Global Civil Society & the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

Climate Action

Every person, in every country in every continent will be impacted in some shape or form by climate change. There is a climate cataclysm looming, and we are underprepared for what this could mean.

Climate change is caused by human activities and threatens life on earth as we know it. With rising greenhouse gas emissions, climate change is occurring at rates much faster than anticipated. Its impacts can be devastating and include extreme and changing weather patterns and rising sea levels.

If left unchecked, climate change will undo a lot of the development progress made over the past years. It will also provoke mass migrations that will lead to instability and wars.

To limit global warming to 1.5°C above pre- industrial levels, emissions must already be decreasing and need to be cut by almost half by 2030, just seven years away. But, we are drastically off track from this target.

Urgent and transformative going beyond mere plans and promises are crucial. It requires raising ambition, covering entire economies and moving towards climate-resilient development, while outlining a clear path to achieve net-zero emissions. Immediate measures are necessary to avoid catastrophic consequences and secure a sustainable future for generations to come.

Name Acronym Founded City HQ Country/Territory HQ Type I Type II

Amnesty International

AI 1961 London UK B

Analysis and Experimentation on Ecosystems

AnaEE-ERIC 2022 Gif-sur-Yvette France E

Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia

Auckland New Zealand E

Anglican Overseas Aid

1988 Melbourne VIC Australia G

Antarctic Treaty

AT 1959 Buenos Aires Argentina F g

Anti-Persoonsmijnen Ontmijnende Productontwikkeling

APOPO 1998 Antwerp Belgium G

Anti-Slavery International

1839 London UK C v

APEC Climate Center

APCC 2005 Busan Korea Rep G

APHELEIA - Humanities International Association For Cultural Integrated Landscape Management

2017 Mação Portugal E

Appel aide aux enfants victimes de conflits

1969 Paris France G

Appel détresse

1974 La Chapelle-sur-Erdre France N

APT Action on Poverty

1984 Bristol UK G

Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management Society

AEHMS 1989 C

Arab Centre for the Studies of Arid Zones and Dry Lands

ACSAD 1968 Damascus Syrian AR E g

Arab Council for Childhood and Development

ACCD 1987 Cairo Egypt D y

Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development

AFESD 1968 Kuwait Kuwait F fg

Arab Permanent Committee for Meteorology

Jeddah Saudi Arabia K g

Arab Reform Initiative

ARI 2006 Paris France F y

Arab Union for Astronomy and Space Sciences

AUASS 1998 Sharjah United Arab Emirates D y

Arbeitsgemeinschaft Alpenländer

ARGE ALP 1972 Innsbruck Austria E

Architects Regional Council Asia

ARCASIA 1979 Singapore Singapore F

Arctic Methane Emergency Group


Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme

AMAP 1991 Tromsø Norway E gy

Arid Lands Information Network - Eastern Africa

ALIN- East Africa 1988 Nairobi Kenya F v


2015 E

Arrangement between Certain Member States of the European Space Research Organisation and the European Space Research Organisation Concerning the Execution of a Meteorological Satellite Programme

1972 T g

Artists Project Earth

APE Banbury UK G

Arts for Global Development

2002 G

ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response

AADMER 2005 T g

ASEAN Agreement on Transboundary Haze Pollution

2002 T g

ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on disaster management

AHA Centre 2011 Jakarta Indonesia E g


2010 Singapore Singapore F

ASEAN Specialized Meteorological Centre

ASMC 1993 Singapore Singapore E


1894 Peachtree Corners GA USA G

Asia and the Pacific Policy Society


Asia Cloud Computing Association

ACCA 2010 D

Asia Investor Group op Climate Change

AIGCC 2011 E

Asia Network for Sustainable Agriculture and Bioresources

ANSAB 1992 Kathmandu Nepal F

Asia Oceania Geosciences Society

AOGS 2003 Singapore Singapore D

Asia Oceania Space Weather Alliance

AOSWA 2010 Tokyo Japan D

Asia Pacific Adaptation Network

APAN 2009 Bangkok Thailand F

Asia Pacific Alliance for Disaster Management

A-PAD 2012 Tokyo Japan D

Asia Pacific Association of Educators in Agriculture and Environment

APEAEN 1997 Los Baños Philippines D

Asia Pacific Computer Emergency Response Team


Asia Pacific Conference on Disaster Medicine

APCDM 1988 S c

Asia Pacific Disaster Resilience Centre

APDRC 2016 Seoul Korea Rep G

Asia Pacific Emergency and Disaster Nursing Network

APEDNN 2007 Jinan China F v

Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions

APF 1996 Sydney NSW Australia F

Asia Pacific Rural and Agricultural Credit Association

APRACA 1977 Bangkok Thailand D

Asia Pacific Travel Health Society

APTHS 1996 Kathmandu Nepal D