Organisation: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the leading international body for the assessment of climate change. It was established by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in 1988 to provide the world with a clear scientific view on the current state of knowledge in climate change and its potential environmental and socio-economic impacts. In the same year, the UN General Assembly endorsed the action by WMO and UNEP in jointly establishing the IPCC.
The IPCC reviews and assesses the most recent scientific, technical and socio-economic information produced worldwide relevant to the understanding of climate change. It does not conduct any research nor does it monitor climate related data or parameters.
Organisation: C40 is a network of the world’s megacities committed to addressing climate change.
Acting both locally and collaboratively, C40 cities are having a meaningful global impact in reducing both greenhouse gas emissions and climate risks. C40 brings together a unique set of assets and creates a shared sense of purpose. C40 offers cities an effective forum where they can collaborate, share knowledge and drive meaningful, measurable and sustainable action on climate change.
Organisation: Greenpeace International
What Greenpeace does and the issues they work on:
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Organisation: Cambridge Forum for Sustainability and the Environment
The world is changing. A rising world population, declining resources and a changing climate are all reshaping where we live and how we live. So how do we respond?
This key question is the focus of a new Forum in the University of Cambridge which aims to stimulate cross-disciplinary conversations about some of some of the planet’s most pressing global sustainability challenges and to bring fresh ideas and perspectives to research which will help to prepare for and address those challenges.
ClientEarth, uses law as a tool to mend the relationship between human societies and the Earth. The NGO works in Europe and beyond, bringing together law, science and policy to create practical solutions to key environmental challenges.
Organisation: Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security
A strategic collaboration. No single research institution working alone can address the critically important issues of global climate change, agriculture and food security. The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) will address the increasing challenge of global warming and declining food security on agricultural practices, policies and measures through a strategic collaboration between CGIARand Future Earth.
Organisation: Climate Solutions Caucus
The mission of the Climate Solutions Caucus is to educate members on economically-viable options to reduce climate risk and to explore bipartisan policy options that address the impacts, causes, and challenges of our changing climate. As determined by the co-chairs, the Caucus membership will consist of equal representation by Democrats and Republicans. Currently, 40 Members of Congress – 20 Democrats and 20 Republicans
Organisation: Cycle Space
Capitalism deals with its surplus by building new cities. If we take a dim view of that, it is because we have watched cities be built that enslave common people. However, other city models can be imagined, the most healthy, liberating and efficient being those that have bicycle transport as a form generator.
Take that idea now and imagine a consultancy helping cities, developers, architects and the bicycling industry to be agents of positive change. That’s Cycle Space. We take highfalutin thinking that academics once only used to find fault, and put it to an optimistic new challenge: creating buildings and cities that serve us all better.
Organisation: Earth Institute, Columbia University
Mobilizing the sciences, education and public policy to achieve a sustainable earth. Located at Columbia University.
Organisation: Food & Water Watch
Food & Water Watch works to ensure the food, water and fish Americans consume is safe, accessible and sustainable. So everyone can all enjoy and trust in what they eat and drink, F&WW helps people take charge of where their food comes from, keep clean, affordable, public tap water flowing freely to their homes, protect the environmental quality of oceans, force government to do its job protecting citizens, and educate about the importance of keeping shared resources under public control.
Organisation: Friends of the Earth International
FoEI are the world’s largest grassroots environmental network, uniting 75 national member groups and some 5,000 local activist groups on every continent. With over 2 million members and supporters around the world, it campaigns on today’s most urgent environmental and social issues. FoEI challenge the current model of economic and corporate globalization, and promotes solutions that will help to create environmentally sustainable and socially just societies.
Organisation: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people’s health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. In the United States, it seeks to ensure that all people—especially those with the fewest resources—have access to the opportunities they need to succeed in school and life. Based in Seattle, Washington, the foundation is led by CEO Dr. Susan Desmond-Hellmann and Co-chair William H. Gates Sr., under the direction of Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett.
Organisation: The Green City
The term ‘The Green City’ expresses a desire to strive for a more attractive and healthy environment. The aim is to encourage ‘greener thinking’ by providing information, discussing successful examples from the daily practice and sharing new scientific insights. For this reason, the Green City regularly publishes new data. Through social media it draws your attention to its site, where it posts the latest articles, reports, images, etc.
