United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development
Rio do Janeiro, 20-22 June 2012
Overview of requests for accreditation received

CountInput NrOfficial NameCountry
134448Earth Summit 2012 JapanJapan
231202Centro Internacional de Agricultura TropicalColombia
332021Pachamama RomaniaRomania
433701Keizai DoyukaiJapan
531242Ecumanical Advocacy AllianceSwitzerland
634497Confluence PhilanthropyUnited States of America
734704Youth Parliament of PakistanPakistan
830482Environmental Audit CommitteeUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
934566OurSayAustralia
1034168Forum Governamental de Responsabilidade SocialBrazil
1130902Instituto LagrangeBrazil
1233142The Rockefeller FoundationUnited States of America
1327087Gulf Research CenterSaudi Arabia
1432462Quercus - Associação Nacional de Conservação da NaturezaPortugal
1531861Caucasus Environmental NGO NetworkGeorgia
1634444The Democracy CenterUnited States of America
1734451Spire, Utviklingsfondets ungdomsorganisasjonNorway
1831343Corporación Red Local Pacto Global ColombiaColombia
1933048Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and IndustryIndia
2032001Fundacion BiosferaArgentina
2132861Population and Sustainability NetworkUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
2233473Fondation Charles Léopold Mayer pour le Progrès de l'HommeSwitzerland
2333162Alianza ONGDominican Republic
2434164Horn of Africa Regional Environment Center and NetworkEthiopia
253238213-14 Years Empirical Experience & Knowledge in IndiaIndia
2632521Women Deliver, Inc.United States of America
2730922Utz CertifiedNetherlands
2835003Oasis Science and Technology Development Beijing Co., Ltd.China
2934321Indigenous Information NetworkKenya
3033089Fundação Amazonas SustentávelBrazil
3134225Green For AllUnited States of America
3232922Fórum de Meio Ambiente do Setor ElétricoBrazil
3324002Fundo VerdeBrazil
3431501Frankfurt School of Finance and ManagementGermany
3534581Fundação Bernardo FeitosaBrazil
3624881Human's Health InstituteKazakhstan
3728341The Planetary Week for a Better WorldFrance
3834501Governo do Estado do AcreBrazil
3930843Amazon Cooperation Treaty OrganizationBrazil
4032902Children's Human Rights Centre of AlbaniaAlbania
4129283Association for Promotion Sustainable DevelopmentIndia
4232681American UniversityUnited States of America
4331222Nature and Environment AssociationBangladesh
4432361مركز تورنادو الدولي لتنمية الموارد البشريةJordan
4533101United Youth Front International - UYFINigeria
4634401Carpathian ConventionAustria
4732584International Network for Environmental Compliance and EnforcementUnited States of America
4833081Fonds TaraFrance
4932782World Future Council FoundationGermany
5031281University of Colorado, BoulderUnited States of America
5123981Africa Youth for Peace and DevelopmentSierra Leone
5233565Serviço Nacional de Aprendizagem IndustrialBrazil
5334921Korea Green FoundationRepublic of Korea
5434547The Smallholders FoundationNigeria
5534405Earth Charter Communities NetworkChina
5633802Asociacio Catalana D'enginyeries I Consultories MediambientalsSpain
5733521Centro de Tecnologias Alternativas da Zona da MataBrazil
5834141European Youth Press – Network of Young Media MakersBelgium
5928543Responding to Climate ChangeUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
6034826SEED InitiativeUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
6131001Global Advocates for JusticeUnited States of America
6226301"Greenwomen" Analytical Environmental AgencyKazakhstan
6329441Tomorrow's Peacekeepers Today, Ltd.United States of America
6434202GLobal Water for Sustainability - Florida International UniversityUnited States of America
6533383Fundación ConamaSpain
6634409TechnoportNorway
6731021Associação Brasileira de Integração e Desenvolvimento SustentávelBrazil
6834601TurismoUnB na Rio+20Brazil
6926441China Association of Women EntrepreneursChina
7034505Dwa FanmUnited States of America
7134021Young Power in Social ActionBangladesh
7233504IbisBolivia (Plurinational State of)
7334370Youth Vision Alliance NetworkNigeria
7428882Health Care Without HarmUnited States of America
7527043Climatenet e.V.Germany
7634662Fundacion PRISMAEl Salvador
7733341World Green Building CouncilCanada
7825421Secretariat international permanent "Droits de l'Homme et gouvernements locaux"France
7933362Conservation Council of Western AustraliaAustralia
8032761Global March Against Child LabourNetherlands
8133481Universidad Nacional de Cuyo - Relaciones InternacionalesArgentina
8224242Youth Foundation of BangladeshBangladesh
8334901Findhorn FoundationUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
8433052Federacao das Ind. do Estado do Rio Grande do SulBrazil
8534562African Women's Alliance, Inc.United States of America
8633542Práticas em Desenvolvimento Sustentável/UFRRJBrazil
8734466Dialogo 2000Argentina
8833785Red Pacto Global ChileChile
8927761Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate JusticeIreland
9024742Human Rights Organization (An International Organization)India
9134524Doktoranden-Netzwerk Nachhaltiges WirtschaftenGermany
9234429Environmental Justice Organizations, Liabilities and TradeCanada
9334305Ligue de l'enseignementFrance
9434121StateWide Small Farm ProgramsUnited States of America
9533403'Biodiversity in Good Company' InitiativeGermany
9626021Climate Action Network Association e.V.United States of America
9734490Union des Industries FerroviairesBelgium
9834363Seas at RiskBelgium
9933525Municipal Health GovernmentBrazil
10034224Nihon Kokusai Volunteer CenterJapan
10134551Centro de Desenvolvimento SustentávelBrazil
10233561Botines SolidariosArgentina
10334528Centre for Ethics and Value InquiryBelgium
10433781Japan Civil Network for the United Nations Decade on BiodiversityJapan
10534643350 VermontUnited States of America
10634282Zambia Climate Change NetworkZambia
10723921Otec 102.9 fmGhana
10834221Desertec FoundationGermany
10932890Association des Jeunes Franco-Maliens pour le Développement de l'Education au MaliMali
11032824Centro Brasileiro de Relações InternacionaisBrazil
11133105International Geosphere-Biosphere ProgrammeSweden
11234285European Bureau for Conservation and DevelopmentBelgium
11333444Human Sciences Research CouncilSouth Africa
11433485Unisfera International CentreCanada
11534822Youth For Public TransportBelgium
11626343Peace and Life Enhancement Initiative InternationalNigeria
11730942Miscarea Ecologista din MoldovaRepublic of Moldova
11829525Global University Network for InnovationSpain
11926344Peace and Life Enhancement Initiative InternationalNigeria
12026322ALL INDIA HUMAN RIGHTS ASSOCIATION (AIHRA)India
12134684IVECA International Virtual SchoolilngUnited States of America
12232885Commission on Voluntary Service & ActionUnited States of America
12333445Associação das Indústrias Sucroenergéticas do Estado de Minas GeraisBrazil
12434605Red Colombiana Para la Defenda de los Derechos Humanos, el Medio Ambiente y la PazColombia
12528261Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change ResearchJapan
12625501National Youth Achievement Award CouncilSingapore
12731823Global Hope MobilizationMalawi
12833571Project Gaia, Inc.United States of America
12924561Solidarite pour un Monde MeilleurDemocratic Republic of the Congo
13034421Action on Disability and Development, BangladeshBangladesh
13126842Meridian InstituteUnited States of America
13233506Governo do Estado de Sao PauloBrazil
13328265Mediterranean Protected Areas NetworkFrance
13434532Associação Brasileira das Entidades Estaduais de Meio AmbienteBrazil
13533281Japan Center for a Sustainable Environment and SocietyJapan
13633449Environmental Law Research InstituteNigeria
13734432Hållbart UniversitetSweden
13827682Consortium of International Agricultural Research CentersFrance
13933406HES CepemarBrazil
14033583Earth Island InstituteUnited States of America
14132942Planeta Tierra Universo ONGArgentina
14233464TUSIADTurkey
14330701Earth System Governance ProjectSweden
14434482Réseau Océan MondialBelgium
14534425Association pour la taxation des transactions financières et pour l'action citoyenneFrance
14627422Jagrata Juba ShanghaBangladesh
14731962Fundación Centro de Gestión Tecnológica e Informática IndustrialCosta Rica
14832881Zoological Society of LondonUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
14934544Jeunesse Canada MondeCanada
15034206Amazon WatchUnited States of America
15130981Global Land ProjectBrazil
15233518Instituto Aço BrasilBrazil
15325121The Small Earth NepalNepal
15434302Institute for Global Peace Work, TameraPortugal
15534486TEMA-Stiftung für den NaturschutzGermany
15633562ICONE - Instituto de Estudos do Comércio e Negociações InternacionaisBrazil
15731581Fundación de Mujeres "Luna Creciente"Ecuador
15833467Institute of Development StudiesUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
15933723Central Tibetan Women's AssociationIndia
16034176Generation DevelopmentUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
16127062Carbon War RoomUnited States of America
16232341Goldman Environmental PrizeUnited States of America
16333224Shalupe FoundationDemocratic Republic of the Congo
16434864FLOGENCanada
16530565EcoLogic Development FundUnited States of America
16633514Plymouth Marine LaboratoryUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
16734540Global Compact Local Network ParaguayParaguay
16831601RareUnited States of America
16925761Asociacion Kunas Unidos porNapguanaPanama
17034414The Development FundNorway
17133003Servicios Ecumenicos para Reconciliacion y ReconstruccionUnited States of America
17233842Global Peace Initiative of WomenUnited States of America
17334558Oikos InternationalSwitzerland
17433041Conselho Empresarial Brasileiro para o Desenvolvimento SustentávelBrazil
17531561Evangelischer EntwicklungsdientstGermany
17627527ASIA FOUNDATION, THEUnited States of America
17732841Voluntary Service OverseasUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
17834536Българска мрежа на Глобалния договор на ООНBulgaria
17933321Alliance for the EnvironmentUnited States of America
18034463Fundação Antonio MeneghettiBrazil
18132786Forum for Reforms Entrepreneurship and SustainabilitySweden
18233510Organização de Direitos Humanos Projeto LegalBrazil
18331782Fundación MetropolitanaArgentina
18433085Calvert InvestmentsUnited States of America
18534179Centro Academico XI de AgostoBrazil
18633492International Integrated Reporting CouncilUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
18730961Aranya Agricultural AlternativesIndia
18834493Università degli Studi di TrentoItaly
18932243EcoluciónPeru
19035222Fundação para o Desenvolvimento da ComunidadeMozambique
19128682Association for Self Help ActionsIndia
19226562Alliance for Water StewardshipUnited States of America
19333981International Forestry Students' AssociationGermany
19433882Associação Latinoamericana de Micro, Pequenas e Médias EmpresasBrazil
19533546Forum Permanente do Litoral Norte de Sao PauloBrazil
19634183Instituto de Derecho Ambiental y de la SustentabilidadArgentina
19734343Climate Action Network Europe asblBelgium
19834042Energia Solar Ocidental-AsfourBrazil
19935081Action on Armed ViolenceUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
20033471Instituto Terra de Preservação AmbientalBrazil
20124341Environmental AmbassadorsSerbia
20233861Unión de Industriales para Saneamiento Cuencas Matanza- Riachuelo y ReconquistaArgentina
20329502Institut Veolia EnvironnementFrance
20431762ACTIONS COMMUNAUTAIRES POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT INTEGRALDemocratic Republic of the Congo
20533922Beautiful Taiwan FoundationChina
20633182The Quivira CoalitionUnited States of America
20724022New World Hope Organization (NWHO)Pakistan
20834263Sudan National Discourse ForumSudan
20934374Energie und Umweltagentur NiederösterreichAustria
21031461Centre National de Coopération au DéveloppementBelgium
21126724Centre de Recherche et d’Education pour le Developpement (CREPD)Cameroon
21232923Gröna KvinnorSweden
21332161Taiwan Ecological Stewardship AssociationChina
21434623Comitê Catarinense para a Rio+20Brazil
21532601International Copper AssociationUnited States of America
21632442Organización de Estados IberoamericanosSpain
21732984CONSEJO CIVIL MEXICANO PARA LA SILVICULTURA SOSTENIBLE A.C.Mexico
21828961Digital Energy Solutions CampaignUnited States of America
21930862Grupo de Pesquisa CNPq - Cibernética Pedagógica - Laboratório de Linguagens Digitais CCA/ECA/USPBrazil
22029722Madre Tierra AtabeyUnited States of America
22133741Young Development TrustPakistan
22227782Universal Sensitization Against ills in SocietyLiberia
22332982Unnayan OnneshanBangladesh
22434172Climate and Health LimitedUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
22531262The Danish Family Planning AssociationDenmark
22633575Longhouse Treaty NationsUnited States of America
22733822PARTNERS OF THE AMERICASUnited States of America
22824761Women for Water PartnershipNetherlands
22934161Federação das Industrias do Rio de JaneiroBrazil
23031241Yayasan Dana Mitra LingkunganIndonesia
23131162Instituto Ambiente em MovimentoBrazil
23234441Climate Policy InitiativeUnited States of America
23326042社区参与行动China
23432524EnviroconsultFrance
23533141The Aspen InstituteUnited States of America
23626801Food & Water WatchUnited States of America
23726703CAB InternationalUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
23834382Centre for Economic Problems ResearchGeorgia
23927541Leading Initiative for Grassroots Holistic Transformation in AfricaCameroon
24027721Fondo para la Acción Ambiental y la Niñez- Fondo AcciónColombia
24134500CleantuesdayFrance
24231184Indigenous Peoples Council on BiocolonialismUnited States of America
24333482Centre for Psychology and Social ChangeUnited States of America
24434362Population MattersUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
24529724University of Delaware Institute for Global StudiesUnited States of America
24634165Economic Justice Network of the Fellowship of Christian Councils in Southern AfricaSouth Africa
24732821C40 Climate Leadership GroupUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
24832581One Earth Initiative SocietyCanada
24934567Rainforest PartnershipUnited States of America
25034445Development GatewayUnited States of America
25131342Small States Network for Economic DevelopmentMalta
25233541Partido Verde Ecologista de MexicoMexico
25332162China Brazil Center for Climate Change and Energy Technology InnovationChina
25427725Bolivian Climate Change PlatformBolivia (Plurinational State of)
25531203Centro Internacional de Agricultura TropicalColombia
25633501Fundação de Apoio a Pesquisa Agricola - FundagBrazil
25734342Agência Brasileira de Gerenciamento CosteiroBrazil
25832741Clean Energy CouncilAustralia
25931422LayaIndia
26034124One Justice ProjectUnited States of America
26134504International Society for Industrial EcologyUnited States of America
26233161Fundação Grupo Boticário de Proteção à NaturezaBrazil
26333585Programa Urbano DESCOPeru
26431223Youth Employment and Sustainability of IranIran (Islamic Republic of)
26526482Türkiye Yesilay CemiyetiTurkey
26631921New Economics InstituteUnited States of America
26731122Pakistan Fisherfolk ForumPakistan
26826181Bien Aimer la Nature en s’InvestissantBenin
26932463World Hepatitis AllianceSwitzerland
27025081Instituto Santa ConscienciaBrazil
27129282Pour un Avenir EnsoleilleTogo
27233045SafceiSouth Africa
27326661eco-unionSpain
27427088Instituto OksigenoBrazil
27533474National Physical LaboratoryUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
27628021Jamaica Environment TrustJamaica
27734554TalentPlus Resources InternationalNigeria
27834508Iseal AllianceUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
27933183International Accountability MechanismsUnited States of America
28032781Foundation Bigmamma - Taking CareNetherlands
28131502Fundacion Instituto de Promocion y Apoyo al Desarrollo-IpadeSpain
28233082ConcordBelgium
28330962Aranya Agricultural AlternativesIndia
28434228Instituto Global para la SostenibilidadMexico
28534061Central European UniversityHungary
28632927Ford FoundationUnited States of America
28722341Asabe Shehu Yar'Adua FoundationNigeria
28828502Mitsubishi Research Insitute, IncJapan
28934142Roots for EquityPakistan
29034527Studierende Initiative Greening the University e.V.TübingenGermany
29134366Fundação Roberto MarinhoBrazil
29228822Air Transport Action GroupSwitzerland
29327861LegambienteItaly
29433801Econsciente - Inteligencia em SustentabilidadeBrazil
29534408Associacao Nacional de BiossegurancaBrazil
29634022Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZGermany
29734369Youth Vision Alliance NetworkNigeria
29834661Asociación Prodefensa de la NaturalezaBolivia (Plurinational State of)
29934924Korea Green FoundationRepublic of Korea
30034602Plataforma Montanhas, Vales, Vida e Cidadania Pela Sustentabilidade em Tempos Cambios ClimaticosBrazil
30134324Engineers Without Borders UKUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
30233443International Institute Pitirim Sorokin and Nikolai KondratieffRussian Federation
30330721International Livestock Research InstituteKenya
30433053Sociedade de Pesquisa em Vida Selvagem e Educacao AmbientalBrazil
30534464Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights (YCSRR)Canada
30634201Confederación de Estudiantes de Ciencias Ambientales de la Educación SuperiorChile
30734404Advocates coalition for Development and EnvironmentUganda
30833121ACT Alliance - Action by Churches TogetherSwitzerland
30930982Global Compact Local Network UruguayUruguay
31034546Youth DiplomacyFrance
31127944GLOBAL KIDS, INC. (GK)United States of America
31231801Fundaçao Vitória AmazônicaBrazil
31334534Environmental Grantmakers AssociationUnited States of America
31426202International Sustainable Development NetworkUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
31534467Indonesian Civil Society Forum for Climate JusticeIndonesia
31628064Sociedade Sinha LaurinhaBrazil
31732321Verified Carbon Standard AssociationUnited States of America
31834491EniItaly
31933486International Climate Change PartnershipUnited States of America
32030161Both ENDSNetherlands
32132541One DropCanada
32233423Carbon Disclosure ProjectUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
32332121Australasian Campuses Towards SustainabilityAustralia
32434471Organisation De Developpement DurableLebanon
32534223NGO "Independent Ecological Expertise"Kyrgyzstan
32634286International Labour Foundation for Sustainable DevelopmentSpain
32727902National Assembly of Youth Organizations of the Republic of Azerbaijan (NaYORA)Azerbaijan
32826381Community Emergency Response InitiativeNigeria
32933522Savory InstituteUnited States of America
33033363Ethiopian Change and Development AssociationEthiopia
33122621Chamber of Computer Logistics People WorldwideIndia
33226442China Association of Women EntrepreneursChina
33334741Общественное объединение "Центр координации и информации по экологическому образованию "ЭкоОбраз"Kazakhstan
33434303Students on Ice Alumni DelegationCanada
33533564Municipalidad de CampanaArgentina
33632501nrg4SD Network of Regional Governments for Sustainable DevelopmentBelgium
33733784Межрегиональный общественный экологический фонд «ИСАР-Сибирь»Russian Federation
33834642Obra Social del Personal de Los Organismos de ControlArgentina
33932889Forest TrendsCountry Not Available
34032141Bond UniversityAustralia
34124722Organisation de Développement et des Droits de l'Homme au CamerounCameroon
34224621Terra-1530Republic of Moldova
34333404Asia Pacific Research NetworkPhilippines
34434641Alcoa Aluminio SABrazil
34533568USC CanadaCanada
34633463The Natural Step InternationalSweden
34734563Banco SantanderSpain
34833582Woodrow Wilson International Center for ScholarsUnited States of America
34928081Arab Forum for Environment and DevelopmentLebanon
35034483Centro di Documentazione sui Conflitti AmbientaliItaly
35132884IndyACTLebanon
35234492World GrowthUnited States of America
35331541Tufts UniversityUnited States of America
35434550ICO "Green Dossier"Ukraine
35534863Soham Baba MissionNetherlands
35634428Thaipat InstituteThailand
35733002Institute of Environment and ResourcesChina
35834243Ainu association of HokkaidoCountry Not Available
35924121The Green ClubEthiopia
36033507Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación Productiva - ArgentinaArgentina
36128302Instituto HumanitareBrazil
36233570USC CanadaCanada
36334487Up with PeopleUnited States of America
36434081Youth Environmental Network of KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstan
36531961Rights and Resources Initiative, TheUnited States of America
36632181UNESCO Chair on sustainable development and environmental education. University of the Basque Country. SpainSpain
36724601STAKEHOLDERS' RIGHTS AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENTNigeria
36834523International Association for Ecology and HealthUnited States of America
36933641CNI - Gerencia Executiva de Meio AmbienteBrazil
37032888The Brookings InstitutionUnited States of America
37135101The Teros FoundationUnited States of America
37231702Sociedade Brasileira de Recuperação de Áreas DegradadasBrazil
37334681Hillary Institute of International LeadershipNew Zealand
37434264Global Alliance for Rights of NatureUnited States of America
37533468BiotopeFrance
37634306GretFrance
37734543Center for Ecozoic SocietiesUnited States of America
37831303Visualizing.orgUnited States of America
37924421Youth Against Violence InitiativesNigeria
38034102Aldeota GlobalBrazil
38135042Reteaua Europeana Pentru Promovarea Unei Economii Responsabile, Secolul XXIRomania
38234413GISA (Grupo Interdisciplinario en Seguridad Alimentaria)Argentina
38334205Civic ExchangeChina
38434169Stichting Foundation Management EEACNetherlands
38534535Fundación Generación BioColombia
38633515Associação Brasileira da Industria Eletrica e EletronicaBrazil
38733049Instituto Lojas RennerBrazil
38834184National Australia Bank LimitedAustralia
38927423International Green Economy AssociationUnited States of America
39025002African Development and Advocacy CentreUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
39133448Instituto Trata BrasilBrazil
39233472Biovision Stiftung für ökologische EntwicklungSwitzerland
39334283Global VoicesAustralia
39434424OreeFrance
39531881Stockholm International Water InstituteSweden
39631381The Baum FoundationUnited States of America
39733519Fundacao Estadual de Protecao Ambiental Henrique Luis RoesslerBrazil
39834496Museo de La Salle Bogotá - Universidad de La SalleColombia
39934346Development InitiativesUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
40030761Fundacion AvinaPanama
40134606Ações para Preservação dos Recursos Naturais e Desenvolvimento Economico Racional - APRENDERBrazil
40234531SOL - Menschen für Solidarität, Ökologie und LebensstilAustria
40333545Camara Brasileira da Industria da ConstrucaoBrazil
40433044Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael-Jewish National FundIsrael
40533821Australian Association of Yoga in Daily LifeAustralia
40634582City of AustinUnited States of America
40731841Global Forum on Human SettlementsUnited States of America
40832842Federation des Organisations Autochtones de GuyaneFrance
40933086Young Naturalist Network (YNN India Biodinersity Action Plan)India
41031781Innovation Center for Energy and TransportationChina
41127842Phillipine NGO Council on Population, Health & Welfare, Inc.Philippines
41233586PactUnited States of America
41334539Umphilo WaManziSouth Africa
41433661Asesores en Conservacion y Desarrollo A.C.Mexico
41534559ASSOCIAÇÃO NACIONAL DOS ENGENHEIROS AMBIENTAISBrazil
41631142Jugend-Umwelt-PlattformAustria
41728861Centre for Learning on Sustainable AgricultureNetherlands
41833489Sindicato da Indústria de Fabricação de Etanol do Estado de GoiásBrazil
41928242Uganda Management Assistance ProgrammeUganda
42032602Consejo Empresario Argentino para el Desarrollo SostenibleArgentina
42133221Association of Science-Technology CentersUnited States of America
42232785Zimbabwe United Nations AssociationZimbabwe
42332901Asociación Nacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza - PanamaPanama
42434327Focus, društvo za sonaraven razvojSlovenia
42533301Zero Waste International AllianceUnited States of America
42634962Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.Netherlands
42733881Barnabas Trust InternationalNigeria
42832101Business Innovation Research DevelopmentFrance
42933511Programa em Direito e Meio AmbienteBrazil
43026721Global Wind energy CouncilBelgium
43133574Himalayan Consensus InstituteChina
43233061The Finnish NGDO Platform to the EU KehysFinland
43331081The ADM Capital FoundationChina
43433742National Youth ProjectIndia
43534555Sociedade GlobalBrazil
43627781Association des Jeunes pour l'Agriculture du MaliMali
43727161South East African Climate Consortium Student ForumSouth Africa
43830863Cosmo FoundationIndia
43934701OhmUnited States of America
44031261Associação Brasileira para o Desenvolvimento de LiderançasBrazil
44134685Olmeut Sky, IncorporatedUnited States of America
44232981The City College of New YorkUnited States of America
44334373Gravity Dynamic, LLCUnited States of America
44426041Shanshui Conservation CenterChina
44534173Aleanca Ekologjike Europiane RinoreAlbania
44626901Small and Medium Scale Entrepreneurship Fundamental FoundationNigeria
44734043Stichting RetourNetherlands
44830741Halley Movement For Social and Community DevelopmentMauritius
44930901Organisation pour la Rénovation Environnante du Sud d'Haiti (RESH)Haiti
45031521Comisión Centroamericana de Ambiente y DesarrolloEl Salvador
45134180International-Curricula Educators AssociationEgypt
45231641Fédération Internationale de Football AssociationSwitzerland
45328282COMITE 21France
45432443HUMANISTIC INSTITUTE FOR COOPERATION WITH DEVELOPING COUNTRIES (HIVOS)Netherlands
45534622Change&SwitchAustralia
45633225Beyond WarUnited States of America
45726943Public Advocacy Initiatives for Rights & Values in India - PAIRVIIndia
45833422IBON InternationalPhilippines
45934166Intellectual Decisions on Environmental Awareness SolutionsUnited States of America
46031341EquiterreCanada
46133475Occupy Earth SummitUnited States of America
46231161DARA InternationalSpain
46328562Fundación TierraVidaArgentina
46433083International National Trusts OrganisationUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
46532801The Tulip Foundation PakistanPakistan
46634361BRITISH COUNCILUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
46733502Centre For Human Rights and Climate Change ResearchNigeria
46834381Zeitz FoundationKenya
46933201Earth Day Network, Inc.United States of America
47029302Centre International de Droit Comparé de l'EnvironnementFrance
47128221特定非営利活動法人持続可能な開発のための教育の10年推進会議(ESD-J)Japan
47233783Sano Sansar NepalNepal
47334499World Hunger Year, Inc.United States of America
47434442Avaaz. OrgUnited States of America
47533743Emirates Environmental GroupUnited Arab Emirates
47632961Each One Teach OneUnited States of America
47734123Association des Populations des Montagnes du MondeFrance
47833487FondaterraFrance
47932201Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency PartnershipAustria
48031121Ukrainian Nataional Environmental NGO "MAMA-86"Ukraine
48135001Centre for Policy and DevelopmentNigeria
48234204Taiwan Institute for Sustainable EnergyChina
48330821Redd ForestsAustralia
48434323SomoNetherlands
48533548Fundación CompromisoArgentina
48626061FairwatchItaly
48734062MekorotIsrael
48832582Instituto de Pesquisas EcológicasBrazil
48931224Uganda Coalition for Sustainable DevelopmentUganda
49031421KalpavrikshIndia
49130841Solar EuromedFrance
49233103Alianza de Mujeres Indigenas de Centroamerica y MexicoMexico
49326241The Ocean FoundationUnited States of America
49434143Life and Environment - The Israeli Union of Environmental NGOsIsrael
49533483V. Kann Rasmussen FoundationUnited States of America
49631141Câmara Municipal de SorocabaBrazil
49734503The Against Malaria FoundationUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
49834227Fundacion Viaje de VueltaArgentina
49933046Serviço Brasileiro de Apoio às Micro e Pequenas EmpresasBrazil
50032523Initiative for EqualityUnited States of America
50130462Federação da Agricultura e Pecuária do Estado de Mato GrossoBrazil
50234449Miller Worley Center for the EnvironmentUnited States of America
50327561Programa Preservando Para o FuturoBrazil
50430421Support for Women in Agriculture and EnvironmentUganda
50533124Centro Integrado de Estudos e Programas de Desenvolvimento SustentávelBrazil
50634507Instituto ItapotyBrazil
50731503Københavns UniversitetDenmark
50834664Territorio SurColombia
50928322Korean Friendship Association - Brazilian BranchBrazil
51029361มูลนิธิสถาบันธรรมรัฐเพื่อการพัฒนาสังคมและสิ่งแวดล้อมThailand
51132985African Network for Policy Research and Advocacy for SustainabilityMauritius
51234472International Federation of Liberal YouthUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
51334365National Welfare Social Service & Development ForumSouth Africa
51433523Program for Society and the Environment, University of MarylandUnited States of America
51533042Voltalia S.AFrance
51634882Center for Sustainability StudiesUnited States of America
51733563Fundacion Habitat VerdeBolivia (Plurinational State of)
51834461Coalition eauFrance
51931621World Harmony FoundationUnited States of America
52031741Centro Regional para América LAtina y el Caribe en Apoyo al Pacto MundialColombia
52128503Mitsubishi Research Insitute, IncJapan
52234526Actions Vitales pour le Développement durableCameroon
52332242Associación de Estudios y Actividades sobre Temàticas Globales y Gobernanza Democrática MunialSpain
52434533PUBLIC PRIVATE ALLIANCE FOUNDATION (PPAF)United States of America
52529342Foundation for the Global CompactUnited States of America
52633577Rio+twentiesBelgium
52733442The Corner HouseUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
52834431African Peace NetworkGhana
52933405Centre for Development CommunicationIndia
53034101Secretaria do Meio Ambiente e Desenvolvimento Sustentável do Estado do TocantinsBrazil
53127045Association DunenyoTogo
53228621Alliance Creative Community ProjectGhana
53335041Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st CenturyFrance
53426662U.S. Green Building Council, Inc.United States of America
53531361Natural Capitalism Solutions, Inc.United States of America
53625423Pakistan Community Peace FoundationPakistan
53733544Instituto Centro de VidaBrazil
53832561Consultative Group on Biological DiversityUnited States of America
53931302Center for Climate and Energy SolutionsUnited States of America
54033601Universidade Catolica de BrasíliaBrazil
54135241Acao Voluntaria de Atitude dos Movimentos por Transparencia SocialBrazil
5422796122 FourPakistan
54333401Centre For 21st Century IssuesNigeria
54434427World Trade Institute, University of BernSwitzerland
54534568Instituto CabrucaBrazil
54634407Maala - Business for Social ResponsibilityIsrael
54733381Fondation pour les Etudes et Recherches sur le Développement InternationalFrance
54834446Peace Corps of NigeriaNigeria
54927901Policy Research Ltd/GteNigeria
55034304Center for Energy, Environment and Economy, Ozyegin UniversityTurkey
55132822Open Democracy Advice CentreSouth Africa
55234564Asociación Interamericana para la Defensa del AmbienteUnited States of America
55334552Office of Social Justice, CRCNAUnited States of America
55434721Sahkar Social Welfare AssociationPakistan
55533462Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP), Deutsches Institut für Internationale Politik und SicherheitGermany
55634468The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.United States of America
55727321Association for Development in AkkarLebanon
55834545Micro-Recyc-CoopérationCanada
55924381Union for Ethical BioTradeSwitzerland
56033567Federação das Indústrias do Estado de São PauloBrazil
56135261Hutan groupJapan
56234801Santa Clara UniversityUnited States of America
56324701Neighbour Organization, NepalNepal
56427601NabodharaBangladesh
56530681Asia Europe FoundationSingapore
56630522União da Indústria de Cana-de-AçúcarBrazil
56734530Institut de recherche pour le développementFrance
56834222Association du Master Relations Internationales Paris Assas-Sorbonne UniversitésFrance
56933573Instituto Euvaldo Lodi - Núcleo CentralBrazil
57033621The Institute for Conscious Global Change, Inc.United States of America
57133520Associação Brasileira da Indústria Têxtil e de ConfecçãoBrazil
57228521Associacao Brasileira das Industrias de Oleos VegetaisBrazil
57330801EarthGameUnited States of America
57426261Climate One at The Commonwealth ClubUnited States of America
5753454921st Century FrontiersSweden
57634862All Win NetworkNetherlands
57734284Association of NGOs of AotearoaNew Zealand
57826121Green the GeneIndia
57931701Platform for Agrobiodiversity ResearchItaly
58032041Knowledge Mill International FoundationNigeria
58134522Grassroots Global Justice AllianceUnited States of America
58234488Fundacion de Iniciativas de Cambio Climatico de Honduras (Fundacion MDL de Honduras)Honduras
58334170Pesticide Action Nexus AssociationEthiopia
58432481Stand Up For Your RightsNetherlands
58534824Brazil FoundationUnited States of America
58634473Chaire Desjardins en Gestion du Développement Durable, Université de SherbrookeCanada
58734265中華民國社區營造學會China
58831563DreamFrance
58934560Associação para a Gestão Socioambiental do Triângulo MineiroBrazil
59028841BonsucroUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
59133508Bonne Génération du BurundiBurundi
59229541Instituto Augusto CarneiroBrazil
59331681Delta Electronics FoundationChina
59434177UMass Boston Center for Governance and SustainabilityUnited States of America
59532887TechAmerica EuropeBelgium
59634242Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities (CAI-Asia) Center, Inc.Philippines
59732182Vereinigung Deutscher Wissenschaftler VDWGermany
59835061The EldersUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
59934181Organizacion Venezolana de Jóvenes para Naciones UnidasVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
60033581REFORESTAMOS MEXICO A.C.Mexico
60131901Università degli Studi di Milano-BicoccaItaly
60226722Environment Society of OmanOman
60329941OceanykaMauritius
60430762350.orgUnited States of America
60535102LEAD International Inc. (Leadership for Environment & Development)United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
60633512Alliance for Responsible Atmospheric PolicyUnited States of America
60732301Observatorio Mexicano de la Crisis, Asociación CivilMexico
60833050Earth Child Institute, Inc.United States of America
60934469Health and Environment AllianceBelgium
61033408Civic Environmental Foundation UNISONKyrgyzstan
61133962Social and Human Development Consultative GroupSudan
61234484Red del Pacto Mundial PERUPeru
61334423Institute for Advanced Sustainability StudiesGermany
61434603Business Civic Leadership CenterUnited States of America
61533001Nexus-Carbon for DevelopmentSingapore
61633447Fondazione Eni Enrico MatteiItaly
61734495Friends of the Earth - England, Wales and Northern IrelandUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
61825001Campaign for Human Rights & Development Sierra LeoneSierra Leone
61934682Vermillion InstituteCanada
62027064GREENPLANETIndia
62133682Fondation pour les Aires Protégées et la Biodiversité de MadagascarMadagascar
62227241International Programme on the State of the OceanUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
62333901The Christensen FundUnited States of America
62433516Tecnologie per la Riduzione delle Emissioni Engineering S.r.l.Italy
62533302New Zealand Centre of Environmental LawNew Zealand
62628762Société des Agriculteurs de FranceFrance
62734403Mediators Beyond BordersUnited States of America
62826501International Business Leaders ForumUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
62924945Centre For Climate Change and Environmental StudiesNigeria
63033721The Blue Ribbon MovementIndia
63131441Università Bocconi - IEFE - Istituto di Economia e Politica dell'Energia e dell'AmbienteItaly
63234023EminenceBangladesh
63333941Catalytic LimitedNew Zealand
63431101Regions of Climate ActionSwitzerland
63534556Yoga in Daily Life USAUnited States of America
63632221Ecological RestorationsGhana
63733043International Food and Beverage Alliance (IFBA)Switzerland
63827381Volunteer Partnerships for West AfricaGhana
63934621Zero Waste San DiegoUnited States of America
64034326Afrique Internationale pour le Developpement et l'Environnement au 21è SiècleCameroon
64133222College of the AtlanticUnited States of America
64225901Earth Law CenterUnited States of America
64331185Associação Vaga LumeBrazil
64430864Centro de Treinamento e DesenvolvimentoBrazil
64534961ArcadisNetherlands
64628281Educational Association for Universities and CollegesUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
64727141The Climate RegistryUnited States of America
64826781Les Ateliers de la TerreFrance
64934372Graine/AfrisolarCameroon
65033469The Prince's Accounting for Sustainability ProjectUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
65133102ONG Maison d'AbrahamCongo
65234145Global Compact Network ItalyItaly
65330463Environment-People-LawUkraine
65428243Centre for Environment and Natural Resources StudiesRussian Federation
65532721Future ForestRepublic of Korea
65634345GREEN ALTERNATIVES AND PEACE MOVEMENT UGANDAUganda
65732904Associacao Civil Projeto Hospitais SaudaveisBrazil
65833087International Emissions Trading AssociationSwitzerland
65931721The Asahi Glass FoundationJapan
66033241Institute for Population StudiesUnited States of America
66131784Associacao Brasileira de Defesa do ConsumidorBrazil
66234208Eco-Forum GlobalChina
66334261Sudan National Discourse ForumSudan
66434174International Youth Council (IYC)United States of America
66534416Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International StudiesUnited States of America
66634583Columbia UniversityUnited States of America
66733451Red de Fondo Ambientales de Latinoamércia y el CaribeColombia
66834376A Seed JapanJapan
66934702Indigenous Peoples LinksUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
67033022Green European FoundationLuxembourg
67134084ECODATA- Agência Brasileira de Meio Ambiente e Tecnologia da InformaçãoBrazil
67234341Avalon FoundationNetherlands
67334538Centre for Low Carbon FuturesUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
67427641VISIONS SOLIDAIRESTogo
67529504Food, Agriculture Natural Resources Policy Analysis NetworkSouth Africa
67634162Sciences Po EnvironmentFrance
67734542UNEP TunzaKenya
67829041WaterLexSwitzerland
67932444American University of Beirut- Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International AffairsLebanon
68031863ONG Consciência LimpaBrazil
68130182radpNepal
68233490European Wind Energy Association - Policy DeptBelgium
68331821OGIEK PEOPLES DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMCountry Not Available
68433062Instituto Arapyaú de Educação e Desenvolvimento SustentávelBrazil
68533569Facultad de Minas, Universidad Nacional de ColombiaColombia
68634498Ecological Concerns Committee, Diocese of CalcuttaIndia
68731263Plant-for-the-Planet FoundationGermany
68823901World Assembly of YouthMalaysia
68927581Eneris Environment Energy ConsultantsSpain
69034443Miljöpartiet de GrönaSweden
69132621Global Unification the GambiaGambia
69224081Mother Helpage UKUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
69332661Coordinadora Andina de Organizaciones Indígenas (CAOI)Peru
69431201Intercontinental Network for the Promotion of the Social and Solidarity EconomyCanada
69523861Indonesia Student & Youth ForumIndonesia
69634185ArtDialogueCzech Republic
69734167Somalilan Women Development Assocation (SOWDA)Somalia
69833476One CampaignUnited States of America
69928222Publication and Coordination Centre of Islamic Ideology and Sufi-ismBangladesh
70032583Climate Works FoundationUnited States of America
70132543Association Québécoise de Lutte Contre la Pollution AtmosphériqueCanada
70234565Citigroup, Inc.United States of America
70326942Centre for Community Economics and Development Consultants Society (CECOEDECON)India
70426681International POPs Elimination Network (IPEN)United States of America
70533361Hokkaido UniversityJapan
70631862World Rural ForumSpain
70734122Acción para la Promoción de Ambientes Libres de TabacoHonduras
70833547Instituto Baleia JubarteBrazil
70933047Prince of Wales' International Sustainability UnitUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
71034163CHIRAPAQ, Centro de Culturas Indígenas del PerúPeru
71128462NGO Federation of NepalNepal
71233488Instituto BioAtlânticaBrazil
71333744Groupe International de Travail pour les Peuples AutochtonesFrance
71433503The Planet Earth InstituteUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
71533104Caribbean Natural Resources InstituteCountry Not Available
71626361Zala BrivibaLatvia
71731481Armenian Women for Health and Healthy EnvironmentArmenia
71832522Consórcio Intermunicipal das Bacias dos Rios Piracicaba, Capivari e JundiaíBrazil
71934041Asociación Civil Red AmbientalArgentina
72033143Polaris InstituteCanada
72132921ECA Watch AustriaAustria
72233702Spectrum - Sustainable Development Knowledge NetworkMyanmar
72333084Fondazione Lombardia per l'AmbienteItaly
72431282Regional Environmental Centre MoldovaRepublic of Moldova
72525722The Conrad FoundationUnited States of America
72631941Perfect UnionFrance
72734525Actions Vitales pour le Développement durableCameroon
72834502GreenUP!United States of America
72934781Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Faculty of forestsSweden
73033484Civic Chamber of the Russian FederationRussian Federation
73124262The Bread of Life Development FoundationNigeria
73235002Oasis Science and Technology Development Beijing Co., Ltd.China
73332783Centro de Estudios de Derecho Ambiental de TarragonaSpain
73434584Iguassu ITEREI Centro de Referência do Movimento da Cidadania pelas Águas Florestas e MontanhasBrazil
73532461Instituto Brasileiro de Defesa do ConsumidorBrazil
73632701Fundación Enlaces para el Desarrollo SustentableArgentina
73734063Fondation pour les Femmes AfricainesCongo
73828321Caisse de Dépôt et de GestionMorocco
73934450Flow for WaterUnited States of America
74033602Instituto Ekos BrasilBrazil
74134226SEE FoundationChina
74234963WOMEN AND YOUTH DEVELOPMENT (WOYODEV) INITIATIVESNigeria
74332081Youth Development Facility-UgandaUganda
74424781ngo's computer literacy shelter welfare rawalpindi pakistanPakistan
74531182State Level Advisory Committee for Student and Youth Welfare Government of Assam IndiaIndia
74634322Global Biodiversity Information FacilityDenmark
74731221Iranian Culture and Translation AssociationIran (Islamic Republic of)
74833163Secretaria do Meio Ambiente do Estado de São PauloBrazil
74933761University College LondonUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
75032962UCLA Institute of the Environment and SustainabilityUnited States of America
75134144Slow FoodItaly
75226281Solidaridad Suecia-América LatinaSweden
75328062LDC WatchNepal
75433465MiljöstyrningsrådetSweden
75532241Colorado State UniversityUnited States of America
75634881WiserEarthUnited States of America
75735022European Council of Young FarmersBelgium
75833524Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil / Brazilian Bar AssociationBrazil
75930041Universidade Federal do AcreBrazil
76033382Forum Ökologisch-Soziale MarktwirtschaftGermany
76131002HACEY's Health InitiativeNigeria
76232261Conservation Council of NationsUnited States of America
76332383Japan Environmental Education ForumJapan
76425581American Association for Health Education (AAHE)United States of America
76534371Novo NordiskDenmark
76627421International Green Economy AssociationUnited States of America
76733566Forum Permanente da AmazoniaBrazil
76834147Association for the Care and Rehabilitation of Offfenders (ACRO), GhanaGhana
76931041Reseau des Organisations Feminines de Developpement DuraableDemocratic Republic of the Congo
77032925Asdekaa ElKheirEgypt
77134802MapmobNetherlands
77234364Sheba ShangsthaBangladesh
77334489Open Space CentreUganda
77428881Rencontres du Mont-BlancFrance
77534406Southern African Confederation of Agricultural UnionsSouth Africa
77634521Corporacion Estrategias Sustentables ONGColombia
77733123Building Green FuturesItaly
77834506Gears of ChangeUnited States of America
77931401Asia Indigenous Peoples PactThailand
78034825Jalisco Como VamosMexico
78134203The Climate Reality ProjectUnited States of America
78233543Associação Brasileira da Indústria de Máquinas e EquipamentosBrazil
78333051Servico Nacional de Aprendizagem Comercial - Senac MinasBrazil
78430781Fundación Cambio DemocráticoArgentina
78534663Fundacion LOGyCAColombia
78635103We Make ChangeUnited States of America
78731321EcotrustUnited States of America
78834561Corporación ParticipaChile
78927089BlueGreen Alliance FoundationUnited States of America
79031301Global Campaign for Climate ActionCanada
79134485Red del Pacto Global de EcuadorEcuador
79234410Welfare and Nature Club of NaikhyongchariBangladesh
79325502جمعية البيئة الأردنيةJordan
79424241Youth Foundation of BangladeshBangladesh
79529526Ocidental OrganizacoesBrazil
79634368Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) Philippines, Inc.Philippines
79734281Forum for the 21st Century LeadersArmenia
79834548Observatório de Participação Social nas Organizações InternacionaisBrazil
79932891Lawyers Peace PromotersPakistan
80032823Agrisud InternationalFrance
80133106Centro para la Autonomía y Desarrollo de los Pueblos IndígenasNicaragua
80233461Confederação Nacional do TransporteBrazil
80330941Asociaţia Femeilor Pentru Protecţia Mediului şi Dezvoltare DurabilăRepublic of Moldova
80428584LABOUR, HEALTH and HUMAN RIGHTS DEVELOPMENT CENTRE, LHAHRDEVNigeria
80527962Movimento Brasileiro em Defesa da VidaBrazil
80634922Korea Green FoundationRepublic of Korea
80734465Plataforma Integral de Desarrollo SustentableMexico
80824221Earth Charter Associates/Earth Charter InternationalUnited States of America
80933782Coherence Rio + 20France
81033282Focus on the Global SouthThailand
81126081Foundation for Democracy and Sustainable DevelopmentUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
81233421Indigenous Partnership for Agrobiodiversity and food soverigntyItaly
81334447Consorcio para el Desarrollo Sostenible de la Ecorregion AndinaPeru
81433441NOMADEISFrance
81534430Third Generation EnvironmentalismUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
81626841Rockefeller Brothers FundUnited States of America
81732941Community Conservation and Development InitiativesNigeria
81834182Universidad del MagdalenaColombia
81924521Crops for the FutureMalaysia
82034422BioRegional Development GroupUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
82133402INBAR- Reseau International sur le Bambou et le Rotin-(International Network for Bamboo and Rattan )Country Not Available
82225361World Welfare AssociationPakistan
82333584Serviço Social da IndústriaBrazil
82434821Corporación ÁgoraColombia
82533961Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment and SecurityUnited States of America
82634426RIGHTS FOR WOMEN NETWORKGhana
82734474European Academy of BolzanoItaly
82834861Instituto AlanaBrazil
82928264Mediterranean Protected Areas NetworkFrance
83034604Federacao e Organizacao das Cooperativas Brasileiras no Estado Do Rio de JaneiroBrazil
83124382Simply Help, Inc.United States of America
83229122Foro Soria 21 Para el Desarrollo SostenibleSpain
83333681Global Gender and Climate AllianceUnited States of America
83429921International Association for the Advancement of Innovative Approaches to Global ChallengesAustria
83534537Groupe D'économie Solidaire du QuébecCanada
83634470Taiwan Environmental Information AssociationChina
83734241La Via CampesinaIndonesia
83832401Brotherhood of St LaurenceAustralia
83932882Stichting Global Reporting InitiativeNetherlands
84033517Movimento Nacional de Direitos HumanosBrazil
84134415Forum for the FutureUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
84231761Agence de l'Environnement et de Maîtrise de l'EnergieFrance
84332787African Forest ForumKenya
84431562Instituto de Conservação e Desenvolvimento Sustentável do AmazonasBrazil
84534175Medsin-UKUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
84633261Public Health InstituteUnited States of America
84733466Organisation Internationale pour un Développement Intégral de la FemmeTogo
84825181Fiorello H. LaGuardia FoundationUnited States of America
84933509Instituto Ethos de Empresas e Responsabilidade SocialBrazil
85033446Universidade do Estado do Rio de JaneiroBrazil
85127021Indraprastha Public Affairs CentreIndia
85234557Tutmonda Esperantista Junulara OrganizoNetherlands
85333122Green Impact InternationalNigeria
85434411Global Canopy ProgrammeUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
85533722Energies 2050France
85634462Friends of the Earth - U.S.AUnited States of America
85734325Bangladesh Association for Development of Trade and FinanceBangladesh
85834529Development and Environmental Law CenterMadagascar
85933407Jimeno FoundationNigeria
86033841Youth and Environment EuropeCzech Republic
86134481Associação para o Desenvolvimento pela Energia SolarPortugal
86231981Institute for Economics and PeaceAustralia
86334494Association des Communautes Urbaines de FranceFrance
86433505Make It Right FoundationUnited States of America
86532421Metanóia Planeta Sustentável Mudança Profunda de MentalidadeBrazil
86634402Environmental Partnership CouncilJapan
86733982Carre Geo & EnvironnementCameroon
86830861Planck Engenharia Holística Ltda.Brazil
86931186Global Sustainable Electricity PartnershipCanada
87034146Committee for Nature Conservation Polish Academy of SciencesPoland
87130507Instituto para o Desenvolvimento de Energias Alternativas na América LatinaBrazil
87231102Rural Development OrganizationPakistan
87333223New Venture FundUnited States of America
87432903Grupo de Pesquisa Meio Ambiente UrbanoBrazil
87533088Cecodhas Housing EuropeBelgium
87629161ICCA ConsortiumSwitzerland
87733513Caisse des Depôts et ConsignationsFrance
87834207P3 FoundationNew Zealand
87931783Forum pour d'Autres Indicateurs de RichesseFrance
88033181Secretaria de Saneamento e Recursos HidricosBrazil
88125625Young Green Women Sierra LeoneSierra Leone
88227921Amazon Environmental Research InstituteBrazil
88333470Centro Euro-Mediterraneo per i Cambiamenti ClimaticiItaly
88429503Nepal National Dalit Social Welfare OrganizationNepal
88527726SocialdemokraternaSweden
88634344Suomen luonnonsuojeluliitto ryFinland
88734553Earth EndeavorsUnited States of America
88831482ENO Programme AssociationFinland
88932183Cooperazione per lo Sviluppo dei Paesi EmergentiItaly
89032742Yokohama National UniversityJapan
89134178European Climate FoundationNetherlands
89231722Geneva University Department of Political Science and International RelationsSwitzerland
89333921Friends of the United Nations AustraliaAustralia
89432924Enviro Challenge New ZealandNew Zealand
89534683Malaysian Palm Oil CouncilMalaysia
89633883Associação Latinoamericana de Micro, Pequenas e Médias EmpresasBrazil
89734262Global Compact Japan NetworkJapan
89833021Rare Breeds InternationalUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
89934541OMB WatchUnited States of America
90033491Earth Focus FoundationSwitzerland
90135082Direccion de Ecologia y Ambiente - Gobernacion del Estado MirandaVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
90233063Atlantic States Legal Foundation, IncUnited States of America
90333576LinklatersUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
90431661Global Call to Action against Poverty/MDGs NigeriaNigeria
90530181COPERNICUS Alliance - European Network on Higher Education for Sustainable DevelopmentUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
90625521Aide aux Femmes et EnfantsCountry Not Available
90733450University of LinköpingSweden
90834083National Farmers UnionCanada
90932061SeaTrust InstituteUnited States of America
91034375Den norske UNESCO-kommisjonenNorway
91134703NYU Africa HouseUnited States of America
91234624Instituto Kaluana Upiara - KUp Conservação e Gestão AmbientalBrazil
91327802Sustainable Development PartnersDenmark
91432983Griffith School of Environment, Griffith UniversityAustralia
91534001World Agroforestry CentreKenya
91631822Global Hope MobilizationMalawi
91733572Revista EcoturismoBrazil
91834171MENV GroupAlbania
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Organizational Information
Name of OrganizationEarth Summit 2012 Japan
CountryJapan
Type of OrganizationNon-governmental organization

