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CMW - Carbon Market Watch / Centre of Development and Environment

Our Mission

Carbon Market Watch’s mission is to help ensure that climate policies such as carbon pricing and climate finance effectively contribute to the just transition towards climate friendly societies. We promote environmental integrity, transparency, and good governance in policy solutions that reduce emissions and further sustainable development.

Our Approach

Evidence-based advocacy is central to our work. Our strength is the unique combination of in-depth policy expertise, strong communication skills and close work with community groups in over 60 countries across the world.

Our Goals

We work at the global, European, national as well as local levels in numerous countries. Our key campaign goals are:

  1. An ambitious mid-century decarbonisation strategy for Europe
  2. A fair carbon price that reflects the true cost of pollution on society
  3. Decarbonisation of Europe’s power and industry sectors by 2050
  4. Rapid and ambitious climate action to tackle international transport emissions
  5. Quality assurance of international climate finance

Our Network

We believe in bottom-up advocacy. Since 2009, we have established a global network, which connects over 600 NGOs and academics in over 60 countries, operating in English, French, and Spanish. We have established strong partnerships inter alia through regional capacity-building workshops in South and East Europe as well as most major regions across the globe, including China, India, West Africa, South and Central America.

Contact Information: 
Carbon Market Watch
Rue d’Albanie 117
B-1060 Brussels
Belgium
BE
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Centar za ekologiju i energiju / Center for ecology and energy

   
"The Center for Ecology and Energy Tuzla is a Bosnian-Herzegovinan non-governmental organization that encourages sustainable development in the field of environmental protection, utilizing a combination of educational and practical work with cooperation at all levels of society and investment in the people's resources."

Welcome to the Center for Ecology and Energy.

We opened our doors on the 1st of September 2001.

Long-term experience in the field of environmental protection of our partners, educators and friends from Switzerland helps us in defining our strategy. From the beginning we’ve offered continuous environmental education and awareness-raising about the environmental state in BH.

During the 266 workshops taking we led within the period between the 1st of September 2001 and the end of 2007, CEETZ staff have facilitated understanding and awareness of 7100 participants, bringing them more in tune with the environment in which they live.

Results of the education include many ideas implemented within the participants' own organizations, as well as CEETZ projects in the following fields:
 

  • Recycling
  • Composting
  • Water conservation
  • Energy efficiency
  • Renewable energy sources and
  • Climate change.
Today, the Center for Ecology and Energy has eight employees.

We are grateful to both our volunteers and partners for their support, which has made stronger ties between the Center and other NGOs, foundations and government organizations through cooperation and the implementation of joint projects.

We must learn how to live in accordance with nature and its process in this modern world of expansion, new technology and the rush for money and power. Only with cooperation between both young and old, individuals and institutions or experts and the untrained, can we make a large ecological oasis from our little state.

All are welcome to participate in seminars, and any interested persons should contact us by either telephone or fax ++387 35 249-311, or by email ceetz@bih.net.ba.

Don't forget: TOGETHER WE CAN DO IT ALL!

Contact Information: 
Dom penzionera Tuzla Filipa Kljajića 22 75000 Tuzla
Bosnia and Herzegovina
BA
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CAAG - Levegő Munkacsoport / Clean Air Action Group

The Clean Air Action Group

The Clean Air Action Group (CAAG) is one of the best-known environmental NGOs in Hungary. Founded in 1988 by three local green groups, it is now a national federation of more than 60 NGO’s. Its Experts’ Board consists of about 60 specialists of various professions. It is open to anyone who wants to help clean up the environment. A detailed, illustrated description of our achievements can be downloaded here (pdf)

Our main fields of activities are the following

  • greening the state budget
  • sustainable transport
  • sustainable energy policy
  • sustainable urban development
  • protection of green areas in cities

The activities of CAAG include research, consulting, public awareness campaigns, publishing and advocacy at the local, national and international levels.

Contact Information: 
Levegö Munkacsoport
Üllői út 18. I. 9/A.
1085 Budapest,
Hungary
HU
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2Celsius

2Celsius is a young European environmental organization registered in Romania. 2Celsius is acting on two geographical patterns: 2Celsius Network and 2Celsius Association. 2Celsius Association is focused on local issues, that entangle non–formal environmental education, climate change policies, sustainable development in an ecological perspective and trainings for young people in Romania. 2Celsius Network opens the way for a region-wide extended environmental media portaldedicated to the green economy and to containing climate change effects in Central and Eastern Europe. The platform is especially dedicated to Central and Eastern Europe`s green businesses and, equally, to the advance of the green collar economy.

