Amazon Watch campaigns to protect the rainforest and advance the rights of indigenous peoples in the Amazon Basin, focusing on human rights and corporate accountability.
Asia Migrant Centre (AMC)
This Hong Kong-based organisation provides information, research, and knowledge-oriented services to promote the human rights and empowerment of Asian migrant labour.
ATTAC is an international organisation working towards social, environmental and democratic alternatives in the globalisation process.
The Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) is an international, multi-generational, feminist, creative, future-oriented, membership organisation committed to achieving gender equality, sustainable development and women’s human rights.
Bilaterals.org is a collective effort to share information and stimulate cooperation against bilateral trade and investment agreements that are opening countries to the deepest forms of penetration by transnational corporations.
Biofuelwatch campaigns against industrial bioenergy and supports campaigns for biodiverse, small-scale agriculture.
Business and Human Rights Resource Centre
This website covers the social and environmental impacts of over 5000 companies, operating in over 180 countries. Taking international human rights standards as its starting point, topics covered include discrimination, environment, poverty, labour, health and safety, security and trade.
Campagna per la Riforma della Banca Mondiale (CRBM)
CRBM collaborates with others to defend the human rights of local communities affected by large infrastructure projects supported by international financial institutions (IFIs) including the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, export credit agencies, the European Investment Bank and private banks.
Carbon Trade Watch
Carbon Trade Watch aims to provide a durable body of research which ensures that a holistic and justice-based analysis of climate change and environmental policies is not forgotten or compromised.
CDM Watch scrutinises UNFCCC carbon offset projects in order to expose the flaws of this mechanism and to provide a voice for civil society in the Clean Development Mechanism process.
Climate Justice Now!
A network of organisations and movements from across the globe committed to the fight for climate justice on the basis of social, ecological and gender justice.
Combat Monsanto – Building a world free from Monsanto
A website providing alternative information about Monsanto and its products, and how it infiltrates public bodies and exerts pressure on scientists. It also shares information about upcoming protests to mobilise against the corporation.
The Corner House
The Corner House carries out analyses, research and advocacy with the aim of linking issues, stimulating informed discussion and strategic thought on critical environmental and social concerns, and encouraging broad alliances to tackle them.
Resources about climate change
Corporate Europe Observatory
CEO is a campaign and research group working to expose and challenge the privileged access and influence enjoyed by corporations and their lobby groups in EU policy-making.
The Council of Canadians
The Council of Canadians is Canada’s largest citizens’ organisation, with members and chapter across the country. They work to promote progressive policies on fair trade, clean water, energy security, public health care and other issues.
A European coalition formed in 2007 specifically to challenge the European Investment Bank.
Durban Group for Climate Justice
The Durban Group emerged from a meeting with representatives from organisations and peoples’ movements from around the globe that came together in Durban, South Africa in October 2004. They issued a declaration on carbon trading and called for a global grassroots movement for real solutions to tackle climate change.
Ecologistas en Acción
A federation of over 300 environmental groups throughout Spain.
Endcoal.org is a global coalition of environmental, social justice and health advocates who are concerned about coal’s heavy toll on human health, our natural environment and the planet’s climate. They share a vision of a sustainable future powered by clean renewable energy delivered by the sun, the wind, the oceans and the heat from the core of our earth.
ETC Group is an international civil society organisation that addresses the global socioeconomic and ecological issues surrounding new technologies with special concern for their impact on indigenous peoples, rural communities and biodiversity.
FASE is a Brazilian NGO dedicated to the promotion of human rights, democratic governance and economic solidarity.
FERN works to achieve environmental and social justice with a focus on forests and forest peoples’ rights in the European Union.
FERN’s ‘EU Forest Watch’ newsletter:
Focus on the Global South
Focus on the Global South is a program of progressive development policy research and practice that works on regional and global policy analysis and advocacy work.
Food & Water Watch
Food & Water Watch believes in a sustainable future that ensures access to essential resources for future generations while protecting the quality of our environment. Food & Water Watch works to ensure the food, water and fish we consume is safe, accessible and sustainably produced.
Forest Peoples Programme (FPP)
Friends of the Earth International (FoEI)
FoEI is a global grassroots environmental network, dedicated to challenging the current model of economic and corporate globalisation, and promoting solutions that will help to create environmentally sustainable and socially just societies.
An independent observer of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).
The Gaia Foundation is passionate about regenerating cultural and biological diversity, and restoring a respectful relationship with the Earth. Together with long-term partners in Africa, South America, Asia and Europe, it works with local communities to secure land, seed, food and water sovereignty.
Global Forest Coalition (GFC)
Global Forest Coalition is a coalition of NGOs and Indigenous Peoples’ Organisations aiming for effective, rights-based forest policies.
Global Justice Ecology Project
GJEP’s mission is to explore and expose the intertwined root causes of social injustice, ecological destruction and economic domination with the aim of building bridges between social justice, environmental justice and ecological justice groups to strengthen their collective efforts.
GJEP Climate Connections blog
Global Justice Now
Global Justice Now is a UK-based anti-poverty campaigning organisation.
Global Witness tackles the underlying causes of conflict and poverty and aims to end the impunity of individuals, companies and governments that exploit natural resources for their own benefit at the expense of their people and the environment.
GM Watch is an independent organisation that seeks to counter the corporate political power and propaganda of the biotech industry and its supporters through news updates and comment. It has a links pages to national anti-GM organisations.