Questionnaire/Survey Information
1. Name of organization:Earth Summit 2012 Japan
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
c/o.GEIC, 1st floor, UNU bldg., 5-53-70 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0001
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Japan
4. Name of contact person:Masahiro Sato, Tetsu Hattori
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:contact@earthsummit2012.jp
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
EarthSummit2012Japan is a non-profit multi-stakeholder organization that provides policy proposals, civil actions, and inclusive platforms for the process leading up to Rio+20 in Japan. It consists of members from different sectors such as government, NGOs, social enterprises, academics, and students.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
Earth Summit 2012 Japan Activities for Rio+20 1. Policy proposals to the government -November input for Zero Draft. -Hold NGO and Government discussion sessions for Rio+20. 2. Build Partneship -Achieved the establishment of the “Domestic Preparatory Committee for Rio+20,” in Japan to ensure multi-stakeholder participation of the process toward Rio+20. -Presented initiatives. 3. Raising awareness of Rio+20 to citizens and companies -Held almost 50 events in a year, involving approximately 80,000 people total. 4. Media Promotion -provide timely information concerning Rio+20 in cooperation with media and academic community. -Seeking new communication tool using social media also. Below is a list of activities (does not include weekly organization meetings) : [ Public Events ] August 29, 2010 EarthSummit2012 Project Kick-off Dialogue September 7, 2010 Earth Dialog on Ustrem #00 October 12, 2010 Earth Dialog on Ustrem #01 January 29, 2011 Start! EarthSummit2012 March 7, 2011 Green Leaders Forum April 24, 2011 Earth Dialogue -Our Voice Since 3.11- May 15, 2011 Earth Summit2012 A Year Prior Event June 21, 2011 Cross-Sector Dialogue June 25, 2011 Earth Dialogue Chiba June 25, 2011 Disaster Charity Event June 26, 2011 Earth Dialogue Tokyo vol.1 July 2, 2011 "Severn, The Voice of our Children" Movie x Dialogue July 22, 2011 Earth Dialogue Shikoku July 31, 2011 Earthling 2011 August 6, 2011 "Alexei and the Spring" Movie x Dialogue August 13, 2011 Earth Dialogue Tokyo vol.2 August 14, 2011 Change the Dream x Earth Dialogue August 26, 2011 "Severn, The Voice of our Children" Movie x Dialogue August 28, 2011 Change the Dream x Earth Dialogue Shizuoka September 6, 2011 Eco Messe 2011 in Chiba "Eco-Happy Cafe" ・・・etc [ Public Study Sessions ] June 2, 2011 Vol.1 What is Earth Summit? June 8, 2011 Vol.2 Themes of Earth Summit 2012 part1 "Green Economy" June 24, 2011 Vol.3 Rio+20 and 3.11 Tohoku Disaster June 30, 2011 Vol.4 Green Recovery July 20, 2011 Vol.5 Rio+20 and Poverty July 28, 2011 Vol.6 Themes of Earth Summit 2012 part2 "Governance" ・・・etc [ Other Activities ] January 25, 2011 Panel Discussion with Mr.Aron Belinky ISO26000 x UNCSD April 8, 2011 "Fukushima" event April 23, 2011 "Michael Jackson and Earth Summit" stage show at Earth Day Tokyo April 24, 2011 Risa Ono talk & music live at Earth Day Tokyo May 5, 2011 Earth Day for Children stage presentation May 8, 2011 Tokyo FM Radio show May 15, 2011 Tokyo FM Radio show May 28, 2011 Merry Smile Action exhibition contribution June 30, 2011 Nikkei BP Study Group Presentation ・・・etc [ Media Publications ] February 3, 2011 NHK Eco Channel Blog February 28, 2011 Nikkan Newspaper "Kankyo Kaigi" Spring Issue, 2011 "Nikkei Ecology" April Issue, 2011 May 8&15, 2011 Tokyo FM "WorldShift Radio" show May 15, 2011 NHK news on TV August 8, 2011 NikkeiBP Environmental Management Forum Report "Nikkei Ecology" September Issue, 2011 ・・・etc
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
national
Application #31202 - Back to top

Organizational Information
Name of OrganizationCentro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical
CountryColombia
Type of OrganizationNon-governmental organization

Questionnaire/Survey Information
1. Name of organization:${Name}
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
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3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:${HQ}
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6. What is the purpose of your organization?
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7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
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8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
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Name of OrganizationPachamama Romania
CountryRomania
Type of OrganizationNon-governmental organization

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1. Name of organization:PACHAMAMA ROMANIA
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
STRADA DR. LISTER, NR. 32 DISTRICT 5 BUCHAREST ROMANIA
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Romania
4. Name of contact person:ALEXANDRA POSTELNICU
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:alexaiuby@hotmail.com
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
To bring fourth an environmentally sustainable, socially just, and spiritual fulfilling world.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
We provide an educational program: AWAKENING THE DREAMER, CHANGING THE DREAM, which main purpose is to cause awareness about environmentally sustainability. And to provide tools for every day actions, that people can take in order to reduce their CO2 footprint. Also, we promote the RIGHTS OF MOTHER EARTH. Those activities are carried our in USA, ROMANIA, AND SWITZERLAND.
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
ALL 3 LEVELS.
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Name of OrganizationKeizai Doyukai
CountryJapan
Type of OrganizationAssociation

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1. Name of organization:KEIZAI DOYUKAI
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
1-4-6 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0005 JAPAN
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Japan
4. Name of contact person:Miyaike Masashi
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:rio20@doyukai.or.jp
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
KEIZAI DOYUKAI (Japan Association of Corporate Executives) is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that was formed in 1946 by 83 far-sighted business leaders, united by a common desire to contribute to the reconstruction of the Japanese economy. In the more than 65 years since then, KEIZAI DOYUKAI has solidified its leadership role in improving the Japanese economic community and in seeking solutions to numerous domestic problems and ensuring the overall well-being of Japanese society. KEIZAI DOYUKAI membership comprises approximately 1,300 top executives of some 900 corporations, all sharing the common belief that corporate managers should be key players in a broad range of political, economic, and social issues. Within KEIZAI DOYUKAI, each member sheds his/her corporate identity and participates as an individual, free to express opinions and ideas distinct from any specific company or industry. This feature distinguishes KEIZAI DOYUKAI from other economic organizations, giving it a broad, long-term perspective and ensuring objectivity and clarity in the discussions of issues. In-depth studies, research and discussions provide KEIZAI DOYUKAI with an excellent understanding of the Japanese economy and its future potential. The results of these activities influence not only government policy and industry, but society as a whole. KEIZAI DOYUKAI maintains an independent stance, supported by its own studies and research, as it pursues active and constructive dialogues with political parties, government officials, labor organizations, and individuals in many other organizations as well. KEIZAI DOYUKAI is deeply concerned with the problems the world confronts today and is committed to facilitating Japan's contributions to their solution. This is reflected in a variety of multifaceted activities aimed at promoting mutual understanding between Japan and the rest of the world. Through the active participation of business leaders who possess a clear vision of the future and wish to make an earnest challenge to realize it, KEIZAI DOYUKAI strives tirelessly to achieve ever-greater national well-being in harmony with the world economy.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
KEIZAI DOYUKAI sets up various committees in charge of most of our policy studies. This year, these committees are concentrated on the following four pillars: Ⅰ . Evolution toward Globally Competitive Corporations Ⅱ . Restructuring of National Foundation Conducive to Economic Growth Ⅲ . Strengthening Industrial Competitiveness and Achieving Economic Growth Ⅳ . Contribution for the Peace and Development of International Society Under these inclusive themes, many committees express their proposals or opinions mainly regarding fundamental political areas. Ⅰ . Evolution toward Globally Competitive Corporations Committee on Corporate Management Reform Committee on CSR Management Ⅱ . Restructuring of National Foundation Conducive to Economic Growth   Committee on Political and Administrative Reforms Committee on Decentralized Regional Systems Committee on Government-Affiliated Corporations Reform Committee on Fiscal and Taxation Reforms Committee on Social Security System Reforms Committee on Educational Issues Committee on Development and Utilization of Human Resources Ⅲ . Strengthening Industrial Competitiveness and Achieving Economic Growth 1) Strengthening Industrial Competitiveness   Committee on Industrial Structure Reform Committee on Agricultural Reforms Committee on Manufacturing and Product-driven Innovation Committee on the Invigoration of Service Industry 2) Exploring of New Growth Frontier Committee on the Promotion of EPAs/FTAs Committee on Medical and Welfare Business Committee on the Realization of Low Carbon Society Committee on the Promotion of a Tourism-Driven Nation 3) Strengthening Soft Infrastructure for Growth Committee on Economic Policies Committee on Financial and Capital Markets Committee on National Information Infrastructure Reform Ⅳ . Contribution for the Peace and the Development of International Society Committee on National Security Committee on Asia-Japan Relations Committee on China-Japan Relations Committee on India-Japan Relations Committee on Americas-Japan Relations Committee on Europe-Japan Relations Committee on Russia/NIS-Japan Relations Committee on Africa-Japan Relations Committees for /under the Board of Chair and Vice Chairs 【Projects for Public Interests】 Advisory Committee for the Chairman Project Team for the Promotion of NPOs and Social Entrepreneurs Project Team for the Establishment of Policy Think Tanks Project Team for Recruitment Issues of New Graduates Project Team for the Promotion of Science and Technology Project Team for the Reconstruction from the Great East Japan Earthquake Project Team for the Promotion of Economic Development in Okinawa Keizai Doyukai Research Institute Public Relations and Promotion of Policy Proposals 【Projects for Public Interests】 Committee on Public Relations Strategy Discussion Groups and Seminars 【Projects for Members’ Interests】 KEIZAI DOYUKAI Membership Seminar Seminar on Current Topics Industrial Discussion Groups Senior Executives' Discussion Group Discussion Group for New Members Leadership Program Administration 【 Corporate Projects / Corporate Management】 Committee on Treasury Committee on Organization and Membership
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
international level
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Name of OrganizationEcumanical Advocacy Alliance
CountrySwitzerland
Type of OrganizationNon-governmental organization

Questionnaire/Survey Information
1. Name of organization:Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
150 route de Ferney, PO Box 2100 1211 Geneva 2, Switzerland
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Switzerland
4. Name of contact person:Peter Prove
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:pprove@e-alliance.ch
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
The Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance (http://www.e-alliance.ch/) is an international network of churches and church-related organizations committed to campaigning together on a limited number of defined common priority issues. Current campaigns focus on HIV and AIDS ('Live the Promise' - http://www.e-alliance.ch/en/s/hivaids/) and Food Security ('Food for Life' - http://www.e-alliance.ch/en/s/food/). Our advocacy includes raising awareness and building a movement for justice within the churches as well as mobilizing people of faith to campaign for positive change in public policy and practice. The EAA partners with many organizations from other faith communities, civil society and the UN system which share common goals on these critical issues.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
Within the framework of its 'Food for Life' campaign (http://www.e-alliance.ch/en/s/food/), the EAA has three main goals: 1) promoting just and sustainable production of food; 2) promoting just and sustainable consumption of food; and 3) advocating for the realization of the right to food for all people. EAA members are active in almost every country in the world, and the majority of them have development and/or advocacy programs addressing sustainable development, climate change, agricultural extension, and food security concerns. Specific collective advocacy initiatives through the EAA have included i) advocacy on landgrabbing, in partnership with Foodfirst information and Action Network (FIAN); ii) global awareness-raising on the role of women smallholder food producers; iii) contributions to the consultation process on the draft FAO guidelines on responsible governance of land tenure; iv) a side event and advocacy actions at COP 17 on agro-ecological approaches to food production; v) capacity-building workshops in southern, eastern and west Africa for advocacy for just and sustainable food production; vi) commentary on the underlying causes of the food crisis in the Horn of Africa; and vii) global awareness-raising on food waste and post-harvest losses. The EAA is collectively currently focusing on promoting agro-ecological food production methods (and the IAASTD recommendations) as a means of ensuring longer-term food security in a climate-constrained world while at the same time reducing emissions and protecting the environment.
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
As an organization, the EAA is primarily active in the international arena, but as an alliance - through its members - the EAA is active at almost all national and regional levels.
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Organizational Information
Name of OrganizationConfluence Philanthropy
CountryUnited States of America
Type of OrganizationNon-governmental organization

Questionnaire/Survey Information
1. Name of organization:Confluence Philanthropy
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
23 Black Brook Road Pound Ridge NY 10576 USA
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:United States of America
4. Name of contact person:Dana Lanza
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:dana@confluencephilanthropy.org
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
Confluence Philanthropy is a non-profit network of over 175 private, public, and community foundations. We build capacity and provide technical assistance to enhance the ability of foundations to align the management of assets with organizational mission to promote environmental sustainability and social justice. Confluence is a recognized affinity group of the Council on Foundations. We are supported by our members.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
Confluence Philanthropy provides educational and capacity-building services to non-profit grantmaking institutions. Among our strategic goals is to drive philanthropic capital towards environmental and social investments (i.e. grants, below-market rate loans, private equity). As an organization we are interested in the discussions at RIO+20 as they relate to the creation of a green economy, technology transfer, and financing. A small group of grantmakers will attend the conference to learn about these discussions, to meet with grantees, and we will report back to our membership.
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
national
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Name of OrganizationYouth Parliament of Pakistan
CountryPakistan
Type of OrganizationNon-governmental organization

Questionnaire/Survey Information
1. Name of organization:Youth Parliament of Pakistan
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
50 Bridge Colony Lahore Cantt Pakistan
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Pakistan
4. Name of contact person:Bilal Ahmad Rana
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:rana@youthparliament.org.pk
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
Youth Parliament of Pakistan (YPP) is a non-profit, non-political, non-religious program to foster and translate talent and excellence of adolescents and youths of Pakistan into tangible action and community service and in the process provide a nursery for scientifically trained leaders and citizens of character and substance. In the process the community’s abandoned, sick and unserved are linked and benefited in a relationship of symbiosis and interdependence with the youth of Pakistan to further the cause of sustainable livelihoods in the country. Aims: Following are the aims of the Youth Parliament; 1. To create rewards and opportunities to excite and stimulate the pursuance of scholarship, academic excellence, life-skills learning with sensitivity and reliance. 2. To provide opportunities that connect and link those with the talent, desire and skills for community service with those who need them. 3. To train and nurture leadership, citizenship and ability for governance in youth. 4. To develop character and strengthen moral fiber in the youth. 5. To foster tolerance, moderation, ingenuity and self reliance. 6. To inculcate democratic values in the youth of Pakistan.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
Youth Parliament of Pakistan was the leading national partner of British Council in Active Citizen Program since its starting phase. The project started in 2008 with the visionary workshops for the project. Youth Parliament of Pakistan provided youth with a proactive ground along with the civic engagement model in the form of Active Citizens workshops where they could nurture their knowledge and contribute to the betterment of their country by introducing the concept of youth-led development. Aims and objectives To link civil society networks, community leaders and community networks in Pakistan and across the world to deepen trust and understanding within and between communities. To sharpen skills of participants in cross cultural communication and dialogue and to make them aware of its effective role in community action. To develop the knowledge, skills and attitude required to engage in dialogue and social participation and social action projects through capacity building and visionary workshops all across the nation. To foster the excellence of youth into social actions by building their capacity, advocacy and policy making skills and involving those in taking actions for and against the decisions that affects them. To enable them for a proactive initiative that can contribute to the process of achievement of Millennium Development Goals through tangible social action projects. To make them aware of their social role and responsibilities as a citizen by involving them in the awareness and visionary workshops.      
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
National Level
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Organizational Information
Name of OrganizationEnvironmental Audit Committee
CountryUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Type of OrganizationOthers

Questionnaire/Survey Information
1. Name of organization:Environmental Audit Committee
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
House of Commons Room 123, 7 Millbank London SW1P 3JA UK
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
4. Name of contact person:Simon Fiander
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:fianders@parliament.uk
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
A select committee of the UK parliament (House of Commons) charged with examining the sustainable development and environmental protection performance of the UK Government; producing reports for parliamnet with recommendadtions addressed to the UK Government.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
All programmes of inquiry are addressed to the activities of the UK Government, but that includes the Government's performance overseas as well as within the UK. The Committee published a report on 'Preparations for the Rio+20 Summit' in October 2011, and is conducting a follow up inquiry at the moment. Other relevant inquiries by the Committee in the last 18 months: 'Embedding sustainable development across Government', 'The Green Investment Bank', 'Sustainable Development in the [UK] Localism Bill', 'Embedding sustainable development: the Government's response', 'The impact of UK overseas aid on environmental protection and climate change adaptation/mitigation', 'Environmental Taxes', and 'carbon Budgets'.
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
National
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Name of OrganizationOurSay
CountryAustralia
Type of OrganizationInter-governmental organization

Questionnaire/Survey Information
1. Name of organization:OurSay
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
9/98 Nicholson Street Fitzroy, Victoria
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Australia
4. Name of contact person:Eyal Halamish
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:eyal.halamish@oursay.org
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
OurSay exists to ensure that "democracy is not a spectator sport" through connecting everyday citizens with people who make decisions. We run a series of online and offline events in order to further strengthen democracy and create active citizens.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
OurSay connects people to decision makers on issues that they care about, in the lead up to Rio+20 a series of events will be run with a focus on sustainable development within Australia. Participation in these events, from the decision maker perspective, will include representatives of civil society, government and industry.
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
National
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Name of OrganizationForum Governamental de Responsabilidade Social
CountryBrazil
Type of OrganizationInter-governmental organization

Questionnaire/Survey Information
1. Name of organization:BRAZILIAN GOVERNMENTAL FORUM ON SOCIAL RESPONSABILITY
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
SAF SUL QUADRA 8 LOTE 1 BLOCO A SALA 538 - BRASILIA - DF- BRAZIL 70070-600
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Brazil
4. Name of contact person:TELMA FIRME
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:telma.firme@gmail.com
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
Improvement of social responsability in governmental area, with susteinable iniciatives
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
Enviromental meetings with governmental servants from Enviromental Minister Social responsability meetings with governmental representatives to create new activities and estabilished new models of actions Discussion to manage ISO 26000 in governmental area
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
national
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Name of OrganizationInstituto Lagrange
CountryBrazil
Type of OrganizationAcademics

Questionnaire/Survey Information
1. Name of organization: INSTITUTO LAGRANGE
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
Rua dos Aroazes 711-gr 104
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Brazil
4. Name of contact person:ANDRÉ MOREIRA
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:moreira@lagrange-ac.org.br
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
Our goal is to provide instruction and technical support about the optimization of nutrient management, from the fertilizer industry until its final uses. As a practical result , it will be possible save strategic reserves of natural resources and on the other hand , to control aquatic pollution.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
The programs of Lagrange Institute are based on academic activities of research and education plus dissemination by means of lectures and publications. Our activities are carried out in Brazil, but we do some international publications. Most of the topics covered are related to nutrients and are linked with food production and utilization. The main topics we cover are: 1-Water pollution control 2- Waste water treatment 3- Soil degradation 4- Nutrient and fertilizers management. Presently one of our main issues are concerned with better practices for the usage of phosphate, which is largely used in agriculture as fertilizer and plays a important role for the food supply worldwide. Some of our research are published in regular scientific issues. We focus on systemic approach of the biogeochemistry as a basic paradigm to depict the whole picture of nutrients fate. We also seek to raise awareness in the official administration in Rio de Janeiro state and some of our interviews has already appeared in national news paper. Lagrange Institute carries the experience of graduated professionals with more than 20 years of research and educational activities.
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
regional
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Name of OrganizationThe Rockefeller Foundation
CountryUnited States of America
Type of OrganizationNon-governmental organization

Questionnaire/Survey Information
1. Name of organization:Rockefeller Foundation
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
Rockefeller Foundation 420 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10018
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:United States of America
4. Name of contact person:Heather Grady
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:hgrady@rockfound.org
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
Since its founding in 1913, the mission of the Rockefeller foundation has been to “promote the well-being of humanity.” While this mission remains firm, the context for delivering it continues to evolve with time. Today, in the 21st century the Rockefeller Foundation envisions a world with Smart Globalization – a world in which globalization’s benefits are more widely shared and social, economic, health, and environmental challenges are more easily weathered. We support work that enables individuals, communities, and institutions to access new tools, practices, resources, services, and products. And we support work that enhances their resilience in the face of acute crises and chronic stresses, whether manmade, ecological, or both.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
The Rockefeller Foundation has been at the forefront of philanthropic grant making. Some of our projects include: 1) The Rockefeller Foundation funded and launched the Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network (ACCCRN) in 2008, as a component of its initiative entitled Building Climate Change Resilience. ACCCRN represents a unique opportunity to develop, test and demonstrate practical strategies for responding to the impacts of climate change on urban areas. One of the key objectives of ACCCRN is to share success stories and encourage cities around the world to replicate effective strategies and activities. The Network aims to expand and deepen the base of urban climate change resilience work to achieve greater scale beyond the existing cities. 2) The Rockefeller Foundation’s Strengthening Food Security initiative includes the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), which was launched in 2006 in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. It is an African-based and African-led organization charged with sustainably increasing the productivity and profitability of small-scale farms throughout Africa. 3)The Foundation’s Linking Global Disease Surveillance Networks initiative, is working to establish transnational detection, monitoring and communications systems to strengthen disease prevention. 4)The Foundation’s Harnessing the Power of Impact Investing initiative aims to overcome the major obstacle to the growth of the impact investing industry. Since 2007 we have asked hundreds of current and potential impact investors around the world what it would take for them to be able to address social and environmental challenges more efficiently with for-profit impact investments. 5)New technologies and demographic, epidemiologic, and economic shifts are transforming health systems in countries around the world. There is now a window of opportunity to promote strategies that steer this transformation toward better health outcomes and financial protection through improved health systems performance and the expansion of universal health coverage in low- and middle-income countries.
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
International
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Name of OrganizationGulf Research Center
CountrySaudi Arabia
Type of OrganizationNon-governmental organization

Questionnaire/Survey Information
1. Name of organization:Gulf Research center
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
19 Rayat Al-Itehad Street Jeddah 21443 Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Saudi Arabia
4. Name of contact person:Mohamed Abdel Raouf
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:raouf@grc.net
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
The Gulf Research Center operates on an independent, not-for-profit basis. The Center further believes that everyone has the right to have access to knowledge and so it makes its research available to the general public through publications, workshops, seminars and conferences. Over time, GRC identified over 50 areas of research and bundled them together into several key research programs: Economics, Energy, Politics, International Relations, Defense and Security, Environment and Science & Technology. While global factors affecting each program are of course considered and incorporated into the research, GRC is first and foremost a Gulf Arab think tank and hence looks first at the critical issues for each program in the Gulf countries. Providing non-partisan, in depth and trustworthy research and knowledge about the region, GRC has become the preferred knowledge partner of both Arab and non-Arab organizations, which either want to enhance their knowledge about the region or improve their business performance in it.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
Fill the konwledge gap in the research Areas: Environment Research program Science and tech. Research Program Economic, Wpmen...etc Research Program
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
regional
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Organizational Information
Name of OrganizationQuercus - Associação Nacional de Conservação da Natureza
CountryPortugal
Type of OrganizationNon-governmental organization

Questionnaire/Survey Information
1. Name of organization:Quercus-Associação Nacional de Conservação da Natureza
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
Centro Associativo do Calhau, Bairro do Calhau, 1500-045 Lisboa
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Portugal
4. Name of contact person:Soraia Taipa
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:taipa.soraia@earth-condominium.org
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
Quercus is an independent, non-profit association, working on the national level, formed by citizens in the pursuit of the conservation of nature, natural resources and in the defense of the environment in general from a sustainable development perspective. The name Quercus is the common Latin name for Oak, which are the dominating trees of the most evolved forest ecosystems which once covered Portugal, but of which only very degraded relics remain nowadays. Since its foundation, Quercus has played both a critical and constructive role in Portuguese society, in the defense of many environmental causes. This status has been conquered progressively through a line of conduct which is attentive to reality, while never losing track of the founding principles, and complement critical complaints with the construction of consensus in Portuguese society, without which, no effective model of sustainable development will ever be possible. Throughout the years, Quercus specialized in several working areas such as: climate change, energy, air quality, transports and mobility; nature conservation: forest, agriculture and hunting issues; urban planning; water quality, water management; waste treatment. Quercus has a constant presence near the mass media, trying to contribute for the process of political and economic decision-making. Quercus’ organizational structure is based on 20 local groups spread from North to South of Portugal (including Azores and Madeira islands) that allows a decentralized work approach and intervention, according to the need of each region. Quercus is characterized by its decentralization. In fact, regional offices are spread throughout the whole country, including the autonomous regions of Azores and Madeira. In 1992, the association received the UN Global 500 Award and the title of Honorary Member of the Order of Infante D. Henrique, assigned by the President of the Republic Mário Soares.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
On 2007 Quercus created Earth Condominium project implement in Portugal with the support of a spanish teacher from University of A Coruña. The proposal to think of the Earth as a giant condominium takes advantage of an already widely tested legal tool to conciliate individual and collective interests. It supplies a global legal basis for instruments and structures that can sustain a new framework, which reconciles the individual interests of each state with the superior interests of all of humanity. In order to achieve a green economy that exists within limits that are biophysically possible and socially desirable, the proposal consists of attributing a status of a global common heritage to our natural life-support systems. This heritage would be managed by an entity capable of accounting for each state's contributions to the maintenance of the global natural systems. This requires the evaluation of these contributions by a common metric, which can be translated in a common monetary value. As a start we consider the climatic system as the best candidate to receive the status of Common Heritage of Mankind. This will allow to set forth rights and duties that will guide the construction of a green economy, capable of securing the availability of environmental services. The establishment of this heritage aims to solve several complex structural and operational problems. These include the global dispersion of costs and benefits that originate from human activity, which are currently unaccounted. Experience has shown that the market is not an appropriate mechanism to capture these externalities. It therefore has failed in this important aspect of human organization. In order to settle accounts and institutionalize the management of the common interest, an agreement must be reached regarding the appropriate metric that describes the consumption and supply of collective benefits and the value attributed to each unit. The first contribution from Quercus to Rio+20 was a proposal with some of its partners, submitted to compilation document. As we intend this path to be open and participatory, we will hold two conferences at strategic times: one before Rio+20, and one after. The first is happening in may with the theme "EcoBalance - The Accountancy for a Green Economy" and the second on october with Earth Condominium focus - "Earth Condominium - The Governance of a heritage of mankind".
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
National
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Organizational Information
Name of OrganizationCaucasus Environmental NGO Network
CountryGeorgia
Type of OrganizationNon-governmental organization

Questionnaire/Survey Information
1. Name of organization:Caucasus Environmental NGO Network (CENN)
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
CENN-Georgia Head Office 27 Betlemi Street 0105 Tbilisi Georgia
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Georgia
4. Name of contact person:Nana Janashia
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:nana.janashia@cenn.org
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
CENN’s mission is to foster modern and sustainable development values and practices through the bridging of society and environment. We strive to build a strong and responsible civil society, good governance and accountable business to safeguard our environment and improve people’s life. CENN’s goal is to develop modern society that values and protects the environment.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
CENN works in 6 priority areas: disaster risk reduction, gender and environment, climate change, resource management, socio-economic integration and compliance management. CENN is currently implementing a range of projects under these priority areas, a number of which are highly relevant to the Rio20 Conference. With regards to Natural Disaster Preparedness CENN is implementing a project aimed at 'Institutional Building for Natural Disaster Risk Reduction in Georgia'. The overall aim of this project is reduce poverty, physical security and food security by fostering good governance in field of Disaster Risk Reduction. CENN has been working in the field of forestry and biodiversity through its development of the environmental section of the 'Alternative European Neighborhood Policy Action Plan 2011 Progress Report on Georgia' that dealt almost exclusively with reform of the forestry legislation in Georgia; this also entailed presenting the findings of the report at a meeting in Brussels. Since completion of this work, CENN has been extremely active in this sector and has recently finished developing a three year project aimed at ensuring the protection of local forests through the capacity development of local stakeholders’ and construction of issue based coalitions. CENN is also working in the field of Freshwater and sanitation, its project 'Integrated Natural Resource Management in Watersheds of the South Caucasus' is active in the countries of Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan. This project aims to reduce the strain on local natural resources by developing resource sustainable management plans that utilize the involvement of all local stakeholders. CENN's involvement in material efficiency and waste minimization has also been highlighted by its creation of the Green Office campaign, in which CENN organized and implemented the first ever recycling initiative in Georgia, collecting waste paper from offices and delivering it to a local recycling plant. CENN has a range of other projects that touch upon the priority areas of social sector, green jobs and employment; sustainable energy; and food security and sustainable agriculture. These projects include facilitating the creation of Rural Womens' councils in Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan; Initiation of an Auto Fuel Efficiency Programme in Georgia & Development of the Caucasus Fuel Economy Initiative (Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan); and Sustainable Land Management for Mitigating Land Degradation and Reducing Poverty in the South Caucasus Region (also Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan), funded by the EU. A range of other relevant projects and activities can be viewed in the attached annual report.
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
Regional (South Caucasus)
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Organizational Information
Name of OrganizationThe Democracy Center
CountryUnited States of America
Type of OrganizationNon-governmental organization

Questionnaire/Survey Information
1. Name of organization:The Democracy Center
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
PO Box 22157 San Francisco, CA 94122 Casilla 5283 Cochabamba, Bolivia
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:United States of America
4. Name of contact person:Jim Shultz
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:jimshultz@democracyctr.org
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
The Democracy Center works globally to advance social, economic and environmental justice, by helping citizens understand and influence the public issues that impact their lives. We also work very closely with two UN agencies, UNDP and UNICEF. The Democracy Center leads a global advocacy training initiative for UNICEF staff and was invited by UNDP in eastern Europe to facilitate its preparatory meeting in advance of the Rio+20 conference.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
Climate change is the crisis of our age and democracy and citizen empowerment are the most essential tools that we have to address this crisis. The Democracy Center is dedicated to working with climate activists – locally, nationally, and globally – to demand clear progress. We are working toward the goal of effective citizen action on the climate crisis in three ways: by developing and publishing special reports on climate issues that help people understand the challenges before us; by serving as a catalyst for more strategic planning and action in climate campaigns; and by tapping into our global networks to link the efforts of people and organizations working on the climate issue worldwide. Program Locations: Bolivia, United Kingdom, United States, Thailand We also work extensively worldwide with both UNDP and UNICEF.
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
international
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Name of OrganizationSpire, Utviklingsfondets ungdomsorganisasjon
CountryNorway
Type of OrganizationNon-governmental organization

Questionnaire/Survey Information
1. Name of organization:Spire
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
Grensen 9b, 0159 Oslo, NORWAY
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Norway
4. Name of contact person:Siri O. Kvaloe
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:spire@utviklingsfondet.no
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
Spire wishes to change social structures which uphold the unjust distribution and unfortunate management of economic, social, biological and cultural rights and resources. Environment and development cannot be viewed separately and environmentally sustainable development is central to Spire’s work. We wish to achieve these goals by supporting and cooperating with local partner organizations which undertake grass-roots work in developing countries, alongside information work, knowledge sharing and political advocacy work in national and international arenas.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
Spire is during the spring of 2012 organizing a national information campaign in Norway to raise awareness and involve youth in the issues to be discussed at the Conference. The campaign consists of a lecture tour to high schools all over the country, arranging seminars on Green Economy, a debate meeting between youth and the Minister of the Environment and International Development, Erik Solheim, and producing a short movie about youth voicing their opinions on the future and sustainable development. Spire has made submissions to the UNCSD Secretariat and the Norwegian government, as well as participated in several dialog meetings with Solheim and other Norwegian civil society organizations working on Rio+20. In July 2011 Spire participated at the European preparation meeting for Rio+20 in Tallinn (European Youth Meeting 2011), and in October 2011 Spire participated at the UN/DPI Conference in Bonn, where Spire co-organized a side event on sustainable agriculture. Besides working directly on Rio+20, Spire has since it was started in 2003 worked on issues relevant to the Conference. Spire was started with the very goal of seeing development and environment as interconnected and the main topics for Spire to work on is environment, food security and trade. Spire has carried out (HOW MANY?) North-South youth exchanges, with the aim to build capacity and understanding in Spire and its partner organizations in the global South. Spire has participated at the international climate negotiations (UNFCCC) since COP in Bali in 2007; Spire has attended several FAO meetings and arranges information campaigns for youth in Norway every year. The information campaigns have been on topics such as adaptation to climate change, land grab, Norwegian investments in Monsanto and the rights of small scale fishermen. These campaigns have contributed to better knowledge and more information about environment and development issues among youth in Norway.
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
Predominantly national with some international work.
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Organizational Information
Name of OrganizationCorporación Red Local Pacto Global Colombia
CountryColombia
Type of OrganizationNon-governmental organization

