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Seas at Risk


Seas At Risk is a democratic international network which uses its unique membership base and long-standing expertise to advocate environmentally sound policies at European and international level.

Guiding Principles

Seas At Risk aims at the protection and restoration of the marine environment, and specifically the waters of the North East Atlantic including the North and Irish Seas. While the work of Seas At Risk reaches into every corner of concern about the marine environment, and while we regularly work on a multitude of different marine environmental issues, there are some basic principles that transcend individual issues and guide the direction of our work.

How we work   Seas At Risk News Item

Seas At Risk works to realise its goals through: the organisation and co-ordination of national and international activities for the protection and restoration of the marine environment; the exchange of information between Seas At Risk members, and between Seas At Risk and other organisations; the gathering, integration and publication of information; the stimulation of educational, scientific and publicity activities both at a national and international level; and the organisation and co-ordination of publicity campaigns.
A key role performed by Seas At Risk is its function as a technical and political platform for its members, providing them with a means of collective intervention in international political and legal meetings of government where they would not otherwise have access. While Seas At Risk pursues issues at the international level, individual Seas At Risk member organisations play an important role by helping to ensure that national government delegations to international meetings are properly briefed and aware of the concerns of their national environment movement.

By coordinating lobbying at the national level and ensuring that issues get raised at international meetings of government, Seas At Risk maximises the opportunity for governments to make the right decisions about this most international of all environmental issues - protection of the seas and oceans.

Contact Information: 
26 Rue d'Edimbourg
1050 Brussels

Inter-Environment Wallonia (IEW)

For over 30 years, Inter-Environnement Wallonie brings together associations of environmental groups active in the Walloon Region. It relays the concerns of the base association, advises and supports it. Rooted in the local federation entered his struggles throughout the global environmental challenges that society faces.

With the legitimacy conferred upon it by its 150 member associations, IEW is fighting for sustainable development and fight against environmental damage, either at local, regional, federal or European. Its action aims to integrate the environment into all sectoral policies, in addition to social, economic and cultural, including by ensuring that the environment is further included in the legal and policy choices.

IEW representatives (from the associations and the permanent staff) sit on advisory committees to the regional and federal stakeholders and socio-economic associations. In constant contact with the authorities, the political and socio-economic IEW acts as an incentive to regional governments, federal and European. The federation also has a critical pressure and constructive with respect to lobbies that are heedless of the principles and values ​​of sustainable development.

Contact Information: 
98 Rue Nanon
5000 Namur

Greenpeace European Unit

The Greenpeace European Unit is based in Brussels, where we monitor and analyse the work of the institutions of the European Union (EU), expose deficient EU policies and laws, and challenge decision-makers to implement progressive solutions


Greenpeace is an independent global campaigning organisation that acts to change attitudes and behaviour, to protect and conserve the environment and to promote peace by: 

Catalysing an energy revolution to address the number one threat facing our planet: climate change.

- Defending our oceans by challenging wasteful and destructive fishing, and creating a global network of marine reserves.

- Protecting the world's ancient forests and the animals, plants and people that depend on them.

- Working for disarmament and peace by tackling the causes of conflict and calling for the elimination of all nuclear weapons.

- Creating a toxic free future with safer alternatives to hazardous chemicals in today's products and manufacturing.

- Campaigning for sustainable agriculture by rejecting genetically engineered organisms, protecting biodiversity and encouraging socially responsible farming.


Contact Information: 
Belliardstraat 199 Rue Belliard
1040 Brussels

Coopération Internationale pour le Développement et la Solidarité (CIDSE)

We are an international alliance of Catholic development agencies working together for global justice.

16 catholic development organisations from Europe & North America, inspired by shared Christian values, come together under the CIDSE umbrella to promote global justice and solidarity. Central to CIDSE’s policy formulation and advocacy is its member organisations’ work on a wide range of priorities, with local partner organisations in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Contributing to the fight against poverty and inequality, as well as bringing about sustainable development and well-being by challenging global structural injustices are key elements of CIDSE’s mission, which we attempt to achieve through joint advocacy, campaigning and development cooperation work.

Our priority issues are global governance; resources for developmentfoodagriculture & sustainable trade;climate justice; and business & human rights
As a lay-led Catholic network, we believe in a world with peaceful and fair foundations where the lives and choices of rich and poor alike are transformed through solidarity.

CIDSE member organisations together with Caritas Internationalis run a joint campaign on climate justice in the run-up to the Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in December 2009. 