GRAIN works to support small farmers and social movements in their struggles for community-controlled and biodiversity-based food systems.
Greenpeace is an independent global campaigning organisation that acts to change attitudes and behaviour, to protect and conserve the environment and to promote peace.
Hemispheric Social Alliance (ASC)
The Hemispheric Social Alliance (ASC) is a movement of social organisations and networks throughout the western hemisphere. It was formed to exchange information, develop strategies and promote joint action against the proposed establishment of the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) and other forms of so-called free trade in order to promote social justice.
Indigenous Environmental Network
IEN comprises of grassroots indigenous peoples and individuals that campaign, build capacity and carry out direct action on environmental and economic justice issues, primarily in the US.
International Alliance of Indigenous and Tribal Peoples of the Tropical Forests (IAITPTF)
The International Alliance is a worldwide network of organisations representing indigenous and tribal peoples living in tropical forest regions (Africa, the Asia-Pacific and the Americas).
A network of jubilee and debt campaigns, social movements, people’s organisations, communities, NGOs and political formations.
Latin American Network against Monoculture Tree Plantations (RECOMA)
RECOMA is a decentralised network of Latin American organisations opposing the expansion of large scale monoculture tree plantations on a regional level, be these for the production of timber and pulp or palm oil, or to act as ‘carbon sinks.’ RECOMA encourages socially and environmentally sound alternatives based on local community opinion.
Oil Watch International
Oilwatch is a resistance network that opposes the activities of oil companies in tropical countries.
Our World Is Not For Sale
OWINFS is network of organisations, activists and social movements worldwide fighting the current model of corporate globalisation embodied in the global trading system. OWINFS is committed to a sustainable, socially just, democratic and accountable multilateral trading system.
PLATFORM works across disciplines for social and ecological justice. It combines the transformatory power of art with the tangible goals of campaigning, and the rigour of in-depth research with the vision to promote alternative futures.
Polaris is designed to enable citizen movements to re-skill and re-tool themselves to fight for democratic social change in an age of corporate driven globalisation.
Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch seeks to ensure that in this era of globalisation, all Americans can enjoy economic security, a clean environment, safe food, medicines and products, access to quality affordable services such as health care and the exercise of democractic decision-making in matters that affect them and their communities.
Real World Radio
Real World Radio (RWR) is a multilingual radio on the web. Its main purpose is to report on the impacts of trade liberalisation in Third World countries. It also reveals the many ways in which local communities are resisting the ambitious politics of transnational corporations.
Rettet den Regenwald
Rettet den Regenwald (Save the Rainforest) is actively committed to the preservation of rainforests and their inhabitants and social reforms in the affected regions.
Rising Tide North America
An all-volunteer grassroots network, promoting local, community-based solutions to the climate crisis and direct action to confront the root causes of climate change.
SinksWatch tracks and scrutinises carbon sequestration projects, highlighting their threats to forests, ecosystems, forest peoples and the climate. SinksWatch focuses on tree plantations, particularly in areas where land tenure and land use rights are in dispute.
Social Movements for an Alternative Asia
Building a platform of social movements in Asia to reclaim peoples sovereignty and solidarity.
Social Watch is an international network of citizens’ organisations in the struggle to eradicate poverty and the causes of poverty, to end all forms of discrimination and racism, to ensure an equitable distribution of wealth and the realisation of human rights.
SOMO is an independent, non-profit research and network organisation working on social, ecological and economic issues related to sustainable development.
Stop GE Trees Campaign
The STOP GE Trees Campaign is a US and international alliance of organisations opposing the ecologically and socially devastating release of genetically engineered trees into the environment.
Systemic Alternatives is an initiative that aims to build an interactive dialogue to deepen the analysis and strengthen the alternatives that are being developed by grassroots movements and thinkers to overcome the capitalist system.
Tar Sands Watch
This is a website run by the Polaris Institute, to campaign against the extraction of Canadian tar sands.
Third World Network
Third World Network (TWN) is an international network of organisations and individuals involved in issues relating to development, Third World and North-South affairs. TWN provides highly informative updates on the UN negotiations.
The Timberwatch Coalition is a voluntary alliance of South African non-governmental organisations and individuals concerned about the negative impacts of industrial tree plantations on people and the environment.
The Transnational Institute (TNI) carries out cutting-edge analysis on critical global issues, builds alliances with grassroots social movements, and develops proposals for a more sustainable and just world.
La Via Campesina
La Via Campesina is an international movement which brings together millions of peasants farmers, landless people, women farmers, indigenous people, migrants and agricultural workers from around the world to defend small-scale sustainable agriculture and oppose corporate driven agriculture including genetic modification.
War on Want
Fighting international poverty by campaigning in the UK for a better deal for the world’s poor, and working directly with poor people across the developing world.
A vital resource centre and meeting place for those campaigning on alternatives to water privatisation and how to finance public water.
World March of Women
The World March of Women is an international feminist action movement connecting grassroots groups and organisations working to eliminate the causes at the root of poverty and violence against women.
World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth
In April 2010, a People’s Agreement of Cochabamba was issued after a conference organised by the Bolivian government, which was attended by up to 30,000 people including indigenous and farmer movements, environmental organisations, governments and scientists to demand real climate solutions in response to the failed UN climate talks in Copenhagen, December 2009.
World Rainforest Movement (WRM)
WRM works to secure the lands and livelihoods of forest peoples and supports their efforts to defend the forests from commercial logging, dams, mining, plantations, shrimp farms, colonisation and other projects that threaten them.