Questionnaire/Survey Information
1. Name of organization:Corporación Red Local Pacto Global Colombia
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
Calle 93 No. 13 - 24 Piso 3 Bogotá
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Colombia
4. Name of contact person:Elizabeth Melo Acevedo
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:globalcompactcolombia@eeb.com.co
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
To promote corporate citizenship in Colombia by interacting, building partnerships, promoting responsible commitment of member organizations, the dissemination of good practices and knowledge management in Colombia, framed within the principles established in the United Nations Global Compact
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
The Global Compact Local Network Colombia will be playing an active role in Rio+20 through the elaboration of a Guide on Biodiversity, ecosystem services and the private sector, which includes recommendations for companies. Additionally, a discussion platform will be created, where participants exchange experiences and best practices in biodiversity and conservation. Also, and In conjunction with the Colombian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Local Network has been working on a proposal for Rio+20, that supports that a key outcome of the conference process, be the definition and agreement on a series of Sustainable Development Goals. The SDGs would be based on Agenda 21, prioritizing in those themes and issues considered critical factors in moving forward the sustainable development agenda. The contribution of the Local Network relies on providing a space for dialogue and a working group for companies to actively participate in the Colombian government position, specifically in the chapter related to the private sector. These could broadly include issues as: • Combating poverty • Changing consumption patterns • Promoting sustainable human settlement development • Biodiversity and forests • Oceans • Water resources • Advancing food security • Energy, including from renewable sources Also an in partinership with the Ministry of the Environment, the local network will be hosting a Green Economy Congress, in preparation for Rio+20.
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
National
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Name of OrganizationFederation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry
CountryIndia
Type of OrganizationNon-governmental organization

Questionnaire/Survey Information
1. Name of organization:Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
Federation House, 1 Tansen Marg, New Delhi
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:India
4. Name of contact person:Ms Rita Roy Choudhury
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:environment@ficci.com
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
FICCI is the largest and oldest apex business organisation in India. FICCI plays a leading role in policy debates that are at the forefront of social, economic and political change and works closely with the government on policy issues, enhancing efficiency, competitiveness and expanding business opportunities for industry through a range of specialised services and global linkages. It also provides a platform for sector specific consensus building and networking. Partnerships with 77 countries across the world carry forward our initiatives in inclusive development, which encompass health, education, livelihood, governance, skill development, etc. FICCI serves as the first port of call for Indian industry and the international business community.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
FICCI promotes the interests of Indian Environment Industry domestically and globally. FICCI focuses on environmental issues of national and global significance and acts as an interlocutor on policy change, conducts research and studies on topical environmental themes and industry perceptions, organizes outreach programmes, facilitates public private partnerships and business-to-business interface. FICCI Environment Committee deliberates on policy and regulatory issues on Environment and addresses the concerns of Industry to Government of India on a regular basis. In the area of climate change and carbon market, FICCI is involved in promoting policy dialogue nationally and internationally, facilitating stakeholder platforms, performing in depth research and analysis on climate change policy and connecting Indian carbon market with global mainstream. FICCI Climate Change Task Force deliberates on policy and regulatory issues pertaining to climate change and addresses the concerns of Indian industry. FICCI is an accredited observer organization under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). In the renewable energy space, FICCI is actively engaged with the Government of India for the development of this sector. FICCI has constituted the Solar Energy Task Force which has been instrumental in voicing the concerns of the Indian Solar Industry on domestic and international policy and regulatory issues pertaining to the growth of the sector.
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
National
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Name of OrganizationFundacion Biosfera
CountryArgentina
Type of OrganizationNon-governmental organization

Questionnaire/Survey Information
1. Name of organization:Fundacion Biosfera
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
calle 16 nº1611, 1900, Ciudad de La Plata, Provincia de Buenos Aires
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Argentina
4. Name of contact person:Horacio de Belaustegui
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:belaustegui@biosfera.org
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
To promote, participate and carry-on Environmental work on Education, Research and Development: Natural Resources, Ecologic equilibrium, Natural and Urban Ecosystems, Pollution, Environmental impact and environmental legislation in a National and Regional scope with international projection, and towards a public awareness of the Planetary Ecosystem.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
Public Awareness: Campaigns against Climate Change, carrying out seminars, meetings, and Media Outreach in La Plata City. Joint campaigns with 350.org; and special seminars in Prived and Public Primary and High-Schools, as well as Universities. Research projects: On environmental bio-indicators in La Plata city Surroundings. Project developed with University Students and international interns. Green Index for valorization of the Trees in the Recoleta Neighborhood; Buenos Aires City. Climate Advocacy: With Local and National Government of Argentina, following all the negotiations of the UNFCCC. And coordinating the activities of Climate Action Network Latin America and the Caribbean (CANLA). Education: E-learning courses and in-person Courses for the general public on Environmental education, Organic Farms, and Vermiculture, Ecoturism, Landscape Ecology, and Natural Resources remote sensing.
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
Local
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Name of OrganizationPopulation and Sustainability Network
CountryUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Type of OrganizationNon-governmental organization

Questionnaire/Survey Information
1. Name of organization:Population and Sustainability Network (PSN) / Margaret Pyke Trust
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
Population and Sustainability Network - Margaret Pyke Trust, 73 Charlotte Street, London, W1T 4PL, United Kingdom.
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
4. Name of contact person:Sarah Fisher
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:info@populationandsustainability.org
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
Population and Sustainability Network (PSN) is an international network bringing together development, environment and reproductive health organisations, government departments and policy research organisations to clarify and increase awareness of the importance for sustainable development of both population and consumption factors. Our mission is to increase the prominence of population dynamics within the agendas of governments, policy research bodies and NGOs (development and environment) in order to increase support for and investment in voluntary family planning and reproductive health services that respect and protect rights as part of existing development priorities, including maternal health (MDG 5) and the protection of the environment (MDG 7), and emerging priorities, such as climate change and fragile states. PSN aims: • To highlight the impacts of unsustainable population increase on economic development, poverty alleviation and the natural environment, work to remove barriers that inhibit discussion and action on population matters and promote greater awareness of the importance of population planning among policy makers, media and the general public. • To promote the adequate provision of reproductive healthcare facilities and education for the 215 million women and their partners in developing countries who want to avoid pregnancy but do not have access to modern contraceptives, often because of non-availability of family planning services. • To encourage better understanding of the problems caused by unsustainable consumption (particularly in the rich minority world) - especially as they relate to climate change, pressure on finite resources and biodiversity. PSN operates within our founding sponsor the Margaret Pyke Trust (Registered UK Charity No. 1064672).
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
Sustainable Development and MDGs Programme PSN’s core work is to facilitate and promote international collaborative working across the development, environment and reproductive health sectors, including amongst our membership which currently comprises seventeen members based in eight different countries. Our research and advocacy work focuses on the relationships between population dynamics and reproductive health, consumption factors and sustainable development, and the opportunities that achieving universal access to family planning offers to advance a range of development goals. These include many of the Millennium Development goals, including gender equality (MDG 3), maternal and child health (MDG 5, MDG 4) and environmental sustainability (MDG 7), as well as emerging development priorities, such as climate change and fragile states. By increasing awareness of these links and of the wide-ranging benefits and cost-saving effects of family planning we seek to increase investment in family planning and reproductive health services that respect and protect rights, as part of wider development programmes. As the international community begins to look beyond 2015, PSN has been working to ensure that both population and consumption factors are a key component of the new emerging international development framework, including programmes to achieve universal access to reproductive health. This includes advocacy to encourage a focus on population dynamics and reproductive health and rights at the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development in June 2012. With several years left before 2015 it is also important that further opportunities to achieve the MDGs are not lost, and with this aim PSN has been working to highlight how increased investment in voluntary family planning programmes would make the MDGs easier and less costly to achieve. Population and Climate Change Programme PSN’s climate change programme seeks to increase awareness of the complex yet critical links between population dynamics and climate change, and to promote increased investment in family planning programmes that respect and protect human rights as part of climate change adaptation programmes. PSN undertakes research and advocacy activities as part of this programme, including collaborative work as part of the Population and Climate Change Alliance (PCCA) coordinated by PSN. The PCCA is an international network of non-profit organisations that work together on population and climate change issues through a loose umbrella. The PCCA strives to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) worldwide through active awareness raising and advocacy work on the linkages between population and climate change, and believes that increasing (universal) access to voluntary family planning can make a significant contribution to climate change both in adaptation and mitigation strategies and programmes. PCCA members first came together to influence the climate change agenda prior to the 2009 Copenhagen Climate Change Summit and more recently has been undertaking advocacy in relation to the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development Rio+20. Model Projects Programme PSN supports two different innovative community-based projects in Madagascar and Kenya which serve as good practice models demonstrating the wide-spread benefits of investment in voluntary family planning programmes. These projects addressing the linkages between environmental sustainability and reproductive health and rights have potential for wider-replication and provide a useful advocacy tool for advancing integrated, population, health and environment approaches.
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
International
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Organizational Information
Name of OrganizationFondation Charles Léopold Mayer pour le Progrès de l'Homme
CountrySwitzerland
Type of OrganizationFoundation

Questionnaire/Survey Information
1. Name of organization:Fondation Charles Léopold Mayer pour le Progrès de l'Homme
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
Avenue Charles Dickens 6 CH - 1006 LAUSANNE SUISSE
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Switzerland
4. Name of contact person:Matthieu Calame
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:direction@fph.ch
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
Finance by awarding grants or loans, research and actions that contribute in a significant and innovative way to the progress of humanity through sciences and social development.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
Governance; ethics and responsibility; transition from the present model of development to a more sustainable society; contribution to the emergence of a global community.
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
international
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Name of OrganizationAlianza ONG
CountryDominican Republic
Type of OrganizationNon-governmental organization

Questionnaire/Survey Information
1. Name of organization:Alianza de Organizaciones No Gubernamentales (Alianza ONG)
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
Calle Caonabo No. 22, Sector Gazcue.
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Dominican Republic
4. Name of contact person:Addys Then Marte
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:athen@alianzaong.org.do
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
Promover, acompañar y fortalecer a las Asociaciones Sin Fines de Lucro, impulsar las iniciativas provenientes de la sociedad civil, mejorar el cumplimiento de sus fines sociales, fortalecer su membresía y participar en la promoción y diseño de políticas públicas. El objeto social de Alianza ONG, se desarrolla mediante los siguientes componentes: 1. Promover los aportes de las Asociaciones Sin Fines de Lucro, su rol dentro de la sociedad, así como propiciar la coordinación interinstitucional con los sectores público y privado, a fines de lograr iniciativas comunes y participar en la ejecución de proyectos de manera conjunta. 2. Acompañar a las organizaciones y el Tercer Sector en el desarrollo de sus respectivas misiones, fomentando la solidaridad y el bien colectivo. 3. Contribuir al fortalecimiento de las organizaciones y del Tercer Sector, sus derechos, sostenibilidad y gestión.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
- Área de Fortalecimiento Institucional. Generamos oportunidades de capacitación y crecimiento para las Asociaciones sin Fines de Lucro. Propiciamos espacios de intercambio y visibilidad del trabajo del Tercer Sector Dominicano, promovemos el aprendizaje, teniendo en cuenta que el personal y el voluntariado es el recurso más importante para el desarrollo de las organizaciones. - Área de Relación Estado – Asociaciones sin Fines de Lucro Impulsamos políticas para el Fomento de las Asociaciones sin Fines de Lucro. Procuramos espacios de acción conjunta entre los sectores público y privado que permitan la construcción de agendas comunes y participativas tendentes a alcanzar el desarrollo. - Área de Responsabilidad Social Empresarial Concienciamos sobre la responsabilidad social empresarial, la inversión social privada y la filantropía. Promovemos alianzas estratégicas entre el sector privado y el Tercer Sector. - Área de Voluntariado Fomentamos la solidaridad a través del voluntariado y el aprendizaje-servicio. Coordinamos Sirve Quisqueya, una red de fomento del voluntariado juvenil. Promovemos el cumplimiento de los Objetivos del Desarrollo del Milenio.
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
Nacional
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Organizational Information
Name of OrganizationHorn of Africa Regional Environment Center and Network
CountryEthiopia
Type of OrganizationNon-governmental organization

Questionnaire/Survey Information
1. Name of organization:Horn of Africa - Regional Environment Centre/Network, Addis Ababa University
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
Horn of Africa – Regional Environment Centre/Network 6th Floor, New Graduate Building, Arat Kilo Campus College of Natural Sciences Addis Ababa University Addis Ababa Ethiopia P.O.Box : 80773 Tel: (+251)(0)11 655 0226 Fax: (+251)(0)11 123 9469
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Ethiopia
4. Name of contact person:Dr.Satishkumar Belliethathan
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:satishkumarb@hoarec.org
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
The Horn of Africa Regional Environment Centre and Network (HoA-REC/N) focuses on environmental concerns and sustainable development options within the Horn of Africa (North Sudan, South Sudan, Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti and Somalia). HoA-REC/N is an autonomous institution under the Addis Ababa University. It facilitates, strengthens and advocates for initiatives and activities relating to environmental conservation and natural resource management, including the promotion of sustainable energy and climate change adaptation and mitigation in the region. The main purpose of the organization is primarily to act as a bottom up organization linking both the higher learning institutions, research institutions and agencies from the region with that of the endogenous civil society including NGOs and CBOs on the other side. Furthermore its key function and purpose is to build endogenous capacity through hard (physical up gradation) and soft (trainings, research etc) means. The strategy of the Centre, as indicated earlier, is to improve environmental governance and management by focusing on: Promoting and advocating environmental knowledge, awareness and behavioural change; Influencing the adjustment of environmental policies and legislation based on enhanced and enlarged dialogues on environmental issues; Building institutional and human capacity in the environmental sphere; Stimulating and facilitating selected environmental programmes of CBOs, NGOs, research institutions and academia. Furthermore HoA-REC/N links these initiatives to its various partners who are international organizations, government bodies and private enterprises- in order to enhance environmental governance and management, contribute to sustainable development and improve livelihoods within the region. The networks members and partners from endogenous environmental CBOs, NGOs, academic and research institutions are from six countries in the Horn of Africa. Members of the network are endogenous civil society organisations, academic, higher learning and research institutions. Currently the network consists of 42 members. Several endogenous organizations are in the process of being reviewed and assessed to be included as network members. The network promotes intensive cooperation and exchange of information and experiences between endogenous NGOs, CBOs, academic and research institutions in the Horn of Africa. HoAREN primarily facilitates interaction between the countries in the Horn, thereby enabling an exchange of experiences and enhancing existing environmental knowledge in the region. Since, it is believed that the knowledge and expertise that exists in the region is not being used to its full potential.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
The Centre has several programmatic areas including Eco-system Management and Conservation, Horn Re-Greening, Climate Change, Central Rift Valley, Energy and Environmental Governance and Education. All the programmes are working towards supporting the region to achieve sustainable development through projects ranging from those implemented on ground and those of capacity building. The Climate Change programme does research especially on the climate change impacts at the local level indigenous communities (eg.Nyangotom communities in Ethiopia) and also how these impacts have disturbed the local institutions that the communities heavily depend on for facilitation for their day to day livelihood. The emphasis of this research, as indicated, deals with local institutions which are key discussions of the conference the IFSD. The programme is also dealing with capacity building issues through trainings and workshops. The programme is active both in Ethiopia and South Sudan. The Ecosystem Management and Conservation programme (formerly Parks and Bufferzone Management Programme) is working on landscaped based concept in the Gambella-Boma-Omo region to set up a transboundary environmental resource park between Ethiopia and South-Sudan. The programme supports the strengthening of local and national institutions. Furthermore the programme works towards mitigating the impact of large scale agricultural investment on the biodiversity of a particular area by promoting green economy issues fe. Research on ecological economics pertaining to income from natural resource management in national parks vs large scale agricultural investments etc. The Energy programme work towards ensuring use of fuel efficient stoves for farming household is a best practice on Green Economy issues. The programme is active both in Ethiopia and South Sudan. The Environmental Governance and Education is working on capacity building and discussions on the themes of the conference. It had organized a one day event on Rio + 20 at the national level in Ethiopia in collaboration with the Federal Environmental Protection Authority of Ethiopia. The programme has been also participating in the Africa regional discussions on Rio + 20 starting 2010 and has also been in the forefront on providing information on Rio + 20 in the region for its network members. The programme is active in the region in Sudan, South Sudan, Djibouti, Somalia and Ethiopia.
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
Regional
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Organizational Information
Name of Organization13-14 Years Empirical Experience & Knowledge in India
CountryIndia
Type of OrganizationOthers

Questionnaire/Survey Information
1. Name of organization:N/A(AS AN INDIVIDUAL)
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
HITESH H BHATT. 35/C, DAHIBA NAGER SOCIETY, OPP: SHREYAS SCHOOL, NEAR DEEP CHAMBER, MANJALPUR NAKA, VADODARA-390 011. GUJARAT. INDIA.       No, as I do not represent any organization nor do I happen to be proprietor of any firm therefore please be informed that I have signed as an individual. However, I can claim that I have got empirical experience & direct practical action since 1998- to till date today(11-12 years).
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:India
4. Name of contact person:HITESH BHATT
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:hiteshbhatt26@yahoo.com
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
In the present context my only objective is to get all the basic civic amenities like sanitation sewerage line, leading approach road as per town planning, cleanliness surrounding house area, street light, un-healthy atmosphere surrounding area etc… unless I am socially,familywise & financially strong enough to achieve the desired set goals I will not be able to deliver good results. In view of this I would firstly prefer to have my own infrastructure & sufficient financial/fund resource I am sure my achievements & distinction will achievements come through automatically. You yourselves will see the distinctive approach I will have when taking on the wicked, un-scrupulous & corrupt people. As otherwise I am really strong enough to take on any project at any stature whether short, medium or long term. My only constraint is fund & finance. Had I been financially so strong then I would have never fought the legal battle on my own instead I would have appointed one competent authority to act on my behalf to fight against all bodies to seek justice fast. My own empirical experience to notice corrupt practices from the grass root level up to top level of any government body. Instead I would have appointed one competent authority to act on my behalf to fight against all bodies to seek justice. My own empirical experience to notice corrupt practices grass root level up to top level of any government body is more than adequate for me to promote your values of corruption free world, good governance & transparency. Hence please be rest assured that the utilization of allocated fund will be precise & befitting to the cause for which the fund will be used. As I can't raise or allocate any fund to spread your values in the society. Does any body in the world raise fund for carrying out your activities on his/her own capacity? Well as long as I am concerned I want to serve the mankind with best of my ability but on a platform of any world renowned body like yours with fund allocation to spread your values & Ethics in the society. Facility & above all the abused political values in the country. My vision is very clear & on the face of it I want to see a world & the society free of any corrupt practices. As you know corruption not only spreads social menace but it also brings in poverty, social in-equality, literacy, poverty, unsafe social living, un-hygienic living conditions, lack of education facility & above all the abused political values in the country/system/world. My mission will be to encourage social balance to reduce poverty, promote sustainable economic development, eradicate illiteracy from the society, enforce the sense of accountability in the systems governed under constitutional authorities, promote educational values, instill the ethical values in the minds of the people, nature the children, extend possible help to make governance of system smooth & easily approachable by common man etc.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
The water resource should be made available to all irrespective of person's, consumer's, caste, creed, race, religion & origin & this can be done by enactment of law. I, my self domestic water connection at home being the effect of my own efforts through the recourse of available administrative support after toiling hard for 11-12 years. Half the job is accomplished still I am to get all other civic amenities. Other then domestic Water connection & domestic electricity after 11-12 years due to all corrupt officials of the whole systems in India.
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
international water forum
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Organizational Information
Name of OrganizationWomen Deliver, Inc.
CountryUnited States of America
Type of OrganizationNon-governmental organization

Questionnaire/Survey Information
1. Name of organization:Women Deliver Inc.
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
Suite 306 584 Broadway New York, New York 10012
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:United States of America
4. Name of contact person:Louise Dunn
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:ldunn@womendeliver.org
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
Women Deliver works to promote and advance the health of girls, women, and mothers as a core element of the global development agenda, serve as a global source of information for advocacy and action, develop and disseminate messages, tools, solutions, and advocacy resources to support a broad community of stakeholders through meetings and conferences globally, regionally, and nationally, and through a dynamic and interactive web presence.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
Women Deliver is holding four regional meetings in 2012 in Africa, Asia, Latin American and the Caribbean, and the Middle East and Northern Africa to discuss global challenges to achieving MDG5 and to discuss the post 2015 development framework. In 2013, Women Deliver will convene a global conference in Malaysia with an expected attendance of 5000+. The conference is dedicated to advancing the health and empowerment of girls and women. The conference will include a discussion of the post 2015 development framework seeking to develop an agenda for future action that integrates sustainable development and women's health. Sustainable development is a key component of achieving women's health and maternal and child survival
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
International
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Organizational Information
Name of OrganizationUtz Certified
CountryNetherlands
Type of OrganizationNon-governmental organization

Questionnaire/Survey Information
1. Name of organization:UTZ CERTIFIED
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
De Ruyterkade 6 1013AA Amsterdam The Netherlands
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Netherlands
4. Name of contact person:Sabine Bierema
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:sabine.bierema@utzcertified.org
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
UTZ CERTIFIED is a sustainability label and programme for sustainable farming worldwide. Our mission is to create a world where sustainable farming is the norm. Sustainable farming helps farmers, workers and their families to fulfill their ambitions and contributes to safeguard the world’s resources, now and in the future. A world where sustainable farming is the norm, is a world where farmers implement good agricultural practices and manage their farms profitably with respect for people and planet. Industry invests in and rewards sustainable production and consumers can enjoy and trust the products they buy
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
UTZ CERTIFIED works with over a quarter million coffee, cocoa and tea farmers in 32 countries around the world to enable sustainable farming. Our activites can be split up in 4 groups: Field development, Certification, Traceability and Market development. Our Field Development Team supports farmers to get ready for certification. UTZ works with local partners to train farmers to improve farming and management techniques. More professionally managed groups are expected to have more loyal group members, be more stable and provide better services to their members. As a result of training farmers have better access to the program and are effectively implementing the Code. Motivated by continuous demand for certified products, the premium for certified products and seeing the benefits of better practices on the farm, Farmers join the program and continue to stay in the program leading to a reliable supply of certified products. The reliable supply and buyers seeing positive effects in turn stimulate demand. Training and adoption of the code results in higher professionalism of farmers and groups with farms becoming more efficient and productive, producing qualities that meet market requirements. Thanks to these positive effects, farms become more resilient and farmers are able to make a decent income. Increased income, respect for labor rights and healthy and safe living and working conditions lead to decent working and living conditions for producers and their families. Maintained & improved quality of water and soil, protection and restoration of natural habitats, efficient water and reduced energy use at farm level and effective waste management & reduction contribute to the safeguarding of resources for future generations, reduced climate change and protection of biodiversity. Our certification activities are focused on ensuring credible, effective and cost efficient certification processes. The standard is meaningful and practical for effective and cost-efficient implementation. Continuous dialogue with local stakeholders ensures effective implementation in the local context. By training and approving a large enough number independent Certification Bodies, and continuous certification management and audit quality control, we also provide an audit process that is cost-efficient and credible. With our traceability services we provide assurance that sustainability claims are being met and ensure that sustainably produced products can be visible in the market place. This added transparency increases the credibility of the program and trust of partners in the value chain. Market development’s activities lead to more demand for certified products and more support for the program. Companies see the urgency for sustainable sourcing and sustainable practices are rewarded by the market. Thanks to increased efficiency, trust and cooperation, market players are willing to invest in the supply chain. Market development raises awareness for sustainable products, communicates the long term goals and results of the program and works with the industry to market the products. In addition market development results in private sector investments that directly benefit the producer. UTZ CERTIFIED works with many international mainstream companies.
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International
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Name of OrganizationOasis Science and Technology Development Beijing Co., Ltd.
CountryChina
Type of OrganizationPrivate sector

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2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
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6. What is the purpose of your organization?
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7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
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8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
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Name of OrganizationIndigenous Information Network
CountryKenya
Type of OrganizationNon-governmental organization

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1. Name of organization:Indigenous Information Network
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
Old Posta Flats, Block C House #6, Elgeyo Marakwet Rd Off Ngong Rd ,Nairobi P.O. Box 74908-00200 City Square Nairobi
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Kenya
4. Name of contact person:Lucy Mulenkei
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:iin@iin.co.ke
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
The main purpose of the IIN is to create, maintain, promote, lobby for, strengthen, enhance and build the capacity and the socio-economic opportunities and development of the indigenous and minority peoples of Kenya through such suitable and appropriate means, strategies and forums including but not limited to generation and dissemination of relevant information, application of strategies employed towards and leading to proper and prudent conservation of environment, research on issues negatively affecting the growth and development of indigenous and minority peoples including the review of improper cultural and other practices and promotion of gender equality and in the attainment of these objectives, to collaborate and liaise with such existing community or non-community based institutions and other local or international institutions with and sharing similar objectives, aims and goals as those of IIN. IIN cooperates with other like-minded organizations which share its aims and values in order to achieve its goals. As people around the globe have become increasingly interconnected and interdependent, IIN seeks to enhance cross-cultural communication between and within all communities.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
IIN has been engaging in UN processes since the Rio Earth summit in 1992 and making contributions through indigenous peoples forum and plans to continue engaging at the international level in progressive years to come. Accordingly, the organization feels it appropriate to be accredited for RIO+20 in order to participate in and contribute to conferences and other UN activity on issues of biodiversity, climate change, food security, women’s and children’s, health and sustainable development issues that impact on indigenous peoples in which it actively carries out at the grassroots level. The organization through its activities has advocated for major policy shifts in the biodiversity conservation, food security, and women’s rights areas. IIN has participated vitally in major UN conference,WSSD Johanesburg and its specialized agencies workshops, as active participant and not just as observers.The organisation undertakes this activities in Kenya, in Uganda and Tanzania also through other partner organizations. IIN also is the host office for African Indigenous Women Organization(AIWO) hence coordinates womens trainings in the Africa regions of North, West, East,Central and Southern Africa.
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
Regional level
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Name of OrganizationFundação Amazonas Sustentável
CountryBrazil
Type of OrganizationNon-governmental organization

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1. Name of organization:Amazonas Sustainable Foundation
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
Álvaro Braga Street, 351 Parque Dez de Novembro Manaus - Aazonas - Brazil ZIP Code: 69055-660
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Brazil
4. Name of contact person:Viviani Garcia
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:viviani.garcia@fas-amazonas.org
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
The Amazonas Sustainable Foundation - FAS is a public-private, independent and non-profit, non-governmental institution of public interest and without political party connections. It was founded in December, 2007, by the Amazonas State Government and the Bradesco Bank, according to its bylaws, approved by the State Public Ministry, in the title recorded at civil registry, according to federal and state laws. The mission of FAS is to promote the sustainable involvement, environmental conservation and life quality improvement for the resident communities and users of the Amazonas State protected areas. The actions are directed to reduce deforestation and poverty alleviation; social organization support; improvement of social indicators and income generation based on sustainable activities. FAS’ goals are: • Develop and manage programs and projects on Climate Change, Environmental Conservation and Sustainable Development; • Manage environmental services and products, especially from Amazonas State Conservation Units; • Establish cooperation agreements with public and private institutions, social movements, environmental organizations and research institutions committed to developing programs and projects on Climate Change, Environmental Conservation and Sustainable Development. • Promote and support activities aiming at environmental conservation, improvement of human subsistence and sustainable development.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
FAS has prioritized the implementation of the Bolsa Floresta Program, a set of positive actions that seek to reward the forest guardians that are committed to environmental conservation and sustainable development in conservation areas of the Amazon. Up to February, 2012, more than 8,090 families, in 15 protected areas (PA), are rewarded for maintaining environmental services and receive investments for income generation, community empowerment, education and health, through the components of the Bolsa Floresta Program: Income, Association, Social and Family. The “Bolsa Floresta” Program is the first and bigger (with ongoing actions in an area over 10 million hectares) Brazilian internationally certified initiative to reward traditional and indigenous populations for the maintenance of the environmental services provided by the tropical forests. Environmental Services are the benefits provided by the standing forests, such as climate stability, rain maintenance, carbon storage in the trees and biodiversity conservation. Additional investments are made through the BFP Support Programs, which the main goal of ensuring the permanence of the results made from BFP investments in PAs. FAS execute those investments with the support of the State Government, communities and local institutions. Five Support Programs are currently implemented by FAS: Sustainable Production, Law Enforcement and Monitoring, Management, Scientific Development and Health and Education. Moreover, FAS implements the Conservation and Sustainability Centers (CSCs), which consists in educational facilities constructed in the Amazon forest to serve the students of the surrounding communities. Until February 2012, there are six Centers in operation, where the students can finish the high school without leaving the protected areas. In addition to the formal education, the CSCs offers new training opportunities to the community on various topics. The local communities learn how to plan, implement and evaluate projects that value standing forests, such as fishing and sustainable extraction. Course selection emphasizes projects of a practical nature, low cost and high relevance to local realities. The CSCs offers to the target public a broader understanding of the landscape where they live: forests, plantations, fisheries, backyards and community life, articles of great importance for the survival of these communities. The CSCs stimulates scientific research and technological innovation, inviting researchers and fostering inter-institutional cooperation agreements and partnerships. Said that, FAS’ activities are related to: • Implement programs and actions aiming at poverty alleviation and sustainable income generation through a Payment for Environmental Services Program; • Support monitoring, inspection, conservation and sustainable management of protected areas in the State of Amazonas; • Promote reforestation and activities leading to reduction of deforestation and restoration of degraded areas; • Support actions that aim at reducing greenhouse gas emission; • Encourage the development of technologies and projects and the use of clean energy; • Implement actions on environmental education and technical training focused on climate change and sustainable development; • Develop products and services which contribute to environmental conservation; • Support scientific, technological and social programs and projects aimed at sustainable development; • Promote information exchange and technical cooperation with Brazilian and/or international institutions, in order to empower educational, research and sustainable development institutions;
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Regional
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Name of OrganizationGreen For All
CountryUnited States of America
Type of OrganizationNon-governmental organization

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1. Name of organization:Green For All
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
1611 Telegraph Avenue Suite 600 Oakland, CA 94612
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:United States of America
4. Name of contact person:Cheryl Derricotte
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:cheryl@greenforall.org
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
Green For All is a national organization working to build an inclusive green economy strong enough to lift people out of poverty. Green For All is dedicated to improving the lives of all Americans through a clean energy economy. We work in collaboration with the business, government, labor, and grassroots communities to create and implement programs that increase quality jobs and opportunities in green industry – all while holding the most vulnerable people at the center of our agenda.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
Green For All’s vision is to build an inclusive green economy strong enough to lift people out of poverty. Our work is varied, but it all flows from three core strategies – policy advocacy, sustainable development, and civic engagement. Ultimately, we seek to create good, green jobs that drastically reduce pollution and provide access to opportunity in diverse communities. It is our work to advocate for and create green jobs through sustainable development projects that is directly related to the conference. Green For All also participated with other members of the Ford Foundation's Sustainable Cities Working Group in the Second Intercessional Meeting of the United Nations Committee on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) in New York City.
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
National
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Name of OrganizationFórum de Meio Ambiente do Setor Elétrico
CountryBrazil
Type of OrganizationAssociation

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1. Name of organization:Fórum de Meio Ambiente do Setor Elétrico
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
Setor Comercial Norte, Quadra 4, Edificio Centro Empresarial Varig, Sala 102, Brasília, Distrito Federal. CEP: 70714-900
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Brazil
4. Name of contact person:Pilar Álvares da Silva Campos Miranda
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:pilar@fmase.com.br
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
It aims to bring together organizations representing all stakeholders in the Electricity Sector (GTDC) to discuss and make suggestions for the improvement of environmental issues relating to the electricity sector and integrates COEMA - Environmental Council of the CNI. Major themes in progress: 1. Environmental Licensing - in PAs and Pls; 2. Potential reserves of Hydraulic; 3. Climate Change; 4. Forestry Code: PPA and Legal Reserve; 5. Indigenous Issues; 6. locks 7. Regulatory Decree 7.342/10 - Registration of Socioeconomic affected by hydroelectric
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
The Forum of Environment of Power Industry - FMASE has 18 entities in their training, and is a leading voice in the industry to address environmental issues related to energy generation projects. Scope of Practice: - Executive, Legislative, Judiciary and Public Prosecution • Preparation of proposals for PLs, suggested amendments to projects in progress • Participation in the Technical Chambers of CONAMA and GTs and CNRH • Participation and contributions at meetings, public hearings and consultations • Dissemination of technical data, studies and placements - Interactions with the media • Participation in debates, interviews and • Publication of articles in newspapers and periodicals • Presentation of Lectures in Seminars and Conferences - Interactions with NGOs and other stakeholders representing: CNI, Fiesp ABDIB, WWF, TNC and other - Publications • Publication of Technical Notes of the Rapporteurs and Working Groups • Publication of Technical Papers in journals
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
National
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Name of OrganizationFundo Verde
CountryBrazil
Type of OrganizationPrivate sector

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1. Name of organization:Fundo Verde
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
Av. Brigadeiro Luis Antônio, 290 cj 98 São Paulo - SP CEP - 01318-000
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Brazil
4. Name of contact person:Andre Porchat
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:andre.porchat@fundoverde.com.br
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
Reforestation, with native species, in degradeted areas in brazilian norteast
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
Fundo Verde is located in Brazil. The company has it´s head office in São Paulo and a farm near Ilhéus ( BAHIA- BRAZIL) The farm is located in a devasted area of MATA ATLANTICA ( atlantic forest) where we already had replanted more than 7.500 trees from a range of native species. Using local community to all services need, company´s goal is reforestation of the area that will help local farmers and surroundings community.
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
national
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Name of OrganizationFrankfurt School of Finance and Management
CountryGermany
Type of OrganizationNon-governmental organization

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1. Name of organization:Frankfurt School of Finance and Management gGmbH
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
Sonnemannstrasse 9-11 60314 Frankfurt am Main
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Germany
4. Name of contact person:Jan Andreas
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:j.andreas@fs.de
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
Frankfurt School of Finance & Management (Frankfurt School) is the leading private Business School and advisory institute in Germany with more than 50 years experience in consulting, qualification, project implementation, and training services. Our mission is to foster national and international business practices through academic programmes and research, executive education, corporate services, and advisory activities. IAS (Sub)Mission: The mission of IAS is to support and to ensure know-how transfer of our Finance and Management Expertise to institutions providing financial services in developing and transition countries as well as emerging markets; and to improve the social and economic conditions of people. Within our core competencies, IAS comes up with tailor-made innovative solutions to promote institutional and staff capacity building as well as sustainable development.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
Our International Advisory Services (IAS) department is committed to improve financial markets and to increase access to finance for small enterprises and low-income populations. We work almost exclusively in developing and transition countries as well as emerging markets (e.g. Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Barbados, Bolivia, Bosnia, Cambodia, China, Congo, Croatia, Dominican Republic, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Kyrguz Republic, Lebanon, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Peru, Poland, Romania, Russia, Senegal, Serbia, Sudan, Sri Lanka, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, . Among our clients are the major international and development finance institutions (e.g. KfW, EBRD, EIB, ADB, AfDB, World Bank, IFC), bilateral and multilateral donor organisations (e.g. EU, UNDP, UNEP, AFD, GIZ), and non-government organisations. Beneficiaries of consulting and trainings are primarily banks, microfinance institutions, potential borrowers and investors, and other stakeholders of the financial community. One of our core competence centre of IAS is exclusively dedicated to Sustainable Energy Finance. We assist financial institutions in developing a business segment for financing of energy efficiency measures and renewable energy investments. Besides product development, marketing, and adaptation of procedures and reporting, we put a special focus on capacity building through class-room and on-the-job trainings. We furthermore support banks and borrowers during the entire investment cycle. This includes project identification, appraisal, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, as well as verification of energy savings, CO2 emission reduction, and other key performance indicators. According to demand (e.g. for energy audits or energy-specific feasibility studies), the Frankfurt School team of economists, financial analysts, and bankers is complemented by experienced energy engineers. Our Sustainable Energy Finance team has furthermore a strong track-record in feasibility assessment of international donor projects. We assess the market potential (demand and supply for both climate-protection technologies and appropriate financing mechanisms) and give recommendations for programme design to refinancing institutions and selected local partner banks. Our studies thereby establish the basis for the future programmes’ terms of reference. In addition to our in-house Sustainable Energy Finance Competence Centre, Frankfurt School and UNEP established the Collaboration Centre for Sustainable Energy & Climate Finance in 2009. The mission of this Centre is to jointly accomplish UNEP’s mandate to increase financial sector engagement in sustainable energy funding. Its goal is promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy investments in both developing and industrialised countries. The Centre provides guidance to financial institutions in order to overcome challenges that climate change implicates for the entire financial sector. More concretely, we support financial institutions in developing innovative products, risk-sharing instruments, and project implementation approaches. Furthermore we are active in networking for international best practice exchange, awareness raising on policy-, industry-, and institution level, as well as applied research with regards to financing aspects of climate change mitigation and financial sector involvement.
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(select one)
International
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Name of OrganizationFundação Bernardo Feitosa
CountryBrazil
Type of OrganizationNon-governmental organization

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1. Name of organization:Fundação Bernardo Feitosa
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
Praça Duque de Caxias s/n - Tauá-Ceará
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Brazil
4. Name of contact person:Fatima Feitosa
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:fatimafeitosa@hotmail.com
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
Art.1º - A FUNDAÇÃO BERNARDO FEITOSA, entidade jurídica de Direito Privado, sem fins lucrativos, fundada em 02 de fevereiro de 1992, reger-se-á pelo presente ESTATUTO, e tem como sede e foro a cidade de Tauá-Ce. Art.2º - A FUNDAÇÂO BERNARDO FEITOSA tem por finalidade: Agrupar os interessados no desenvolvimento cultural e ecológico do Estado, com ênfase na Região dos Inhamuns, propugnando pela preservação, guarda e conservação de seus bens culturais e naturais, podendo para tanto: § 1º - Instalar, ampliar e manter museus e bibliotecas; § 2º - Instalar, manter e prover escolas, cursos, estudos e pesquisas que beneficiem a cultura a tecnologia e a ecologia do Estado e da Região; § 3º – Estimular e promover a cooperação com os governos e as Organizações Nacionais e Internacionais; § 4º - Realizar consultoria técnica, consultoria gerencial, promover e organizar eventos, instrutorias, cursos gerenciais; § 5º - Captar recursos destinados a consecução dos objetivos da FUNDACAO;
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
Conforme a plataforma da Rio+20, realizamos e executamos projetos de Educação Ambiental e Patrimonial, promovemos a concretude de uma consciencia critica ambiental, socializamos novas tecnologia socio-ambientais com vistas ao Desenvolvimento Sustentável, tendo como foco o bioma caatinga característico da região semiarida do Brasil. Realizamos cursos, oficinas, seminários com abordagem para a conservação e preservação do meio ambiente através de práticas ambientalmente corretas e justas socialmente
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
Regional
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Name of OrganizationHuman's Health Institute
CountryKazakhstan
Type of OrganizationNon-governmental organization

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1. Name of organization:Human's Health Institute
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
Beybitshilik st. 20, ap.1
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Kazakhstan
4. Name of contact person:Dmitriy Tereshkevich
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:dima41082@mail.ru
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
Health and Environment programms development
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
We organized Central Asian experts meeting on preparation to RIO +20, Kazakhstan Central Asian Youth meeting on preparation to RIO + 20, Tajikistan We work together with Central Asia government for preparation of Central Sian side event on RIO + 20 conference
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
regional
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Name of OrganizationThe Planetary Week for a Better World
CountryFrance
Type of OrganizationAssociation

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1. Name of organization:The Planetary Week for a Better World
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
The Planetary Week for a Better World (La Semaine Planétaire pour un Monde Meilleur) 6, rue Molière 92 100 Boulogne Billancourt France
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:France
4. Name of contact person:Edel Gött, President
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:theplanetaryweek@gmail.com
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
The association The Planetary Week for a Better World would like all human beings on Earth to realize that they have within themselves the potential necessary to make our world a better place. Its goal is to encourage, inspire and support this collective awareness and to see it put into action through the creation of high quality innovative projects based on ethical principles. These projects touch on personal and family life, social and professional activities, and also our choices as consumers. They target large social, cultural, economic, and political organizations at both national and international levels. The human being is thus always at the core of our thought process no matter the professional sector or personal domain involved. Our goal is to create a dynamic of evolution based on ethical principles, taking into account the universal, fundamental and essential needs of all human beings. These ethical principles include all of the following, none being more important than the others : health for everyone, safety, balance and well-being for all human beings wherever they are in the world, respect for the individual, integration and not exclusion, access to knowledge, self-fulfillment and the possibility to carry out a quality project based on a global view of the short-term, near-term and long-term.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
The association organizes every year a project of unknown proportions, a planet-wide challenge, which takes place on all five continents. The first edition took place in May 2010, the second in June, 2011 and this year, the Planetary Week for a Better World will be from June 9 to June 17, 2012. Throughout this week, all associations, companies and local communities, health professionals and educators, as well as all citizens are invited to take initiative and make choices in order to create a better quality of life for everyone on the planet. The goal is to meet and respect the essential and fundamental needs of all human beings. In 2011, over 25 million people were informed and invited to participate. Many events created took place in countries all over the world as contributions to humanity’s major challenges : health, poverty, education, preservation and restoration of the environment (air, oceans, forests, soils…), access to qualitative water and food, social cohesion, sustainable energies… A large part of the events resulting from the impulse of the Planetary Week for a Better World were consistent with Rio+20 areas. Here is an extract of the list of actions proposed to people to invite them to ‘take action’: On a personal level: Get back in touch with nature, (e.g., take a walk in the woods) Pay attention to your quality of sleep and rest Take up green-friendly habits Balance out your professional and personal life Make a practice of not judging others for one week Perform a generous act for three people and ask them to do the same with three others, and soon. Take care of your body and face. Cultivate inner peace and contribute to peace in the world Work toward having a more enriching profession. (…) For your family: Gather the family around a good meal Reduce television and video game time Play board games or other enriching games Do something creative together Go on an outing (riding bikes, for example) as a family Invite the grandparents or great grandparents over and celebrate their being there. Invite relatives you don’t know very well or haven't seen for a long time Rekindle a friendship with someone you quarrelled with. (…) On the social level, for your town and neighbourhood: Organize a meal with your neighbours, giving everyone the opportunity to share his or her specialty with the others Decorate your flat or your house and celebrate Invite people who are alone and/or elderly people to a party or meal Volunteer some time with a local organization (e.g., a visit to the hospital or retirement home) Share with one or many elderly, sick, isolated or homeless individuals Perform three good acts and ask those who benefit from them to pass it forward Organize a walking group to bring children to and from school Suggest a carpool. (…) At work: Make your creative or artistic skills known to your colleagues Take up actions or initiatives for sustainable development in your company Repair relationships with colleagues after conflicts. Stand up for what you know is right Get the whole staff together during half a day to find out how to add more meaning to the company’s activities Innovate and create new products and services Redirect company strategies toward the creation of value; create partnerships that contribute to a better world (…) As consumers: Give preference to responsible companies Eat healthy, organic food Sign-up for a basket from an AMAP (association promoting community-supported agriculture) Eat local and seasonal food Limit your oil consumption (driving) Use cleaner transportation Carpool (…)
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
International
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Name of OrganizationGoverno do Estado do Acre
CountryBrazil
Type of OrganizationLocal government

