of European environmentalist organisations concerning European policy relating to air quality and climate change, as well as in meetings of the Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

The work of the secretariat is largely directed on the one hand towards eastern Europe, and on the other towards the European Union and its member countries.

As regards the eastern European countries, activity mostly takes the form of supporting and cooperating with the local environmentalist movements. Since 1988, for instance, financial support has been given towards maintaining information centres on energy, transport, and air pollution. All are run by local environmentalist organisations.

The secretariat was formed in 1982 with a board now comprising one representative from each of the following organisations:

Friends of the Earth Sweden

Nature and Youth Sweden

Swedish Society for Nature Conservation

World Wide Fund for Nature Sweden

Contact Information: 
Första Långgatan 18
413 28 Göteborg
Sweden
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One Degree Serbia

One Degree Serbia is a voluntary, non-governmental and non-profit organisation, established with goal to work in the field of environmental protection, especially climate change ​​mitigation and adaptation.

The objectives of our organisation are:

  • active participation of the Republic of Serbia in global activities to mitigate climate change that threats the quality of life for present and future generations and the survival of civilization and ecosystems;
  • transformation of energy- and resource-inefficient and environmentally irresponsible economy in the low-carbon economy that will provide a healthy environment, sustainable development, welfare and equality for all citizens of the Republic of Serbia;
  • implementation of measures for adaptation to irreversible climate change at the national level and the establishment of resilient communities that can survive in the changing climatic and natural conditions;
  • equal rights of future generations of people with people who currently live on the planet; and
  • equal rights of ecosystems to survive with the rights of the people.
Contact Information: 
Milke i Toše Rusa 4
11253 Sremčica
Serbia
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RAC-RO - Reţelei de Acţiune pentru Climă România / CAN Romania

The environmental education program “Save the climate!” was launched and funded by the Dutch Christian Foundation “Kerk in Actie”. Since 2003, its Romanian partner has been AIDRom. Between 2003 and 2007 four environmental education projects have been elaborates, approved and implemented, all focused on climate change and in partnership with Romanian nongovernmental organizations. 

In early 2006, the financer, “Kerk in Actie”, recommended the partner NGOs that they form an officially registered network. The reason was that a formal network would be more powerful with regards to the capacity to develop programs and resources (particularly the human resources). Also, it has been proved over the years that the ten partners work together efficiently, completing one another. Therefore, at the end of 2006, the first General Assembly took place, reuniting the ten partner organizations, during which the network was practically set up and the official registration procedure started. The new network’s name is “Climate Action Network – Romania” (RAC-RO). RAC-RO’s registration was completed in April 2008.  

 

Contact Information: 
7 Armand Calinescu St., floor 5, ap. 20
021011 Bucharest
Romania
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Zaļā brīvība / Green Liberty Latvia

Green Liberty

The >Green Liberty  (Zaļā brīvība) has been founded in 1991 and registered as a non-profit NGO in 1993 (then as the Green Library of Environmental Protection Club). In 2000, the organization re-registered with new name – Green Liberty.

Green Liberty’s mission is to develop a society where people live in harmony with each other and their environment. The Green Liberty aims at informing people about social and environmental implications of current trends in consumerism, trade and globalization; empowering people to make meaningful decisions connected with their lives directly and indirectly; and opposing abuses of power.

The Green Liberty organizes press briefings, conferences, exhibitions, public lectures, expositions, and runs webpage and online campaigns. Green Liberty publishes environmental information, organizes different cultural and environmental actions, as well as does studies on socio-environmental issues and works on sustainable development and lifestyles, development issues and particularly on fair trade, climate and energy and waste related issues. Green Liberty also advocates government on sustainable development and environmental policy integration in various sectoral policies.

Green Liberty has a longstanding experience working with issues about sustainable consumption. We have been involved in several projects related to the topic, e.g. EU 7th FW funded project “Action Town” looking for the ways NGOs can provide new insights for research in sustainable consumption and production with the goal of reaching absolute decoupling of economic growth from resource use. Green Liberty has published consumer guides on sustainable living and regularly worked with media to popularize sustainable living in society. We have also done several studies on sustainable consumption and related topics, e.g.Current Status and recent changes in consumption and production patterns in Latvia”, background report for UNEP.

Contact Information: 
zeme@zb-zeme.lv
LV-1002 Rīga
Latvia
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OroVerde – Die Tropenwaldstiftung / The Tropical Forest Foundation

OroVerde – Die Tropenwaldstiftung (OroVerde - The Tropical Forest Foundation) is a non-profit environmental organisation working on the preservation of tropical forests. For this purpose, international projects are initiated, supported and realized in cooperation with local partner organisations. In Germany,environmental education projects are promoted and materials for teachers and pupils are created.

OroVerde was founded in 1989 by renowned individuals from business and nature sciences in  Frankfurt. Today OroVerde's projects are coordinated from  Bonn. There are 10 full-time staff members working for the organisation, as well as volunteers and interns. Currently Volkhard Wille is chairman of OroVerde and Prof.  Manfred Niekisch, PhD, director of the Frankfurt Zoological Garden, is chairman of the foundation board.

Contact Information: 
Kaiserstraße 185-197
53113 Bonn
Germany
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WEED - Weltwirtschaft, Ökologie & Entwicklung / World Economy Ecology & Development

WEED wurde 1990 gegründet und ist eine unabhängige Nichtregierungsorganisation.

Die sozialen und ökologischen Auswirkungen der Globalisierung verlangen nach einer Wende in der Finanz-, Wirtschafts- und Umweltpolitik hin zu mehr sozialer Gerechtigkeit und ökologischer Tragfähigkeit. WEED will dabei die Mitverantwortung der Industrienationen stärker ins Zentrum der Arbeit sozialer Bewegungen und Nichtregierungsorganisationen rücken. Bei der Analyse lenkt WEED den Blick auf die weltwirtschaftlichen Rahmenbedingungen und die relevanten Institutionen. Dabei erschöpft sich die Arbeit von WEED nicht in der Kritik an den Akteuren, sondern wir entwickeln auch Reformvorschläge und Alternativkonzepte.

Wie wir arbeiten:

  • WEED analysiert systematisch weltwirtschaftliche, ökologische und soziopolitische Themen, erstellt  in Studien, Arbeitspapiere und Hintergrundmaterialien.
  • WEED führt Kampagnen durch, richtet Forderungen direkt an politische Entscheidungsträger in Parlament, Regierung und staatlichen Organisationen und interveniert in politische Entscheidungsprozesse.
  • WEED veranstaltet Seminare, Workshops und Tagungen.
  • WEED kommuniziert intensiv mit Presse und Medien und betreibt Öffentlichkeitsarbeit.
  • WEED engagiert sich in politischen Netzwerken und kooperiert mit anderen Organisationen und sozialen Bewegungen auf nationaler und internationaler Ebene.
Contact Information: 
Eldenaer Str. 60
10247 Berlin
Germany
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