Founded in 1999, Grist is a beacon in the smog — an independent, irreverent news outlet and network of innovators working toward a planet that doesn’t burn and a future that doesn’t suck.
Organisation: These groups are stopping the sixth extinction (09.2017)
Organisation: Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ
The UFZ is one of the world’s leading research centres in the field of environmental research, enjoying high social recognition. It demonstrates ways in which a sustainable use of our natural resource base is possible for the benefit of both mankind and the environment.
Organisation: Harvard University Center for the Environment
The Harvard University Center for the Environment (HUCE) encourages research and education about the environment and its many interactions with human society.
Climate: “We’re returning the planet to a state it hasn’t been in for tens of millions of years. And every living thing on Earth will be affected.” – Daniel Schrag, Hooper Professor of Geology (Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences); Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering (SEAS); Director, HUCE
Organisation: Indivisible Guide – A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump [Environmental] Agenda
Former congressional staffers reveal best practices for making Congress listen
Organisation: Marine Conservation Society
MCS produde the Good Fish Guide, a guide to sustainable seafood. They also organise campaigns for clean seas and beaches.
Organisation: MIT Center for Global Change Science (CGCS)
CGCS seeks to better understand the natural mechanisms in the ocean, atmosphere and land systems that together control the Earth’s climate, and to apply improved knowledge to problems of predicting global environmental change. The Center utilises theory, observations, and numerical models to investigate environmental phenomena, the linkages among them, and their potential feedbacks in a changing climate.
Organisation: The Ocean Cleanup
The Ocean Cleanup develops advanced technologies to rid the world’s oceans of plastic. They estimate a full-scale deployment of their systems is estimated to clean up 50 % of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in 5 years.
Organisation: Oxford University – School of Geography and the Environment
The School undertakes world-class interdisciplinary research, addresses societal and environmental problems, and advances knowledge within an intellectually vibrant, interdisciplinary research environment that combines natural and social sciences and has geography at its core.
Organisation: Pesticide Action Network North America
Pesticide Action Network (PAN) North America works to create a just, thriving food system. For too long, pesticide and biotech corporations have dictated how we grow food, placing the health and economic burdens of pesticide use on farmers, farmworkers and rural communities. PAN works with those on the frontlines to tackle the pesticide problem — and reclaim the future of food and farming.
PAN North America is one of five regional centers worldwide. It links local and international consumer, labor, health, environment and agriculture groups into an international citizens’ action network. Together, this network challenge the global proliferation of pesticides, defend basic rights to health and environmental quality, and works to ensure the transition to a just and viable food system.
Organisation: The Pew Charitable Trusts
The Pew Charitable Trusts is driven by the power of knowledge to solve today’s most challenging problems. Pew applies a rigorous, analytical approach to improve public policy, inform the public and invigorate civic life
Organisation: Recycle Now
Recycle Now is the national recycling campaign for England, supported and funded by Government, managed by WRAP and used locally by over 90% of English authorities.
Organisation: The Rockerfeller Foundation
Promoting the well-being of humanity throughout the world
Organisation: School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia
For 50 years, UEA’s School of Environmental Sciences has been at the forefront of crucial environmental research that will shape the future of our world. Some of the most important climate research takes place at UEA, as well as life-changing work on natural hazards, sustainable communities, oceans, rivers, meteorology, geophysics and more.
It has one of the largest interdisciplinary Environmental Sciences departments in Europe, offering a huge range of degree courses – both general and specialist – informed by pioneering research that makes a real difference. It is currently ranked 1st in the UK for the impact of its research (REF 2014) and has received numerous accolades for the quality of its teaching. It is looking ahead to another 50 years of important work to address the major sustainability and environmental challenges of the 21st century – a task that relies on equipping the next generation of environmental scientists with the skills to tackle existential challenges like energy security, climate change and biodiversity conservation.
Organisation: Sea Shepherd
Established in 1977, Sea Shepherd’s mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world’s oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species. It uses innovative direct-action tactics to investigate, document, and take action when necessary to expose and confront illegal activities on the high seas. By safeguarding the biodiversity of our delicately balanced ocean ecosystems, Sea Shepherd works to ensure their survival for future generations.