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1. Name of organization:State of Acre Government
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
Avenida Brasil 297 - Centro Rio Branco Acre
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Brazil
4. Name of contact person:Dra Marcia Regina de Souza Pereira
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:beatriz.saldanha@ac.gov.br
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
Public Governance
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
In the last two decades the State of Acre has been pioneer on public polices to the Amazon Rainforest sustainable development. With 88% of its forests conserved, its focus is to reduce poverty and promote social inclusion through the valuation of its natural resources and ecosystem services.
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
international
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Name of OrganizationAmazon Cooperation Treaty Organization
CountryBrazil
Type of OrganizationInter-governmental organization

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1. Name of organization:Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
SHIS QI 05 conjunto 16 casa 21, Lago Sul, Brasilia- DF, Brazil
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Brazil
4. Name of contact person:Alejandro Gordillo
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:daniela.lanz@otca.org.br
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
As an international organization, the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization (ACTO) coordinates procedures in the framework of the Amazon Cooperation Treaty (ACT) and expedites the execution of its decisions through its Permanent Secretariat. The various dimensions of its operations - political-diplomatic, strategic and technical - correspond to the different spheres of the Treaty and ensure compliance with the purposes of the ACT and of the Organization itself. ACTO, without doubt, is a contemporaneous instrument of the ACT with a broad vision of South-South cooperation that strengthens its governments' vocation to build synergies with other players, nations, multilateral bodies, development agencies, social movements, scientific community, productive sectors and society in general. ACTO coordinates studies and pilot projects on economic perspectives capable of generating income and opportunities for the Amazon region, thus fostering effective cooperation and integration among the Party Countries of the Treaty.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
The projects implemented are: "Monitoring of deforestation, logging and land use change in the Amazonian forest" ( Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana,Peru, Suriname and Venezuela) "Harmonization process of the Tarapoto criteria and indicators for sustainable forest management" ( Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana,Peru, Suriname and Venezuela); "Sustainable forest management in native forests and marketing channels of legal timber in the South Central Ecuadorian Amazon (Macas Project) ", "Integrated forest management in the forest of Native Community Territories - TCO "- (Lecos of Larecaja Project) , "Strengthening border integration Acre - Ucayali (Binational Acre - Ucayali Project) "Integrated and sustainable management of transboundary water resources in the Amazon river basin considering climate variability and climate change" GEF / UNEP Amazon project ( Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana,Peru, Suriname and Venezuela)
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
regional
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Name of OrganizationChildren's Human Rights Centre of Albania
CountryAlbania
Type of OrganizationNon-governmental organization

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1. Name of organization:Children's Human Rights Centre of Albania
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
P. O. Box 1737, Tirana / Albania
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Albania
4. Name of contact person:Altin Hazizaj
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:ahazizaj@yahoo.co.uk
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
- Protection and advancement of children's and youth rights; - Advancement of girl-child status in laws and public policies; - Improvement of policies and legislation related to children and young people; - Strengthening of public and private services for children and youth at risk and in need.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
- Albanian National Child Helpline (Alo 116), counseling and referral for children at risk and in need (Albania) - Lobby and advocacy for children's rights (Albania & Kosovo); - Stop child exploitation and trafficking (Albania & Kosovo); - Capacity building for civil society and public institutions on children and youth rights (Albania & Kosovo);
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
Regional
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Name of OrganizationAssociation for Promotion Sustainable Development
CountryIndia
Type of OrganizationAssociation

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1. Name of organization:Association for Promotion Sustainable Development
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
President, Association for Promotion Sustainable Development Vill. Dhani Gujran, Post Office: Puthi Mangal Khan, Hansi - 125033 Distt. Hisar (Haryana)
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:India
4. Name of contact person:Mange Ram Adhana
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:apsdhisar@gmail.com
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
Promote Sustainable Development Community Empowerment Social Welfare
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
A meeting was held by Association for Promotion Sustainable Development on towards UNRIO +20 Conference was held at Kisan Suchna Kendra Grain Market, Hansi on 16h Dec. 2011 (Haryana) India. The consulative meeting the main aim and objectives share their ideas & approaches & endeavour road to RIO+20 and promote Sustainability in the Consultative meeting participates representatives from local authorities, NGOS, Media, scientists, educationists, environ mentalists, social activits.
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
Regional
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Name of OrganizationAmerican University
CountryUnited States of America
Type of OrganizationAcademics

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1. Name of organization:American University
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20016
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:United States of America
4. Name of contact person:Dr. Sikina Jinnah
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:Jinnah@american.edu
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
Academic Institution
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
American University is a private doctoral institution situated in a residential neighborhood of northwest Washington, D.C. We offer 57 bachelor’s degrees, 53 master’s degrees, 10 doctoral degrees, and a J.D. program, as well as more than 50 certificate programs, at both the graduate and undergraduate level. Of special note to the Conference are the School of International Service (SIS), the largest school of international affairs in the country, and Washington College of Law (WCL). SIS offers graduate level degrees in Global Environmental Policy and a dual-degree program in Natural Resource & Sustainable Development with the United Nations-affiliated University for Peace in Costa Rica.
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
Regional
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Name of OrganizationNature and Environment Association
CountryBangladesh
Type of OrganizationNon-governmental organization

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1. Name of organization:WERWR
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
WERWREW
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Bangladesh
4. Name of contact person:WERWER
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:WERWE
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
WERWER
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
WERWR
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
WERWER
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Name of Organizationمركز تورنادو الدولي لتنمية الموارد البشرية
CountryJordan
Type of OrganizationNon-governmental organization

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1. Name of organization:Tornado International Center - HRD
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
Irbid - Yarmouk University Street - Front of the South gate
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Jordan
4. Name of contact person:Dr.tareq Hayajnih
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:tornado_hrd@yahoo.com
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
as in our profile
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
as in our profile
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
regional
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Name of OrganizationUnited Youth Front International - UYFI
CountryNigeria
Type of OrganizationNon-governmental organization

Questionnaire/Survey Information
1. Name of organization:UNITED YOUTH FRONT INTERNATIONAL
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
SUITE 35A BEFS PLAZA, 21 AJOSE ADEOGUN STREET, UTAKO, ABUJA, NIGERIA P.O.B 4901, GARKI, ABUJA, NIGERIA
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Nigeria
4. Name of contact person:HON. SHOLA OLUMOLA
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:uyfi_membership@yahoo.com
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
United Youth Front International, a humanitarian but voluntary organisation for upliftment of youth all over the world for the specific purpose of maintaining – Unity, Truth, Justice and Peace – from the grassroot. The mission of “uyfi” shall be to the Promotion and Protection of Fundamental Rights and Freedom of Youths, Women and Rural Dwellers in the 21st Century The vision of “uyfi” shall be to Set A New Tune For the New and Next Millennium- the Most Critical Years Since Civilisation Began, Where No Man or Woman Will Be Cheated, Insulted, Oppressed or Deprived of Means of Livelihood and Growth Irrespective of Tribes, Creed or Gender. It Is For Us To Preserve The Good Future Of Our Youths
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
The Climate Change debates has shifted from whether we need to ACT to what we must DO, how best to DO IT and how quickly we MUST ACT. Apart form our Climate Change Reporting Initiative, other activities are: - FIRST NATIONAL STAKEHOLDER'S ROUNDTABLE ON CLIMATE CHANGE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT 15 NOVEMBER, 2011 IN ABUJA, F.C.T, NIGERIA - PRE-COP17 & RIO +20 CAPACITY BUILDING WORKSHOP 11 NOVEMBER, 2011 IN ABUJA, F.C.T, NIGERIA - FIRST NIGERIAN YOUTH SUMMIT ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT 1-3 NOVEMBER, 2011 IN ABUJA, F.C.T, NIGERIA - AFRICAN MAYORAL CLIMATE CHANGE DECLARATION-WEST AFRICA 20-24 SEPTEMBER, 2011 IN LAGOS STATE, NIGERIA - NIGERIA MAJOR GROUPS ON RIO +20 CONSULTATIVE WORKSHOP 6 SEPTEMBER, 2011 IN ABUJA, F.C.T, NIGERIA
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
GLOBAL
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Name of OrganizationCarpathian Convention
CountryAustria
Type of OrganizationInter-governmental organization

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1. Name of organization:Carpathian Convention
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
Interim Secretariat of the Carpathian Convention UNEP Vienna - ISCC Room E0479 Vienna International Centre PO Box 500 A 1400 Austria
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Austria
4. Name of contact person:Mr. Harald Egerer
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:harald.egerer@unvienna.org
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
The Parties shall pursue a comprehensive policy and cooperate for the protection and sustainable development of the Carpathians with a view to inter alia improving quality of life, strengthening local economies and communities, and conservation of natural values and cultural heritage.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
In order to achieve those objectives, the Parties shall take appropriate measures, in the areas covered by Articles 4 to 13 of this Convention by promoting: (a) the precaution and prevention principles (b) the ‘polluter pays’ principle (c) public participation and stakeholder involvement (d) transboundary cooperation (e) integrated planning and management of land and water resources (f) a programmatic approach (g) the ecosystem approach" Art. 2 of the Convention. They also apply the approach of the integrated land resources management (defined in Chapter 10, Agenda 21), by developing and implementing appropriate tools such as integrated management plans, relating to the areas of the Convention. Carpathian Convention activities are carried out in the Carpathian region.
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
International
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Name of OrganizationInternational Network for Environmental Compliance and Enforcement
CountryUnited States of America
Type of OrganizationOthers

Questionnaire/Survey Information
1. Name of organization:Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
2300 Wisconsin Ave NW Suite 300B Washington, DC, 20007
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:United States of America
4. Name of contact person:Alison Feibel
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:afeibel@igsd.org, info@igsd.org
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
The Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development (IGSD) was founded in 2003 by Durwood Zaelke, who serves as its president. The Institute’s mission is to promote just and sustainable societies and to protect the environment by advancing the understanding, development and implementation of effective, accountable and democratic systems of governance for sustainable development. The Institute brings together professionals from around the world who are committed to strengthening environmental law and institutions to promote sustainable development. For the past several years, IGSD has been one of the leading groups spearheading national, regional and international strategies to reduce short-lived climate forcers, including black carbon soot, tropospheric ozone and its precursor, methane and HFCs, as part of a suite of fast-action strategies that can be started in the next two to three years, be substantially implemented in ten years, using existing technologies and existing laws and institutions, and produce a response in the climate system on a timescale of decades, specifically cutting the rate of global warming in half and the rate of Arctic warming by two thirds for the next 40+years. In addition, IGSD serves as the Secretariat for the International Network for Environmental Compliance and Enforcement (INECE). INECE is an informal network of over 4,000 participants from governments, civil society, and academia in more than 150 countries, working at all levels – local, national, regional, and global – to improve environmental compliance and enforcement. The INECE mission is to contribute to the rule of law, good governance, and sustainable development at all levels, through efficient and effective compliance with and enforcement of environmental requirements. As the only global organization focused exclusively on the role of enforcement and compliance in environmental protection, INECE works to develop networks for enforcement and compliance cooperation; strengthen capacity throughout the regulatory cycle to implement and secure compliance with environmental requirements; and raise awareness of the importance of environmental compliance and enforcement. A major focus of INECE’s current work is improving compliance with climate-related laws, including local air pollution laws and laws to reduce carbon market vulnerability to fraud and corruption.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
Major INECE programs implemented since the World Summit include: (1) developing a methodology and implementing capacity building on performance measurement indicators for environmental compliance programs; (2) building capacity for environmental inspections of illegal hazardous waste shipments at seaports; (3) networking among environmental prosecutors at an international level; (4) implementing projects to promote compliance with climate and energy in requirements to ensure that these projects achieve intended protections of environmental and social integrity; (5) supporting the establishment and continuation of regional environmental compliance and enforcement networks (particularly East Africa, Maghreb, Arab region) (6) collaborating with the judiciary to raise awareness to environmental issues ; (7) developing tools and techniques for enhancing the enforcement of environmental impact assessment requirements, in partnership with the International Association of Impact Assessment and other stakeholders. (8) building capacity on environmental compliance and enforcement and legal aspects of governance of fresh water governance (9) promoting a message that robust national environmental compliance and enforcement systems for environmental and energy laws are critical parts of an effective overall governance strategy to meet green economy, poverty eradication and sustainable development objectives.
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
All levels, national, regional, international
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Name of OrganizationFonds Tara
CountryFrance
Type of OrganizationFoundation

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1. Name of organization:The Tara Foundation
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
12 rue Dieu, Paris
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:France
4. Name of contact person:André ABREU
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:andre@taraexpeditions.org
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
Tara objectives are: – finance scientific research concerning the impact of global warming on ecosystems – increase general awareness about environmental issues – diffuse scientific data for educational and policy purposes
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
Tara Expeditions has been organizing missions aboard the research schooner Tara for the past 7 years. Our goal is to learn more about the impact of climate change on ecosystems. Tara Expeditions is a non-profit association based in France that provides samples and data to the scientific community worldwide. One of our main objectives is to increase environmental awareness among the general public, and particularly young people through our Tara Junior outreach program. The Tara Expeditions project is affiliated to the United Nations Programme for the Environment. Through the work of scientists and also artists, we are observing our changing environment, and learning more about the complex and fragile ecosystem called Earth.
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
international
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Name of OrganizationWorld Future Council Foundation
CountryGermany
Type of OrganizationNon-governmental organization

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1. Name of organization:World Future Council
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
Mexikoring 29 22297 Hamburg Germany
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Germany
4. Name of contact person:Christian Bradford
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:wfc.04@worldfuturecouncil.org
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
The World Future Council (WFC) brings the interests of future generations to the centre of policy making. Its up to 50 eminent members from around the globe have already successfully promoted change. The Council addresses challenges to our common future and provides decision makers with effective policy solutions. In-depth research underpins advocacy work for international agreements, regional policy frameworks and national lawmaking and thus produces practical and tangible results. In close collaboration with civil society actors, parliamentarians, governments, business and international organizations we identify future just policies around the globe. The results of this research then feed into our advocacy work, supporting decision makers in implementing those policies. The World Future Council is registered as a charitable foundation in Hamburg, Germany. For more information see our website: www.worldfuturecouncil.org. Our application to ECOSOC accreditation is due to be considered at the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations in New York between 30 January – 8 February 2012.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
As part of our Future Justice Programme, which seeks to promote policies that will ensure a sustainable planet for future generations, we have been advocating for Ombudspersons for Future Generations at the international, national and local level as a concrete proposal under the 2nd theme of Rio+20 ‘Institutional Frameworks for Sustainable Development’. We have worked closely with a wide range of NGOs including ANPED and Stakeholder Forum both of whom are organizing partners for aspects of the Rio process. This institution is designed to safeguard economic, environmental and social conditions for the benefit of current and future generations by undertaking their institutional representation in all areas of policy-making. The WFC climate and energy team which works to promote sustainable energy sources and has most recently been involved in the COP process in Durban would also be participating at Rio+20 promoting their work on sustainable cities.
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
International
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Name of OrganizationUniversity of Colorado, Boulder
CountryUnited States of America
Type of OrganizationAcademics

Questionnaire/Survey Information
1. Name of organization:University of Colorado at Boulder
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
2501 Kittredge Loop, Boulder, CO 80309, United States of America
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:United States of America
4. Name of contact person:Carly Hernandez
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:carly.hernandez@colorado.edu
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
The University of Colorado at Boulder is a multi-institution public research university serving Colorado, the nation, and the world through leadership in high-quality education and professional training, public service, advancing research and knowledge, and state-of-the-art health care. The University of Colorado at Boulder offers 3,400 courses in 150 fields of study in architecture, arts and sciences, and business. The University aims to deliver an unrivaled experience, transforming how we teach, discover, and share knowledge. It provides an atmosphere for pursuing knowledge while forging new kinds of partnerships with government, community, and business allowing for collaboration on solutions to our greatest challenges in the sciences, arts, and humanities.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
University of Colorado at Boulder students and faculty engage in international teaching, research and service each year, collaborating with scholars from every continent to interact with compassionate and well-informed citizens of the world while generating exciting innovations with global impact. Some examples of programs that perform these activities in areas relevant to the conference are the Governors’ Climate and Forest Task Force, a subnational collaboration based at the University of Colorado made up of states from 6 countries (Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Nigeria, Peru & USA) working to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation and promote sustainable rural development, The Center for Energy & Environmental Security, an interdisciplinary research and policy center at the University of Colorado Law School, that works to develop practical strategies and solutions for moving international society toward a global sustainable energy future, and the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute, a joint institute between the University of Colorado and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory working to create a world-leading venue for energy research and education that benefits from the concentration of academic institutions, federal research laboratories, and businesses involved in the green economy. The aforementioned list is not meant to be comprehensive as there are several other departments, institutes and projects at the University of Colorado at Boulder not listed, but involved in sustainable development related activities.
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
International
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Name of OrganizationAfrica Youth for Peace and Development
CountrySierra Leone
Type of OrganizationNon-governmental organization

Questionnaire/Survey Information
1. Name of organization:Africa Youthj for Peace and Development
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
Shelter for Africa House National Stadium Freetown Sierra Leone
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Sierra Leone
4. Name of contact person:Philip Salis Bangura
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:info@aypad.com
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
The founders of the Africa Youths for peace and Development having seen harsh realities which are being experienced the entire continent as a result of war and the consequent violence galore which follow, have decided to form the organization with the vision of continental integration for peace and development for youths in the continent. It is the belief of this organization that violence achieves no meaningful goal.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
The organization has been working in the areas on Peace, HIV-aids, Homeless youths, War child, Health and Sanitation, youth development and total involvement of youths in the change of the society, That is by creating youth workshop training, seminars and conferences on how to bring everlasting peace and sustainable development for the minorities, the nation and the world as a whole.
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
International Level
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Name of OrganizationServiço Nacional de Aprendizagem Industrial
CountryBrazil
Type of OrganizationPrivate sector

Questionnaire/Survey Information
1. Name of organization:Serviço nacional de Aprendizagem Industrial - SENAI
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
SBN, Quadra 01, Bloco C, Edifício Roberto Simonsen, 3° andar, Brasília – DF, Brasil, CEP: 70.040 - 903
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Brazil
4. Name of contact person:Julio Augusto Zorzal dos Santos
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:jzorzal@dn.senai.br
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
Professional Education, Technological Innovation and Technical and Technology Services
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
Projects completed in 2011 • Implementation of a Vocational Training Center Brazil in Cabo Verde; • Development of the Institutional Support Program SENATI in Peru Projects in execution • Implementation of the a Vocational Training Center in Guiné Bissau, Paraguay, East Timor, Moçambique, Guatemala, São Tomé e Prícipe, Jamaica • Implementation of the Environmental Technology Center Brazil-Peru-Germany in Peru • Strengthening of the National Service for Vocational support of Paraguay Projects under negotiantion • Implementation of the a Vocational Training Center in Angola, South Africa, Dominican Republic, Bolivia, El Salvador • Strengthening the construction área in Morroco • Training of managers and teachers in inclusive education - Blind people in Morocco • Training of managers and teachers in the area of inclusive education – Disabled in Morocco • Deployment of Mobile Unit in El Salvador
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
National
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Name of OrganizationKorea Green Foundation
CountryRepublic of Korea
Type of OrganizationFoundation

Questionnaire/Survey Information
1. Name of organization:${Name}
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
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3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:${HQ}
4. Name of contact person:${Name of contact person}
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:${Email}
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
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7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
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8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
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Name of OrganizationThe Smallholders Foundation
CountryNigeria
Type of OrganizationNon-governmental organization

Questionnaire/Survey Information
1. Name of organization:Smallholders Foundation
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
1 Umugakwo - Umuoba Road, Off MCC Road, P.O. Box 3508, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria.
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Nigeria
4. Name of contact person:Nnaemeka C. Ikegwuonu
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:smallholders_found@yahoo.com
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
The Smallholders Foundation promotes sustainable agricultural development and environmental conservation beneficial to rural poor small farmers, through educational radio programs and on field practical demonstrations. Our 2 main programs are: Agricultural Development We build the capacity of poor rural small farmers to acquire contemporary agricultural skills in crop cultivation and livestock rearing. We enable farmer’s access hybrid seeds, low cost water techniques, soil improvement techniques; local and international markets, meet products quality control and secure their access to land. Environmental Conservation We promote sustainable development, the conservation of biological diversity, wise and ethical use of rainforest, wetlands, mangrove ecosystem for the benefit of all Nigeria. We carry out activities under these programs through: • Designing and broadcasting of educational radio programs, • Establishment of state-wide rural radios stations, • Organization of small farmers into radio listener clubs, • Translating into local languages valuable reading materials, • Extension services for field demonstrations.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
Through our organization owned community radio station, The Smallholder Farmers Rural Radio (FARM 98.0 FM) I develop and broadcast daily agricultural, environmental management and market information radio programs in the local Igbo Language radio which informs, educates and improves the economic and environmental management capacity of 250,000 small farmer listeners living in 3 local catchment areas of Imo State, Nigeria. We have created self-employment opportunities for young people by imparting sustainable agricultural, environmental management, entrepreneurship and financial management skills on over 3,000 young people through our “Future Farmers Program”. The Future Farmers Program is the establishment of ultra-modern School and Community Gardens in secondary schools and rural communities across Imo State entirely managed by young people aged 11 – 30 years old. Young people earn lifetime skills through practical training in marking and laying out of garden, soil preparation, planting of crops, rearing of livestock, harvesting of garden products, marketing of garden products and management of garden profits. These young people scale the gardens into profitable commercial agricultural SMEs and farms within 2 -3 years.
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
National
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Name of OrganizationEarth Charter Communities Network
CountryChina
Type of OrganizationOthers

Questionnaire/Survey Information
1. Name of organization:Stephanie Tansey
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
9-3-1102 Feng Lin Lv Zhou, Beijing, China 100101
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:China
4. Name of contact person:Stephanie Tansey
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:eccn.education@gmail.com
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
To give people the dialogue skills to create the right relationships to build a global community of life.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
ECCN/China Education The ECCN/China Curriculum at Beijing Normal University is a four-month course in global citizen communication skills. It is designed to help awaken the global citizen, provide skills at dialogue & writing to communicate that will enable people to build relationships as well as help communities flourish. We use the principles of the Earth Charter as our foundation but couple this with traditional Chinese values. Students develop self-mastery and improve their skill at dialogue, polish their writing to communicate clearly what is really vital, and build their capacity as teachers who want to help make the difference. Development of capacity building in graduate students led to collaboration with the Department of Geography, helping geography student teachers and academics nurture in students, the desire to live a contributive life. One student during her student teaching measured desire and interest in sustainability and showed a growing interest in mindful living. In 2012 six student teachers will again measure the development of interest in their classes. Our intent is to then identify schools that can become models for enabling students to want to live a sustainable way of life. Dialogue Skills for Everyone Our Lu Xun and Inter-civilizational Dialogues Series is our outreach program. We had three dialogue events. Attendance has been around 30 students and adults and there is much interest in learning dialogue skills. In 2012 we will address cultural consciousness east and West. US/China and Global Citizenship Community Collaboration (GCCC) GCCC is a joint initiative to offer travel opportunities for Chinese Students to the U.S. to do connect with nature, with the mindful eating movement, and global citizenship activities and then collaborate with Americans on how to work together better. ECCN/Israel Our Earth Charter/Dialogue Skills Program in the greater Tel Aviv area centers on nurturing dialogue with friends as well as between Israeli Jews and Muslims. Our Women’s Circle Program creates community through discussions of importance to women. This programming has slowed due to family developments but should continue. ECCN/Nigeria Our ECCN/Nigeria program at African School of Excellence, Suleja, now in its 4rd year, continues to improve the lives of students, teachers, and the neighboring community. In the fall 2011, the first girl student council head was elected. Publication: Recovery of the Heart, the story of nine Beijingers creating a sustainable society, which includes a background a macro look at the current and future of Beijing. To be published April 2012 by New World Press
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
international
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Name of OrganizationAsociacio Catalana D'enginyeries I Consultories Mediambientals
CountrySpain
Type of OrganizationAssociation

Questionnaire/Survey Information
1. Name of organization:Asociacio Catalana d'enginyeries i consultories mediambientals (ACECMA)
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
C/ Viladomat, 174, 4º 08015 Barcelona
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Spain
4. Name of contact person:Gisela Loran
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:president@acecma.es
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
ACECMA is a business association of environmental engineering and consulting companies in Catalonia. ACECMA represents the environmental engineering and consulting sector and aims facilitating the communication with the public, participating in consultation processes for new environmental regulations in Catalonia and improving the ability of its associates to access national and international markets. Objectives (among others): Promote the innovation and technological, financial and regulatory development, of the environmental sector Contribute to improving environmental quality and sustainable development in Catalonia. Inform the public about the activities of the sector and its role in society, creating awareness of the need for a sustainable development and the necessary protection of our natural heritage Participate in national and international networks in the environmental sector and promote relationships with other business organizations
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
Areas of expertise & Fields of activity: Sustainable Development: •Atmosphere •Biodiversity •Biotechnology •Capacity-building •Climate change •Consumption and production patterns •Desertification and Drought •Disaster management and vulnerability •Education •Energy •Forests •Freshwater •Indicators •Industrial development •Information for decision-making and participation •Institutional arrangements •Integrated decision-making •International cooperation for an enabling environment •Land management •Marine Resources •Mining •Mountains •Oceans and seas •Partnerships •Protecting and managing the natural resources •Rural Development •Sustainable Tourism •Sustainable development in a globalizing world •Technology •Toxic chemicals •Trade and environment •Transport •Waste (hazardous) •Waste (radioactive) •Waste (solid) •Waste Management
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
National
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Organizational Information
Name of OrganizationCentro de Tecnologias Alternativas da Zona da Mata
CountryBrazil
Type of OrganizationNon-governmental organization

Questionnaire/Survey Information
1. Name of organization:Centre for Alternative Technologies
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
Sítio Alfa, sem número, bairro Violeira, caixa postal 128, CEP 36570-000, Viçosa, Minas Gerais, Brasil
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Brazil
4. Name of contact person:Martin Meier
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:martin@ctazm.org.br
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
Promotion of Agroecology and Sustainable Development
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
Agroecology Transition for family farmers and organizations,
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
regional
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Name of OrganizationEuropean Youth Press – Network of Young Media Makers
CountryBelgium
Type of OrganizationNon-governmental organization

Questionnaire/Survey Information
1. Name of organization:European Youth Press - Network of Young Media Makers
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
Rue de la Tourelle 23 B-1040 Brussels Belgium
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Germany
4. Name of contact person:Carmen Paun
5. Email address to be used for correspondence: office@youthpress.org
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
European Youth Press (EYP) is umbrella organisation of national, reginal and transnational youth media organisations in Europe. EYP's objectives are: - To provide support and service for national or regional youth media organisations in Europe and media organisations working on a transnational or European level (networking and cooperation) - To facilitate the exchange of youth information by young people for young people - To facilitate the exchange of knowledge - To encourage cooperation between young journalists in Europe - To assist in the education of young people as democratic, socially-aware and consciously acting humans - To provide education for multipliers and to strengthen the role of youth media in Europe - To provide education for media competence among young people in Europe - To encourage the participation of young people in social issues - To support intercultural and inter-religious understanding, in particular the thoughts about human rights, peace and tolerance - To help realise the objectives of the European Charta of human rights, especially the freedom of speech and press Cooperation with various partners To represent the needs of national youth press organisations and transnational or European media organisations towards public and political institutions The objectives are realised through: - The organisation of educational seminars or congresses for multipliers - The organisation of meetings to exchange knowledge - The establishment of knowledge exchange through new media - The production of service and working material for the national structures - Research about the situation and role of youth media in Europe -Cooperation with different partners (e.g. European Journalist Federation, European Commission, other European institutions) - Representation of the needs of youth press associations towards public and political institutions - Giving service to national structures through information and support to their activities The organisation fulfils its goals and objectives politically neutral and independent from governments and religions on the base of free democratic principles.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
EYP's activities take place in all member countries. EYP has member organisations based in Armenia, Austria, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Macedonia (FYROM), Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. Out of them, 7 organisations joined as observer members in order to get to know EYP and to evaluate full membership. EYP has also developed a network of young multipliers in the countries where it doesn’t have a member organization yet, like: Belgium, Finland, Norway, Estonia, Lithuania, Serbia, etc. The European Youth Press organises training and networking events, forums and educational seminars for young journalists such the European Youth Media Days (EYMD), organised with the European Parliament every year since 2007 http://www.youthmediadays.eu/. EYMD is the biggest event for young media makers. The event offers participants from the EU the chance to report from within the European Parliament for three days, to attend conferences and speak to MEPs and the Brussels press corps. This type of events allow young journalists to train and work alongside their peers and mentors in a professional environment. These training events encourage journalists to think critically about current affairs and global challenges such as sustainability and other environmental questions. By organising international educational events, we hope that journalists become more aware of global problems such as sustainability and they are better equipped to report objectively and intelligently on them. Together with the European Commission and Media Consulta, EYP coordinated the young journalists’ network for the Youthweek 2007 and 2008 and promoted the the European Young Journalist Award across 35 countries. The European Youth Press aims to enable young people to give voice to their opinions on a European level and provide a critical view of media, politics and global challenges such as environmental problems and sustainability through journalistic education as well as learning by doing. Orangelog.eu was created to provide an interactive, multimedia platform for event coverage. Young journalists from all over Europe meet for the first time and take the challenge of working together to report about different events happening across the continent and beyond. Orangelog.eu young journalists have been reported from more than 30 events like: The United Nations Human Rights Conference in Paris, France (2008), the XVIII. International AIDS Conference 2010 in Vienna, the first Asia-Europe Young Urban Leaders Dialogue, Madrid, Spain (2008), the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum in 2011. You can find more information about Orangelog on www.orangelog.eu.
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
International
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Name of OrganizationResponding to Climate Change
CountryUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Type of OrganizationNon-governmental organization

Questionnaire/Survey Information
1. Name of organization:Responding to Climate Change (RTCC)
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
19 Heddon Street London W1B 4BG United Kingdom
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
4. Name of contact person:Ed King
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:ek@rtcc.org
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
Raising awareness of key environmental issues, and communicating challenges and opportunities presented by climate change, desertification and threats to biodiversity.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
Responding to Climate Change (RTCC) works on a number of different programmes around the world. -Our website www.rtcc.org covers climate change and environmental issues. We provide news, analysis, video and pictures of projects, low-carbon technologies and latest policy initiatives. Over the past 2 months we have reported from the COP17 climate conference in Durban, highlighted solar villages in Ghana, interviewed Chinese climate students and featured articles from the UNFCCC chief Christiana Figueres. Our focus in 2012 is on highlighting the role the three secretariats that comprise the Rio Conventions play. -Under the RTCC umbrella, Climate Change TV offers exclusive interviews and videos with politicians, entrepreneurs and activists. Our partnership with the UNFCCC provided the Climate Change TV studio in Durban, offering a TV platform to NGOs, UN agencies, clean-tech business leaders and academics. During the rest of the year we regularly interview men and women involved in this arena, as well as putting together features highlighting opportunities presented by climate change. -Education & research RTCC works with academic institutions such as the Climate and Energy Policy course at SOAS (University of London) to develop awareness of climate policy issues with students. Our UN climate talks discussion series brings together business, academia and civil-servants to discuss the key issues thrown up during the annual COPs. We also work with schools to communicate the dangers posed by environmental degradation. For instance, in Durban we staged a children's musical, performed by pupils of a local school and aimed at raising awareness among this key sector. - UNFCCC partnership We are partners with the UNFCCC through Climate Change TV. Details here: http://www.rtcc.org/unfccc-videos/
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
International
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Name of OrganizationSEED Initiative
CountryUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Type of OrganizationOthers

Questionnaire/Survey Information
1. Name of organization:SEED Initiative
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
Paddock House Great Holt Old Lane Dockenfield Surrey GU10 4HQ UK
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
4. Name of contact person:Helen Marquard
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:helen.marquard@seedinit.org
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
The goal of SEED is to support the ability of entrepreneurs who integrate social and environmental benefits into their business model to scale up or replicate their activities. This furthers their contribution to their local economies and communities while promoting sustainable management of natural resources and ecosystems and reducing poverty, marginalisation and exclusion.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
The SEED Awards are made annually to innovative and promising start-up social and environmental entrepreneurs working in partnership in developing and middle income countries. SEED provides tailored capacity building support to the awardees, focusing on business administration and planning, partnership management, triple bottom line planning, and community engagement. In addition, SEED profiles the winners at an international awards ceremony and other national and international events, and networks them to other organisations that can potentially assist them in scaling up their enterprises. SEED runs in parallel an extensive research programme, gathering evidence for policy and decision-makers about the barriers faced by social and environmental entrepreneurs and the enabling factors for success. It develops and disseminates tools to help such entrepreneurs.
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
International
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Name of OrganizationGlobal Advocates for Justice
CountryUnited States of America
Type of OrganizationNon-governmental organization

Questionnaire/Survey Information
1. Name of organization:Global Advocates for Justice
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
607 SE Brentwood Drive Lee's Summit, MO 64063 USA
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:United States of America
4. Name of contact person:Maria Whittaker
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:foodsovereignty@yahoo.com
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
This organization is a group of individuals of African descent and organizations with constituencies of predominantly Afro-descendants, from all socio-economic backgrounds, committed to grassroots community organizing to strengthen their collective power, coming together, to explore the formation of, and interest in, the creation of local, national and global alliances to represent and promote the interests of Afro-descendants on issues of peace and security, food and agriculture, and sustainability with justice..
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
Our organization does grassroots community organizing of poor Afro-descendants on the local levels in Nairobi, Kenya and Kansas City, Kansas in the USA to increase the collective power of poor Afro descendants to create healthy sustainable environments in which to live and access to healthy nutritious culturally appropriate food through environmental and economically sustainable livelihoods. Our organization also organizes poor Afro-descendants across national boundaries to increase our collective power in achieving healthy sustainable environments in which to live on a global basis as well. Finally our organization works to increase the presence of Afro-descendants in the larger movements for sustainability with justice and to raise consciousness of racism, gender discrimination, and calss prejudice in the movements for sustainability.
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
Our organization is active at the national, regional and international levels.
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Name of Organization"Greenwomen" Analytical Environmental Agency
CountryKazakhstan
Type of OrganizationNon-governmental organization

Questionnaire/Survey Information
1. Name of organization:Analytical Environmental Agency “Greenwomen”
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
"Koktem-2", dom 2, apt. 73 Almaty 050040
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Kazakhstan
4. Name of contact person:Astanina Lydia
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:lidia.astanina@gmail.com
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
"Greenwomen” is a non-governmental organisation founded in 1995 following an initiative of women journalists to raise awareness of Central Asian communities about a wide range of environmental issues. Analytical Environmental Agency “Greenwomen” is specialized in fostering environmental democracy enshrined in the principle 10 of the Rio Declaration and the Aarhus Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters. "Greenwomen" activities are oriented towards cooperation development between environmental NGOs and governmental authorities with regard to access to information and public access to decision-making in environmental matters.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
Greenwomen’s activities are based on the Principle 10 of the Rio Declaration and the Aarhus Convention. Areas of interests include environmental democracy, sustainable development, chemical safety, bio safety, bio diversity, and capacity building of civil society. Since 2002 “Greenwomen” has been an active member of Public Participate Campaign within the European ECO-Forum and the International POPs Elimination Network (IPEN). In 2011 Greenwomen joined the Northern Alliance for sustainability (ANPED). “Greenwomen” Agency regularly participates in the working group meetings of the Aarhus Convention, PRTR Protocol and the Cartagena Protocol. From the the very beginning of its activities Greenwomen has carried a number of projects in the area of environmental awareness – raising and education on water, climate change and chemical pollution for NGOs, Media, Industry, Business and governmental authorities of Central Asia with the support of HIVOS and UNESCO. “Greenwomen” has been involved promotion of the Stockholm, Basel and Rotterdam Conventions. Between 2003 and 2011 “Greenwomen” carried out a number of events dedicated to chemical safety including a press conference on the problem of chemical pollution, developed a number of analytical documents, trainings, awareness-raising and lobbing campaigns on PCB and other issues related to chemical pollution and their effect on human health and the environment in Central Asia. Between 2007-2012 “Greenwomen” implemented a number of projects within the Goal 2020 “Toxic Free Future”. In cooperation with the key NGOs of Central Asia “Greenwomen” created a sub-regional programme of action for promotion of the Goal 2020, developed educational modules on chemical safety and organized a number of trainings and round-tables. In 2009 with the support provided by OSCE and in cooperation with the European “Eco-Forum” and the Ministry of Environmental Protection of the Republic of Kazakhstan the Agency developed a Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (available at http://kz-prtr.org/). In cooperation with “ECO-Accord”, WECF and “MAMA 86 - Kharkiv” the Agency carried out a situation overview on health effects of exposure to asbestos under the Rotterdam Convention. As part of the Sixth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Development in Asia and the Pacific (MCED-6, Astana, Sep. 27 – Oct. 2, 2010) Greenwomen prepared a presentation on “Civil Society and Green Growth”. Moreover, in September 2011 the Agency did a presentation “PRTR: an efficient tool for sustainable water management” during the “Environment For Europe, 7th Ministerial Conference”.
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
National (Kazakhstan) and regional (Central Asia, EECCA)
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Name of OrganizationTomorrow's Peacekeepers Today, Ltd.
CountryUnited States of America
Type of OrganizationNon-governmental organization

Questionnaire/Survey Information
1. Name of organization:Tomorrow's Peacekeepers Today
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
P.O. Box 1564 Decatur, GA 30032
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:United States of America
4. Name of contact person:Greg Hodgin
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:ghodgin@solvepeace.org
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
Tomorrow's Peacekeepers Today's mission is to reshape and improve current practices in the fields of peacebuilding, humanitarian aid, and reconstruction of communities affected by conflict and natural disasters.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
Peacebuilding is what happens when countries emerge from either a civil war or an interstate war. Peacebuilding is a very complex phenomenon; interlinking democratization, infrastructure, security, education, human rights and many other topics. Peacebuilding is also something that is quite simply impossible in the short-term: peacebuilding requires years of sustained international effort to ensure that all needs are met in both the short- and the long-term. To tackle the complex issue of peacebuilding, we have decided to begin with refugee camps. Many camps are built rapidly with little regard to long-term needs such as education, social/cultural factors and the like. Refugees are people who have been forced to leave their homelands and sometimes the people who they love to eke out a new existence in a new place. When these people return home, we wish to ensure that their short-term and long-term needs are met. In this way, we can contribute to the concept of peacebuilding itself. This ties directly into sustainable development, as our long-term goal is to help refugees reintegrate into their communities or their new communities. The pilot project begins in the United States, but we plan on heading to Haiti by the summer of 2012 and expand to Africa and Asia by 2013. Our long-term plan goes far beyond refugee camps, however. Our vision includes us being able to build effective long-term infrastructure for regions and states that have been ravaged by war. By ensuring that these peoples’ short-term and long-term needs are met, we have the ability to ensure that these people are treated appropriately and are also given the tools to lead rich, fulfilling lives, thereby hopefully ensuring that civil conflict does not reignite.
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
Georgia
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Name of OrganizationGLobal Water for Sustainability - Florida International University
CountryUnited States of America
Type of OrganizationAcademics

Questionnaire/Survey Information
1. Name of organization:Global Water for Sustainability - Florida International University
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
3000 NE 151 St. AC1 - Rm 271 Florida International University Miami, FL 33181 USA
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:United States of America
4. Name of contact person:Elizabeth Anderson
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:epanders@fiu.edu
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
The Global Water for Sustainability program (GLOWS) at Florida International University's mission is to promote the integrated management of water resources and aquatic ecosystems worldwide. Program activities seek to maximize the economic and social benefits derived from water resources while sustaining freshwater.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
The Global Water for Sustainability program (GLOWS) is active in multiple countries with projects that address many different themes as related to freshwater and sustainable development. Our first projects (2004-2009) were basin-scale initiatives to promote more integrated water resources management in three locales: the Pastaza River Basin in Ecuador and Peru; the Mara River Basin in Kenya and Tanzania; and the Wakal River Basin in India. In these projects, GLOWS partnered with local and international organizations to develop comprehensive plans for integrated water resources management. Since 2005, GLOWS has implemented an additional project in the Mara RIver Basin, known as the Transboundary River for Biodiversity and Human Health initiative. Since 2010, GLOWS has operated a program in Tanzania, known as the Tanzania Integrated Water, Sanitation and Hygiene program. This program aims to simultaneously address two pressing issues for Tanzania: access to water services as related to safe drinking water and sanitation, and environmental conservation of freshwater resources. Also in 2010, GLOWS began a program in Georgia, known as the Integrated Natural Resources Management in Watersheds program. This program is active in two main river basins, and aims to reduce threats to watersheds through implementation of creative and innovative models of participatory water resources management. Finally, in 2011, GLOWS began two more initiatives in two other places in Africa. The West Africa Water, Sanitation and Hygiene program addresses issues of water service delivery and human health in four main countries: Niger, Mali, Burkina Faso, and Ghana. The Rwanda Integrated Water Security Program works to improve management of water quality and quantity in order to positively impact human health, food security, and resiliency to climate change.
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
international
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Name of OrganizationFundación Conama
CountrySpain
Type of OrganizationFoundation

