Directory of Organizations and Information Resources

By Weimin Tchen

Brooklyn, New York
International campaign to build a movement around solutions to the climate crisis.; and Mondragon International North America are building a national network of unionized worker-owned cooperative businesses to overcome inequality of opportunity, mobility, and income.

Climate Action Network International (CAN)
Beirut, Lebanon
Worldwide network of over 950 Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in more than 110 countries, working to promote government and individual action to limit human-induced climate change to ecologically sustainable levels.

Energy Action Coalition
Washington, DC
Youth effort of some 50 environmental and social justice organizations, organizing around climate change.

Environmental Rights Action
Benin City, Nigeria
Nigerian advocacy NGO founded in 1993 to deal with environmental human rights issues in Nigeria. ERA is the Nigerian chapter of Friends of the Earth International.

Focus on the Global South;
Bangkok, Thailand
International network of environmental organizations in 74 countries, that campaigns beyond the traditional arena of the conservation movement, and seeks to address the economic and development aspects of sustainability.

Four Parts Per Thousand Initiative
Paris, France
This French government initiative seeks to implement practical programs for carbon sequestration in soil and the farming methods used to promote it. The goal is to engage stakeholders in a transition towards a productive, resilient agriculture, based on sustainable soil management and on generating jobs and incomes ensuring sustainable development.

Friends of the Earth International
Amsterdam, Netherlands
International network of environmental organizations in 74 countries that campaigns beyond the traditional arena of the conservation movement, seeking to address the economic and development aspects of sustainability.

Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (gaia);
Quezon City, Philippines
GAIA is a worldwide alliance of more than 650 grassroots groups, NGOs, and individuals in over 90 countries whose ultimate vision is a just, toxic-free world without incineration.

Green for All
Oakland, California
Works to establish green jobs and a green economy, aimed especially at disadvantaged communities. Van Jones is president and founder.

Greenpeace International
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Independent campaign organization with offices in over 40 countries, that uses peaceful protest and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and promote a green and peaceful future.

Groundwork South Africa;
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Non-profit environmental justice service and developmental organization working primarily in Southern Africa in the areas of Climate & Energy Justice, Coal, Environmental Health, Global Green and Healthy Hospitals, and Waste.

Indigenous Environmental Network
Formed by grassroots Indigenous peoples and individuals to address environmental and economic justice issues.

IWW Environmental Unionism Caucus;
UK and US
Seeks to unite the labor movement and the environmental movement to take action to transform an unsafe and unsustainable industry to one that meets the best labor and environmental standards.

Liberty Tree Foundation for the Democratic Revolution
Madison, Wisconsin
Committed to building a democracy movement for the USA. Supports grassroots campaigns for democratic reform in many areas of American life, and brings those campaigns together to form a united movement for democracy.

Movement Generation;
Berkeley, California
Inspires and engages in transformative action towards the liberation and restoration of land, labor, and culture. Rooted in vibrant social movements led by low-income communities and communities of color committed to a Just Transition away from profit and pollution and towards healthy, resilient and life-affirming local economies.

Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC);
New York City
Non-profit international environmental advocacy group.

Rainforest Action Network;
San Francisco, California
Campaigns for the forests, their inhabitants, and the natural systems that sustain life by transforming the global marketplace through education, grassroots organizing, and non-violent direct action.

Rising Tide UK;
Founding group behind the International Rising Tide Network, which also has groups in North America, Australia, Ecuador, Mexico, and Finland

Rising Tide’s North American Network;
San Francisco, California
Grassroots network of groups and individuals in North America organizing action against the root causes of climate change and working towards a non-carbon society

Ruckus Society;
Oakland, California
Sponsors skill-sharing and non-violent direct action training, strategy and consultation for activists and organizers working on social justice, human rights, migrant rights, workers’ rights and environmental justice.


San Francisco, California
Nonprofit organization based in New Mexico and California that promotes practical and innovative solutions to global environmental and bio-cultural challenges.

Capitalism Nature Socialism
A forum for encouraging and facilitating critical debates on timely issues of environment and radical politics – feminist, anti-capitalist, anti-fascist, anti-racist, anti-imperialist.

Climate and Capitalism;
An online ecosocialist journal, reflecting the viewpoint of environmental Marxism.

Climate Solutions
Seattle, Washington
Northwest-US-based clean energy non-profit that builds coalitions for energy efficiency, renewable energy, and carbon reduction policies.

EcoEquity: Global Climate Justice
Berkeley, California
Focused on developing and promoting climate solutions that can work.

Economics for Equity and the Environment: E3 Network
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Network of economists promoting the protection of human health and the natural environment.

A catalyst for green visions and projects, a think tank for policy reform, and an international network.

Global Labor University
Germany , South Africa, Brazil, India, and USA
Network of trade unions, universities and the ILO (International Labour Organisation) to offer Masters courses in four different countries on trade unions, sustainable development, and social justice, international labour standards, multinational companies, economic policies and global institutions. Promotes research cooperation on global labour issues.

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
Geneva, Switzerland
A scientific intergovernmental body founded by the UN. It assesses scientific, technical and socio-economic information relevant to understanding the risk of human-induced climate change.

International Energy Agency;
Paris, France
Autonomous intergovernmental organization established under the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) after the 1973 oil crisis. Publishes a yearly world energy outlook.

International Institute for Applied Scientific Analysis (IIASA)
near Vienna, Austria
Conducts interdisciplinary scientific studies on environmental, economic, technological and social issues in the context of global change.

Petrocultures Research Cluster at the University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta
Supports research on the social and cultural implications of oil and energy for individuals, communities, and societies around the world.

Solar Utopia;
Articles on Energy and Climate Change by David Schwartzman (Howard University) and Peter Schwartzman (Knox College).

Transnational Institute;
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Produces critical research oriented toward enhancing democracy, social justice and ecological sustainability.

Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
Norwich, UK
Brings together scientists, economists, engineers and social scientists working to develop sustainable responses to climate change.

World View of Global Warming Project
Documents climate change through science photography from the Arctic to Antarctica, from glaciers to oceans, across all climate zones.

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