CIDSE’s activities on climate change include lobby work with decision makers regarding the negotiations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Contact Information: 
Rue Stévin 16 B-1000

Bond Beter Leefmilieu (Union for a Better Environment) (BBL)

Among the founders were established conservation organizations both large and small, local environmental action groups. Intention was to form a federation so the political clout of the environmental movement vergroten. This national structure was for five years running. In 1976, Bond Beter Environment Vlaanderen was officially established as a federation of nature and environmental groups active in the Flemish region. BBL currently encompasses over 140 natural associations and environmental organizations in Flanders, from Greenpeace and WWF on Flanders Natuurpunt to dozens of regional and local associations. The associations can count on a constituency of more than 200,000 members.

Our goal? Healthy air. Clear water. Nature to enjoy. Our resources? Large-scale public campaigns, with thousands of participants each year. So we prove that environmentally friendly living within everyone's reach. Through targeted cooperation and consultation we convince politicians and business leaders the importance of a vigorous environment. We provide sound advice to our member organizations. Because we find that the most exciting environmental groups guarantee a future for people and nature. 

Contact Information: 
47 B-1000 Tweekerkenstraat
1000 Brussels
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Global 2000 Environmental organisation (FoE)


Mission Statement: Environmental protection now!

GLOBAL 2000 (Friends of the Earth Austria) is an independent Austrian environmental organization. Since 1982, GLOBAL 2000 has been working on controversial social themes to uncover potential hazards for humans and the environment. GLOBAL 2000 closely monitors the development of environmental policy in Austria and is committed to ecological fairness and a future worth living both locally and around the globe. Helping victims of ecological disasters is part of our work.

GLOBAL 2000 is a member of Friends of the Earth, the largest international network of environmental organizations. To reach our goals, we cooperate with other environmental organizations, citizens’ initiatives, independent action groups and selected corporate entities.

GLOBAL 2000 acts on well-established scientific findings and by using all democratic means available. We are actively opposed to each and every restriction of democratic freedom, but always in a non-violent and solution-oriented way. GLOBAL 2000 is independent, politically inconvenient and critical of parties, the government and the economy. This guarantees our credibility.

GLOBAL 2000 follows its goals passionately, persistently and proficiently. Environmental protection does not mean fighting the symptoms, but revealing the causes and conditions of global ecological destruction and searching for viable solutions with all possible commitment.

GLOBAL 2000 generates public pressure through lobbying, activism and releasing information. Our projects set positive examples of ecological solutions for political decision makers, the economy and the people. GLOBAL 2000 works efficiently, is not profit-oriented and is mostly financed through private donations. Donations are used responsibly and solely for the purpose of reaching our goals of environmental protection. This is expressed in the Spendengütesiegel, an official seal of approval comparable to a favourable evaluation by charity watch.

GLOBAL 2000 as a team acts according to democratic principles and consists of both regular employees and volunteers. Personal conviction and a strong commitment to the cause are essential for the job. GLOBAL 2000 offers the alternative of a better world in spite of current political and economical developments. Our vision even shows in our office routines. That an ecological and socially responsible society – a society fit for the future – is possible!

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CAN Press Conference - Bonn June 2011 Wrap-Up

Media Advisory – Webcast Notice
June 17, 2011



[Bonn, Germany] Climate Action Network International will host a media briefing, webcast live, to assess progress during the two weeks of UN climate talks in Bonn which kicked off last week and end today. Panelists will speak about the outcome of these talks and their impact on preparations for the Durban climate talks to be held at the end of the year, with emphasis on what countries must do between now and Durban in order to ensure a successful outcome.

The briefing takes place in Bonn, Germany, on Friday, June 17, at 15:30 local time (13:30 GMT), UNFCCC Press Conference Room, Room Haydn, Maritim Hotel.

It will be webcast live at: http://unfccc2.meta-fusion.com/kongresse/110606_SB34/templ/ovw_live.php?id_kongressmain=171

NGO experts on the panel will include Alden Meyer, Union of Concerned Scientists; Tasneem Essop, WWF; and Tove Ryding, Greenpeace.

What: Briefing on the UNFCCC climate negotiations in Bonn
Where: UNFCCC Press Conference Room, Room Haydn, Maritim Hotel
Webcast: via www.unfccc.int and at: http://unfccc2.meta-fusion.com/kongresse/110606_SB34/templ/ovw_live.php?id_kongressmain=171
When: 15:30 local time (13:30 GMT), Friday, June 17, 2011
Who: International NGO experts on UNFCCC negotiations

Climate Action Network (CAN) is a global network of over 700 NGOs in 95 countries working to promote government and individual action to limit human-induced climate change to ecologically sustainable levels.  For more information go to: www.climatenetwork.org

For more information please contact:

David Turnbull, CAN International, +12023163499 (US cell phone number), or +4915153657307 (local number while in Bonn)




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