Questionnaire/Survey Information
1. Name of organization:Fundación Conama
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
Monte Esquinza 28, 3º derecha 28010 Madrid, España
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Spain
4. Name of contact person:Gustavo Paredes
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:conama10.brasil@gmail.com
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
Fundación Conama is an independent and non-profit organization, devoted to creating knowledge networks and promoting good practices throughout an open dialogue space for all parties interested in moving towards a sustainable development. Conama activities cover a wide range of subjects, including: energy and climate change, green economy, urban challenges, territory, biodiversity, water, environmental quality, innovation and society.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
Fundación Conama has a high expertise in developing projects based on networking and dissemination of relevant information, at both Latin American and national level. The following projects can be highlighted: - Congreso Nacional del Medio Ambiente (National Congress of the Environment). Explained above. - Encuentro Iberoamericano sobre Desarrollo Sostenible– EIMA (Latin-American meeting on Sustainable Development). This event aims to carry out the spirit of CONAMA to Latin American sphere. Until now, nine editions of EIMA have been held up -in Madrid, Cartagena de Indias (Colombia), Santiago de Chile, City of Panamá, Foz do Iguazú (Brazil) and Sao Paulo, as well as one specific Brazil-Spain Forum in the context of Conama 10 (Madrid, 2010). An important network made up of Latin American organizations and professionals involved in sustainability has been built around this project, especially in Brazil. - Encuentro Local de Pueblos y Ciudades por la Sostenibilidad – Conama Local (Forum of Towns and cities for the Sustainability) Conama is also the driving force behind these local meeting, where five editions have been held up to date. Local issues are highly significant and consequently it is relevant to provide a permanent setting where issues related to sustainability in cities could be discuss. This meeting intends to work on reformulating cities, with a view of transforming them into more sustainable areas, as well as to encourage a transition towards a new greener economy and a better quality of life. - Premio CONAMA a la sostenibilidad local en pequeños municipios. The rural areas cover 90% of Spain, most of which are natural resources and a wide cultural heritage. This prize aims to put the spotlight on successful experiences that can be replicable and contribute to a rural sustainable development. - Programa Cambio Global España 2020/50. Together with the Fundación General Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Fundación CONAMA publish annual reports on Global Change Spain 2020. This series of reports is drafted in the framework of a medium-term joint initiative that aims to encourage an ongoing flow of information, projections and medium-term proposals for action on climate change in Spain.
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
National
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Name of OrganizationTechnoport
CountryNorway
Type of OrganizationAssociation

Questionnaire/Survey Information
1. Name of organization:Technoport
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
Technoport Realfagsbygget Høyskoleringen 5 7491 Trondheim Norway
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Norway
4. Name of contact person:Lillian Strand
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:lillian.strand@ntnu.no
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
Technoport's mission is to be an international platform for knowledge sharing on smart technology in the transition towards a green economy. The objective of this platform is on sharing possibilities, thereby creating a momentum for change. It is our experience that the voices of science and technology are often absent on the policy-making arena, frequently leaving the knowledge frontier to be interpreted and lobbied by special interest groups. Technoport believes in creating a platform for dialogue and identify common ground for transition-centred technology. This will allow scientific and technological voices to be heard and leading edge scientific knowledge shared with important international decision makers, politicians, business people and industrialists.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
Technoport is building an international knowledge platform through its Technoport Talks and its biannual international scientific conferences that focus on topics relevant for smart technology in the transition towards the green economy. Each conference consists of inspiring presentations of research, Technoport Talks, Technoport Awards and the Technoport Summit. So far, all activities have been carried out in Norway, but with international participants. We are considering to make Tecnoport a travelling conference, at the earliest in 2014.
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
International (research & communication)
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Name of OrganizationAssociação Brasileira de Integração e Desenvolvimento Sustentável
CountryBrazil
Type of OrganizationNon-governmental organization

Questionnaire/Survey Information
1. Name of organization:Associação Brasileira de Integração e Desenvolvimento Sustentável
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
Av. N. S. de Copabana, 195, Sala 916 COPACABANA 22020-002 - Rio de Janeiro/RJ Brazil
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Brazil
4. Name of contact person:Everton de Almeida Carvalho
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:abides@abides.org.br
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
Promotion of sustainabel development in Brazil and Latin Amercia
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
- Agenda Mauá - TEEB Case on Eco-Rural Tourism - Visconde de Mauá, Rio de Janeiro/Minas Gerais - Brazil - Regional Integration of South America in sustainable basis - Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Uruguai, Colombia, Venezuela, Equator - Water is Life - ABIDES in the Schools - Environmental Education for children and youth - Brazil
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
Regional
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Name of OrganizationTurismoUnB na Rio+20
CountryBrazil
Type of OrganizationOthers

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1. Name of organization:TurismoUnB na Rio+20
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
Campus Darcy Ribeiro - Centro de Excelência em Turismo - s/n
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Brazil
4. Name of contact person:Diogo Diniz de Sousa
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:turismounb@yahoo.com.br
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
Turismo e Sustentabilidade
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
Realizadas somente no Brasil, o TurismoUnB na Rio+20 foca a importância do Turismo Sustentável, E, a atividade turística, como a terceira fonte econômica do planeta, é de extrema necessidade de estar aliado, por meio de nossa instituição de aliar o Turismo com o Desenvolvimento Sustentável.
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
Regional
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Name of OrganizationChina Association of Women Entrepreneurs
CountryChina
Type of OrganizationNon-governmental organization

Questionnaire/Survey Information
1. Name of organization:${Name}
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
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3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:${HQ}
4. Name of contact person:${Name of contact person}
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:${Email}
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
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7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
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8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
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Name of OrganizationDwa Fanm
CountryUnited States of America
Type of OrganizationNon-governmental organization

Questionnaire/Survey Information
1. Name of organization:Dwa Fanm
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
30 Third Avenue, 8th Floor Brooklyn, NY 11217
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:United States of America
4. Name of contact person:Nora Joseph
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:njoseph@dwafanm.org
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
Dwa Fanm (meaning "Women's Rights" in Creole) started as a volunteer-run community-based organization in 1999 when a group of eight Haitian and American women from diverse backgrounds met to discuss the state of women's rights in Haitian immigrant communities in the United States and in Haiti. Having established itself as a human rights organization, Dwa Fanm's mission is to empower all women and girls with the freedom to define and control their own lives. Through service, education, advocacy and grassroots programs, Dwa Fanm works to end discrimination, violence, and other forms of injustice in New York City and abroad.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
Dwa Fanm's comprehensive programs have been developed in response to the urgent needs facing women and girls in the Haitian and broader black immigrant communities. We strive to improve the lives of women and girls by providing programs and services that have been designed to give them the tools they need to lead safe, healthy, and self-sufficient lives. To this end, Dwa Fanm maintains five core programs that address three broad issues: Violence Against Women; Poverty; and Human Rights. Tonel Lavi ("Life's Roof"), our Domestic Violence Program, works towards the physical safety of women ages eighteen and older and their children who are victims domestic violence, stalking and sexual assault. It organizes and builds leadership among women in central Brooklyn and educates women about the relationship between violence against women and HIV/AIDS. The program provides workshops to church leaders and congregations in our community, and uses interactive radio and television to reach and engage men in discussions around gender issues. The program administers one emergency dwelling, transitional housing assistance, and emergency funds. Jistis Pou Fanm ("Justice for Women") is a public policy and civil legal service program that provides culturally- and linguistically-competent, comprehensive legal assistance for victims of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault who are immigrant women, and particularly those who are French and Creole speaking. The program creates public policy and community debates around criminal justice issues, while advocating and organizing on specific criminal justice problems faced by Haitian and other immigrant women. The program also increases legal literacy among immigrant women in New York City through peer education and street outreach. Through Fanm Vanyan ("Brave Women"), our economic empowerment program, we provide women with financial literacy training, job-readiness workshops, computer and other skills-training that gives them the essential tools they need to achieve economic self-sufficiency. It places women in jobs, assists with educational goals, and connects them to literacy classes. Kay Timoun ("Children's House"), our Children's Services program, focuses on the human rights of children including restaveks (child slaves) and provides children with supportive services around school and home. Another component to Children's House is our school-based Girls' Empowerment program. At Dwa Fanm, we believe it is especially important for girls to develop a strong and positive self-identity, as they represent the next generation of women. Girls' Empowerment accomplishes this by educating girls about their rights, training them in physical and emotional self-defense and financial literacy, and engaging their parents in sexual abuse prevention. Vwa Fanm ("Voices of Women"), our International Advocacy and Human Rights Program, responds to requests from the public for support and information about women's issues in the Haitian and black immigrant communities. The Program also organizes both grassroots and large-scale public education campaigns and events -- such as rallies, media and community forums, public hearings, news conferences, panel discussions, movie screenings and trainings. Through Vwa Fanm, we also conduct research and analyze legislation around issues faced by Haitian women and girls by hosting briefings and coalition meetings dealing with violence against women, reproductive health and rights, children's rights, and immigrant women's rights. Additionally, we train, empower, and organize volunteers to become community leaders in local and/or broader women's rights movements.
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
International
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Name of OrganizationYoung Power in Social Action
CountryBangladesh
Type of OrganizationNon-governmental organization

Questionnaire/Survey Information
1. Name of organization:Young Power in Social Action (YPSA)
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
YPSA office address (HO) Young Power in Social Action (YPSA) House # 10 (F) P, Road # 13, Block-B, Chandgaon R/A, Chittagong - 4212, Bangladesh. Tel: +88-031-672857, 2570255, Tel+Fax:+88-031-2570255 Cell: +88-01711-825068. E-mail: ypsa_arif@yahoo.com , arif@ypsa.org
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Bangladesh
4. Name of contact person:Mohammed Arifur Rahman, Chief Executive,YPSA
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:ypsa_arif@yahoo.com, info@ypsa.org
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
Young Power in Social Action (YPSA) is a voluntary, nonprofit, nonpolitical registered social development organization in Bangladesh directed towards assisting the development initiatives for bringing the socio-economic changes of its target population since 1985 (UN International Youth Year). VISION OF YPSA YPSA envisions a society without poverty where everyone’s basic needs and rights are ensured. MISSION OF YPSA YPSA exists to participate with the poor and vulnerable population with all commitment to bring about their own and society’s sustainable development. CORE VALUES OF YPSA  Patriotism and commitment to national interest, sovereignty and national pride  Justice, transparency and accountability  Mutual respect and gender friendliness  Quality and excellence  Humility and confidence  Respect for diversity  Support for environment and ecology
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
YPSA has been working among 11 Districts (Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Rangamati, Bandarban, Khagrachori, Feni, Comilla, Bharamonbharia, Chandpur, Nowakhali, Laksmipur) of Chittagong Division in Bangladesh Since 1985. YPSA has experiences on working with diversified stakeholders (Poor & Hardcore Poor, High Risk & Vulnerable group of People, Children & Adolescents, Victims of Disaster, Disadvantage Youth, Ethnic Minorities, Risky Labors) in participatory program planning, implementation, Advocacy, Networking with the Government and different stakeholders, building the technical capacity of more than ninety (90) local NGOs in social development issues. DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM INTERVENTIONS OF YPSA 1. HEALTH • HIV and STI Prevention Project • Prevention of HIV/AIDS among young people in Bangladesh • Providing primary prevention of HIV and Risk Reduction through Work place Intervention in the Garments Industries • HIV/AIDS Prevention Program- Drug User Intervention Program • GFATM (Malaria Control Program) • Hygiene Sanitation Water (HYSAWA) • Maternal Child Health and Family Planning Program (MCH & FP) • Community Managed Local Health Services in South -East Bangladesh • Bangladesh Childhood Cataract Campaign in Chittagong (BCCC) Division • Strengthening Adolescent Reproductive Health in Bangladesh (SARH) • TB- Control program 2. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT • Micro Finance and Micro Enterprise • Self Employment by Promoting Income generation to Youth • Women Empowerment through Entrepreneurship Development 3. HUMAN RIGHTS • Development Initiative for Social Change (DISC) • Prevention and Protection of Victims of Human Trafficking in Bangladesh • Advocacy for a Public Policy to Ensure Human Rights in Ship-breaking Industry • Promoting Smoke free local government & public spaces in Chittagong Division • Capacity Building for Ensuring Safe Labour Migration Program (CABSLAM) • Promoting basic services to survivors in trafficking through integrated approach • Community Mobilization Project to End Violence against Women in Chittagong • Digital Accessible Information System (DAISY) For All (DFA) • Promoting Human Rights for Persons with Disabilities through UNCRPD (PHRPD) • Safer life of Girl Domestic Workers Project • Promoting pro-poor policy programs and public services for all 4. EDUCATION • Community Based Child Development Program(ComBaCD) • Post Literacy and Continuing Education for Human Development Project-2 (PLCEHD-2) • Evergreen International School (EIS) • Kazi Para Sheshu Nekatan and Alekdia Sheshu Neketan • Unique Interventions for Quality Primary Education-UNIQUE II Project 5. DISASTER RISK REDUCTION & EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT • Enhanced Disaster Preparedness among Communities and institutions in Bangladesh (DIPECHO-V) • Disaster Preparedness by Ensuring Water and Sanitation Facilities in Relief Shelters (DPE-WATSAN) • Make Community based Disaster Risk Management inclusive South Asia (CBDRM) 6. ENVIRONMENT AND BIO DIVERSITY • YPSA Herbarium • Restoration and conservation of biodiversity in the denuded hills in Sitakunda and Mirsharai, Chittagong 7. KNOWLEDGE AND CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT • Rural Knowledge Center (RKC) • Youth Community Multimedia Center (YCMC) • Community Radio for building awareness on early warning system and climate change and health issues for the coastal population During 27 years YPSA has been working in sustainable Development mode . YPSA always involve the community leaders at the different stages of capacity building, planning, sharing, monitoring of the Programmes / Projects through participatory way. YPSA successfully handed over Community Clinics, Schools etc.
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
National Level Orgainisation
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Name of OrganizationIbis
CountryBolivia (Plurinational State of)
Type of OrganizationAcademics

Questionnaire/Survey Information
1. Name of organization:Ibis Dinamarca
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
Calle 12, No.10 Calacoto, entre Ricardo Bustamante y Patino, La Paz, Bolivia
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Denmark
4. Name of contact person:Elisa Canqui
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:elisac@ibisur.org
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
IBIS is a Danish member-based development organisation working at the global, national and local levels to create equal access to education, influence and resources for the poor and the marginalized people in Africa and Latin America. We carry out our work in cooperation with popular civil society organisations and local national authorities to overcome poverty and injustice. Our vision is to work for a just world in which all people have equal access to education and resources and be able to influence the decisions that affect their
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
IBIS focuses its work in three main areas: Indigenous territory management: IBIS seeks to confront the threats and pressures that come from extractive industries (oil, gas, minerals and lumber) through an improvement in the sustainable management of the natural resources that are found within legally recognised indigenous lands and territories. Sustainable economic activities within indigenous territories: IBIS supports these activities due to the great importance that the indigenous organisations place on finding ways to sustainably manage their territories. Indigenous knowledge: IBIS seeks to integrate indigenous knowledge within territorial management and environmental education, promoting the recovery of indigenous knowledge, defending intellectual property rights, encouraging respect for local cultures (their wisdom and their ethical environmental practices) and learning from local knowledge and skills. Through regional and international advocacy projects, the Latin American Programme against Poverty and Inequality (LAPI) will continue work based on IBIS´ experiences in the protection of the rights and interests of the indigenous peoples in all of Latin America. The projects are carried out initially in Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Guatemala and Nicaragua, but the programme is not limited to these countries. The dependence of the indigenous peoples on natural resources, make them highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. They are affected by intense frosts, hail and drought, due to climate change, and these new conditions are threatening their way of life. There are places where they only work the land in winter, because during the summer the sun scorches everything, but now, due to the impacts of climate change, the intense frosts during winter have decreased production and are forcing changes in agricultural practices. On the other hand, the indigenous peoples are resolving and reacting to the impacts of climate change in creative ways, making use of traditional wisdom and other technologies in order to find solutions that can help society in general confront these imminent changes. However, traditionally the international negotiations have excluded the indigenous peoples with no consideration of the important role that they play, for example in the conservation of forests. In the same way, the extractive industries, that is to say the industries that are dedicated to extract and exploit the subsoil resources: minerals, gas and oil, do not respect the rights nor the organisation types and decisions of the indigenous peoples, even when the extractive activities are carried out in their territories. The negative impacts caused by the extractive industries in the indigenous territories include the contamination of drinking water, which can affect the health and the living conditions of the families in the area. And when it comes to compensations for social and environmental impact in their territories, generally the obligations are ignored.
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
We hace active at the nationa, regional and international level, trough our offices in Latinoamerica, Africa and Denmark
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Name of OrganizationYouth Vision Alliance Network
CountryNigeria
Type of OrganizationNon-governmental organization

Questionnaire/Survey Information
1. Name of organization:${Name}
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
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3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:${HQ}
4. Name of contact person:${Name of contact person}
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:${Email}
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
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7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
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8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
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Name of OrganizationHealth Care Without Harm
CountryUnited States of America
Type of OrganizationNon-governmental organization

Questionnaire/Survey Information
1. Name of organization:Health Care Without Harm
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
12355 Sunrise Valley Dr., Suite 680 Reston, VA 20191, United States of America ph: 703-860-9790 fax: 703-860-9795
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:United States of America
4. Name of contact person:Joshua Karliner
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:alejandra@hcwh.org
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
Health Care Without Harm is an international coalition of more than 450 members in 53 countries that works to transform the health care sector so that it is no longer a source of harm to human health and the environment. We collaborate with doctors, nurses, hospitals, healthcare systems, professional associations, NGOs, governments and international organizations to promote the development and implementation of safe and environmentally healthy practices, processes and products in the health care sector. HCWH’s areas of work include sustainable healthcare waste management, green building, the substitution of hazardous chemicals used in hospitals with safer alternatives, reducing health care’s climate footprint and working with the health sector to advocate for a healthy climate. HCWH has regional offices in theUnited States, Latin America and South East Asia (Manila) as well as strategic partners in South Asia and Africa.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
"First Do No Harm" ... Together with our partners around the world, Health Care Without Harm shares a vision of a health care sector that does no harm, and instead promotes the health of people and the environment. To that end, we are working to implement ecologically sound and healthy alternatives to health care practices that pollute the environment and contribute to disease. For example, the health care sector's intensive energy use results in significant contributions to climate change, pollution, respiratory ailments and the accumulation of persistent toxic materials. As energy costs continue to rise, and as accelerating climate change becomes a pressing medical and global health issue, health care leaders are searching for strategies to reduce energy costs and be good stewards of our stressed and fragile ecosphere. Health Care Without Harm is at the forefront of efforts to improve energy practices and reduce the overall climate footprint of the health care sector all around the world.
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
International
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Name of OrganizationClimatenet e.V.
CountryGermany
Type of OrganizationNon-governmental organization

Questionnaire/Survey Information
1. Name of organization:ClimateNet e.V.
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
Arnoldstr. 20, 22765 Hamburg
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Germany
4. Name of contact person:Mr. Björn Dransfeld
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:info@climatenet.de
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
ClimateNet e.V. was founded in spring 2006 as a non-profit association. Its purpose is the promotion of measures which contribute to the prevention of the anthropogenic climate change as well as to the adaptation of the negative effects of climate change.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
Climatenet´s objectives shall be reached through: Promotion of scientific offspring, Organization of public information meetings, Publications, Educational measures in form of seminars, conferences and lectures, Initiation of pilot projects for the mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions or for adaptation to climate change, Networking of relevant participants from science, economy and politics, Introduce new scientific findings as well as discussion points into the (climate-)political discourse. ClimateNet e.V. remains neutral.
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
international
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Name of OrganizationFundacion PRISMA
CountryEl Salvador
Type of OrganizationNon-governmental organization

Questionnaire/Survey Information
1. Name of organization:FUNDACION PRISMA
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
3a. Calle Poniente, No. 3760. Colonia Escalón. San Salvador, El Salvador, C.A
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:El Salvador
4. Name of contact person:Mayra Castillo
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:m.castillo@prisma.org.sv
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
Movilizar conocimiento relevante para acciones e iniciativas que contribuyan a fortalecer los medios de vida rurales mientras se mejora el manejo de los recursos naturales en la región centroamericana.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
Fundación PRISMA lleva a cabo investigaciones, realiza publicaciones y promueve diálogos sobre políticas públicas. PRISMA está comprometida a crear espacios de diálogo entre diferentes actores y perspectivas, enfoques y puntos de vista diferentes, fomentando la interacción entre diversos actores (asociaciones comunitarias, funcionarios públicos, organizaciones no gubernamentales, académicos, etc.), representando diversos actores y disciplinas, y engranando una variedad de niveles (local-territorial, nacional, regional y global). Este abordaje promueve la identificación de temas innovadores, proporcionando nuevos puntos de vista en dinámicas de suma importancia para el diseño de políticas. En resumen, PRISMA sirve como una plataforma para el diálogo, el análisis crítico y la acción
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
Nacional
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Organizational Information
Name of OrganizationWorld Green Building Council
CountryCanada
Type of OrganizationNon-governmental organization

Questionnaire/Survey Information
1. Name of organization:World Green Building Council
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
200 King Street West, Suite 200, Toronto, Ontario M5H 3T4
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Canada
4. Name of contact person:Michelle Malanca
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:mmalanca@worldgbc.org
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
To facilitate the global transformation of the building industry towards sustainability.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
Since our founding in 1999, we have been working closely with our member Green Building Councils to promote local green building actions, to address global issues such as climate change. We foster and support new and emerging Green Building Councils around the world by providing them with the tools and strategies to establish strong organizations and leadership positions in their countries. By driving collaboration between international bodies and increasing the profile of the green building market, we work to ensure that green buildings are a part of any comprehensive strategy to deliver carbon emission reductions. Our activities are carried out in 90 countries, where we have member or associated Green Building Councils (please see question 11 for a full list). As well as fostering and supporting our Councils in their individual local efforts in transforming the market towards sustainability, our programmes also include World Green Building Week, WorldGBC Government Leadership Awards recognizing excellence in city policies for green building, green building internship program, regional network activities, participation in global forums such as the UN Climate Negotiations (COP), promoting best practices in the development of green building rating tools, and partnering with other global organizations such as UN-HABITAT, ICLEI, the World Business Council on Sustainable Development, and C40 to achieve a more sustainable built environment.
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
International
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Organizational Information
Name of OrganizationSecretariat international permanent "Droits de l'Homme et gouvernements locaux"
CountryFrance
Type of OrganizationAssociation

Questionnaire/Survey Information
1. Name of organization:Secrétariat permanent international des droits de l'Homme (SPIDH)
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
34 rue Fouré, 44000 Nantes France
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:France
4. Name of contact person:Franck BARRAU
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:f.barrau@spidh.org
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
The International Permanent Secretariat Human Rights and Local Governments (SPIDH) is a permanent structure, set up as a French association (under the French 1901 Act) in 2007 with two complementary missions: - organise the World Forum on Human Rights in Nantes - help to reinforce and develop worldwide networks of actors in the field of human rights, with a priority to the local level and the cooperation of the civil society action and the local governments. Le SPIDH is morally and finacially supported by the local governments of Nantes (the association headquarters) and its region: « Nantes Métropole » (Greater Nantes Council), the Western Loire Region County Council, the Loire-Atlantique County Council and the City of Nantes. In close partnership with the local political institutions, which are members of its executive board, the SPIDH is particularly interested in the implementation of human rights at the local level. This is the reason why the SPIDH works within local governments’ international networks. Thus, the SPIDH is: - leading the working group which, within the World Federation of the United Cities and Local Governments UCLG, elaborated the Global Charter for Human Rights in the City. This text, both a declaration of principles and a proposition of actions, focuses on the role of local governments in terms of respect, protection and implementation of human rights. Based on their respective territories. - A partner of the Conference of European cities for Human Rights - Pole theme on Human Rights and Developments of the World Alliance of Cities Against Poverty (WACAP program led by the United Nations Development Program) on behalf of the City of Nantes. Furthermore, the SPIDH is: - A member of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights Platform (FRA) - A partner of the European Coalition of Cities Against Racism (ECCAR). The World Forum on Human Rights is a place for encounters and for free dialogue for all players in the field of Human Rights, gathered together on an equal footing. Its main aim is to bring together all types of actors working towards the same goal to implement, protect and defend human rights. The Forum aims at being a useful place for exchanging ideas, experience and knowledge, thereby strengthening co-operation among the various players involved in fundamental rights, not only locally, but also regionally, nationally and worldwide. It aims to strengthen and internationally develop solidarity networks to serve human rights. The Forum was organised for the first time in May 2004 by the City of Nantes at the initiative and with the support of UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation). At the end of the second Forum (2006), it was decided to create an ad hoc structure namely dedicated to organise the next editions of the Forum. A permanent secretariat, called the SPIDH, was consequently created as an association (Act of 1901) in February 2007. A third edition (2008) and fourth (2010), which gathered 2800 participants from a hundred nationalities, were held at the International Convention Center of Nantes. And we can say today that, for the human rights defenders, the Nantes Forum is one of the main international events. The Forum receives financial support from Nantes Métropole (Greater Nantes Council), the Western Loire Region County Council, the Loire-Atlantique County Council, the City of Nantes, the Caisse des dépôts, the International Organisation of La Francophonie and the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs / DGCID. The editorial responsibility of the event has been devolved to the permanent Secretariat (SPIDH) with the advice of an international scientific committee.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
Since 2007, the International Permanent Secretariat Human Rights and Local Governments (SPIDH Nantes – Pays de la Loire) is leading the working group which, within the World Federation of the United Cities and Local Governments UCLG, elaborated the Global Charter for Human Rights in the City. Beyond this cross-disciplinary theme related to the inclusion of human rights in the local politic action, the SPIDH is developing several more specific work themes: - Human Rights – Environment – Development, trying to contribute to international debates on sustainable development by bringing a specific contribution to the full achievement of human rights. - In connection with the issue of sustainable development, the SPIDH works closely with the University of Nantes and the Lascaux European Research Program (Law - Food - Land) around the issues of right to food, food sovereignty and security and access to land. - Slavery, yesterday and today : since the beginning of the World Forum on Human Rights in 2004, the theme of slavery has been addressed and, as the Memorial to the Abolition of Slavery was built in Nantes, the SPIDH wants to get involved in the fight against all contemporary forms of slavery that continue to exist throughout the world. The 5th World Forum on Human Rights will take place in 2013. Given that the city of Nantes has obtained the title ”European Green Capital in 2013” from the European Commission, the 5th World Forum will focus on the issue of sustainable development as a way to solve the current world crisis- economical, social, political, environmental and food crisis which shatter the contemporary world.
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
international
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Name of OrganizationConservation Council of Western Australia
CountryAustralia
Type of OrganizationNon-governmental organization

Questionnaire/Survey Information
1. Name of organization:Conservation Council of Western Australia
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
Citywest Lotteries House 2 Delhi St West Perth WA 6005
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Australia
4. Name of contact person:Piers Verstegen
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:conswa@ccwa.org.au
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
Advocacy on conservation of the natural environment, sustainability
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
Australia Biodiversity, marine conservation, mining, urban development, species protection, energy, forests, Environmental Impact assessment, environmental regulation, community participation in environmental decision-making. For further details see www.ccwa.org.au
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
National
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Name of OrganizationGlobal March Against Child Labour
CountryNetherlands
Type of OrganizationNon-governmental organization

Questionnaire/Survey Information
1. Name of organization:Global March Against Child Labour
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
Rokin I-38, 1012 KT Amsterdam The Netherlands
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:India
4. Name of contact person:Priyanka Ribhu
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:priyanka@globalmarch.org
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
The Global March Against Child Labour is a movement to mobilise worldwide efforts to protect and promote the rights of all children, especially the right to receive a free, meaningful education and to be free from economic exploitation and from performing any work that is likely to be harmful to the child's physical, mental, spiritual, moral or social development.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
Eliminating child labour requires sustainable social change, underpinned by evidence-based knowledge, awareness and a determined, informed, coordinated and coherent social movement from local to international level. Global March is focused on sustainable development across the world and regionally and nationally, through its regional and national members for education, rural development, gender equality, by fostering partnerships, enhancing the capacity of its partners and members and advocating for positive public policy changes and increased finances for education and child labour elimination.
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
International
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Name of OrganizationUniversidad Nacional de Cuyo - Relaciones Internacionales
CountryArgentina
Type of OrganizationAcademics

Questionnaire/Survey Information
1. Name of organization:Universidad Nacional de Cuyo - Relaciones Internacionales
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
Centro Universitario, Ciudad de Mendoza M5502JMA Provincia de Mendoza, Argentina
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Argentina
4. Name of contact person:Carlos Abihaggle
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:redesyconvenios@uncu.edu.ar
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
The university has as its main purpose the development and spreading of culture trough higher education, scientific research, technical education, professional education and the raising of ethics and aesthetics. Its activity is orientated to the solving of human problems, especially those related to a national level and of the Cuyo Region.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
The main programmes and activities related to the conference are: Research, Education and University Extension in the following fields: - Environment and Climate Change - Economics and Social Sciences - Regional and Latin American Studies - Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources - Water Management - Urban and Regional Planning - Business Studies and Management Sciences - Medical Sciences and Bioethics - Engineering and Technology - Humanities - Renewable Energy, - Human Rights The University has many Research Institutes working in these areas. It has also three multidisciplinary Institutes: Environmental Sciences Institute, Energy Institute and the last one: Production and Jobs Institute. These institutes are specially designed to work in alliances with society and government trying to influence public administration at a provincial governmental level. Within this framework based on a proposal of the Environmental Sciences Institute the government of Mendoza approved a law for Mendoza Regional Planning. This same institute is now working close with other NGO and governmental institutions to implement this law in an efficient way.
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
National
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Name of OrganizationYouth Foundation of Bangladesh
CountryBangladesh
Type of OrganizationNon-governmental organization

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2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
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3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:${HQ}
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6. What is the purpose of your organization?
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7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
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8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
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Name of OrganizationFindhorn Foundation
CountryUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Type of OrganizationNon-governmental organization

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1. Name of organization:Findhorn Foundation
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
The Park Findhorn Forres Scotland IV36 3TZ
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
4. Name of contact person:May East
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:may.east@findghorn.org
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
Founded in 1962, the Findhorn Foundation is a major centre of adult education serving 14,000 visitors a year from over 50 countries. A low carbon pioneering ecovillage since 1985, Findhorn was awarded UN Habitat Best Practice Designation for Sustainable Living in 1998.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
Within the Findhorn Ecovillage, sustainable values are expressed in the built environment through our ecological houses, innovative use of building materials such as local stone and straw bales, the beauty in the architecture and gardens, and applied technology in the Living Machine sewage treatment facility and electricity-generating wind turbines. Sustainable values are also expressed in the community’s social, economic and educational initiatives. The ecovillage model is a conscious response to the extremely complex problem of how to transform our human settlements, whether they be villages, towns or cities, into full-featured sustainable communities, harmlessly integrated into the natural environment. All our activities take place in one of our two campus in Moray, Scotland • a major centre of adult education serving 14,000 visitors a year from over 50 countries • ecological footprint is half the national (UK) average • 61 ecological buildings, including the famous whisky barrel houses • 4 wind turbines • a biological Living Machine sewage treatment system • UK's oldest and largest Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) system • numerous solar water-heating systems • comprehensive recycling scheme • publisher of UK's first technical guide to ecological housing • own bank and community currency
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
International
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Name of OrganizationFederacao das Ind. do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul
CountryBrazil
Type of OrganizationPrivate sector

Questionnaire/Survey Information
1. Name of organization:FEDERAÇÃO DAS IND. DO ESTADO DO RIO GRANDE DO SUL - FIERGS
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
Av. Assis Brasil, 8787 – Bairro Sarandí CEP: 91140-001 - PORTO ALEGRE – RS
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Brazil
4. Name of contact person:Marilene Conte
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:marilene.conte@fiergs.org.br
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
The Environmental Council's mission is to lead, represent and articulate the sustainable development of the industrial sector on issues related to the environment, seeking to increase the competitiveness
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
The Environmental Council's mission is to lead, represent and articulate the sustainable development of the industrial sector on issues related to the environment, seeking to increase the competitiveness
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
National
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Name of OrganizationAfrican Women's Alliance, Inc.
CountryUnited States of America
Type of OrganizationNon-governmental organization

Questionnaire/Survey Information
1. Name of organization:African Women's Alliance, Inc.
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
410 Maple Avenue, Westbury, New York 11590
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:United States of America
4. Name of contact person:Dr. Olatokunbo Sofola
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:awaconnect@gmail.com
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
The Mission of the African Women's Alliance Inc. (AWA), a 501(C)(3), Not-For-Profit, Non-Governmental Organization, founded by women from Africa and its Diaspora, is to foster greater understanding of cultural diversity, promote visibility of African perspectives, address global issues and strengthen the capacity of women, families and communities.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
•Conducts seminars on themes chosen by the United Nations' Economic and Social Council. Past AWA seminars include: "Financial Issues in African Communities"; "Resources in African Communities - a Discourse on the way African Communities Withstand Adversity"; "Healing the Effects of Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance on Africa and Its Diaspora"; "World Financial and Economic Crisis, and its impact on African Communities and Development"; and "Human Rights of Women and Girls in Global African Communities"; and "Obstacles and Solutions to African Women's and Girls' Access to Education and Employment". •Published information papers on the traditional Yoruba Credit Clubs of Esu/Esusu/Sou-Sou, as sources of capital; and the rules governing public assistance in New York State. •Hosts an annual Reception at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, and addresses the themes of that Commission. •Attends, participates, and provides comments at international conferences addressing issues of local and global concern relevant to Africa and its Diaspora. •Provides a Forum for information, interaction, discussion and programs relevant to Africa and its global Diaspora.
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
International
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Name of OrganizationPráticas em Desenvolvimento Sustentável/UFRRJ
CountryBrazil
Type of OrganizationAcademics

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1. Name of organization:PG Práticas em Desenvolvimento Sustentável/UFRRJ
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
Rua Anfilófio de Carvalho, 29 sala 901 Centro Rio de Janeiro/RJ Brasil 20030-060
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Brazil
4. Name of contact person:Rodrigo Medeiros
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:rmedeirosnadc@yahoo.com.br
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
Educational. Federal University responsable for the Master Program in Sustainable Development Practices.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
The Graduate Program in Sustainable Development Practices in Brazil is part of an international effort to educate a new generation of managers of the various sectors of society to deal with the multiple challenges of sustainable development around the world. This innovative initiative is internationally supported by the MacArthur Foundation through the development of The Global Master's in Development Practice Programs Network. The Master aims to provide students with a solid education, skills and knowledge required to identify and address the global challenges of sustainable development such as poverty, population, health, conservation, climate change and agricultural productivity. Field trainings and projects are in development in diferent sites in Brazil (in the Atlantic Rainfores and Amazon region and Mozambique).
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
national
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Name of OrganizationDialogo 2000
CountryArgentina
Type of OrganizationNon-governmental organization

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1. Name of organization:DIALOGO 2000
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
Piedras 730 1070 Buenos Aires
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Argentina
4. Name of contact person:Beverly Keene
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:beverly@jubileosur.org, dialogo2000@gmail.com
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
Promote collective reflection, capacity-building, and action toward a just and equitable society, the fulfillment of the rights of peoples and nature, the defense of our cultural identities and diversity, the creation and strengthening of alternatives of full citizenship, and the achievement of a harmonious development and culture of peace through solidarity and the integration of peoples in Argentina, Latin America and the world.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
Dialogue 2000 maintains a program of intersectoral dialogues, capacity building, and organizing in Argentina, on matters related to human rights, development paradigms, and regional integration. It has a special emphasis on debt and regional financial architecture, ecological and climate debt, militarization and protection of the commons, alternative economic paradigms and nature rights. In that regard it is actively engaged in local (Buenos Aires) , national and regional preparativons and mobilization toward the Rio+20 conference, including the organization of regional (Latin America and the Caribbean) training and strategy seminars together in its capacity also as International Secretariat for the Jubilee South global debt network movement. Dialogue 2000 thus carries out its primary activities in Argentina, but with a strong interaction at the regional Latin American and the Caribbean level and through the Jubilee South secretariat, with other member organizations in Africa and Asia/Pacific and globally with allies throughout the industrialized countries of the North.
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
International
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Name of OrganizationRed Pacto Global Chile
CountryChile
Type of OrganizationAcademics

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1. Name of organization:Global Compact Network Chile
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
Sazié 2212, piso 7 Santiago de Chile
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Chile
4. Name of contact person:Steve Weitzman
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:sweitzman@unab.cl
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
Focal Point for Global Compact in Chile, based at Universidad Andrés Bello, mayor private university in Chile ( 3.900 students ).
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
To paraticpate in ALNF, as part of the networks. To participate in PRME as university. To attend Río + 20 with the positoion of major companies in Chile, adhered to the metwork in this country.
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
Yes
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Name of OrganizationMary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice
CountryIreland
Type of OrganizationFoundation

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1. Name of organization:Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
Trinity College 6 South Leinster Street Dublin 2 Ireland
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Ireland
4. Name of contact person:Siobhain Brophy
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:siobhain.brophy@mrfcj.org
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
The Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice (MRFCJ) is a centre for thought leadership, education and advocacy on the struggle to secure global justice for those many victims of climate change who are usually forgotten - the poor, the disempowered and the marginalised across the world. It is a platform for solidarity, partnership and shared engagement for all who care about global justice, whether as individuals and communities suffering injustice or as advocates for fairness in resource-rich societies. MRFCJ provides a space for facilitating action on climate justice to empower the poorest people and countries in their efforts to achieve sustainable and people-centred development.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
Climate Justice Current focus on the following key themes: 1) Legal form of a new climate agreement 2) Women's Leadership on Gender and Climate Change 3) Food and Nutrition Security and Agriculture 4) Access to Energy Since its esbalishment in 2010 MRFCJ has developed or is in the process of developing projects around each of these themes, e.g. in September 2011 we convened a meeting of experts at the Grantham Institute in the London School of Economics on the question of the legal form of a new climate agreement. On 7 December 2011, a high level event entitled “Women and Climate Change: beyond Durban” was held in Durban, co-hosted by the Hon. Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) South Africa and President of COP 17/CMP 7 and the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice (MRFCJ). The objectives of the meeting were to bring together a significant number of Ministers and women leaders committed to highlighting the gender dimensions of climate change; to invite new members to join the Troika+; to provide an opportunity for Troika+ members to share their experiences and knowledge and to encourage women leaders to advocate for stronger gender outcomes in the texts under negotiation at COP 17. The work of the Troika+ of Women Leaders on Gender and Climate Change is ongoing and will continue in 2012. MRFCJ will host a meeeting on social protection and low-carbon technology in March 2012 with a view to identifying synergies between the two in this Year of Sustainable Energy for All.
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
International
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Name of OrganizationHuman Rights Organization (An International Organization)
CountryIndia
Type of OrganizationNon-governmental organization

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1. Name of organization:HumanRights Organization(An International Organization)
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
Human Rights Organization(An International Organization) Secretariate 14/41, Goods Shed Street, Madurai-625001Tamilnadu India. Ph:0452-6452100,2350661. Cell : 92446 36201.9244636211. Email:-hrointernational@gmail.com Regional Office 502/5, Pantheon Road, Egmore, Chennai-600 008,TamilNadu,India . Ph:044-64521400, .Cell:+91-9282328701, +91-94442 76441,9884883539 Email:-hrointernationalchennai@gmail.com
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:United States of America
4. Name of contact person:President:-Dr.S.Sureshkannan
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:hrointernationalchennai@gmail.com
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
Human Rights Organization(An International Organization) is a non Profit, non governmental, secular, registered organization.International office at USA, Head office is situated at New Delhi, Regional Office Chennai, Tamil Nadu,India and Secretariat is situated at Madurai, Tamil Nadu,India. It was established on 10th December 2000 with A VISION TO PRILIMINARY WORK TOWARDS GREATER REALIZATIONS OF SOCIAL JUSTICE. The organization is founded to provide awareness among the deprived sections community of their rights and protect Human Rights. We will always be on the side of victims of Human Rights Violations, the poor, the women and the oppressed, without fear or favor. Our mandate is shined in the Indian Government. Our organization has more than 17,000 branches all over in India. In Member,s Only For Tamilnadu.Apx 25,00,000 Lacks Member;s Our Organization. as well as in United states.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
Our Organization has 30 wings to create awareness on nook and corner of the world. The wings are Press wing, Youth Wing, Women's wing, Agricultural wing, Blood Donors wing, Commando wing, Cultural wing, Doctors wing, Donors wing, Education wing, Engineers wing, Environmental wing, Fishermen wing, Government Employees wing, Green Revolution Project wing, Investigation wing, Labour wing, Legal wing, Medical wing, Private Employees wing, Self Help group, Sports wing, Students wing, Traders wing and Transport wing etc. So far we have conducted Seven National Level Conferences. The 1st conference at Madurai, Tamil Nadu on 10th December 2001, the 2nd conference at Salem, Tamil Nadu on 10th December 2002, the 3rd conference at Pondicherry on 14th December 2003, the 4th Conference at Erode, Tamil Nadu on 12th December 2004, the 5th Conference at Trichy , Tamil Nadu and the 6th Conference at Triupur Dt, Tamil Nadu on 10th December 2006 and 7th conference at Dindgul Dt, Tamil Nadu on 17th December 2007 successfully.28th December2008 8th Conference At Kovai Tamilnadu,28th December 2009 9th Conference At Tanjavor Tamilnadu ,30th Jaunvry 2011 At Karur Tamilnadu,11th National Conferences In Tamilnadu Ramanathapuram India 18.12.2011
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
international
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Name of OrganizationDoktoranden-Netzwerk Nachhaltiges Wirtschaften
CountryGermany
Type of OrganizationAcademics