There are 2 permanent staff members of 2Celsius Association in Romania, while 2Celsius Network connects around 10 young environmental journalists and activists from East and Central Europe who contribute to the media platform and support 2Celsius environmental educational activities.

Additionally to its main environmental and development focus, 2Celsius is committed to democratization in the European East. The Association acts locally via its educational programmes entailing ecology and civic participation.

Since its inception in 2010, 2Celsius Association has become a partner of the prestigious Earth Day Network in Washington, D.C., a member of Climate Action Network Romania, and European Journalism Centre in Maastricht. From this position, 2Celsius is carrying out trainings for young journalists on environmental journalism and climate change. In 2015, 2Celsius has become a member of the Federation for Transport and Environment. In this capacity, it is carrying out lobby and advocacy projects for the reduction of carbon emissions in the transport sector.

Contact Information: 
2Celsius Network
Ing. Nicolae Teodorescu 14, sect. 6
Bucharest
Romania
RO
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Italian Climate Network

Italian Climate Network is an association of volunteers composed of young people, advocates and experts willing to share their passion and expertise to address the climate issue.

We work to create networks between citizens, business and NGOs committed to solve the climate crisis and ensure Italy a sustainable future, to build an inclusive and empowering movement that will lead to positive changes in society and a shift to a low-carbon model.

We seek to work with a broad range of partners, from business to citizens, from no-profit groups to local authorities, as we think that what we have in common is more important than what we do not have and that everybody’s ideas and commitment are crucial to promote a change in our society. We believe that being ambitious and thinking out of the box is the best way not only to solve the climate crisis, but also to inspire other people.

Contact Information: 
Rome/Milan/Florence/Turin/Bologna
Italy
IT
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MADE - Muslim Action for Development & Environment

  • We live in a increasingly unequal and unjust world where basic human rights such as freedom of speech, access to education and free healthcare are denied to millions across the globe. Far from moving towards equality, global inequality is rising. There is a huge gap between rich and poor. Half of the world’s population - that’s three billion people - live in absolute poverty. Inequality and poverty arise from various causes; from restrictive international trade arrangements or unjust power structures, to war and conflict or natural disasters.  

    MADE in Europe believes that the young Muslims of Europe can and must play a part in the global search for solutions. Whether through raising awareness in your communities, volunteering overseas or in the UK, or choosing a career in international development, we believe that we can empower young Muslims to be at the forefront of the global poverty debate, to challenge global norms and to become leaders of social change. Our response to these challenges will be rooted in the tradition of social action, peace, justice, empowerment, human rights and diversity within Islam. 

  • Mission
    Our mission is to inspire and enable a grassroots Muslim youth movement of faith in action for tackling global poverty and injustice through volunteering, campaigning and education. We also provide capacity building services for Muslim NGOs and support for cross-faith initiatives in international development.
Contact Information: 
46 Whitechapel Road
E1 1JX London
United Kingdom
GB
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RTON - Fundacja Rozwój Tak - Odkrywki Nie/Foundation Development Yes Open-Pit Mines No

The Foundation "Development YES – Open-Pit Mines NO" (abbreviated as "DY-OPMN")

Foundation "DY-OPMN" is the formal and legal representation of the Polish National Coalition „Development YES – Open-pit mines NO" – a civil society grassroots movement to prevent plans to build new lignite open-pit mines and supporting the transformation of the Polish economy - from the one based on fossil fuels to a resource-efficient and new renewables-based one.

The idea for ​​establishing the Foundation was unanimously accepted by the members of National Coalition DY-OPMN during a program meeting of the Coalition in Wroclaw, in February 2015.

Representatives of the„ anti-open-pit mines" associations, local authorities from threatened areas and non-governmental organizations forming the Coalition "Development YES - Open pit mines NO " agreed that the Foundation of the same name as the one used by the Coalition will efficiently and effectively achieve the objectives of the entire Coalition, enabling them as an entity to possess a legal personality, new opportunities and tools for the implementation of the Coaliton’s plans. Following an agreement between the Coalition partners of its statutory objectives and their implementation plans Foundation "DY-OPMN" has been entered in the National Court Register (KRS) with effect from 1 June 2015 No. 0000558840.

