Of the many groups and organisations working with similar aims and concerns, we either have close links with or would particularly like to recommend the work of the following list.
If you know of other organisations, both in the UK and abroad who we should be in touch with, please let us know.
Centre for Human Ecology
The CHE is a pioneering network of activist scholars currently in partnership with the Department of Geography and Sociology at Strathclyde University, exploring community empowerment, participative methodologies and spiritually informed communities of activist practice addressing such issues as climate change.
Centre for Social & Economic Research on the Global Environment
Centre based at the University of East Anglia and is internationally renowned for working at the forefront of interdisciplinary research, on a range of environmental issues. CSERGE uses social science analysis as a link between existing scientific knowledge and policy guidance, with the aim of mitigating environmental problems in both developed and developing economies. Central to CSERGE's mission is an ongoing commitment to explore issues that are important not only to a range of academic interests, but also relevant to policy-makers and stakeholders in the field of environmental sustainability.
The Corner House
Since its founding in 1997, The Corner House has aimed to support democratic and community movements for environmental and social justice. It is motivated by the concerns of such movements, whether they be locally-based struggles for land or water rights or better health care; campaigns against destructive mining, dam or forestry projects; or struggles against racial discrimination. We aim to pay constant attention to issues of social, economic and political power and practical strategy. We try to take a "bottom-up" approach, filled with examples, to issues of global significance which are often handled in a more abstract way. As part of our solidarity work, The Corner House carries out analyses, research and advocacy with the aim of linking issues, of stimulating informed discussion and strategic thought on critical environmental and social concerns, and of encouraging broad alliances to tackle them.
Environmental Media Services
EMS is a US-based nonprofit organisation dedicated to providing journalists with the most current information on environmental affairs. You can sign up for free email updates, visit their news centre and search their archives.
Friends of Wisdom
The website of Friends of Wisdom sets out the case for transforming academic inquiry so that it takes up the task of seeking and promoting wisdom. Friends of Wisdom is an association of people sympathetic to the idea that academic inquiry should help humanity acquire more wisdom by rational means.
Global Commons Institute
GCI is an independent group founded in 1990 and based in London. Its focus is the protection of the global commons of the global climate system. Since 1996 GCI has encouraged awareness of " Contraction and Convergence" (C&C). C&C is GCI's suggested international framework for sharing the arrest of global greenhouse gas emissions. This site details C&C and its growing support around the world.
Global Ethics, Univ. of Birmingham
A centre within the University of Birmingham that tackles a wide range of ethical issues arising in the context of globalisation. Website includes details of courses, projects and other activities.
Global Resource Action Centre for the Environment
GRACE is a not-for-profit corporation established in 1996. The GRACE Factory Farm Project was established to eliminate factory farming in favour of a sustainable, economically viable and environmentally sound agricultural sector. The GRACE Nuclear Abolition Project works with Abolition 2000, a global network which calls for a treaty to eliminate nuclear weapons, provides technical support to grassroots activists living in the shadow of the US nuclear weapons complex, and addresses radioactive contamination and waste issues. GRACE also links with activists engaged in issues affecting the environment, public health, and corporate accountability.
The Globalization Research Network
The Globalization Research Network was established in Spring 2001 as a result of a congressionally directed grant. The Network brings together four universities into a collective arrangement that permits each to pursue globalization research while pursuing a particularized area expertise. Each university conducts its own research on various projects and collaborate on research projects and public education activities.
As the centers have become more established the role of the secretariat has developed to perform an increasing number of activities knitting together the efforts of the four universities. The ultimate purpose of the consortium entity is to coordinate the activities of the four centers, to develop economies of application in research by linking researchers of complementary capability and interests, to explore joint projects among the four universities, to combine outreach efforts, especially with respect to the dissemination of globalization data and research findings, and to coordinate fund raising activities of the four centers.
International Society for Ecology & Culture
The International Society for Ecology and Culture is a non-profit organisation concerned with the protection of both biological and cultural diversity. Its emphasis is on education for action : moving beyond single issues to look at the more fundamental influences that shape our lives. Activities include: books, reports, conferences and films; local, national and international networking; community initiatives; campaigning
Network of Activist Scholars in Politics and International Relations
The purpose of NASPIR is to promote British politics and international relations scholarship which supports non-violent action against oppression. The oppression may be domestic or international, and may take many forms, including physical violence or denial of economic, social, cultural or political rights. Those carrying out the oppression may be states, corporations or other non-state actors.
The Network welcomes non-academic activists, research students and taught course students as well as established scholars. An important objective of the Network is to ensure that those in academia come through their professional training with their activist values intact and are able to protect and promote those values in their professional lives.
Rising Tide is a grassroots network of independent groups and individuals committed to taking action and building a movement against climate change. The network has no formal membership structure - anyone who supports the political statement on the website can become a part of the network. Rising Tide in the UK is part of the international Rising Tide Network.
Science for Peace
Science for Peace is a charitable Canadian-based organization of natural scientists, engineers, social scientists, scholars in the humanities and lay people throughout the world. It brings together professors, graduate students and first degree students who are concerned about peace, justice and making an environmentally sustainable future. SfP has NGO status at the United Nations.
Scientists for Global Responsibility
Scientists for Global Responsibility promotes ethical science and technology - based on the principles of openness, accountability, peace, social justice, and environmental sustainability. Its work involves research, education, lobbying and providing a support network for ethically-concerned scientists.
UK-based Shifting Ground explores the contemporary conflicts around politics and culture, with a specific focus on environmental and community-based movements for social change. Shifting Ground is inspired by the tension between the overtly important events and institutions of society, and the activities, political relations and power structures that are more submerged and sometimes ignored by those who focus on the obvious.
The Transnational Institute was founded in 1974 as a worldwide fellowship of committed scholar-activists. It was one of the first research institutes established to be transnational in name, composition, orientation and focus. In the spirit of public scholarship, and aligned to no political party, TNI seeks to create and promote international co-operation in analysing and finding possible solutions to such global problems as militarism and conflict, poverty and marginalisation, social injustice and environmental degradation.
Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
The Tyndall Centre brings together scientists, economists, engineers and social scientists, who together are working to develop sustainable responses to climate change through trans-disciplinary research and dialogue on both a national and international level - not just within the research community, but also with business leaders, policy advisors, the media and the public in general.
Research Foundation for Science, Technology & Ecology
Founded in Dehra Dun, Uttar Pradesh (India) in 1982 by Dr. Vandana Shiva. It works on biodiversity conservation and protecting people's rights from threats to their livelihoods and environment by centralised systems of monoculture in forestry, agriculture and fisheries.
The Worldwatch Institute is a non-profit independent organisation that has been offering its unique blend of interdisciplinary research, global focus, and accessible writing via its publication World Watch since 1975. It is a leading source of information on the interactions among key environmental, social, and economic trends.