Questionnaire/Survey Information
1. Name of organization:PhD network Sustainable Economics
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
c/o Gerrit Mumm Wilhelmstrs. 111 10969 Berlin , Germany
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Germany
4. Name of contact person:Gerrit Mumm
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:vorstand@doktoranden-netzwerk.de
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
The PhD network Sustainable Economics promotes young scientists in the field of sustainable development. We promote transdisciplinary and interdisciplinary research and reflection for a Green Economy. We organise conferences, dialogues of science and business and publish a textbook on sustainable management. We feel responsible for sustainable development living and developing its principles further.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
- publish a textbook on sustainable management in organisations (5th edition) in German, 1000 exemplars per edition, the textbook chapter on CSR is the base of the CSR page of wikipedia in German, - regularly comment on guidelines for standards in the field of Green Economy, Germany - 2 PhD workshops per year for PhD students from all disciplines, Germany, - co-organisation of university days for sustainable development at 10 universities in Germany, - conferences for young scientists in the field of sustainable development, Germany, - regular participation of all members in scientific conferences and NGO workshops
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
national
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Name of OrganizationEnvironmental Justice Organizations, Liabilities and Trade
CountryCanada
Type of OrganizationOthers

Questionnaire/Survey Information
1. Name of organization:Environmental Justice Organizations, Liabilities and Trade
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals 08193 Bellaterra (Cerdanyola del Vallès) - Barcelona
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Spain
4. Name of contact person:Leah Temper
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:leah.temper@gmail.com
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
EJOLT is a large collaborative project bringing science and society together to catalogue ecological distribution conflicts and work towards confronting environmental injustice. EJOLT brings together a consortium of international traditional and non-traditional actors across a range of fields to promote collaboration and mutual learning among stakeholders who research or use Sustainability Sciences, particularly on aspects of Ecological Distribution. One main goal is to empower civil society organizations (CSOs) active in Environmental Justice issues, and the communities they support that receive an unfair share of environmental burdens to defend or reclaim their rights. This will be done through a process of two-way knowledge transfer, on the one hand encouraging Participatory Action Research and the transfer of methodologies with which Environmental Justice Organizations (EJOs), communities and citizen movements can monitor and describe the state of their environment, and document its degradation, learning from other experiences and from academic research how to argue in order to avoid the growth of environmental liabilities or ecological debts. Thus EJOLT will increase EJOs’ capacity in using scientific concepts and methods for the quantification of environmental and health impacts, increasing their knowledge of environmental risks and of legal mechanisms of redress. On the other hand, EJOLT will greatly enrich research in the Sustainability Sciences through mobilising the accumulated “activist knowledge” of the EJOs and making it available to the sustainability research community. Finally, EJOLT will help translate the findings of this mutual learning process into the policy arena, supporting the further development of evidence-based decision making and broadening its information base. Central concepts in EJOLT are Ecological Debts (or Environmental Liabilities) and Ecologically Unequal Exchange. We focus on the use of these concepts in science and in environmental activism and policymaking. The Action Plan of EJOLT comprises the production of databases, networking platforms, mutual case study development, workshops, possible legal actions, policy papers, dissemination of best practices, round-table events, and training materials on environmental conflicts for EJOs, other stakeholders and policy-makers, geared to a key issue of great immediate interest to society, namely: Which are the underlying causes of increasing ecological distribution conflicts at different scales, and how to turn such conflicts into forces for environmental sustainability?
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
EJOLT brings together academics and activist working on the field to promote environmental justice. The Environmental Justice Organisations, Liabilities and Trade is an FP7 project supported by the European Commission that will run from 2011-2015. The project supports the work of Environmental Justice Organisations, uniting scientists, activist organisations, think-tanks, policy-makers from the fields of environmental law, environmental health, political ecology, ecological economics, to talk about issues related to Ecological Distribution. Central concepts are Ecological Debts (or Environmental Liabilities) and Ecologically Unequal Exchange. We focus on the use of these concepts in science and in environmental activism and policy-making. The Action Plan The Action Plan of EJOLT comprises the production of databases, networking platforms, mutual casemstudy development, workshops, possible legal actions, policy papers, dissemination of best practices, round-table events, and training materials on environmental conflicts for EJOs, other stakeholders and policy-makers, geared to a key issue of great immediate interest to society, namely: Which are the underlying causes of increasing ecological distribution conflicts at different scales, and how to turn such conflicts into forces for environmental sustainability? This entails: To compile a large database, ‘The Map of Environmental Justice’, that will comprise an atlas of thematic and regional maps covering ecological distribution conflicts around the world, drawing on activist knowledge and linking them with material trade flows among other variables, and providing a platform for communication among EJOs and scientists working on related issues. To make available the latest knowledge on indicators of social metabolism for the analysis of the environmental impacts of nuclear energy, oil and gas extraction, biomass extraction, mining and ship breaking and e-waste, focusing on the whole ‘commodity chains’ (from extraction to waste disposal or recovery). To unveil some of the socio-environmental and public health impacts which are invisible to the consumers in the main resource importing and waste exporting countries, and to empower stakeholders to monitor and understand risks to environmental health. To apply methodologies that allow the study of the valuation languages deployed in ecological distribution conflicts, particularly related to environmental liabilities. To improve the basis for EJOs to undertake legal actions regarding environmental liabilities or campaign for institutional changes in corporate accountability. To develop the basis for EJOs to use notions and methods of calculation of ecologically unequal exchange and ecological debt. To hold workshops and develop an online resource library for EJOs on political ecology and public policies, environmental health (including popular epidemiology), ecologically unequal trade and the ecological debt, and legal redress. To translate project findings into concrete policy proposals to be communicated to decision makers in European, international institutions and corporate bodies. The emphasis of the recommendations will be on increasing corporate accountability and on legal institutional mechanisms to seek alternatives to and minimize harmful resource extraction and waste disposal. Ejolt partners come from and work in the following countries: India, Turkey, South Africa, Spain, Bulgaria, Malawi, Namibia, Kenya, Brazil, Ecuador, France, Austria, Slovenia, Bulgaria, United Kingdom, as well as globally.
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
International
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Name of OrganizationLigue de l'enseignement
CountryFrance
Type of OrganizationAssociation

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1. Name of organization:Ligue de l'enseignement
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
3 rue Récamier 75007 Paris France
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:France
4. Name of contact person:Hélène GUINOT
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:clochet@laligue.org
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
The Ligue de l’enseignement gathers more than 30,000 associations in 102 departmental and 22 regional federations with the common aim of training responsible citizens who will fulfil their duties, make full use of their rights and be active in society reinforcing its democratic, humanist and social character. These associations also work collectively against all inequalities in order to discuss and build a fairer and more independent society. The Ligue is one of France’s oldest organisations in non-formal education. Founded in 1866, it aims to guarantee access to education for everyone, regardless of their age, social and ethnic backgrounds. It further promotes a secular society, solidarity amongst citizens, sustainable development and respect for our planet. On a European level, it is part of a number of European networks that promote shared values amongst the European institutions and national stakeholders. These networks are: - Solidar - The European Federation for Education and Culture - The European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA) - The European Civil Society Platform on Lifelong Learning (EUCIS-LLL) - The European Civic Forum (ECF) The Ligue de l’enseignement has a dynamic social and sustainable tourism sector for the past 50 years. It offers educational, cultural and sport activities to children between the age of 4 and 17 (450,000 in the past year), families and adults. In this context, the Ligue is in charge of 160 vacation centres all over France. The Federations of the Ligue administer these centres and help with the development of pedagogical programmes adapted to the needs and expectations of the public. In the light of climate change and in the aftermath of the Earth Summit of Rio de Janeiro in 1992, the Ligue de l’enseignement added sustainable development to its actions.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
In the light of climate change and in the aftermath of the Earth Summit of Rio de Janeiro in 1992, the Ligue de l’enseignement added sustainable development to its actions. It developed three fields of action, two of them on the educational front, and the third one committing the association itself. The Ligue established the CED label (Citizenship, Environment, and sustainable Development) concerning activities in holiday camps; the label aims at stimulating social and environmental awareness and at teaching the “living together” in the widest sense; these camps also create bonds with the local economy through their households and activities. The Ligue is also involved in the Itinéraire de citoyenneté (citizenship pathway on sustainable development) produced by the CIDEM (CItizenship and DEMocracy), a website for teachers and educators providing them with a basic understanding of the issues of sustainable development (including climate change) as well as a batch of useful pedagogic tools to be used in classrooms and in camps. All these pieces of information are to be organised in order to promote a global view on these issues and to emphasize the possible actions a citizen can undertake. In the end, in order to be consistent with its actions and messages, the Ligue de l’enseignement launched it Agenda 21 in 2004. Its aim is to restrict ecological impacts (notably by cutting CO2 emissions, e.g. through the reduction of the consumption of energy and the utilisation of fossil energies for transports) and to ensure social equity and fairness in all the buildings of the confederation, in all federations and in all camps administered by the Ligue. Following a diagnosis phase, the plan of action is soon to be enforced. More particularly concerning the vacation centres, the development of sustainable and environmentally friendly tourism has priority. The centres work with local farms and partners for the canteen, they promote a healthy diet and regular physical exercise. Further, the centre maintenance is equally part of a sustainable development plan. The Ligue offers different training programmes such as courses in “vegetarian and organic cooking” or “organic cleaning methods” for staff members. Therefore, staff as well as the guests are part of a sustainable development plan. All actions related to sustainable development of the Ligue de l'enseignement have been carried out in France mostly. However recently the Ligue was at the initiative of an European project which aim is to create a network of trainers in the field of sustainable development all over Europe. The country represented in this action are Germany, Hungary, Romania and the United Kingdom. Moreover each year, the Ligue organizes an educational event on sustainability called "Mer en fête" where most countries from the Mediterranean zone (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia...) participate through representatives of their civil society.
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
National
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Name of OrganizationStateWide Small Farm Programs
CountryUnited States of America
Type of OrganizationNon-governmental organization

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1. Name of organization:StateWide Small Farm Programs
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
FAMU StateWide Small Farm Programs 202C Perry-Paige Building College of Agriculture and Food Sciences Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University Tallahassee, FLORIDA 32307
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:United States of America
4. Name of contact person:Jennifer Taylor, PhD
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:famu.register@gmail.com
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
A key issue within global agricultural research and development is the need to positively focus on the sustainable development of small farmers, resource poor farmers and their families. Though these farmers make up approximately 90% of the worlds farmers, generally they have not had equal access and participation in programs and training designed to assist large producers and agribusinesses. Generally, agricultural research and extension has sought out medium and large farmers, thought more successful, innovative, and readily able to adopt technology and contribute to growth and development. FAMU Statewide Small Farm Programs is an active participatory capacity building program designed to assist and equip underserved small farm populations and their families toward a thriving sustainable development. The participatory program provides relevant education, hands-on training and technical assistance to underserved rural and urban farming populations in the areas of sustainable agricultural production/management systems, value-added marketing strategies, sustainable living, etc. - to enhance viability, well being and quality of life.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
It is important to ensure local food security with participatory agricultural management strategies that enhance sustainable agroecological production, climate proof local food systems, and also embrace the benefit and important role of local small farm populations. FAMU Statewide Small Farm Programs is an active participatory capacity building program - designed to assist and equip underserved small farm populations and their families toward a thriving sustainable development. The Program provides relevant education, hands-on training and technical assistance to underserved rural and urban farming populations in the areas of sustainable agricultural production/management systems, value-added marketing strategies, sustainable living, etc. - to enhance viability, well being and quality of life. Capacity building hands-on learning sessions include: agroecological farming, building healthy soils, healthy meat systems, agroecological organic integrated pest management strategies, value added benefits, nutrition and healthy eating, small farm sustainable biofuels production and management, small farm sustainable biofuels/alternative energy model, biodynamic ecofarming, farmer facilitated farm tours, farmer leadership, etc.
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
international
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Name of Organization'Biodiversity in Good Company' Initiative
CountryGermany
Type of OrganizationAssociation

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1. Name of organization:'Biodiversity in Good Company' Initiative e. V.
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
Potsdamer Platz 10 10785 Berlin
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Germany
4. Name of contact person:Carolin Bossmeyer, Managing Director
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:carolin.bossmeyer@business-and-biodiversity.de
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
The overall purpose is to engage business in supporting the goals of the CBD. The ‘Biodiversity in Good Company’ Initiative is a cross-sectoral collaboration of businesses that have committed to protecting and sustainably using biological diversity. As such, we are one of the first business platforms worldwide that specifically targets the challenge of biodiversity protection. For this we have been internationally recognized (see CoP 10 decision X/21). Membership is focused on Germany, but there are several Japanese companies and a Brazilian one on board plus companies headquartered in Finland and the US. In 2008, the German Federal Environment Ministry founded the Business & Biodiversity Initiative as part of its presidency of the ninth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Bio logical Diversity (CBD). It was a pioneer project to promote business engagement in protecting biological diversity and still serves as a role model. It turned out to be a sustainable investment as in 2011 the member companies assumed full responsibility for the Initiative by establishing it as a non-profit association, intent upon ensuring the continued and active pursuit of its aims. We still actively cooperate with the Environment Ministry and of course the CBD Secretariat. The Initiative is located in Germany (Berlin office). It is internationally connected and is open to members from around the world. Our work is based on the conviction, goals and responsibilities that we have outlined in our mission statement and in our ‘Leadership Declaration’ (see field 12). The main goals of the member companies are to - Foster national and international dialogue with civil society and governments and forge new alliances to achieve biodiversity goals together. - Participate in the development of biodiversity business cases and practical business opportunities for action; - Learn from each other ‘in good company’ on how to improve biodiversity management; - Lead as good examples and work together to create public awareness that mobilizes business innovation potential. As we are quite a young institution, we encourage you to contact the CBD Secretariat (Mr David Steuerman) for a reference and our role in the CBD business & biodiversity agenda. We are working to make sure common actions with the CBD and other business initiatives in Rio+20 (side event). As it is still challenging to engage business, it would be an important message to (potential) member companies to be visible in Rio.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
Supporting the CBD by global and national networking and partnership – We are one of the pioneer cross-sectoral business platforms worldwide that specifically targets the challenge of biodiversity protection. For this, we have been internationally recognized (see CoP 10 decision X/21). We cooperate closely with the CBD Secretariat with the aim of strengthening business sector engagement and to develop a ‘global partnership’ (see CoP 10 decision X/21). As the German national business and biodiversity initiative, we are one of the important actors in the implementation of the German national Strategy on Biodiversity. Currently, we are expanding our network to also include NGOs. Biodiversity Management – In cooperation with the German Leuphana University Lüneburg, at the request of German Federal Environment Ministry, the Biodiversity in Good Company developed and published its Corporate Biodiversity Management Handbook in 2010 as a practical implementation guide. It offers a theoretical background, checklists, and a number of best practice examples for the precise implementation of corporate biodiversity protection. With the interactive and open-to-the public checklists, environmental managers are able to run a biodiversity protection check for their own company. Additionally, the Initiative enables member companies exclusive access when it comes to participating in and designing pilot projects in the field of biodiversity management, allowing enterprises to continually improve competencies in this field. Exchanging Experiences – The Initiative organizes workshops several times a year and the member companies take turns hosting them. During these meetings, the member companies have the opportunity to present company operations and exchange information on management practices. Public Relations Work – The Initiative is engaged in promoting the activities of its member companies as well as creating general awareness on the topic of business and biodiversity. For example it is able to do this through national and international events or in its regularly produced newsletters in German and English. With a touring exhibition, an effective and public project was created to explain the economic connection with sustainably using and protecting biological diversity and business activities. B&B Information - The B&B Information portal offers a collection of documents and links to practical oriented tools, important national and international stakeholders and general information around the topic of business and biodiversity.
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
international
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Name of OrganizationClimate Action Network Association e.V.
CountryUnited States of America
Type of OrganizationNon-governmental organization

Questionnaire/Survey Information
1. Name of organization:Climate Action Network
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
1810 16th Street NW, Washington DC, 20009 USA
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:United States of America
4. Name of contact person:Montana Burgess
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:mburgess@climatenetwork.org
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
The Climate Action Network (CAN) is a worldwide network of over 700 Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in more than 90 countries, working to promote government and individual action to limit human-induced climate change to ecologically sustainable levels. CAN members work to achieve this goal through information exchange and the coordinated development of NGO strategy on international, regional, and national climate issues. CAN has regional network hubs that coordinate these efforts around the world. CAN members place a high priority on both a healthy environment and development that "meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs" (Brundtland Commission). CAN's vision is to protect the atmosphere while allowing for sustainable and equitable development worldwide.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
As the world's largest network of civil society organizations collaborating on advocating solutions to the climate crisis through sustainable development, CAN-International will be playing an active role in the lead up to and during the Rio+20 conference to coordinate its member organizations to develop policy proposals, identify strategies to implement those proposals, work with governments to advocate for those proposals, and educate the public on the various aspects of the Rio+20 discussions related to climate change. Already, the Climate Action Network has developed a joint over-arching consensus position toward the Rio conference, with support from its 700 member organizations from 90 countries. This position/proposal was submitted to the UN ahead of the November 1 deadline for input into the "zero draft" of the Rio+20 outcome document. In the coming months, CAN-International will be facilitating its members to flesh out further details of the policy proposals described in our submission, engaging governments to educate and collaborate where possible, and working to educate the public on elements of the Rio+20 discussions and agenda. In particular, CAN has highlighted renewable energy, deforestation, agriculture, and finance as specific themes to engage within. These areas would fall under the "green economy" discussions, as well as discussions of governance. Regarding countries in which our activities will be carried out, CAN is a network with member organizations in 95 countries. These countries range from the largest in the world (United States, China, Europe) to some of the smallest (Tuvalu, Cook Islands, etc). We work to engage our members internationally as a global network, and will be liaising with our Brazilian NGO member organizations in particular as well. With over 20 years of experience engaging UN processes (mainly the UNFCCC), CAN has established itself as a productive supporter of global action to promote sustainable development and climate action, and looks forward to pursuing similar goals at the Rio+20 Conference with our many member organizations who will be engaged and present at the conference.
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
International
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Organizational Information
Name of OrganizationUnion des Industries Ferroviaires
CountryBelgium
Type of OrganizationAssociation

Questionnaire/Survey Information
1. Name of organization:Union des Industries Ferroviaires Européennes
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
221 Avenue Louise Brussels B-1050 Belgium
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Belgium
4. Name of contact person:Judit Sandor
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:judit.sandor@unife.org
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
The Association is a non-profit making organisation and its main purpose are the defence and representation of its members’ interests, on an international basis, the scientific, technical and economic study of problems and matters-directly or indirectly-linked to the guided land transport industry, as well as the creation, development, promotion and management of any type of standards or harmonization initiative for the guided land transport industry. In order to promote the progress in that sector, the Association also conducts research and recommends the implementation of industrial solutions to such problems on an international basis. In addition, UNIFE is also involved in standardization and R&D activities, leads the international certification of IRIS and supports the global signalling system, ERTMS. In order to achieve its purposes, the Association performs namely the following activities: - the preservation and development of relations at a high level with all interested parties including international and supranational bodies such as the European Union - the collection and update of documentation providing the results of research, experiences or any relevant information concerning, directly or indirectly, the guided land transport. - the publication and communication of any information likely to interest the guided land transport industry - the organization of congresses, conferences, seminars, study groups, meetings -and more generally- all activities of interest to its Members. - the creation, development, promotion and management of certification procedures, including accreditation and supervision of certification bodies as well as collection of certification and audit results, applicable to the sector of guided land transport industry. - the preparation of tenders and participation to European-level joint research & innovation projects, in close collaboration with the European institutions. - the organisation of technical working groups to provide the industry’s contribution to standards and regulations in the framework of UNIFE’s status as an official supporting body to the European Railway Agency. The Association may carry out all activities relating directly or indirectly to its purpose. It may namely involve itself, assist and show its interest in all activities that are similar to or that are likely to contribute to the realization or development of the above described activities. To receive a full overview on the UNIFE activities, you can find the UNIFE Annual Report under the following link: http://www.unife.org/publication_detail.asp?n=Annual-Report-2011&pid=35
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
Globalisation, liberalisation and integration of international markets, urbanisation, and climate change are those mega-trends shaping the future society, thereby putting an enormous pressure on the transport sector. Rail Transport has the capability to play a key role in a sustainable transport system by offering efficient services with low environmental impact. The European rail supply industry has a leading position in the world market, valued around €50-60 billion in 2003, of which it captures around 70% and directly employs 130,000 people only in Europe. The revitalisation of the railways contributes to sustainable development since this transport mode guaranteeing economic growth while creating more sustainable, less “carbon intensive” and safer means. The following three main objectives are showing the strength of the railway transport:  fostering the competitiveness of the rail transport with the view of contributing to economic growth;  promoting sustainable mobility;  reducing public expenditure by inducing better rail performance. The European rail supply industry fully supports the goal setting by the 2011 Transport White paper published by the European Commission which targets a reduction of at least 60% of GHG compared to 1990 should be achieved in the transport sector by 2050 and a 30% of road freight over 300 km should be shifted to rail and inland waterways by 2030 and 50% by 2050. The association is in favour of the “20-20-20” target launched by the EU leaders which aims at reducing CO2 emission by 20% by 2020 (or 30% if conditions are right), increasing energy efficiency by 20% by 2020, and increasing the share of renewable energy to 20%. The European rail supply industry helps to create a political framework favourable to sustainable mobility via publishing position papers and participating at public consultations (http://www.unife.org/position_papers_list.asp). The railway manufacturing industry vision for 2020 is a sustainable intermodal transport system, with railways as the backbone. The railway manufacturing industry is therefore looking to provide eco-efficient products and service solutions. Eco-efficiency is seen to be achieved over the whole life cycle - from production to operation to end of life, and by targeting key areas as eco-procurement, noise, energy efficiency, diesel emissions, emissions trading, sustainability, reporting and product declarations. The European rail supply industry organises a Sustainable Development event with the cooperation of UITP (International Association of the Public Transport) every 2nd year. The following event will be organised in 2012. UNIFE also contributes to improve the environmental performance of the rail sector by coordinating research and development project on energy and emissions cofounded by the European Commission (www.railenergy.eu, www.cleanER-D.eu, www.osirisrail.eu). The future of the rail supply industry is therefore the future of sustainable growth. The events and activities are taken place in Europe, mainly in the EU27 countries.
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
regional
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Name of OrganizationSeas at Risk
CountryBelgium
Type of OrganizationNon-governmental organization

Questionnaire/Survey Information
1. Name of organization:Seas at Risk
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
Rue d'Edimbourg 26 1050 Brussels Belgium Note: the address of the organisation has changed and this address (above) is different from that appearing on the scanned copy of the constitution provided at Q13. An official document recording the change of address can be supplied on request.
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Belgium
4. Name of contact person:John Maggs
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:jmaggs@seas-at-risk.org
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
To promote, encourage and enhance marine environmental protection and sustainable development in relation to the oceans.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
Seas at Risk works in the following areas of relevance to Rio+20: * Climate change effects and mitigation, particularly with respect to the marine environment and marine industries. * Ocean acidification. * Marine pollution including from ships and land-based sources, and especially marine litter. * Sustainable and low-impact fisheries. In support of the above we organise publicity, conferences and other events, support the work of our national member organisations and undertake advocacy at international meetings of government including within the EU institutions, the United Nations, regional fisheries management organisations, and the OSPAR Commission. Activities are carried out within Europe, but also within global UN bodies, e.g., the IMO, and the UNGA.
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
International
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Name of OrganizationMunicipal Health Government
CountryBrazil
Type of OrganizationLocal government

Questionnaire/Survey Information
1. Name of organization:MUNICIPAL HEALTH SECRETARIAT OF RIBEIRÃO PRETO - BRAZIL
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
PRUDENTE DE MORAIS STREET, nº 457 RIBEIRÃO PRETO (city) SÃO PAULO STATE ZIP CODE: 14015-100 BRAZIL PHONES: (55) (16) 3977-9330 (55) (16) 3977-9329
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Brazil
4. Name of contact person:Mrs. Regina Helena von Atzingen
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:grss@saude.pmrp.com.br
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
In Brazil, since 1988, medical assistance rights to all citizens are guaranteed by Constitution. This has been supported by a Brazilian Unified Health System called “Sistema Único de Saúde” (SUS), which develops actions and provides public healthcare services including prevention, diagnosis, treatment and recovery to most frequently illnesses. In the present time, in Ribeirão Preto city, there are 58 units of Healthcare Establishments under the municipal administrative sphere, geographically distributed in its territory, as follow: Basic Healthcare Units – (28 UBS), District Healthcare Units – (5 UBDS), Specialized Units (11), Basic and Specialized Unit (1) and Family Health Centers (13). The Unified Health System (SUS) has as one of its fundamental principles guarantee the right to health of the population, the construction of a public health system in a universal way and, above all, to ensure comprehensive care. The Health System is, by constitutional definition, a public health system, national and universal, basis the concept of health as a right of citizenship and has guidelines of organizational decentralization, with a single direction in each sphere of government, full of care, and participation the community. Its management, not only comprises the component of health care, but also strategic programs and health promotion, information technology and information health, management and human resource development, monitoring and environmental health, epidemiological surveillance and disease control and management of investments in health. Guarantee the right to health is a powerful tool to reduce social inequalities since it is a mechanism of social inclusion. The health system is very complex and comprehensive in its various programs, such as: vector control (dengue, yellow fever, etc.), program for the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases, tuberculosis, reducing child mortality, women's health program, health program for the elderly and all actions related to the environment and poverty alleviation through food supplementation programs.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
The Municipal Health Government develops actions mainly in primary health care with emphasis on preventive and health promotion in the areas of care, emergency care, health surveillance, including: surveillance, health surveillance system for zoonoses control, medical waste management, municipal program control of tuberculosis and programmatic actions in various health programs, which we can exemplify some, as follow: 1. Municipal Program of STD / AIDS and Viral Hepatitis: which aims to reduce the vulnerability of the population of Ribeirão Preto in acquiring sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and HIV / AIDS; seek improvement in quality of life of those affected and reduce prejudice, discrimination and other negative social impacts of STD / HIV / AIDS through public policies based on ethics and commitment to health promotion and citizenship, in line with the principles of the Unified Health System (SUS); 2. Breastfeeding Program: currently breastfeeding actions are implemented throughout the Municipal Health Network, with prevention activities, promoting and stimulating breastfeeding, but also in addressing the complications mammary (breast engorgement, nipple trauma and mastitis); 3. Program for Integrated Women's Health: which has as main objective the performance of actions aimed at comprehensive health care, in order to reduce mortality and morbidity of adolescent and adult women residing in Ribeirão Preto and how to act to improve the living conditions of the population; 4. Immunization Program: The National Immunization Program proposes the systematic vaccination as a routine vaccination schedule for the control of major communicable diseases such as tuberculosis, hepatitis B, diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, polio, measles, mumps, hemófilo and yellow fever in some regions like ours; 5. Municipal Program of Medical Waste Management: In our health care units, the generation of Medical Waste (MW) includes common waste, similar to domiciliary garbage, and hazardous wastes comprehending infectious wastes, sharp implements, chemical and pharmaceutical substances. Radioactive rejects are not generated at these units. Our administration plan for health service waste, aims to result in a reduction of procedures, reuse and recycling of residues, as well as an adaptation of materials and environment making possible a reduction of all kind of residues. Our Waste Management Plan developed proposals to adapt the physical structure and waste fluxogram, which is minimizing the risks of occupational accidents and promote safety in the Healthcare Units community, population and environment. We are giving training courses and meetings, making the dissemination of new solid waste policy and its implications and training workers and users to the correct implementation of the plan for waste management of health services, along with its social and environmental implications. The Plan activities are contributing to sustainable development, as well as, environmental improvement and social and economic improvement. Our Waste Management Plan introduced elective collection of recyclable waste and composting that is helping sustain the quality of life, maintain continuous access to natural resources, solve present needs and avoid lasting environmental damage without jeopardizing the capacity of future generations to solve their future necessities. Our financial sources are 100% from government funding sources, the three spheres of government; federal, state and municipal. The financing is guided by the principle of integration of actions and seeks to ensure the principle of equity.
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
regional level (municipality)
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Name of OrganizationNihon Kokusai Volunteer Center
CountryJapan
Type of OrganizationNon-governmental organization

Questionnaire/Survey Information
1. Name of organization:Nihon Kokusai Volunteer Center(Japan International Volunteer Center)
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
6F Creative One Akihabara Bldg., 5-3-4 Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0005
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Japan
4. Name of contact person:Kiyotaka Takahashi
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:info@ngo-jvc.net
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
In order for all people on the earth to realize a society where we all can live in harmony with each other and with nature, 1. JVC supports people in various parts of the world who are struggling to improve their living conditions despite of their hardships socially imposed. 2. JVC works for the creation of new lifestyles and human relations based on the protection and revitalization of the global environment.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
The programmes and activities that are relevant to the Conference are the programmes and activities taken place in Laos. Laos has abundant natural resources and other forest. Surrounded by emerging countries such as China, Thailand and Vietnam, it has always influenced by those countries. Laos is under the large-scale economic development by dams’ contraction to sell electricity and land concession to open up forests for the rubber and eucalyptus plantations. These developments, however, reduces forests which has been traditionally used by villagers. People, who depends foods and income resources on forests, face to large scale changes. Community Forestry JVC supports villagers to manage their community forestry by themselves and to prevent their forestry to be rent to large-scale plantations without villagers’ agreement. Details of activities we have done so far: ① Preparation and Implementation of “Participatory Land Use Planning (PLUP)” According to new manual’s publication by government, JVC organized the release meeting of this manual for local government administrators. After the meeting, JVC implemented PLUP with local government in 3 villages where this system helped villagers to manage and conserve natural resource by themselves. ② Training of Land and Forest Lows JVC distributed calendars which show villagers their rights with pictures and organized training of lows in our target villages. And JVC organized tours for forest volunteers to study bad effects by large-scale plantation. ③ Natural Resource Management ・Fish Conservation Area JVC set fish conservation areas with villagers in 2 target villages. ・Environment Education JVC organized environment education class cooperated with teachers in a primary school. ・Tree Plating JVC organized tour for villagers to study how to plant Non-timber Forest Products (NTFP) such as mushrooms, bamboo shoots, and rattan. And NTFP was planted by participants of the tour. ④ Awareness Raising JVC organized puppet show and community drama performance in our target villages to show described above our activities with students of the Minority School.
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
International
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Organizational Information
Name of OrganizationCentro de Desenvolvimento Sustentável
CountryBrazil
Type of OrganizationAcademics

Questionnaire/Survey Information
1. Name of organization:Centro de Desenvolvimento Sustentável - CDS
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
Campus Universitário Darcy Ribeiro - Gleba A, Bloco C - Av. L3 Norte, Asa Norte - Brasília-DF, CEP: 70.904-970 (Junto ao Centro de Excelência em Turismo - CET) Telefones: 55(61) 3107-6000, 3107-6001, 3107-6002, Fax: 3107-5972 E-mail : cds@unb.br | Site: www.unbcds.pro.br
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Brazil
4. Name of contact person:Patricia dos Santos Mesquita
5. Email address to be used for correspondence: cds.rio20@gmail.com
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
The CENTER FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - CDS, created in 1995 by the University of Brasília (UnB), is a permanent academic unit dedicated to the study of contemporary relations between society and nature. Stressing the interplay between knowledge and reality, it aims to build technical and professional capacity and to promote the ethics of sustainability, by establishing exchanges among a wide variety of disciplines and areas of knowledge. The CDS carries out research about the environment and sustainable development, using interdisciplinarity as a basic guideline and as a theoretical, methodological and epistemological reference.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
In this last year, the Center organized a national preparatory conference for Rio+20, developed a special part of the website for further development of this subject, participated in the Social, Economic and Development Council of the Presidency of Brazil, was part of a network of scholars discussing the subject with the o Insitut International de Recherche - Polirique de Civilisation, and we are currently preparing a book with the Office of Strategic Issues of the Republic Presidency. In addition to this, research carried by the centre are also related to the main issues of Rio+20. The main themeas seek to: 1) to provide technological tools for improved environmental planning and management; 2) to integrate professionals from different academic backgrounds; 3) to generate information that contributes to the assessment, quantification, monitoring and prevention of damage to the environment; 4) to respond to social demands regarding environmental and scientific-technological management and policy. The interdisciplinary study of sustainable development requires new approaches and methodological tools. Research on the construction of alternative methodologies for sustainable development reflects the desire of the CDS to create mechanisms for wide and diversified discussion about the possibilities and problems of sustainable development. The CDS seeks to build instruments that, at the same time, contribute to the better understanding of the problems of sustainable development and help shape strategies for its operationalization through public policy.
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
regional, national, and international levels
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Name of OrganizationBotines Solidarios
CountryArgentina
Type of OrganizationNon-governmental organization

Questionnaire/Survey Information
1. Name of organization:Botines Solidarios
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
nanicorleto@botines-solidarios.org.ar Cerviño 3920 PB C Palermo BsAs Argentina
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Argentina
4. Name of contact person:Lucia Monsegur
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:luciamonse@gmail.com
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
Development through Sports- Specialy Rugby and Hockey- Poverty erradication - Concientization about Sustainable Development
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
- Rugby and Hockey in slums of Buenos Aires - Rugby in jails - Free Music Festivals for young people conicentizating about sustainable development and poverty erradication
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
national
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Name of OrganizationCentre for Ethics and Value Inquiry
CountryBelgium
Type of OrganizationAcademics

Questionnaire/Survey Information
1. Name of organization:Centre for Ethics & Value Inquiry (CEVI)
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
CEVI - Ghent University, Blandijnberg 2 - B-9000 Ghent
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Belgium
4. Name of contact person:Gaston Meskens
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:Gaston.Meskens@UGent.be
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
The Centre for Ethics & Value Inquiry (CEVI) carries out research and teaching on the ethics of globalisation and on ethics under the conditions of globalisation. CEVI is based at Ghent University in Belgium where it is part of the Department of Philosophy. The Centre is also involved in international networks and platforms. CEVI is a founding member of the International Global Ethics Association (IGEA, www.igea.ugent.be/). As an academic stakeholder, CEVI maintains good and collaborative relations with the civil and the professional community.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
CEVI carries a PhD-research programme (‘The Possibility of Global Governance’) about the global ethics of sustainable development governance. The vantage point of the research is that the quality of governance essentially depends on the quality of the working of ‘the knowledge-policy interface’, and that this 'quality' concerns a specific morality with regard to the generation and metamosphosis of knowledge prior to and in decision making itself. Based on this thesis, the research programme develops and motivates an advanced conception for distributive justice (seeing it primarily as a ‘sharing of knowledge capacity building’ + a ‘sharing of deliberative space’ + a ‘sharing of freedoms of collective choice’) and uses this conception to suggest a new understanding of the idea of deliberative democracy and to motivate a consequent moral framework for sustainable development governance. The contributing CEVI researcher (Gaston Meskens) has build up more than fifteen years of experience in participative and transdisciplinary research on governance related to sustainable development, energy and climate change and with working as observer in the policy processes of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) and the United Nations Non-Proliferation Treaty process (UN-NPT).
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
international
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Name of OrganizationJapan Civil Network for the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity
CountryJapan
Type of OrganizationNon-governmental organization

Questionnaire/Survey Information
1. Name of organization:Japan Civil Network for the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
Shimada Bldg. 203, 1-44-17 Nagono, Nakamura-ku Nagoya, Aichi 450-0001 Japan
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Japan
4. Name of contact person:Makiko Imai
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:jcnundb@gmail.com
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
We are the Japanese civil society network which is following up the issues related to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), United Nations Decade on Biodiversity (UNDB). We have 22 organization members and 21 individual members nationwide. The main purpose is the mainstreaming of biodiversity in policy making and regional activities and delivering citizen's voice to the political platform.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
Mainstreaming of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Aichi Biodiversity Targets which was adopted at the tenth conference of CBD (CBD-COP10). Also, for the purpose of networking with other CSOs worldwide.
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
National
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Name of Organization350 Vermont
CountryUnited States of America
Type of OrganizationNon-governmental organization

Questionnaire/Survey Information
1. Name of organization:350 Vermont
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
94 North Champlain St. Burlington, VT 05401 USA
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:United States of America
4. Name of contact person:Joe Solomon
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:joe@350vt.org
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
The purpose of 350 Vermont is to organize a mass grassroots movement to make the state of Vermont a bold and inspiring leader in tackling the planetary climate crisis. We believe we can be a national and global example for healing our planet. Part of achieving our mandate means getting outside of borders to push fellow states and our national leaders to act far more valiantly for sustainable development, and to stand with vulnerable countries around the world who are fighting for the most ambitious changes on the UN stage.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
350 Vermont is an official local chapter of the global 350.org movement. Last summer, Vermont suffered from unprecedented and intensely destructive floods, accelerated in part from climate changing forces. We hope to bring our stories to Rio and push for bolder environmental action on behalf of the US and world leaders. Before the conference, we hope to engage our state's top political officials (among the US's boldest climate leaders), to push for overall bolder action on behalf of the USA. We also intend to raise a great amount of media and community interest in the Rio+20 summit through our participation. After the conference completes, we are greatly excited to take the lessons and resolutions to our home state and both get to work to implement them, as well as rally our country (the USA) to keep their new promises on sustainable development.
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
Vermont
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Name of OrganizationZambia Climate Change Network
CountryZambia
Type of OrganizationNon-governmental organization

Questionnaire/Survey Information
1. Name of organization:Zambia Climate Change Network
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
324 Independence Avenue P.O. Box 50699 RW Lusaka
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Zambia
4. Name of contact person:Eneya Maseko
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:zccn.info@gmail.com
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
The Zambia Climate Change Network (ZCCN) is a network of civil society organisations working in the area of climate change agenda in Zambia and beyond. The vision of the general membership is to build the capacity of ZCCN to levels that will sustain effective mechanisms for information and knowledge sharing, policy dialogue and promote appropriate interventions and advocacy on issues of climate change. The overall goals is to: “promote the sharing of climate change related information among the general; membership greater public in order to enhance effective advocacy and stakeholder engagement in the climate change and environment discourse and debate at local, national, regional and international levels”.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
ZCCN undertakes activities aimed at contributing to national, regional and international climate change discourse. These include capacity building of members organisations and the media to effectively contribute to and influence regional and international climate change and sustainable development discourse, policy advocacy and targeted campaigns. A most recent example is where the Network, in collaboration with the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance, spearheaded the participation of civil society in the COP 17 conference in Durban, South Africa through the TransAfrican Caravn of Hope, among other activities surrounding the engagement. A report back meeting has since been undertaken among civil society and Government. ZCCN also contributed to the stocktaking report (since the 1992 Rio Summit) by Government. In-country activities will include awareness activities on sustainable development, policy dialogue meetings and media discussion programme, including a post Rio+20 monitoring framework to be implemented by Civil Society. Several of ZCCN members (particularly from East and Southern Africa Small Scale Farmers-ESAFF) and PELUM Association also took active part in WSSD in 2002.
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
National
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Name of OrganizationOtec 102.9 fm
CountryGhana
Type of OrganizationMedia

Questionnaire/Survey Information
1. Name of organization:OTEC FM
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
P.O.BOX 2556 KUMASI SAWASI RAOSD
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Ghana
4. Name of contact person:ERIC KWASI DARKWA
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:ofumps@yahoo.com
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
MEDIA REPORT
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
REPORTING NEWS AND OTHER INFORMATION
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
REGIONAL LEVEL
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Organizational Information
Name of OrganizationDesertec Foundation
CountryGermany
Type of OrganizationFoundation

Questionnaire/Survey Information
1. Name of organization:DESERTEC Foundation
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
DESERTEC Foundation Ferdinandstrasse 28-30 20095 Hamburg Germany
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Germany
4. Name of contact person:Sabine Jungebluth
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:sabine.jungebluth@desertec.org
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
The mission of DESERTEC Foundation is lobby work, capacity building and active influencing the framework conditions for a fast global implementation of the DESERTEC Concept, a sustainable and feasible solution for a clean and secure global energy future, and the transformation to a renewable based energy supply in general. The DESERTEC Concept shows how, by working together to harness renewable sources of energy in the world’s deserts and beyond, humankind can provide climate protection, development, and security for a world with almost 10bln people in 2050 using technologies that are available today. The world’s deserts receive more energy from the sun within six hours than humankind consumes within a year. They are an incredible untapped energy resource. To accelerate the global transition to renewable energy and to prevent irreversible climate change, the DESERTEC Concept advocates different power resources of renewable energy where they are at their most abundant. For instance, concentrating solar power (CSP) plants and PV-Plants built in deserts can provide more clean electricity than those in less suitable sites. High-Voltage Direct Current grids can then transport that energy across long distances with very low losses of only 3 per cent per 1,000 km enabling the best sites to be accessed and interlinked and electricity to be delivered to the centres of demand: 90 per cent of the world’s population live at most 3,000 km far from the world’s deserts. This all means that DESERTEC is a truly global concept that can be realised in EU-MENA, Sub-Saharan Africa, Southern Africa, America, Australia, India and in the greater region of East Asia. All forms of renewable energy have their place within the DESERTEC Concept but it is based on a renewable energy mix that integrates solar power from the deserts especially. Here, desert CSP plants in particular offer another big advantage. In contrast to electricity, heat energy can be stored cost effectively in large amounts with very low losses. By storing heat energy in molten salts and other mediums during the day, CSP plants can provide electricity even at night after the sun has gone down. This reliable power can be delivered on demand stabilising the grid and thus enabling the integration of a higher proportion of fluctuating renewables in the energy mix. CSP plants can do the job that conventional power plants do now. Desert power therefore supports the deployment of renewable energies in other areas. It can provide an economical and sustainable supply of clean energy to drive global development and lift millions more out of poverty. It can increase water security in desert regions by powering sea water desalination.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
The DESERTEC Foundation has five main objectives. Each of these objectives has associated programmes and activities, some already implemented and some are still under development. These five objectives focus on different stages within the innovation, promotion, and implementation process of the DESERTEC Concept. Our objectives are to: 1. Inform The DESERTEC Foundation is becoming known as one of the sources for credible information on the global transition to renewable energy. With more than 300 international talks the speakers, coordinators, and supporters of the DESERTEC Foundation are actively promoting the DESERTEC Concept around the globe. Through its website, news, social media channels, films, and publications, the DESERTEC Foundation informs a global audience about the latest data and developments in the global deployment of renewable energies and its implications for humankind as a whole. One example to mention in this field is the DESERTEC Atlas, a comprehensive look at the implications of the DESERTEC Concept for combating climate change, population growth, and social development. It is intended to translate it in English by June 2012. 2. Educate To accelerate the implementation of the DESERTEC Concept the foundation facilitates knowledge transfer, capacity-building, and scientific co-operation in the field of renewable energies, and additionally fosters exchange and cooperation between the governmental, academic, and private sectors. Through its academic network and the DESERTEC University Network (DUN) the foundation promotes academic exchange, knowledge transfer, research, and education. One example is the DESERTEC Foundation’s work as partner in WEREEMa (Wind Energy, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in Maroc). This project promotes knowledge transfer between Germany and Morocco to hasten the creation of the necessary framework conditions for the deployment of renewable energies. (http://www.desertec.org/en/global-mission/focus-region-eu-mena/) 3. Mobilise The DESERTEC Foundation is a non-profit organisation and is therefore perceived as an objective voice. It mobilises people, organisations, and institutions to work together for a global transition to renewable energy. It does this through targeted consulting and lobbying work informing people from grass root organisations to politicians about the benefits of the transition and what they can do to support. In addition, the DESERTEC Foundation will increasingly empower those wishing to collaborate and contribute to support the global transition. The Re-Generation MENA project (http://www.desertec.org/en/global-mission/focus-region-eu-mena/) is a currently running example. It equips students in Egypt and Tunisia with the skills to contribute and take part in the expansion of renewable energies. 4. Monitor and Certify The DESERTEC Foundation is developing an evaluation process that certifies projects which adhere to the values and principles of the DESERTEC Concept and meet high standards of environmental and social sustainability. We took a first step in this direction with our recent evaluation and subsequent public endorsement of the TuNur Project (DESERTEC Foundation: The TuNur Project, DESERTEC Channel at YouTube, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqJPreSAFOM). 5. Develop pilot projects The DESERTEC Foundation initiates and develops flagship projects that represent the DESERTEC Concept in an exemplary manner and further its realisation. The DESERTEC Foundation is based in Germany, but is active in: Austria, Belgium, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Switzerland, The Gambia, The Netherlands, Morocco, Tunisia, and the United Kingdom. We have plans to expand this network in the near future.
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
international
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Name of OrganizationAssociation des Jeunes Franco-Maliens pour le Développement de l'Education au Mali
CountryMali
Type of OrganizationAssociation

