Institutes and NGOs

This page lists some of the the main institutes and organizations in Europe and around the globe outside of Germany. For German institutes please see the German page.


 For German language information, please go here.


 European Institutes and NGOs

  • British Antarctic Surbey (BAS)
  • European Climate Foundation (ECF).
  • The European Climate Foundation
    It aims to promote climate and energy policies that greatly reduce Europe’s greenhouse gas emissions and help Europe play an even stronger international leadership role in mitigating climate change.
  • European Commission Environment (ECE)
  • European Geological Union (EGU)
  • European Environmental Agency (EEA)
  • European Environmental Bureau (EEB):
  • The EEB, set up in 1974, is Europe's largest coalition of grassroots environmental organisations.
  • European Space Agency (ESA)
  • Hadley Center (MetOffice)
  • Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL)
  • Royal Society for the protection of Birds (RSPB)
  • The RSPB speaks out for birds and wildlife, tackling the problems that threaten our environment. We are the largest wildlife conservation organisation in Europe with over one million members. Wildlife and the environment face many threats. Our work is focussed on the species and habitats that are in the greatest danger.
  • Stockholm Environmental Institute (SEI)
  • Stockholm Resilience Center (SRC)
  • World Health Organization, Europe (WHO)


USA: Institutes and organisations

  • American Geophysical Union (AGU)
  • Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC)
  • Center for Communicating Science (CCS)
  • Cornell Lab of Ornithology (Lab of O)
  • Earth Institute, Columbia University (Earth Institute)
  • Earth System Science Center, Pennsylvania State University (ESSC)
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Ecological Society of America (ESA)
  • Goddard Space Flight Center (Goddard)
  • NASA, Jim Hansen
  • National Center for Science Education (NCSE)
  • National Corporation for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
  • National Geophysical Data Center (NOAA)
  • National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)
  • North American Association for Environmental Education (naaee)
  • Pew Center on Global Climate Change (C2ES)
  • Research Coordibation Network on permafrost (RCN)
  • Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS)
  • University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)
  • U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP)
  • U.S. Long Term Ecological Research Network - Global Change Research
  • Woods Hole Research Center (Woods Hole)


International Institutes and organisations

  • African Bird Club. Working for birds in Africa
  • Arctic Council (SWIPA).
    The Arctic Council is as a high level intergovernmental forum to provide a means for promoting cooperation, coordination and interaction among the Arctic States, with the involvement of the Arctic Indigenous communities and other Arctic inhabitants on common Arctic issues, in particular issues of sustainable development and environmental protection in the Arctic. It released The Snow, Water, Ice and Permafrost in the Arctic (SWIPA) Assessment in 2011.
  • Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program (AMAP)
  • BirdLife International (BirdLife).
    By focusing on birds, and the sites and habitats on which they depend, the BirdLife Partnership is working to improve the quality of life for birds, for other wildlife (biodiversity), and for people.
  • Cambridhe Conservation Initiative.
    The Cambridge Conservation Initiative (CCI) is a unique collaboration between the University of Cambridge and leading Internationally-focussed biodiversity conservation organisations clustered in and around Cambridge, UKCCI seeks to transform the global understanding and conservation of biodiversity and the natural capital it represents and, through this, secure a sustainable future for all life on Earth. The CCI partners together combine and integrate research, education, policy and practice to create innovative solutions for society and to foster conservation learning and leadership
  • DEWA/GRID-Geneva (UNEP)
  • GRID centres provide environmental data and information for decision-making and policy setting; underpin UNEP's ongoing review of environmental state and trends; and provide early warnings about emerging environmental problems and threats.
  • Global Terrestrial Observation System (GTOS)
  • Global Footprint Network (GFN).
    In 2003, Global Footprint Network, was established to enable a sustainable future where all people have the opportunity to live satisfying lives within the means of one planet...
  • Greenpeace International (Greenpeace)
  • International Arctic Science Committee (IASC)
  • International Association of Cryospheric Sciences (IASC)
  • International Council of Sciences (ICSU)
  • International Energy Agency (IEA)
  • The International Energy Agency (IEA) is an autonomous organisation which works to ensure reliable, affordable and clean energy for its 28 member countries and beyond.
  • International Glaciological Society (IGS)
  • International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
  • International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP)
  • ISCCP was established in 1982 as part of the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) to collect and analyze satellite radiance measurements to infer the global distribution of clouds, their properties, and their diurnal, seasonal, and interannual variations.
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
  • International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
  • United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP)
  • United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
  • Weltklimarat (IPCC)
  • World Climate Research Program (WCRP)
    The mission is to ... is to facilitate analysis and prediction of Earth system variability and change for use in an increasing range of practical applications of direct relevance, benefit and value to society.
  • World Data Center for Glaciology (WDG)
  • World Future Council (WFC)
  • World Glacier Inventory, National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)
  • World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
  • World Wildlife Fund (WWF)