Organisation: Sky ocean rescue
Sky want to use their voice as Europe’s leading Entertainment Company and the potential of their reach to inspire people to take action to protect our planet. They choose big, global issues that matter to our customers and to inspire people to make a real difference.
They’re bringing to life our amazing ocean for millions of people across Europe and discussing the solutions. Through their news channels, Sky News in the UK and TG24 in Italy, they are raising awareness of how plastics and other pollution are affecting our oceans. Through the campaign they’re exploring the different ways people can help to make a difference and inspiring them to take action.
Organisation: The Soil Association
The Soil Association is the UK’s leading membership charity campaigning for healthy, humane and sustainable food, farming and land use. Soil Association Certification engages with farmers, processors, caterers and crofters to bring our organic and ecological principles to life.
Organisation: Stockholm Resilience Centre – Stockholm University
The vision of the centre is a world where social-ecological systems are understood, governed and managed, to enhance human well-being and the capacity to deal with complexity and change, for the sustainable co-evolution of human civilizations with the biosphere.
Organisation: The Story of Stuff
The Story of Stuff Project’s journey began with a 20-minute online movie about the way we make, use and throw away all the Stuff in our lives. Five years and 40 million views later, it’s a Community of more than a million changemakers worldwide, working to build a more healthy and just planet. It invites you to watch and share its movies, participate in its study programs and join its campaigns
Organisation: The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), India
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) is a leading think tank dedicated to conducting research for sustainable development of India and the Global South. TERI was established in 1974 as an information centre on energy issues. However, over the following decades, it made a mark as a research institute, whose policy and technology solutions transformed people’s lives and the environment.
TERI’s key focus lies in promoting:
- Clean energy
- Water management
- Pollution management
- Sustainable agriculture
- Climate resilience
Organisation: The Wildlife Trusts
No matter where you are in the UK, there is a Wildlife Trust inspiring people about the natural world and saving, protecting and standing up for wildlife and wild places near you. The Trusts believe that people are part of nature; everything they value ultimately comes from it and everything they do has an impact on it. The Trusts reach out to and empower people of all ages and from all walks of life to make a positive change for wildlife and wild places near them.
Organisation: Worldwatch Institute
Through research and outreach that inspire action, the Worldwatch Institute works to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world that meets human needs. The Institute’s top mission objectives are universal access to renewable energy and nutritious food, expansion of environmentally sound jobs and development, transformation of cultures from consumerism to sustainability, and an early end to population growth through healthy and intentional childbearing.
Organisation: Yale E360
Yale Environment 360 is an online magazine offering opinion, analysis, reporting, and debate on global environmental issues. It features original articles by scientists, journalists, environmentalists, academics, policy makers, and business people, as well as multimedia content and a daily digest of major environmental news.
MUSEUMS, BOTANICAL GARDENS and BIOSPHERES
Organisation: Biosphare Potsdam, Germany
Magnificent tropical plants, lots of animals and tropical temperatures create a jungle atmosphere. Offers fascinating insights into the colourful diversity of the rainforest.
Organisation: Eden Project (Cornwall, UK)
The Eden Project, an educational charity, connects us with each other and the living world, exploring how we can work towards a better future. Its visitor destination in is nestled in a huge crater. Here, massive Biomes house the largest rainforest in captivity, stunning plants, exhibitions and stories.
Organisation: The Botanic Garden of the Jagiellonian University (Polish: Ogród Botaniczny Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego) is a botanical garden, founded in 1783 in Kraków. It is located east of the Old Town (Stare Miasto) and occupies 9.6 hectares. It belongs to the Jagiellonian University and is classified as a historical location. Currently the plant collection contains approximately 5000 species and varieties from around the world. This total includes nearly 1,000 species of trees and shrubs, and more than 2,000 species and varieties of plants in greenhouses.
Organisation: Kew Gardens – the world’s largest botanic garden where plants and fungi take centre stage
Since it was founded in 1759 by Princess Augusta, Kew has grown into a global leader in plant and fungal science and an international visitor attraction, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003. Today Kew has the largest, most diverse collections of living and preserved botanical specimens in the world.
Organisation: Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle (MNHN)
The Museum is a research establishment, educational institution and museum rolled into one, a crossroads of knowledge with collections, laboratories, and a variety of sites open to the public. It encompasses 12 sites in Paris, the Île-de-France and in the regions
Organisation: Natural History Museum (London, UK)
Museum scientists are researching the solar system, Earth’s geology and life in novel ways, using the unique combination of their expertise, collections and cutting-edge techniques.