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1. Name of organization:Association des Jeunes Franco-maliens pour le Développement de l'Education au Mali
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
ajfmdem2009@yahoo.fr
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Mali
4. Name of contact person:KONATE Malick
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:malick990@yahoo.fr
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
L’Association des Jeunes Franco-Maliens pour le Développement de l’Education au Mali (AJFMDEM) est independante de toutes formations politique et à but non lucratif et à une durée indéterminée. En ce sens, elle a un caractère social et peut entretenir des relations de coopération avec toute personne physique ou morale, les ONG, les structures privées ou étatiques dans le cadre de la réalisation de ses objectifs qui sont les suivants :  Cultiver ou renforcer l’esprit d’excellence chez les étudiants ;  Eveiller et conscientiser les élèves et étudiants ;  Créer, développer et moderniser les infrastructures scolaires (l’installation des cantines, d’infirmeries, de salles d’informatiques, de bibliothèques, etc.) ;  Promouvoir le tourisme et le sport à l’école ;  Scolariser des enfants en situation difficile ;  Aider les enfants mendiants à fréquenter l’école ;  Promouvoir des nouvelles filières d’étude ;  Lutter contre le VIH/Sida, le paludisme et la délinquance en milieu scolaire ;  Assainir les structures éducatives ;  Lutter contre le chômage des jeunes
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
Nous avons entrepris cette année quelques programme d'activités à savoir: d'organiser une journée de salubrité, formation des membres de l'association à la bonne maîtrise associative, formation des formateurs en puériculture et d'organiser la cours de vacance etc....
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
National
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Name of OrganizationCentro Brasileiro de Relações Internacionais
CountryBrazil
Type of OrganizationNon-governmental organization

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1. Name of organization:Centro Brasileiro de Relações Internacionais
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
Rua da Candelária, 9 Room 201 20.091-020 Rio de Janeiro/RJ Brazil
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Brazil
4. Name of contact person:Renata Hessmann Dalaqua
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:renata@cebri.org.br
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
CEBRI is one of the main international relations think tanks in Brazil and it has rapidly become a national reference in the promotion of high-level studies and debates. Its purpose is to enhance knowledge and promote well-informed discussions that contribute to a deeper understanding of the interests of the Brazilian society in the international system; thus, presenting subsidies to define public policies in Brazil. To this end, CEBRI organizes lectures, seminars, roundtables and taskforces. Its projects result in studies, bulletins, working documents and reports. Additionally, CEBRI runs regular publications; such as: CEBRI Dossier, Articles, Thesis, News and Clippings.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
CEBRI conducts regular research on themes connected to sustainable development; such as: water management, energy efficiency, biodiversity and carbon emissions. These are usually long-term research projects that also include events that are open to the public (e.g., seminars and roundtables) and high-quality publications. As a general rule, these activities take place in Brazil. In the past couple of years, CEBRI has conducted research on sustainable development and its most vital subthemes; that is: water, food security, climate change and energy. This project was called “Brazil and the global themes” and it included the organization of two workshops and a final seminar, in which four important studies were presented to the public and launched in a single publication. The studies are available in Portuguese only at: http://www.cebri.com.br/midia/documentos/estudo_beotg.pdf The Amazon forest has also been an important object of study. A one-year project called “Sustainable Development in the Amazon” also led to the organization of two seminars and the publication of three important studies. The studies are available in Portuguese only at: http://www.cebri.com.br/midia/documentos/livreto_cebri_embaixa3.pdf Other studies have been produced by CEBRI on the topic of sustainable development, such as: 2010. VIOLA, Eduardo. “The evolution of climate change in the international agenda”. 2010. MIGUEZ, José; OLIVEIRA, Adriano. “Climate change: the tracks of negotiation and the role of Brazil”. 2010. BORN, Rubens. “Climate change: challenges and opportunities of transforming development”. 2009. OLIVEIRA, K. “The international regime of biodiversity: confronting sustainability indicators effectiveness in the promotion of sustainable development”. Together with the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and the Institute of International Relations at the University of the West Indies (IIR UWI), CEBRI collaborated in a global effort to produce a blueprint for a lasting sustainable energy partnership for the Americas. The report of this project is available at: http://www.cebri.com.br/midia/documentos/blueprint_-_final_report.pdf Currently, CEBRI is coordinating a one-year project on “Brazil and the international agenda of sustainability”. The main objective of this project is to discuss the challenges and opportunities that are relevant to Brazil in the construction of such agenda. Considering that in June 2012 Brazil will host the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development - the most important top-rank meeting on the subject - our researchers would very much appreciate the opportunity to attend the Conference. A first-hand insight on the Brazilian efforts carried out during the Conference would enable our researchers to produce a more accurate analysis of Brazil’s role in the making of the international agenda of sustainability. Our project will include two workshops (one before and the other after the Conference) and will generate three sectorial studies dedicated to the implications of the international agenda of sustainability to the State, the private sector and the civil society in Brazil. Additionally, in the end of November, a big seminar is scheduled to take place; in which the final version of these studies will be presented to the general public. A publication compiling these studies and also analyzing them is expected to be launched by CEBRI at this event. Depending on the funds available, we intend to present these studies in both Portuguese and English.
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
Regional - Americas
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Name of OrganizationInternational Geosphere-Biosphere Programme
CountrySweden
Type of OrganizationAcademics

Questionnaire/Survey Information
1. Name of organization:International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Stockholm, Sweden Box 50005 104 05
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Sweden
4. Name of contact person:owen gaffney
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:owen.gaffney@igbp.kva.se
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
Global sustainability research
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
IGBP was launched in 1987 to coordinate international research on global-scale and regional-scale interactions between Earth's biological, chemical and physical processes and their interactions with human systems. IGBP views the Earth system as the Earth's natural physical, chemical and biological cycles and processes AND the social and economic dimensions. IGBP's vision is to provide essential scientific leadership and knowledge of the Earth system to help guide society onto a sustainable pathway during rapid global change. The vision has three key elements: the planet the planet under pressure transformation in an era of rapid global change. We have a network of 10,000 scientists in 70 countries
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
international
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Name of OrganizationEuropean Bureau for Conservation and Development
CountryBelgium
Type of OrganizationNon-governmental organization

Questionnaire/Survey Information
1. Name of organization:EUROPEAN BUREAU FOR CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
RUE DE LA SCIENCE, 10 1000 BRUSSELS
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Belgium
4. Name of contact person:KATHLEEN LAISSY
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:kathleen.laissy@ebcd.org
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
EBCD promotes conservation and the sustainable use of natural renewable resources supporting science-based solutions, and with due consideration to the three pillars of sustainable development (economic, social and environmental aspects), respect for cultural diversity and full stakeholder participation. EBCD has had a long history and experience working with policy-makers in linking conservation to development at both the EU and International level.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
EBCD’s areas of work: o Marine issues/oceans o Environment o Climate change o Biodiversity o Sustainable development o Energy and resource efficiency o Sustainable agriculture and water management EBCD’s activities: o Organization of events (workshops, conferences, seminars) o Monitoring European Institutions and International Organizations’ work o Providing the Secretariat jointly with IUCN of the European Parliament Intergroup on “Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development” In the International arena, EBCD follows closely environmental agreements and conventions such as CBD, CITES, UNFCCC etc. Working in full collaboration with the European Institutions, EBCD monitors EU developments on environmental policy with the main focus on marine issues and provides advice to policy makers and stakeholders. EBCD provides the Secretariat to the biggest and the most active Intergroup in the European Parliament, a cross-party, cross-committee and cross-sectoral platform for Members of the European Parliament to learn, discuss and create policies geared towards finding solutions to issues related to sustainable development with main focus on climate change and biodiversity. EBCD organizes high-level seminars and workshops mainly focused on marine issues, bringing together all the players seeking to find balanced solutions. As an active member of the International Union for Conservation of Nature, EBCD works closely with its network of experts, Commissions and Programs as well as with other organizations and institutions actively involved in the conservation of biodiversity and sustainable management of natural renewable resources.
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
INTERNATIONAL
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Name of OrganizationHuman Sciences Research Council
CountrySouth Africa
Type of OrganizationAcademics

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1. Name of organization:Human Sciences Research Council
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
14th Floor Plein Park Building 69-83 Plein Street Cape Town South Africa 8000
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:South Africa
4. Name of contact person:Bridgette Prince, Director of International Liaision
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:bprince@hsrc.ac.za (copy mmeyer@hsrc.ac.za)
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
The HSRC was established in 1968 as South Africa’s statutory research agency and has grown to become the largest dedicated research institute in the social sciences and humanities on the African continent, doing cutting-edge research in areas that are crucial to development. The council conducts large-scale, policy-relevant, social-scientific research for public-sector users, non-governmental organisations and international development agencies. Research activities and structures are closely aligned with South Africa’s national development priorities, of which the most notable are poverty reduction through economic development, skills enhancement, job creation, education, the well-being of children and families, the elimination of discrimination and inequalities, and the promotion of democracy, good governance and effective service delivery. Another large research area covers the behavioural and social aspects of health, including HIV, AIDS, sexually transmitted infections, tuberculosis, nutrition and health systems.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
The HSRC has formal memorandums of agreement with partners on the African continent, Asia, the United States, Canada, South America, the United Kingdom, and Europe. The HSRC together with its partners undertakes joint research activities and collaborate in the programmes and areas listed below: Education and Skills Development Broad Thematic Areas 1. Education and Schooling 2. Intermediate Skills 3. High Skills Development 4. Training & Development In Firms Economic Performance & Development Broad Thematic Areas 1. Macroeconomic dynamics of structural change 2. Spatial development & Migration 3. Employment creation & livelihoods 4. Developmental social policy Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery Broad Thematic Areas 1. Africa and the Global South 2. Crime and Corruption 3. Service Delivery, Traditional Leadership and Social Justice 4. The Developmental State 5. Democratisation and state capacity 6. South African Social Attitudes Survey (SASAS) Human and Social Development (HSD) Broad Thematic Areas 1. Child and youth development 2. Family and community studies 3. Violence 4. Diversity, culture, identity and social cohesion 5. Dynamics of change and social movements   Population Health, Health Systems and Innovation Broad Thematic Areas 1. CESTII 2. Health Systems and Health Care Financing 3. Social and Environmental Determinants of Health 4. Demographics and Population Health HIV/AIDS, STI and TB Broad Thematic Areas 1. Epidemiology & Strategic Information 2. Social, Behavioural and Biomedical interventions 3. Operations and Implementation Research 4. Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS Research Alliance (SAHARA)
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
All
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Name of OrganizationUnisfera International Centre
CountryCanada
Type of OrganizationNon-governmental organization

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1. Name of organization:Unisféra International Centre
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
Unisféra International Centre 2001, Marie-Anne Est Montréal (Québec) Canada H2H 1M5
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Canada
4. Name of contact person:Marc Paquin
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:marc.paquin@unisfera.org
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
The Unisféra International Centre is a non-profit research and educational organization dedicated to the advancement of knowledge on sustainable development. By combining its expertise in policy analysis and formulation with its consulting experience, Unisféra is a powerful vector for knowledge-based solutions. Unisféra’s main areas of expertise comprise sustainable development policy, law and management, climate change and adaptation, sustainable land management, desertification, trade & environment, and water policy.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
WITH REGARDS TO THE INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: Member of the U.N. Joint Inspection Unit team that reviewed the environmental management policies and practices of U.N. organizations in 2009-2010 (Switzerland, Kenya, Austria, France, USA, Canada). Conducted an evaluation of the institutional frameworks for an optimal governance of sustainable development in 56 countries, for the International Organization of the Francophonie in 2011 Prepared and presented briefing notes for French-speaking negotiators at the UNCCD COPs since 2007. Author of the IEPF/OIF Guide for Negotiators to the UNCCD, 2007 Edition and its Revised 2011 Edition. On behalf of the General Mechanism (GM) of the CCD, currently providing counsel on the Results Impact Analysis Methodology of the Investment Framework Strategies for Sustainable Land Management. Since 2010, providing consultation services to ICAO on developing and implementing its GHG Emissions Reduction Plan and its Sustainable Management System; Analyzed the environmental impact of the Quebec Ministry of Municipal Affairs, and Regions' and of the Quebec Ministry of Immigration's activities in 2009-2010; Developed the process to elaborate the sustainable development plan for Quebec's Administrative Tribunal (2009-2010); Unisfera is accredited to all three Rio Conventions (UNCCD, CBD and UNFCCC) as well as to UNEP (Governing Council). WITH REGARDS TO A GREEN ECONOMY IN THE CONTEXT OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND POVERTY ERADICATION, SELECTED ACTIVITIES INCLUDE: Unisfera moderates two news and information portals on the Francophonie's sustainable development informational website Mediaterre.org, concerning Desertification and another concerning the Rio+20 process. For seven years running, Unisfera has organized an annual conference in Montreal (Canada) on Sustainable Development and Corporate Social Responsibility; In 2009 and 2010, provided training on the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) in collaboration with LEAD Canada; In 2008, Unisfera organized a forum on Small Scale Agriculture in partnership with Farm Radio International, UNITERRA/WUSC, Care Canada and the Canadian Council for International Cooperation SELECTED PUBLICATIONS RELATING TO THE THEMES OF THE CONFERENCE INCLUDE: Richard Connor, Associate Lead Author, UNESCO-WWAP 4th World Water Development Report, to be published in March 2012; French synthesis of The Dynamics of Global Water Futures: Driving Forces 2011–2050, UNESCO-WWAP, to be published in March 2012; Report on the Participatory evaluation of the institutional frameworks for an optimal governance of sustainable development in French-speaking countries for IEPF (2011); Developing Integrated Financing Strategies for Sustainable Land Management - Guidelines, UNDP/GEF, LDC and SIDS Targeted Portfolio Approach for Capacity Development & Mainstreaming of Sustainable Land Management Project, 2008; Pierre Marc Johnson, Karel Mayrand and Marc Paquin, Governing Global Desertification : Linking Environmental Degradation, Poverty and Participation, Ashgate Pub Co (June 2006), 292 pp.; Independent Evaluation of the Global Mechanism – Report to the Conference of Parties, UNCCD Secretariat, 2004; Independent Evaluation of the Global Mechanism : Final Report to the World Bank, 2003; Payment for environmental services: study and evaluation of existing systems, (publication in French: Le paiement pour les services environnementaux : Étude et évaluation des systèmes actuels), Commission for Environmental Cooperation of North America, 2004; The Economic and Environmental Impacts of Agricultural Subsidies : A Look at Mexico and Other OECD Countries, Instituto Nacional de Ecologia (INE), Secretaria de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (SEMARNAT), Mexico, 2003.
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
International
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Name of OrganizationYouth For Public Transport
CountryBelgium
Type of OrganizationOthers

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1. Name of organization:Youth For Public Transport (Y4PT)
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
Rue Sainte-Marie 6, Brussels, BRU, 1080, Belgium, Europe
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Belgium
4. Name of contact person:Sebastián Pernet
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:sebastian.pernet@y4pt.org
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
Y4PT (Youth For Public Transport, www.y4pt.org) is a Belgium-based international youth-led organization that advocates sustainable mobility through public transport promotion in order to seek a greater welfare and a better quality of life of all (young) people around the world. One of Y4PT's main goals is to ensure that youth has legitimate rights to deliberate and vote on mobility and related issues at all levels and in all scenarios since they (young people) are currently a major category of public transport users and they are inheritors of all outcomes derived from all decisions taken today by adults. Y4PT was conceived and is supported by the UITP (International Association of Public Transport, www.uitp.org), and sponsored by Daimler (www.daimler.com) and INIT (www.initag.de).
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
To achieve its purpose, Y4PT performs, among others, the following activities: • To organize face-to-face parliaments (called "Y4PT Youth Parliaments": http://www.youthforpt.org/?page_id=3419) where young people think about public transport. Y4PT also encourages discussion spaces by using existing information and communication technologies as Internet (we have launched "Forumatter.com"). • To reward best practices made for and best initiatives made by young people as public transport's agents of change ("Youth Awards"). • To create and strengthen cooperation agreements with local and international entities whose pillar is/are youth and/or public transport ("Youth Advocacy" (we are partnered with UNESCO: http://www.youthforpt.org/?p=1677) & “Y4PT Youth Charter”: http://www.youthforpt.org/?p=4048). • To promote training programs to make young people better actors of public transport ("Youth Training"). • To promote and disseminate knowledge generation from the creative perspective of young people ("Y4PT Youth Labs": http://www.youthforpt.org/?page_id=3419). • To encourage academic and professional exchange programs in all geographic levels for qualified young people with keen genuine interest in public transport issues ("Youth Exchange"). • To conduct spare time activities ("Y4PT Flash Mobs" & "Photo and Video Constests": http://www.youthforpt.org/?page_id=11) to serve as an effective channel to share our message with young people worldwide. • To participate at events by invitation of any stratum of society (we participated at two major United Nations events: High Level Meeting on Youth (http://www.youthforpt.org/?p=3650) & 64th Annual United Nations DPI /NGO Conference on Sustainable Societies and Responsive Citizens (http://www.youthforpt.org/?p=3828)).
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
Y4PT has a wide scope since our activities reach all geographic levels (national, regional and international).
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Name of OrganizationPeace and Life Enhancement Initiative International
CountryNigeria
Type of OrganizationNon-governmental organization

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1. Name of organization:${Name}
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
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3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:${HQ}
4. Name of contact person:${Name of contact person}
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:${Email}
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
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7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
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8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
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Name of OrganizationMiscarea Ecologista din Moldova
CountryRepublic of Moldova
Type of OrganizationNon-governmental organization

Questionnaire/Survey Information
1. Name of organization:Ecological Movement of Moldova
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
13, S.Lazo, Chisinau
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Republic of Moldova
4. Name of contact person:Alecu Renita
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:mem@mem.md
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
The Association promotes its own European and democratic values, national interests, civic, environmental rule of law, partnership, open competition and comply with ethical norms of the commercial sector. The Association goals are: - To form a vision and environmental awareness of citizens, - Restore natural balance, - The collective mentalities change for the better for the environment and greening of society, - Environment and healthier population, - Restoration of cultural and spiritual ethical-moral universe and channel their energies to develop and implement projects in the following areas and fields: • Environmental education, information and training; • Access to information and public participation; • Protected areas, biodiversity, natural and cultural heritage, ecological and sustainable tourism; • Spiritual Ecology; • Development of sustainable and alternative energy; • Sustainable waste management; • Sustainable transport; • Integrated management of water resources; • Sociological Studies; • Organic Farming; • Development of partnerships; • Advice, expertise and audit; • Environmental legislation and access to justice; • EU integration and connection to EU environmental standards; • Cooperation with international organizations; • Cross-border cooperation.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
EMM has implemented a series of environmental education projects, being a major player in civil society, forming public opinion on attitudes towards environmental issues and the importance of their resolution, promoting environmental education and public awareness. EMM implemented projects related to: water; small rivers, waste management; public awareness and trainings on environmental protection; educational publications, trips and demonstrative lessons. The main achievements in this field are: environmental education materials, leaflet, posters and books about: water, soil, waste, nutrients and protection of rivers, POP, natural and cultural heritage, sustainable development; environmental films; rich experience in managing, implementing environmental projects. EMM is the founder of the first journal of ecology in the Republic of Moldova. EMM has successfully implemented, during the last years, several projects focused on environment education and and awareness of local communities in protected areas of the Black Sea Basin. The main projects implemented along the years are: 1.“The Public Awareness Program of the Agricultural Project Control Pollution”; 2.Participation in the creation of a Wetland Protected Area in the Lapusnita River Basin during 2005-2008, during the “Agricultural Pollution Control Project”, Public Awareness Component. 3.The Public Awareness Program of the Agricultural Project Control Pollution (APCP), implemented with the support of the World Bank/GEF, September 2004 – December 2009; 4.Elaboration of the photo album “Moldova – European Space”, Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources, December 2006 - October 2007; 5.The Prut Basin Wide Approach for Nutrient Reduction and Cross Border Co-operation (PBWA), REC Budapest, Country: Romania and Republic of Moldova, October 2004-May 2006; 6.Public Participation in the Sustainable Community Development, – public attraction and involving in the liquidation of polluting sources of the landscape reservation “Saharna”. 7.GEF project “Grant for the elaboration of the project Sustainable Management of Stocks of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) – Social evaluation, 2005 8.“The water lily” – a project that investigates the biodiversity of the Lower Prut wetlands and informs the population and local authorities about the rare, endangered species included in the Red Book that can be found there. It proposes to transform the reserve “Lower Prut” into a Wetland Protected Area; 9.Participation in the International Expedition “Prut 2006”; 10.Two eco-tourist expeditions organized in the Middle Prut River Basin in 1999 and 2002; 11.The Project “Evaluation of the ecological status in the river basins of the small tributaries of Prut in the North-West of Moldova”. – monitoring of the environment situation in the northern part of the Prut River basin in the Republic of Moldova and making water tests of the Prut River tributaries: Vilia, Lopatnic, Draghiste, Racovat, Ciuhur, Camenca. Evaluation of the natural monuments state in that part. Public awareness about environment state and value of the natural and historic-cultural patrimony from the region. Spreading of the ecological literature in schools from the region. 12. Danube Regional Project – “Support for Institutional Development of the Danube Environment Forum and Community Involvement” 13. “Pearls of Moldova” – EMM organized 10 eco-tourist mobile expeditions in the Prut River basin and in the Nistru River Basin. 14.“Saharna” pearl of the Nistru landscape –main activities: arranging the landscape reserve “Sahrna” according to the Law about protected areas from the Republic of Moldova and in concordance with the sustainable tourism standards; increasing public awareness in the region about the value of this tourist object. 15. “Health medium for every citizen”
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
national
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Name of OrganizationGlobal University Network for Innovation
CountrySpain
Type of OrganizationAcademics

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1. Name of organization:Global University Network for Innovation (GUNi)
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
Jordi Girona, 31. 08034. Barcelona. Spain
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Spain
4. Name of contact person:Jesús Granados
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:jesus.granados.sanchez@upc.edu
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
The mission of GUNi is to strengthen higher education’s role in society and contributing to the renewal of the visions, missions and policies of higher education's main issues across the world under a vision of public service, relevance and social responsibility GUNi has circumscribed a sphere of action that is based on encouraging the exchange of resources, ideas and innovative experiences, fostering cooperation between higher education institutions and actors at all levels of activity to achieve this proposals. GUNi’s main objectives are to: Encourage higher education institutions to reorient their role for broadening their social value, embrace this process of transformation and strengthen their crucial stance within society. Promote the exchange of resources, innovative ideas and experiences to facilitate higher education’s role for social transformation. Foster networking among higher education institutions and cooperation between them and society. Help bridge the gap between developed and developing countries in the field of higher education and foster the cooperation North-South and South-South. Allow collective and cooperative reflection, exchange and production of knowledge regarding what social responsibility should mean and relevance in the emerging planetarian era.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
GUNi develops the following main activities: Higher Education in the World Report (Edition: Spain/UK; Authorship: Worldwide) The Report is a collective work published as part of the GUNi series on the social commitment of universities. It is the result of a global and regional analysis of higher education in the world, with a specific subject chosen for each edition. The Report reflects on the key issues and challenges facing higher education and its institutions in the 21st century. It is currently published in English, Spanish, Chinese, Portuguese and Arabic. International Barcelona Conference on Higher Education The GUNi Conference is an international forum for debate on the challenges facing higher education. Each edition of the Conference deals with the subject chosen for the Report. Held in Barcelona and attended by renowned experts, university leaders, academics, policymakers and practitioners from all over the world, the Conference addresses innovative proposals and ideas, as well as the results of the latest research on each subject. Networking (Worldwide) GUNi reinforces and expands its network beyond its member institutions by encouraging the dynamic involvement of a wide range of actors in higher education in its activities. It fosters cooperation between them and promotes debate and the creation and exchange of knowledge on higher education worldwide by means of both on-site and on-line activities. GUNi Knowledge Community (Affiliates: Worldwide) GUNi.KC is a virtual meeting point and resource center with the objective of supporting the creation, transfer and application of knowledge. It aims to provide a space for discussion and exchange that will reinforce the reports and the ongoing work presented at our conferences. Through a variety of specific topics focused in the transformation of higher education and its role in responding to global challenges and sustainability. Higher Education and Innovation Observatory of Good Practices (Worldwide) GUNi.HEiOBS is a point of dissemination and a place for the exchange of significant practices in sustainability and other emerging issues on higher education under a social responsibility perspective. It identifies, documents and facilitates the transfer of good practices and innovative experiences, which enrich the process transforming higher education institutions and its relationship with society. Research projects GUNi undertakes research projects on higher education for public and private not-for-profit institutions. GUNi has carried out a number of research studies by its own initiative, alone or in collaboration with other institutions. To mention just a few: -Good Practices for Sustainable Development in Sub-Saharian African Higher Education Institutions (2011-2012), in partnership with IAU and AAU -Sustainability in Higher Education. Moving from Understanding to Action: Breaking Barriers for Transformation (2010-2011) -Promotion of Sustainable Development by Higher Education Institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa (2010-2011), in partnership with IAU and AAU -Trends in Higher Education in the World (2009)
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
International
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Name of OrganizationPeace and Life Enhancement Initiative International
CountryNigeria
Type of OrganizationNon-governmental organization

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1. Name of organization:${Name}
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
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3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:${HQ}
4. Name of contact person:${Name of contact person}
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6. What is the purpose of your organization?
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7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
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8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
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Name of OrganizationALL INDIA HUMAN RIGHTS ASSOCIATION (AIHRA)
CountryIndia
Type of OrganizationNon-governmental organization

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1. Name of organization:ALL INDIA HUMAN RIGHTS ASSOCIATION (AIHRA)
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
ALL INDIA HUMAN RIGHTS ASSOCIATION (AIHRA) 1/24 KMT BHAWAN, 2ND FLOOR, ST#2, LALITA PARK, LAXMI NAGAR, DELHI-110092 WEB.: www.aihra.org
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:India
4. Name of contact person:M U DUA
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:humanrights@aihra.org, president@aihra.org, aihradua@gmail.com, humanright16@hotmail.com, humanright16@yahoo.com, admin@aihra.org
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
For the protection, upliftment & Awareness of Human Rights for All
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
Through out India & Saarc Member Countries to the upliftment & Awareness of Human Rights & Legal Sector for the protection of Human Rights. Seminar, Workshop, Round Table Discussion on Human Rights Weekly/Monthly all major city in India and Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, England, Denmark, Indonesia etc.
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
International
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Name of OrganizationIVECA International Virtual Schoolilng
CountryUnited States of America
Type of OrganizationNon-governmental organization

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1. Name of organization:IVECA International Virtual Schooling
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
Center for International Virtual Schooling 380 Lexington Ave. 17th Street New York, NY 10168 U.S.A.
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:United States of America
4. Name of contact person:Eunhee Jung
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:ejung@iveca.org
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
By connecting schools and educational institutes through the Web platform, IVECA aims to produce interculturally competent global citizens who are capable of understanding and reconciling cultural diversity, utilizing knowledge and information, and working collaboratively with people in different cultures using different languages. The Center believes such global citizens can work together to prevent from and solve any global issues to make this planet better place to live. The Center is dedicated to: - Connecting K-12 school classrooms and university courses to promote intercultural competence and global collaborative learning - Supporting educators to be able to engage the 21st century students to the intercultural and globalized learning environment - Helping students in developed and developing countries share quality education together through the intercultural virtual exchange platform - Facilitating intercultural dialogues between people around the world to expand their global perspective that is essential for solving international issues and enhancing international relations - Contributing to nations’ capacity building by reducing digital divide in education through the partnership with various organizations that distribute technologies and energy resources
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
Increasing globalization and the continued advances in information and communications technology has provided us with the tools necessary to work towards greater intercultural familiarization. Integral system of International Virtual Schooling will ensure on-going dialogues among (pre-service) teachers, administrators, policy makers, scholars in education to advance IVECA and the system. We focus on providing intercultural virtual exchange programs, training, and academic dialogues. The intercultural virtual exchanges and dialogues consist of: Elementary and secondary student IVECA Teacher and school administrator communications and professional development for IVECA Course exchanges of pre-service teachers and college students in education programs Professional and academic dialogues among scholars and graduate students in the field of education, culture, policy, and international relations The exchange contents area include any global issues including environmental science. Especially, we connect Bhutan and Vermont to help them focus on working to improve youth environmental leadership.
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
International
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Name of OrganizationCommission on Voluntary Service & Action
CountryUnited States of America
Type of OrganizationNon-governmental organization

Questionnaire/Survey Information
1. Name of organization:Commission on Voluntary Service & Action
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
22-19 41st Avenue, 2nd Floor Long Island City, NY 11101
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:United States of America
4. Name of contact person:Susan Angus
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:cvsa@bway.net
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
CVSA is a coordinating and consultation council that promotes and supports the world of voluntary service and involvement programs with nongovernment- affiliated community-based organizations, and organizes to maintain and expand the ability of individuals to freely associate with others to donate their time and services to persons and communities in need. CVSA promotes and strengthens non-governmental voluntary service organizations that are accountable to those they serve and that are working to reverse the conditions of hunger, illiteracy, unemployment, lack of access to health care or legal justice, lack of care for the elderly, or that conduct disaster relief in areas of government abandonment, organize around environmental concerns and more, throughout the United States and abroad. CVSA conducts speaking engagements, education and outreach in communities throughout the US to involve more people as volunteers with programs that truly serve urgent human needs, advance sustainable development in the U.S. and abroad, and to promote international solidarity with developing nations. Towards those ends, CVSA produces and distributes INVEST YOURSELF, a bi-annual, comprehensive catalogue of voluntary service opportunities with non-governmental organizations throughout the U.S. and abroad. CVSA promotes full-time and part-time volunteer opportunities as described in the pages of INVEST YOURSELF. CVSA provides its own volunteers with an education about the history of the United Nations, its historic struggles such the campaigns to end colonization and apartheid, and current UN programs such as in the realm of climate change, protection of the right to self-determination and sovereignty of nations, reform of the UN consistent with the goals and principles of the UN Charter and addressing the world financial order, the financial crisis and development. CVSA advances the ability of individuals to choose voluntary service as a vocation, rather than an avocation. CVSA's staff is entirely volunteer.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
CVSA publishes INVEST YOURSELF-Guide to Action, every two years, a comprehensive catalogue of hundreds of full-time (and part-time) volunteer service opportunities with non-governmental organizations serving people and communities in need and organizing for change, primarily throughout North America as well as projects in the rest of the world. CVSA volunteers distribute this catalogue year-round to colleges, community groups, schools, faith congregations, libraries and through public events. CVSA has developed a network of over 200 community-based, non-governmental voluntary service organizations throughout the US and internationally, which all rely on volunteer participation. Their programs address hunger, access to health care, access to legal justice, disaster relief, ending homelessness, campaigns for living wages, care for the elderly and disabled, environmental protection, sustainable development and the fight against energy and economic policies that cause climate change and poverty, and more. What they have in common is their need for volunteers to participate in their work and a desire to solve these problems. CVSA works to increase their capacity through effective involvement of volunteers through training, consultations and recruitment of volunteers for them through our publication INVEST YOURSELF. CVSA disseminates to its member organizations throughout the United States and abroad, and to CVSA's broader constituency of individual supporters, information about the campaign to stop global warming and climate change, and the outcomes of world conferences that often are under-reported or misrepresented in mainstream U.S. press and media, such as the 2009 General Assembly World Conference on the Global Financial Crisis and Development. CVSA does this through public events (films, teach-ins) and through its publications.
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
international
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Name of OrganizationAssociação das Indústrias Sucroenergéticas do Estado de Minas Gerais
CountryBrazil
Type of OrganizationAssociation

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1. Name of organization:Associação das Indústrias Sucroenergéticas do Estado de Minas Gerais
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
Avenida do Contorno, 4480 - 13º andar - Funcionários - Belo Horizonte - Minas Gerais
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Brazil
4. Name of contact person:Luiz Custódio Cotta Martins
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:presidencia@siamig.com.br
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
The Association defends the interests (in general) of sugarcane industries of Minas Gerais State (sugar, ethanol and energy). These industries are supported in a strong environmental policy what defends sustaintable production, biofuels and bioenergy.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
Participation in state environmental councils Participation in discussions groups with NGO´s and Govern about environmental issues. Divulgation of eco fuels, preservation´s need, recycling and sustainable production.
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
Regional
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Name of OrganizationRed Colombiana Para la Defenda de los Derechos Humanos, el Medio Ambiente y la Paz
CountryColombia
Type of OrganizationFoundation

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1. Name of organization:FUNDACIÓN RED COLOMBIANA PARA LA DEFENSA DE LOS DERECHOS HUMANOS EL MEDIO AMBIENTE Y LA PAZ
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
Cll 29 k 1 N 21 C 1 - 24, Santa Marta - Magdalena.
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Colombia
4. Name of contact person:JEAN CARLOS JIMENEZ FUENTES
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:jeancarlosj@gmail.com, comitcolomrio@gmail.com
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
TO PROMOTE STRATEGIES THAT GUARANTEE A PLAN OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND THE HUMAN RIGHTS, AS WELL AS HIS RESPECTIVE PROMOTION. TO STIMULATE A CULTURE OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT BASED ON THE SOCIAL JUSTICE, THE ECONOMIC VIABILITY AND THE ENVIRONMENTAL SUCCESS.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
WE HAVE CREATED THE COMMITTEE OF IMPULSE COLOMBIA I LAUGH + 20, SCENE THAT CONGREGATES DIFFERENT ORGANIZATIONS OF THE CIVIL SOCIETY IN COLOMBIA, WITH VISIBILIZAR's INTENTION THE SCOPE, FOUNDATION, AND IMPORTANCE OF THE CONFERENCE OF RIVER + 20, WITH THIS COMMITTEE OF NATIONAL CHARACTER, WE HAVE GIVEN LIFE TO THE MOST IMPORTANT INSTANCE OF THE CIVIL SOCIETY IN COLOMBIA. WE HAVE PROMOTED PREPARATORY ACTIVITIES, FORUMS, SEMINARS, INITIATIVES TO THINK ABOUT THE GREEN ECONOMY, THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, SUSTAINABLE CITIES, AND CREATED THE INPUTS FOR A PERMANENT SCHOOL THAT IT HELPS TO SENSITIZE ON THE AIMS OF THE SUMMIT I LAUGH + 20
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
NACIONAL
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Name of OrganizationAsia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research
CountryJapan
Type of OrganizationNon-governmental organization

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1. Name of organization:Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
APN Secretariat, 4F East Building, 1-5-2 Wakinohama Kaigan Dori, Chuo-Ku, Kobe 651-0073, JAPAN
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Japan
4. Name of contact person:Linda Anne Stevenson
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:lastevenson@apn-gcr.org
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
The Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN) is a network of 22 member country governments that promotes global change research in the region, increases developing country involvement in that research, and strengthens interactions between the science community and policy-makers. The APN defines “global change” as the set of natural and human-induced processes in the Earth’s physical, biological, and social systems that, when aggregated, are significant at a global scale. The APN works to enable developing countries in the Asia-Pacific region to participate increasingly in regional cooperative research, and to benefit fully from such research. It strives to assure that the research results contribute to the development of science-based adaptation strategies, policy- and decision-making processes, and developing scientific capacity to address these important issues. Recognizing the interactive role of regional processes in the overall Earth system, the APN also aims to link the initiatives it sponsors with related projects conducted in other regions and under the aegis of global-scale programmes. Vision Enable countries in the Asia-Pacific region to successfully address global change challenges through science-based adaptation strategies, effective science and policy linkages, and capacity development. Mission The mission of APN is to enable investigations of changes in the Earth’s life support systems and their implications for sustainable development in the Asia-Pacific region. The APN supports investigations that will: Identify, explain and predict changes in the context of both natural and anthropogenic forcing; Assess potential regional and global vulnerability of natural and human systems; and Contribute, from the science perspective, to the development of policy options for appropriate responses to global change that will also contribute to sustainable development. Goals Supporting regional cooperation in global change research on issues particularly relevant to the region Strengthening appropriate interactions among scientists and policy-makers, and providing scientific input to policy decision-making and scientific knowledge to the public Improving the scientific and technical capabilities of nations in the region including the transfer of know-how and technology Cooperating with other global change networks and organisations Core stategies Promote and encourage research that can improve understanding of global change and its implications to the region, and contribute to sound scientific basis for policy formulation and decision-making on appropriate adaptation strategies; Build scientific capacity and improve the level of awareness on global change issues specific to the region; and Identify and address, in consultation with policy-makers and other end-users, present and future needs and emerging challenges.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
The Annual Regional Call for Research Proposal (ARCP) is one of the scientific pillars of the APN to encourage and promote global change research in the Asia-Pacific region that has potential, in addition to improving the understanding of global change and its implications in the region, to contribute to the establishment of a sound scientific basis for policy-making with regard to issues for which global change is an important factor. The ARCP is a competitive process launched in April 1998 for the first time to select projects for funding under the Science Agenda of the APN. The APN’s Science Agenda (2010-2015) The APN fosters the understanding of global environmental change that informs adaptation and mitigation decision ‐ making in the following specific areas: Climate Change and Climate Variability; Ecosystems, Biodiversity and Land Use; Changes in the Atmospheric, Terrestrial and Marine Domains; and Resources Utilisation and Pathways for Sustainable Development The Scientific Capacity Building/Enhancement for Sustainable Development (CAPaBLE) in Developing Countries programme (CAPaBLE), which was launched in April 2003, is an initiative to realise parts 107 to 114 of the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation (JPOI) for the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) and is registered as a WSSD Type II Partnership Initiative. Of particular relevance is Part 111 of JPOI: “Establish regular channels between policy-makers and the scientific community for requesting and receiving science and technology advice for the implementation of Agenda 21, and create and strengthen networks for science and education for sustainable development, at all levels, with the aim of sharing experiences and best practices, and building scientific capacities, particularly in developing countries”. The CAPaBLE programme is enhancing scientific capacity in developing countries to improve decision-making relating to issues that are directly linked to their sustainable development. This effort is being achieved through a two-track process of capacity enhancement for experienced leading scientists and capacity development for early-career scientists under the APN Annual Call for Proposals. Capacity Development: The CAPaBLE programme enhances scientific capacity in developing countries to improve decision-making in focus areas of global change and sustainable development. Proposed activities should be aimed at providing scientists (particularly emerging, developing-country scientists) with opportunities for scientific capacity development in topics of interest under the CAPaBLE Programme. Special emphasis is placed on targeting developing country scientists in the Asia-Pacific region; targeting specific topics in the area of global change and sustainable development and partnership activities, as outlined in the APN’s Third Strategic Plan; and dissemination activities for policy- and decision-makers and civil society. Capacity Enhancement:Comprehensive Research Project* activities aim to produce scientifically excellent research outcomes that could be highly appreciated by international science communities. Under the capacity enhancement element of CAPaBLE, comprehensive research projects are planned and implemented by Asia-Pacific leading developing country scientists targeting specific research activities and offering them opportunities for further enhancing scientific capacity. The projects are planned and implemented primarily by developing country scientists with the assistance of experienced developed country scientists, as appropriate. *Call for Comprehensive Research Proposals under the CAPaBLE Programme is being launched every three years. The next Call is expected to be in June 2012 just before the Rio+2) conference.
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
regional
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Name of OrganizationNational Youth Achievement Award Council
CountrySingapore
Type of OrganizationNon-governmental organization

Questionnaire/Survey Information
1. Name of organization:National Youth Achievement Award Council
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
151 Lorong Chuan #06-01B (Lobby A) New Tech Park Singapore 556741
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Singapore
4. Name of contact person:Aileen Yap (Ms)
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:nyaac@singnet.com.sg
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
To develop and maximise the potential of young people through selfless community service, challenges of adventure, skills development and physical recreation so that they may be exceptional individuals who can contribute effectively to society and the nation.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
Environmental protection and nature conservation activities and projects - Singapore and Asia Pacific International Water Week - Exhibition, hand-on activites and forum related to water - Singapore and Asia Pacific Southeast Asia Youth Environmental Network activities on th environment - Education, environmental awareness and capacity building - ASEAN Overseas environmental study projects - with Earthwatch Institute - China, Vietnam, Australia, Puerto Rico, Indonesia
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
national and regional
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Name of OrganizationGlobal Hope Mobilization
CountryMalawi
Type of OrganizationNon-governmental organization