Foundation DY-OPMN headquarters are located in the city of Legnica. Foundation "Development YES - Open pit mines NO " and the National Coalition DY-OPMN are both connected by the person of Ms. Irena Rogowska as President of the Board of the Foundation and of the President of the Coalition. Radosław Gawlik is chairing the Programme Board, while simultaneously acting as a Vice-President of the Coalition and the president of the Association "EKO-UNIA".

Tomasz Waśniewski is the President of the Foundation "RT-ON" (co-founder of the Social Committee "STOP open pit mine" and the National Coalition "RT-ON" too). The other members of the Foundation Board and Founders are: Jakub "Kuba" Gogolewski (energy expert currently based in Brussels), Andrzej Holdenmajer (local government, ex-mayor of Ścinawa), Waldemar Kwaśny (local government, ex-mayor of Milkowice), Janusz Łucki (local government , a spokesman for the Coalition, vice president of the Foundation). The leaders of the organization have many years of experience working in the local government, business and NGO-s. They organized a successful referendum against an open-cast mine near Legnica and Lubin. In 2009 they were also the initiators of the creation of the Social Committee "Stop the open pit mine" and the National Coalition "Development YES - Open pit mines NO" in 2011. They have written and submitted a petition to the Petitions Committee of the European Parliament, held talks with the Polish government and organized an official fact-finding mission of the Members of the European Parliament to Poland in 2013. The Foundation has vast personnel resources, knowledge, skills and experience.

Contact Information: 
Poland
PL
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ISD - Fundacja Instytut na rzecz Ekorozwoju / Institute for Sustainable Development

The Institute for Sustainable Development (ISD) is a non-governmental think-tank type organisation which was found in 1990 on the initiative of few members of the Polish Ecological Club. ISD works for the promotion and implementation of the principles and solutions which contribute to Poland's sustainable development.

In its activities, the Institute is guided by its mission to:

  • build positive relations between socio-economic development and environmental protection;
  • act in the interest of the present and future generations.

The Institute is a member of the European Environmental Bureau and takes part in the national NGO coalitions, e.g. the Climate, for EU Funds and of Forum for the Animation of Rural Areas. 

Contact Information: 
Poland
PL
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MEDSOS - Δίκτυο ΜΕΣΟΓΕΙΟΣ SOS / MEDITERRANEAN SOS Network

MEDITERRANEAN SOS Network is a non-profitable, non-governmental organization active since 1990, that comprises of 120 'Full Members' who form its annual General Assembly and approximately 3000 'Supporting Members'. MEDITERRANEAN SOS Network is registered in the Index of NGOs of the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Policy guidelines and priorities are drawn from the General Assembly that also elects the 7-members' Administrative Board. Currently, President of the Board is Mr Evagellos Koukiasas(see MEDSOS Network Organizational chart) .
At present, MEDITERRANEAN S.O.S. has 9 permanent collaborators/ staff(environmentalists, engineers, social scientists, administrative personnel). A network of external collaborators and scientific partners is being involved in certain projects in part-time or voluntary basis. 

Aims...

  • Public awareness raising and encouraging changes in citizens' -especially youth- everyday behavior that impact on the environment
  • Advocating, lobbying and promoting cooperation among social partners, stakeholders and policy-makers at local, national, regional level
  • Promoting active public participation in sustainable development strategies and demonstrating alternative solutions in local communities
  • Promoting intercultural exchanges and balanced international cooperation among European - Mediterranean partners

 

...and methods:

  • information campaigns at the local, national and regional level
  • networks with NGOs and public agencies at local, national, regional and Euro-Med level
  • Environmental education projects in schools(training packages, creative games / competitions)
  • volunteer summer camps, field work, voluntary clean-ups
  • youth groups exchange and training projects
  • Implementation of conferences, seminars, workshops
  • Collaboration with national and local media
  • production of print, audiovisual and multimedia material :

Publication of thematic tri-monthly magazine for members and supporters( aprox. 4000 members)
- Publication of monthly e-newsletter (emailing lists exceed 10.000 receivers)
- Production of TV/radio spots
- Production of informative material (leaflets, brochures, etc)

 

  • Membership in International networks and organisations

- UNEP/MAP NGO partners
- European Environmental Bureau (EEB)
- Mediterranean Information Office (MIO-ECSDE)
- European Union for Coastal Conservation (EUCC)
- International Network for Sustainable Energy (INFORSE)
- Climate Action Network (CAN)
- National Network of Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Foundation for the Dialogue between Cultures
- Euro-Mediterranean Youth Platform

- Water Footprint Network

Contact Information: 
Greece
GR
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