Organisation: Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History (Washington DC, USA)
A natural history museum administered by the Smithsonian Institution, located on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., United States. From dinosaur exhibits to displays of rare gems, this acclaimed museum celebrates the natural world.
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Organisation: Adani Green Energy Limited
Adani Green Energy Limited owns and operates solar power plants. The company was incorporated in 2015 and is based in Ahmedabad, India. Adani Green Energy Limited operates as a subsidiary of Adani Enterprises Limited.
Green Electricity didn’t exist in the world back in 1996. When Ecotricity offered it for the first time, it became not just Britain’s but the world’s first Green Electricity company – and, in its own words, kick-started the now global Green Electricity movement. Its mission was and remains to change the way electricity is made and used in Great Britain.
It chose this focus because conventional electricity is responsible for 30% of Britain’s carbon emissions – it’s the country’s biggest single source as a nation, and therefore the biggest single thing consumers can change.
Organisation: Enel Green Power
The company is a leader in the renewable energy sector and operate in Europe, Americas, Asia, Oceania and Africa. Thanks to innovative energy technologies it produce solar, wind, hydro and geothermal energy
Sponsor of CNN’s Going Green
India’s first iron plough from the Kirloskar Group, not only became an instrument of wealth for the entire society but also kick started an industrial revolution in India. Today, building on its core engineering strength, the group’s scope of operations spans across a gamut of industrial equipment ranging from pumps & valves, eco-friendly diesel engines & silent generating sets, air & gas compressors, air-conditioning and refrigeration equipment, a wide range of anti-corrosion coatings and castings for automotive sector.
Founded in 2006, SolarCity has revolutionised the way energy is delivered – providing homeowners, businesses, schools and governments a more affordable and sustainable alternative to electricity from utilities. As America’s largest solar provider, it continues to help people take control of their energy costs and decrease their carbon footprint.
Organisation: Sunroy Technologies Co., Ltd. (Guangzhou, China)
Sunruy Technologies Co., Ltd, founded in 2005, is a high-tech enterprise integrating scientific research and manufacturing on solar power modules, wind power modules, and other high-tech product. Sunruy Technologies integrates development, design, production and sales as a whole. We engaged in developing and manufacturing Solar Power System, Wind Power System, Solar Power Panel, Power Inverter, UPS, Power Controller, Battery, Solar Power Pumping System, Solar LED Lighting, Wind Turbines with the principle of “perfect quality and market orientation”.
Organisation: Suzlon Energy Ltd.
Established in 1995, today Suzlon Energy Ltd. is present in 19 countries across 6 continents. The company is one of the leading renewable energy solutions providers in the world. It has installed around 15.5 GW of wind energy capacity globally. The company’s forte is our end-to-end offering in wind and solar energy, which provides customers with everything from land acquisition to lifecycle asset management and design to construction. This gives its customers the advantage of maximum return with minimum effort. This has been a commitment that the company says it has been living up to in the last 21 years of its operations.
Headquartered at Suzlon One Earth in Pune, Suzlon is working towards the vision of powering a greener tomorrow by enabling sustainable social, economic and ecological development.
Organisation: Tokamak Energy Ltd.
Tokamak Energy aims to accelerate the development of fusion energy by combining two emerging technologies – spherical tokamaks and high-temperature superconductors. Tokamaks are the most advanced fusion concept in the world, but we take an innovative approach to develop fusion faster.
Its business model is based on agility and “open innovation” – working collaboratively with universities, research laboratories and businesses whilst ensuring that it retains the ownership of crucial intellectual property.
Organisations: Top 10 Solar Energy Companies in the World
A list of the Top 10 solar energy companies in the world, with brief but important information about these companies. Most are from China, with the rest from the US , Canada and Japan. Details of the production , capacity and products of these solar energy companies are provided. (7.01.2015)
Visionscape is a leading environmental utility group providing turnkey solutions in areas of sanitation, energy and wastewater treatment. Its focus is an integrated waste management system that maximises the unique opportunity of generating sustainable and renewable energy resources while making a positive impact that is beneficial to our customers, the communities we serve and the environment.