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1. Name of organization:${Name}
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
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3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:${HQ}
4. Name of contact person:${Name of contact person}
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:${Email}
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
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7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
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8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
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Name of OrganizationProject Gaia, Inc.
CountryUnited States of America
Type of OrganizationNon-governmental organization

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1. Name of organization:Project Gaia, Inc.
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
Number 1 Lincoln Square Box 4190 Gettysburg, PA 17325 USA
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:United States of America
4. Name of contact person:Ms. Brady Luceno
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:bluceno@projectgaia.com
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
Project Gaia, Inc. is part of a global initiative for the development of clean‐cooking fuels. It seeks to establish and promote the use of alcohol fuels for household energy for all who have limited access to clean energy, including disadvantaged and marginalized people who suffer the added burden of being energy poor. Ethanol and methanol (the simple alcohols) are outstanding fuels that enable families to meet their daily household requirements for cooking, lighting, heating and refrigeration cleanly and safely. Whether renewably sourced, or sourced from currently wasted resources, they can supplant traditional solid fuels and hydrocarbon or petroleum fuels cost‐effectively. Because they can be locally manufactured and commercialized on a small or large scale, they create the opportunity for local secure ownership of energy systems, from production to end‐use. Project Gaia seeks to: • Raise awareness of the safety, health, economic and environmental benefits of alcohol fuels, • share insights and resources with government and private organizations, whether business or non‐profit, working in related endeavors, • initiate or assist with demonstration projects that show the viability of alcohol as a household fuel, • build on this experience to encourage locally managed commercialization of alcohol fuels and appliances, • reduce carbon emissions, and thereby facilitate access to carbon finance to support low‐income communities. Through these activities Project Gaia will: • Address economic, social, environmental, health and natural resource management concerns associated with non‐sustainable biomass use and reliance on imported petroleum fuels, including kerosene, • displace the indiscriminate use of charcoal, wood, dung and traditional low-grade biomass fuels, • create robust markets for locally produced alcohol, • help to stimulate both rural and urban economies through local job creation and enterprise, • contribute to achieving the Millennium Development Goals.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
Brazil: Project Gaia Brazil was a pioneer in the design of efficient stoves in Brazil, and has widespread experience using ethanol as domestic fuel. PGI Brazil strongly contributed to the study and dissemination of ethanol micro-distilleries for Africa, advising with research for several countries. Through links with business and government, PGI Brazil participates in various networks of developing micro-distilleries to promote development and increase income in rural areas. Ethiopia: Promoting clean cookstoves and ethanol fuel since 2004. Work within refugee camps to provide life-saving stoves and energy in the wake of natural and human-caused disasters. Work closely with government to create environmentally and energy sustainable policies. PGI’s work greatly influenced Ethiopia’s Biofuel Policy which includes provisions for ethanol for household use. Promotes sustainable production of ethanol in microdistilleries with small-holder farmers to encourage the local economy and create jobs. Works with Government Steering Committees to diversify demand side of local and sustainable bioethanol production. Works with a private sector partner to produce stoves and stimulate new jobs. Nigeria: Implemented methanol cookstove project in 2005 and beyond. Promotes affordable ethanol and methanol fuel to families suffering from extreme energy poverty. Extensive user-testing in the Niger Delta. Working as part of a consortium to promote gas-flare capture and conversion to safe and clean methanol for household cooking. Working to establish a network of efficient microdistilleries throughout the country to utilize cassava feedstock for ethanol production and create more livelihood for cassava farmers. Haiti: After the January 2010 earthquake, PGI responded to this disaster by teaming up with other humanitarian, private sector, and government partners to bring clean energy to the country. PGI is working in urban and rural areas to promote clean ethanol fuel as an alternative to charcoal. PGI also seeks to encourage jobs by reviving the agricultural sector through the inclusion of food and fuel crops. PGI is working to establish community owned distilleries and the local production of CleanCook stoves. Project Gaia has also conducted pilot studies with CleanCook stoves and alcohol fuel in Malawi, South Africa, and Madagascar. In Madagascar, Project Gaia collaborated with the World Bank, Practical Action and other organizations to assess the health and economic benefits of cooking with alcohol fuels and promoting microdistilleries. This three year research and implementation project was the first of its kind and had groundbreaking results for health and economic implications, while improving energy access for rural households.
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International
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Name of OrganizationSolidarite pour un Monde Meilleur
CountryDemocratic Republic of the Congo
Type of OrganizationNon-governmental organization

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1. Name of organization:SOLIDARITE POUR UN MONDE MEILLEUR
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
6e-7e RUE, CITE VERTE, COMMUNE DE SELEMBAO. DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO.
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Democratic Republic of the Congo
4. Name of contact person:Emmanuel TSHIBANGU NTITE
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:smmasbl@gmail.com
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
# Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases # Promote gender equality and empower women # Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger # Reduce child mortality
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
# Mobilizing domestic financial resources for development # Mobilizing international resources for development # Education and training of women # Human rights of women # Indigenous women # Millennium Development Goals # Violence against women # Women and HIV/AIDS # Women and poverty
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NATIONAL
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Name of OrganizationAction on Disability and Development, Bangladesh
CountryBangladesh
Type of OrganizationDisability, Development and Rights Organizations

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1. Name of organization:Action on Disability and Development, Bangladesh
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
House No. 56, Road No. 11 Banani, Block C Dhaka 1213 Bangladesh
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
4. Name of contact person:Mosharraf Hossain
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:mosharraf1964@gmail.com
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
ADD VISION A world where all disabled people are able to enjoy their rights, fulfil their responsibilities and obligations, and participate as fully as they choose at every level of society. ADD MISSION To effect social change by challenging discrimination at every level of society relating to disabled people, and support disabled people to achieve their full and equal rights to inclusion and participation in line with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. ADD OBJECTIVES • To support organizations of disabled people in Africa and Asia to become more effective, self-sustaining, democratic and representative • To support disabled peoples’ organizations to influence policy, practice, and attitudes locally and internationally to end social exclusion and poverty for all disabled people. • To influence mainstream international development organizations, relief agencies and donors to adopt inclusive policies that take account of the rights and needs of disabled people and advocate for the allocation of resources to this in their work.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
ADD work with persons with disabilities and Disabled People's Organizations (DPOs). Disability is a cross-cutting issue so it is relevant with areas of the conference. Persons with disabilities are amongst the poorest of the poor so should be in the prime focus of poverty alleviation and sustainable development program of any country. They are the worst affected by the climate change as the have less coping capacity. However, they are often forgotten in the discourse of climate justice. Persons with disabilities should get equal justice, enjoy rights. All development program should be disability inclusive so that 1 billion people with disabilities in the world will live with dignity in the world. ADD advocacy with government and intergovernmental organizations are very much relevant with the area of the conference. As ADD work with local government, it also work with bilateral organizations such as DFID and multilateral organizations such as World Bank and UN system to promote the issues of persons with disabilities economic, social and climate justice.
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International
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Name of OrganizationMeridian Institute
CountryUnited States of America
Type of OrganizationNon-governmental organization

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1. Name of organization:Meridian Institute
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
1920 L Street NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:United States of America
4. Name of contact person:John Ehrmann
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:jehrmann@merid.org
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
Meridian Institute helps people solve problems, make informed decisions, and craft solutions to address society’s most complex and controversial issues. We accomplish this by designing and applying collaborative approaches, including facilitation, mediation, and strategic consultation.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
At Meridian, our projects vary widely in scale, topic, and service provided. For example, we’re working in Kenya and Ghana (with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) to facilitate conversations between local smallholder farmers and agricultural scientists from around the world, in an effort to spark technology innovations and efficiencies in the value chains for cassava, dairy, and maize. We also facilitate (and helped to organize) the US Climate Action Partnership, an alliance of large US-based corporations and environmental organizations jointly advocating for US climate legislation. Moreover, we’re working collaboratively with multiple stakeholders in three cities in the southern United States to help those communities build resilience to natural and manmade disasters.
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
International
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Name of OrganizationGoverno do Estado de Sao Paulo
CountryBrazil
Type of OrganizationLocal government

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1. Name of organization:SAO PAULO SATE GOVERNMENT
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
MORUMBI AVENUE, 4500 - city of Sao Paulo
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Brazil
4. Name of contact person:ANA PAULA FAVA
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:anapaulafava@ambiente.sp.gov.br
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
The mission of the São Paulo State Government is promoting its development and all its areas of expertise in a sustainable manner, harmonizing their economic, social and environmental basis, to guarantee the well-being of current and future generations.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
The Sao Paulo State Government has a lo of cooperation programmes regarding biodiversity and energy themes, such a s the "Serra do Mar Programme" in partership with Global Environment Facility - GEF to protect the remaining Altantic Forest biodiversity. The Climate Change Policy from 2009, as the first State Policy wich the general objective is to establish the State´s commitment to the challenge of global climate change, present the conditions for the necessary adaptations to the impacts derived from climate change, as well as contributing for reducing or stabilizing the greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere.
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National - local
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Name of OrganizationMediterranean Protected Areas Network
CountryFrance
Type of OrganizationNon-governmental organization

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2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
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3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:${HQ}
4. Name of contact person:${Name of contact person}
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:${Email}
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
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7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
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8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
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Name of OrganizationAssociação Brasileira das Entidades Estaduais de Meio Ambiente
CountryBrazil
Type of OrganizationAssociation

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1. Name of organization:Associação Nacional de Estidades Estaduais de Meio Ambiente - Abemaete
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
SHS QD 06 CONJ A Bl E SL 513 Ed. Brasil 21 70.316-100 Brasilia-DF
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Brazil
4. Name of contact person:Regina Elena Crespo Gualda
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:abema@abema.org.br
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
Abema was created en 1985, by states representatives, to gather and represent the Environmental States Agencies in environmental matters and to promote and support theirs participation in the conception and execution of the National Environmental Policy.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
Abema's main activities are related to support theirs memberships in environmental matters, like : environmental licences, biodiversity protection, climate changes, forest, reducing emissions from deflorestation and forest degradation, payments for environmental services, waste management, air polution, sustainable development,
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
Nacional
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Name of OrganizationJapan Center for a Sustainable Environment and Society
CountryJapan
Type of OrganizationNon-governmental organization

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1. Name of organization:Japan Center for a Sustainable Environment and Society (JACSES)
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
401 Sanshin Bldg. 2-3-2 Iidabashi Chiyoda-ku Tokyo 102-0072
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Japan
4. Name of contact person:Yuki Tanabe
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:jacses@jacses.org
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
Japan Center for a Sustainable Environment and Society (JACSES) is an NGO dedicated to achieving sustainable development and social justice in the society. We broadly engage the general public and experts in research, policy advocacy, and awareness-raising.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
Currently, JACSES' activities are centered around the Sustainable Development and Aid Program (SDAP), which is aimed at improving Japanese government's development aid projects in developing countries; the Green Tax Reform Program, which advocates the introduction of fiscal instruments (such as carbon taxes and emission trading schemes) to address environmental problems, as well as the integration of environmental concerns into economic activities; and Climate Change Program, which advocates a comprehensive approach to climate policy reforms.
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
National
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Name of OrganizationEnvironmental Law Research Institute
CountryNigeria
Type of OrganizationNon-governmental organization

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1. Name of organization:Environmental Law Research Institute
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
12 Oyinkan Abayomi Drive, Ikoyi, Lagos State, Nigeria.
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Nigeria
4. Name of contact person:Professor Lanre Fagbohun
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:info@elri-ng.org
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
• To advance environmental protection and governance in Nigeria by influencing actions and initiatives that can serve as a catalyst for the enhancement of environmental laws and policies; • To provide objective, non partisan analysis of laws and policies, and deliver educational programs for the improvement of environmental protection and governance in Nigeria; • To provide and disseminate information on environmental matters particularly as it affects sub-Saharan Africa; • To assist in the provision of training tools and support to enhance the knowledge and capacity of individuals, corporate bodies, institutions and government on the protection of the environment; • To facilitate research programmes and projects that would engender innovative technologies for the management and protection of the environment.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
Since inception, ELRI’s has successfully designed and implemented environmental sustainability programmes aimed at building the capacity of individuals, institutions and organizations in Nigeria. The Institute undertakes short and long term research programmes to improve knowledge and understanding of environmental issues, laws and policies with a view to proffering insightful recommendations for informed decision making. Our research activities have also assisted in the identification of sustainable opportunities and recommending specific action plans in respect thereto.
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
National
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Name of OrganizationHållbart Universitet
CountrySweden
Type of OrganizationAcademics

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1. Name of organization:Hållbart Universitet
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
Hållbart Universitet Sandgatan 2 223 50 LUND Sweden
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Sweden
4. Name of contact person:Nicole Harper
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:n.m.harper@gmail.com
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
As a politically and religiously independent non-profit environmental organization our aim is to strengthen and coordinate student engagement in environmental and sustainability issues at Lund University. Through hard work of many engaged students is Hållbart universitet contributing to developing the environmental work at the university. As a social movement organization we also feel the responsibility to stimulate debate and reflection on sustainable development and make a difference on this planet.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
Graduate Task Force on Green Economy: •Main Goal: Promote interdisciplinary dialogue about and expertise on Green Economy on the university level •Study group and academic guest lectures on Green Economy •Academic publications on Green Economy Sustainable development and youth engagement: •Highlight environmental problems in ways that increase awareness amongs students and other parts of local civil society, especially youth. •Engage and enlighten students in issuesrelated to sustainable development. •Influence Lund University and related organizations to improve sustainability and reduce their negative environmental impact
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
Local
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Name of OrganizationConsortium of International Agricultural Research Centers
CountryFrance
Type of OrganizationNon-governmental organization

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1. Name of organization:CGIAR
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
c/o AGROPOLIS INTERNATIONAL Avenue Agropolis F-34394 Montpellier Cedex 5
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:France
4. Name of contact person:Enrica Porcari
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:e.porcari@cgiar.org
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
The purpose of the Consortium is to provide leadership to the CGIAR System and coordinate activities among the CGIAR Centers and other partners, within the framework of the Strategic Reference Framework (SRF), to enable them to enhance their individual and collective contribution to the achievement of the CGIAR’s vision, through such means as: • Fostering a more conducive international environment for agricultural research for development and increasing CGIAR relevance and effectiveness within the institutional architecture for international development • Enhancing the impact of Center research through common strategic objectives, programmatic convergence, concerted action and fostering innovation • Together with the CGIAR Fund Council, expanding the financial resources available to the Centers to conduct their work • Managing the allocation of funds to meet priorities identified in the SRF, and serving as a central point of fiduciary and operational accountability for all funds that pass to the Consortium and/or to the Centers from the Fund • Improving the cost-efficiency of each Center and of the CGIAR System as a whole through the provision of advice, shared functions and research platforms, and other means • Identifying with the Centers and promoting opportunities to achieve gains in relevance, efficiency and effectiveness
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
CGIAR is a strategic, global partnership of diverse donors that support 15 international Centers, working in collaboration with many hundreds of government and civil society organizations as well as private businesses around the world. CGIAR donors include both developing and industrialized countries, international and regional organizations and private foundations. Guided by a vision of reduced poverty and hunger, improved human health and nutrition, and greater ecosystem resilience, brought about through high-quality international agricultural research, partnership and leadership, the CGIAR applies cutting-edge science to foster sustainable agricultural growth that benefits the poor. The new crop varieties, knowledge and other products resulting from the CGIAR’s collaborative research are made widely available to individuals and organizations working for sustainable agricultural development throughout the world. Eleven of the CGIAR Centers maintain international genebanks. These preserve and make readily available a wide array of plant genetic resources, which form the basis of global food security. In addition, the CGIAR implemented several innovative Challenge Programs, which are designed to address global or regional issues of vital importance. Implemented through broad-based research partnerships, these programs apply knowledge, technology and other resources to solve problems such as micronutrient deficiencies, which afflict more than three billion people worldwide; water scarcity, which already affects a third of the world’s population; and climate change, which poses a dire threat to rural livelihoods across the developing world. CGIAR’s involvement will be particularly focused on one of the two Conference themes, namely a green economy in the context of sustainable development. The CGIAR Consortium Office is preparing a two-page note to lay out the broad messages in line with CGIAR’s strategy throughout 15 cross-thematic CGIAR Research Programs which provide CGIAR scientists and partners with new means to deliver international public goods that address major global issues in development.
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(select one)
International
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Name of OrganizationHES Cepemar
CountryBrazil
Type of OrganizationPrivate sector

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1. Name of organization:HES Cepemar
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
Rua Carlos Moreira Lima, 90, Bento Ferreira, Vitória, ES
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Brazil
4. Name of contact person:Felipe Mello
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:felipe.mello@cepemar.com
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
CEPEMAR Meio Ambiente specializes in environmental management. Established in 1978, the first company of the Group started its trajectory focusing on marine projects in the State of Espirito Santo. Through the years, CEPEMAR increased the variety of services provided in order to better meet the demands of its clients. Currently, CEPEMAR works on local and global projects. Fulfilling its mission to preserve the environment, the company continuously expands its areas of expertise, with technologically prepared activities. CEPEMAR Meio Ambiente is ready to effectively meet the demands of the environmental area market. The company, leader in its sector, maintains its commitment to environmental sustainability and efficiency in their services, working to exceed the expectations of its clients. These are key ingredients to maintain this leadership.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
CEPEMAR Meio Ambiente provides consulting services in the environmental area, offering the following services: Environmental licensing and permitting; Environmental Impact Assessment; Implementation and management of remedial actions; Risk Assessment; Mathematical models for dispersion (Hydro and Atmospheric) Environmental Monitoring; Master Plans for watershed management and conservation units Solid Waste Management; Oceanographic studies; Environmental Auditing; Port and navigation management projects; Geo-referencing, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and spatial analysis; Remedial research and design
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
International Level
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Name of OrganizationEarth Island Institute
CountryUnited States of America
Type of OrganizationNon-governmental organization

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1. Name of organization:Earth Island Institute
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
2150 Allston Way #460, Berkeley CA
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:United States of America
4. Name of contact person:Maya Brooke Washington
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:maya@earthisland.org
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
For 25 years, Earth Island Institute has been a hub for grassroots campaigns dedicated to conserving, preserving, and restoring the ecosystems on which our civilization depends. Our Project Support program acts as an incubator for start-up environmental projects, giving crucial assistance to groups and individuals with new ideas for promoting ecological sustainability. Since our founding, we have provided fiscal sponsorship to more than 100 projects around the globe. In addition to our project support work, we also inform and inspire people to take action through our award-winning quarterly magazine, Earth Island Journal, our New Leaders Initiative, and our Restoration Initiative. The Journal balances investigative exposés with inspiring stories of change, giving people the information they need be effective environmental activists. Our New Leaders Initiative hosts the annual Brower Youth Awards, which highlights the amazing accomplishments of young people working for sustainability and provides emerging leaders with mentoring resources. Our Restoration Initiatives funds community-based coastal protection and wetland restoration efforts in Southern California. Earth Island Institute was founded in 1982 by legendary environmentalist David R. Brower as an innovative solution to this dilemma. Rather than create dozens of separate non-profit groups with the same basic administrative needs, Earth Island acts as an umbrella organization, providing individual projects with the freedom to develop new initiatives by offering a wide range of professional services, from fiscal administration and program management to office space and equipment. By serving as a support system for creative individuals, we are helping to grow environmental success. Our sponsored projects address many of the world’s most pressing environmental and social issues and work toward a sustainable future through a combination of education and activism — informing decision-makers, the media, and the general public about global threats and opportunities; developing constituencies to respond to them; and providing ordinary citizens with opportunities to get involved, take action, and make a difference. Through assisting “early stage” leaders — from moms seeking a healthy future for their children to community activists figuring out how to restore their local wetlands — we fill a crucial role in the citizen movement for a sustainable future.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
By sharing resources, Earth Island’s network of grassroots leaders benefit from the synergistic exchange of experience and ideas, making its members more effective together than they could ever be apart. We currently serve as the fiscal sponsor for more than 40 groups, including Baikal Watch, Energy Action, Ethical Traveler, Fiji Organic Project, International Marine Mammal Project, Reef Protection International, Sacred Land Film Project, and Women’s Earth Alliance, among others. Successful Earth Island Institute alumni projects include International Rivers, Rainforest Action Network, and Bluewater Network. The Countries we work in include; Tanzania, Armenia,Cambodia, Thailand, Borneo, China, Baikal, Mongolia, Mexico etc... Our model for assisting campaigns addresses one of the environmental movement’s historical barriers to success — that large non-profit organizations typically set their agendas far in advance, and thus are slow to respond to urgent, emerging issues. Creating new organizations for each campaign is impractical, because the time and effort detracts from achieving immediate goals.
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
International
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Name of OrganizationPlaneta Tierra Universo ONG
CountryArgentina
Type of OrganizationNon-governmental organization

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1. Name of organization:Planeta Tierra Universo ONG
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
Rivadavia 789 9°, Capital Federal. Provincia de Buenos Aires.
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Argentina
4. Name of contact person:Rossana Flavia Bril
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:info@latierrahabla.org.ar
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
Somos una organización sin fines de lucro que tiene por objeto lograr que en la Argentina se desarrolle una política fiscal ambiental sostenible, que aborde las necesidades y la realidad de los negocios sustentables que hoy emergen como oportunidades y como tránsito hacia un nuevo orden. Objetivos: Introducir en la Argentina -y oportunamente en la región - instrumentos económicos de gestión ambiental. Para ello proponemos dos líneas de trabajo: la primera sobre Políticas Fiscales Ambientales (PFA), y la segunda sobre la implementación de un Sistema de Garantías Ambientales (SGA). Las Políticas Fiscales Ambientales son aquellas tendientes a proteger el ambiente, que promuevan las energías renovables, los procesos de reconversión de la industria y las tecnologías limpias. Por su parte, un Sistema de Garantías Ambientales le permitiría al país establecer un marco de garantías que lo protegería de los posibles daños ambientales que una actividad pudiera generarle. Este sistema contaría con motivaciones económicas, para prevenir y disminuir los riesgos ambientales, y presenta además, una propuesta superadora del seguro ambiental (basado en el principio “el que contamina paga”), principio que ha dado sobradas muestras de ineficiencia e ineficacia. El SGA propone: “el que introduce un riesgo al ambiente, entrega una garantía de su patrimonio, como una muestra tangible de su compromiso con la protección ambiental”. El principio que rige a esta propuesta es “Si el riesgo disminuye, el patrimonio disminuye, si el riesgo desaparece, el patrimonio regresa a la empresa. En cambio, si el riesgo se trasforma en un siniestro, ese patrimonio es afectado y entregado a la comunidad damnificada”.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
ACTIVIDADES ORGANIZADAS POR LA TIERRA HABLA (EX FORO DEAM DE PTU) En el ámbito académico, en el bienio 2009 – 2010, realizó las siguientes actividades: • I Jornadas Nacionales sobre IEGA, llevada a cabo el 3 de septiembre de 2009, en la Universidad Austral, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires. • I Jornadas Regionales sobre Instrumentos Económicos de Gestión Ambiental, llevadas a cabo el 3 de diciembre de 2009, en la Provincia de San Juan. • I Jornadas Iberoamericanas/ II Jornadas Nacionales sobre IEGA, realizadas el 10 de septiembre de 2010 en la Universidad Austral, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires. • II Jornadas Regionales/I Jornadas del Noroeste Argentino sobre IEGA, realizadas el 7 y 8 de octubre de 2010 en la Universidad de San Pablo T, Ciudad de Tucumán. • Proyecto de ley sobre “Sistemas de Garantías Ambientales” para la actividad minera de la Provincia de San Juan. • Firma del Convenio Marco de Colaboración Cultural, Educativa y Científica con el Instituto de Disciplinas e Ideas Ambientales (IDEA) de la Universidad CEU Cardenal Herrera, con sede en Valencia, España, prestigiosísima entidad con objetivos y actividades similares a las de PTU. • Publicación en España de un trabajo de investigación conjunta con IDEA sobre los municipios y el cambio climático, con el foco en los eco tributos aplicados tanto en la Argentina como en España por las haciendas locales. • Dirección de contenidos de la agenda academica del 1.0 Encuentro de la Eco-Industria 2011. • Organización de la conferencia de Douglas Tompkins, “La nueva Economía- de la Globalización a las economías locales”- Bolsa de Comercio de Buenos Aires. • Dirección de contenidos de la agenda académica del 2.0 Encuentro de la Eco- Industria 2012. • Propuesta de ley sobre “Sistemas de Garantías Ambientales”. Normativa especifica de Seguros y Fondos Ambientales. • “Investigación sobre las posibilidades de desarrollo del turismo sustentable a pequeña escala en el Ibera- Una alternativa al crecimiento sostenido en economías rurales” ESPACIO CREATIVO DE CONCIENTIZACIÓN DE NIÑOS Y JÓVENES. Presentamos una colección de libros infantiles sobre temas medioambientales que plantea problemas complejos de una manera sencilla y atractiva, para que los niños (de 4 a 7 años) puedan comprenderlos. A través de estos libros cumplimos con uno de nuestros objetivos: brindar información sobre los problemas ambientales proponiendo las soluciones que cada caso amerita. El objetivo es que nuestros libros sean donados a las escuelas y jardines de todo el país, para difundir la problemática y la importancia de la educación y la investigación respecto de los temas ambientales. Para ello necesitamos el apoyo de individuos y organizaciones. .Encuentros de la Eco- industria = Encuentros por la VIDA. El desarrollo sustentable y el desarrollo económico son aliados y artífices relevantes en la eliminación de la pobreza y en la promoción de la salud de toda la población. Para ello, los procesos deben ser, necesariamente, económicamente sostenibles. Las tres áreas de trabajo que dan sentido a La Tierra Habla conforman una trilogía compacta de investigación, emoción y gestión que, creemos, nos permite trabajar para dejar el mundo un poco mejor que como lo encontramos. Proteger el medio ambiente es protegernos a nosotros mismos y asegurarnos la supervivencia de la biodiversidad en toda su expansión. Creemos en una vida plena y en una tierra hermosa y sana. Por eso, ¿Qué vamos a hacer por ella?
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Name of OrganizationTUSIAD
CountryTurkey
Type of OrganizationNon-governmental organization

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1. Name of organization:TUSIAD
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
Mesrutiyet Cad. No:46 Tepebasi Beyoglu Istanbul TURKEY
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Turkey
4. Name of contact person:Melda Cele, Hale Altan Melda Cele, Hale Altan
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:mcele@tusiad.org, haltan@tusiad.org
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
Committed to the universal principles of democracy and human rights, together with the freedom of enterprise, belief and opinion, TUSIAD seeks to promote the development of a social structure and strives to fortify the concept of a democratic civil society and a secular state of law in Turkey. TUSIAD believes that industrialists and business people perform a leading role in Turkish society and acts on this conviction. TUSIAD aims to establish the legal and institutional framework of a market economy and ensures the application of internationally accepted business ethics. TUSIAD believes in and works for the idea of integration within the international economic system, by increasing the competitiveness of the Turkish industrial and services sectors, thereby assuring itself of a well-defined and permanent place in the economic arena. TUSIAD supports all policies aimed at the establishment of a liberal economic system which uses human and natural resources more efficiently by means of the latest technological innovations and which tries to create proper conditions for a permanent increase in productivity and quality, thus enhancing competitiveness. TUSIAD, in accordance with its mission and in the context of its activities, initiates public debate by communicating its position supported by professional research directly to the parliament, the government, the media, international organizations and other states.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
Through its Working Groups TUSIAD carries out several projects regarding environment, climate change, energy, water and sustainable development. In doing so, TUSIAD cooperates with related NGOs, universities, local authorities and government. Below you may find the recent activities and projects carried by TUSIAD on sustainable development. Reports and Projects • COP 17- TUSIAD participated in COP 13-17, and as a business NGO accredited to the UNFCC, organized side events in the latter two, discussing the role of the Turkish private sector in combatting climate change. After each COP meeting, TUSIAD organized high-level, large scale conferences to deliberate the results and their reflections on Turkey and the business environment. • Climate Change Coordination Council- TUSIAD is one of the two organizations representing Turkish private sector at the high level Council, to determine the policies to be adopted in combatting climate change. • Constraints on Growth in Turkey: A Prioritization Study, 2011 • Inspired by the”Vision 2050” report by WBCSD, “Vision 2050 - Turkey” Report is prepared and introduced by a high level seminar. (September 2011) • Demography and Management towards 2050: Repercussions on Education, Labor, Health and Social Security Systems, 2011 • A 2020 Gender Perspective for the European Union and Turkey, 2011 • Innovation in the Health Sector in Turkey on its Way To European Union Membership, 2011 • “Capacity Building for Climate Change Management in Turkey” Project, MFA, MoEF, SPO, UNDP Turkey, TUSIAD (January 2009 - March 2010) • Active participation in the organization of the 5th World Water Forum, Istanbul (15-22 March 2009) • Designed by Cité des sciences et de l'industrie in Paris, “Water for All”exhibition is organized under the 5th World Water Forum (2nd of March 2009 until 31st of May 2009) • Innovation Toolbox: Technics for the Managers, 2009 • Regional Innovation Centres: A Model for Turkey • Business Ethics and Ethical Management in the World and in Turkey, 2009 Seminars • “Competitiveness In A Low Carbon Economy Prospects For 2012 And Beyond” 22 December 2011 • Financing Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects in Turkey” 8 December 2011 • Meeting of 4. UN Conference on Least Developed Countries “The Business and Development Cases for Engaging Women in Global Value Chains”, 10 May 2011 • Conference on "Women in Working Life", 14 January 2011 • The World Bank Turkey and TUSIAD-Koc University Economic Research Forum “Turkey: Increasing Opportunities for the Next Generations” and “Participation of Women to the Workforce in Turkey”, 4 June 2010 • Conference on “Education Practices in Workplace”, 3 July 2010 • Seminar on Strengthening University – Industry Cooperation in Vocational and Technical Education and Best Practices, 19 April 2010 • Conference on “Employment Policy in Turkey” organized by TUSIAD-Koç University Economic Research Forum, 2010 • Working meeting on Vocational Education with the Ministry of National Education, 21 April 2009 • TUSIAD Labour Law Discussion Series No: 6 “Types of Flexible Working and Best Practices , 2009
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national
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Organizational Information
Name of OrganizationEarth System Governance Project
CountrySweden
Type of OrganizationAcademics

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1. Name of organization:Earth System Governance Project
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
Lund University Box 170 SE-221 00, Lund Sweden
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Sweden
4. Name of contact person:Ruben Zondervan
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:ipo@earthsystemgovernance.org
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
The Earth System Governance Project is the largest social science research network in the area of governance and global environmental change. Our international research programme takes up the challenge of exploring political solutions and novel, more effective governance systems to cope with the current transitions in the biogeochemical systems of our planet. The normative context of our research is sustainable development: We see earth system governance not only as a question of governance effectiveness, but also as a challenge for political legitimacy and social justice. The Earth System Governance Project is open to all social and natural scientists who are engaged in research on the governance of coupled socio-ecological systems, at all levels. Our global network includes many of the most prominent scientists in the field, along with numerous PhD students and early-career researchers. The Earth System Governance Project is a core project of the International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change (IHDP).
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
• International. In 2011, the Earth System Governance Project launched an initiative on International Environmental Governance and the Institutional Framework for Sustainable Development, www.ieg.earthsystemgovernance.org. This initiative aims to provide a forum for synthesis and discussion of current and ongoing research on international environmental governance and the institutional framework for sustainable development. The Earth System Governance Project will synthesize the contributions to the website and all comments in a variety of ways, including into policy briefs, presentations, and direct advice to decision makers in the process leading to the Rio+20 Conference. • International. In 2011, The Earth System Governance Project released its comprehensive Policy Brief Transforming Governance and Institutions for a Planet under Pressure. Revitalizing the Institutional Framework for Global Sustainability. The Policy Brief is a key product of the Earth System Governance Project’s initiative on the Institutional Framework for Sustainable Development and International Environmental Governance. The Policy Brief is one of nine policy briefs by the scientific community that were commissioned by the four global change research programmes (IHDP, IGBP, Diversitas and WCRP) organizing the conference Planet under Pressure: New Knowledge towards Solutions, 26-29 March 2012, London. A longer version of the assessment will appear in an academic journal to be published at the Planet under Pressure Conference, as well as an Earth System Governance Working Paper. The core insights will be presented at key international events, such as the intergovernmental preparatory meetings for the Rio+20 Conference and the series of regional consultations by ICSU. • Japan. In September 2011 the Hakone Vision Factory on Earth System Governance was held in Japan. Together with the Policy Brief Transforming Governance and Institutions for a Planet under Pressure. Revitalizing the Institutional Framework for Global Sustainability, the outcome of the workshop, the Hakone Vision, is a key product of the Earth System Governance Project’s initiative on the Institutional Framework for Sustainable Development and International Environmental Governance, contributing to the process of Rio+20. The Hakone Vision calls for a charter moment – the beginning of a reform process leading to transformative change of sustainability governance. • Sweden. The Lund Conference on Earth System Governance - Towards a Just and Legitimate Earth System Governance: Addressing Inequalities is to be held at Lund University, April 18-20, 2012. The conference is the most important annual event of the Earth System Governance Project. The Lund Conference will be held only two months before the Rio+20 Conference, and will provide ample opportunities for dialogue with the policy-making community and input from the scientific community to the Rio+20 processes. The two overarching themes of the Rio+20 Conference - green economy and institutional framework for sustainable development – strongly relate to accountability and legitimacy of multilateral institutions as well as allocation and access, and justice and fairness in the intersection of multilateral environmental diplomacy and the global economic system. The Lund Conference will critically assess how these issues have been incorporated in international politics in the forty years since the 1972 Stockholm Conference, and how they can be strengthened in the institutional framework for sustainable development and in governance for sustainability. Read more: www.lund2012.earthsystemgovernance.org In addition, the Earth System Governance Project is supporting or co-organizing a number of events related to the Rio+20 Conference: www.earthsystemgovernance.org/events
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International
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Name of OrganizationRéseau Océan Mondial
CountryBelgium
Type of OrganizationAssociation

Questionnaire/Survey Information
1. Name of organization:RESEAU OCEAN MONDIAL / WORLD OCEAN NETWORK
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
Secretariat C/o Nausicaa BP 189 Boulevard Sainte Beuve 62200 Boulogne sur Mer France Registered Headquarters : 70 Coudenberg 1000 Brussels Belgium
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:Belgium
4. Name of contact person:MANUEL CIRA
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:info@worldoceannetwork.org
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
WHO WE ARE The World Ocean Network (WON) is an international association mobilised during the International Year of the Ocean in 1998 on the request by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO and officially set up in 2006. WON assembles 450 organisations: aquaria, zoos, educational organisations, science centres, natural history museums, media, and NGOs all over the world. Their aim is to inform and educate the general public on marine and maritime issues, to raise awareness of the paramount role that the world’s oceans play in the Earth’s balance, and to empower stakeholders and the general public civil society to adopt appropriate individual and community attitudes to safeguard marine ecosystems. OUR VISION The World Ocean Network promotes Blue Society, a vision of a new society in the spirit of sustainability, well-being and equity for mankind in harmony with the World Ocean. The Blue Society takes into account the needs of our planet’s inhabitants today and the imperative to preserve the means of subsistence for the generations to come, especially the resources and services provided by the ocean. It encourages political leaders and citizens alike to take an active role in ocean stewardship and includes all stakeholders in implementing solutions to critical issues affecting the world’s oceans and coasts. OUR MISSION The World Ocean Network aims to play a leading role in the global effort to meet the challenge of conserving and managing the inestimable riches of the marine world in an equitable and sustainable way and in the development of Blue Society. To meet this challenge the Network focuses on priority action strands: *Raising awareness as widely as possible and all across the globe *Mobilising as widely as possible and encouraging new behaviours which respect the environment and sustainable development *Taking and catalyzing action to promote a reasoned and sustainable use of the world’s oceans and seas. OUR VALUES *A resolutely constructive approach, focused on finding solutions. *The passion which motivates our members is deployed in the respect of science: a continuous search for accuracy and fine detail, for appropriate methodologies, reasoning and solutions. *A resolutely collaborative approach between all the network’s members to the sharing of their knowledge and experience. *An approach based on non-exclusivity, on connecting the global and local scales and on connecting policy-makers and citizens with the science. *A communication philosophy which respects citizens, is accessible to all, and adapts the message to the audience, on the basis of their geographic location and social group. OUR TACTICS Exchanging and sharing knowledge and experience and implementing projects together, to become a true international community. *Mobilise, inform and implement relays towards professionals, local actors, decision makers and the general public. *Carry out realistic and impartial appraisals of good practices in each of our 3 priority action areas: research, education and conservation and restoration. *Design and manage joint projects in these 3 action areas after taking the appraisal work into account. *Design a clear and comprehensible communication policy capable of inspiring in all our target publics an awareness of the importance of the World Ocean for life on Earth. Our messages emphasise the urgency of action and encourage all citizens, whether in a modest way through local level actions or at a wider scale, to play their part. *Facilitate the dissemination of information about global challenges and international decisions toward the general public by means of relays. Circulate the opinions and experience of actors in the field and the general public to national and international decision makers.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
PUBLIC MOBILIZATION The World Ocean Network (WON) and partners have already started to work together to inform the general public and stakeholders on ocean and sustainable development issues discussed in the Rio+20 Process: 1. To produce video snippets including interviews of relevant experts and reports on sustainable initiatives and on the Rio+20 Process, to be displayed on WON’s and partners’ websites such as www.worldoceannetwork.org , http://www.positive-rio.tv/ , http://www.globaloceans.org/ , http://www.thew2o.net/, etc. 2. To mobilise aquariums, educational organisations and museums participating in WON to reach an audience of millions during and after the summit. At the 8th International Aquarium Congress, 9-14 Spetmeber 2012, Cape Town, RSA, WON will inform the aquarium community about the Rio+20 outcomes related to the oceans, coasts and SIDS so as they could share the Rio+20 resuklts with their audiences. 3. To promote a platform that will enable the interested publics to follow the Rio+20 ocean related discussions Rio+20 Friends of the Ocean STAKEHOLDER MOBILIZATION WON will support the Global Ocean Forum (GOF) (accredited as the International Coastal and Ocean Organization - ICO) activities in the context of Rio+20: 1. To co-organise Ocean High-Level Event, tentative location: Rio Pavilion, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, tentative date: June 16, 2012. The GOF and WON will lobby to advance the Agenda of Oceans, Coasts and Small Island States in the Rio+20 Process and to raise the global profile of ocean and coastal issues, within the high-level political community and the general public, on the importance of the world’s oceans and coasts to the three pillars of sustainable development. As a leader of a multinational expert working group Public Education and Outreach, WON will promote a new concept of Blue Society, of well-being and equity for mankind in harmony with the world's ocean in the new low-carbon green economy. 2. To support GOF in the Third Rio+20 Intersessional Meeting, March 26-27, 2012, UN Headquarters, NYC, USA, a joint side event with Pew on behalf of the High Seas Alliance and IOC-UNESCO (date and time to be determined). 3. To support GOF in the Final Rio+20 Preparatory Committee Meeting, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 13-15, 2012; Thematic Days organized by the Government of Brazil, June 16-19, 2012; Rio+20 Conference, June 20-22, 2012. YOUTH MOBILIZATION The World Ocean Network has started to mobilise young generations under the theme for World Ocean Day 2011 and 2012: Youth: The Next Wave for Change http://www.worldoceannetwork.org/EN/page-EVENEMENTS-Paroles_de_jeunes-8-126.htm to give young people a possibility to articulate their vision of sustainable development on the occasion of the Rio+20 Conference, to formulate their proposals for a sound stewardship of the world’s oceans and seas, and to share their recommendations with decision makers: 1. To gather and summarize the recommendations by Youth Ocean Parliaments that have taken place in different regions of the world since 2007 and to help the youth to convey their messages to decision-makers and other stakeholders at the Rio Conference 2. To convene Youth Forums for the Ocean at national and regional levels to specifically discuss Rio+20 draft texts so as to familiarize themselves with the aims of the Rio Conference, and then, to formulate their proposals for a sound stewardship of the Ocean’s resources. 3. To provide young people with opportunities for action after the Rio+20 summit and to help young people imagine the concrete actions needed to ensure that their future is a sustainable one.
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International
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Name of OrganizationAssociation pour la taxation des transactions financières et pour l'action citoyenne
CountryFrance
Type of OrganizationAssociation

Questionnaire/Survey Information
1. Name of organization:Association for the taxation of financial transaction and for citizens' actions
2. Mailing address of your organization (street and city):
21 ter Rue Voltaire c/o Attac France 75011 Paris, France
3. Country where your organization has its headquarters:France
4. Name of contact person:Geneviève Azam
5. Email address to be used for correspondence:genevieve.AZAM@wanadoo.fr
6. What is the purpose of your organization?
Founded in 1998, following the editorial writing of le Monde Diplomatic "Disarm the markets" (december 1997)", Attac promotes and carries out actions on all levels for the recapture, by the citizens, of power that the financial sphere has on all aspects of political, economic, social and cultural life in the world. Attac calls itself an action-oriented popular educational movement, considered as the first tool for changing the world and the knowledge of citizens. Attac produces analysis and expertise, organizes conferences, public meetings, participates in protests, etc.
7. Briefly describe the programmes and activities of your organization in areas relevant to the Conference. Also indicate in which country or countries they are carried out.
Attac has analyzed the question on sustainable development, biodiverity, water, and climate change. In order to better monitor and follow these issues, we have set up a commission called “The Ecological Society”. Attac also actively participates on international and European levels as well as with a collective here in France. We have published many titles on sustainable development, and we are looking to put out a new publication on the issues around Rio + 20. Attac participates in a French coalition in better addressing issues and questions with the civil society.
8. Is your organization active at the national, regional or international level?
(select one)
International
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