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

Asia Pacific Travel Retail Association

APTRA 2005 Singapore Singapore D

Asia South Pacific Association for Basic and Adult Education

ASPBAE 1964 Quezon City Philippines D

Asia Trails Network

ATN 2014 E

Asia Water Council

AWC 2016 Daejeon Korea Rep D y

Asia Wind Energy Association

2016 Singapore Singapore D

Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union

ABU 1964 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia C y

Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research

APN 1996 Kobe Japan F g

Asia-Pacific Network for International Education and Values Education

APNIEVE 1995 Quezon City Philippines F g

Asia-Pacific Partnership for Clean Development and Climate

APPCDC 2005 F g

Asia-Pacific Regional Network for Early Childhood

ARNEC 2008 Singapore Singapore E


1999 Tsukuba Japan F

Asian Association of Convention and Visitor Bureaus

AACVB 1983 Bangkok Thailand D

Asian Coalition for Housing Rights

ACHR 1988 Bangkok Thailand F

Asian Disaster Preparedness Center

ADPC 1986 Bangkok Thailand E

Asian Disaster Reduction and Response Network

ADRRN 2004 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia F

Asian Disaster Reduction Center

ADRC 1998 Kobe Japan E y

Asian Energy Institute

AEI 1989 Delhi India E jy

Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development

FORUM-ASIA 1991 Bangkok Thailand F

Asian Forum for Polar Sciences

AFoPS 2004 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia F

Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development

AFPPD 1981 Tokyo Japan F y

Asian iNstitute for Environmental Research and enerGY

A.NERGY 2012 Incheon Korea Rep D

Asian Institute of Technology

AIT 1967 Pathum Thani Thailand F j

Asian Institute of Technology Alumni Association

AITAA 1969 Pathum Thani Thailand E j

Asian Network on Climate Science and Technology

ANCST 2013 Bangi Malaysia F

Asian Photovoltaic Industry Association

APVIA 2009 Singapore Singapore D t

Asian University Network of Environment and Disaster Risk Management


Asociación Española para el Derecho Internacional de los Derechos Humanos

AEDIDH 2004 Luarca Spain G

Asociación Latinoamericana de Agrometeorologia

1997 J

Asociación Latinoamericana de Botánica

ALB 1986 Havana Cuba D

Asociación Latinoamericana de Energia Eólica

2007 Guadalajara Mexico D

Asociación Latinoamericana para la Producción Animal

ALPA 1966 Calgary AB Canada D


1990 New York NY USA G

Aspen Global Change Institute

AGCI 1989 Basalt CO USA G j

Assembly of European Wine Regions

AREV 1988 Brussels Belgium F

Associação SOS Amazonia

1988 Rio Branco Brazil G

Association Dealing with International Travel Facilities for Railway Staff

Vienna Austria F

Association des constructeurs européens de motocycles

ACEM 1994 Brussels Belgium F t

Association des états généraux des étudiants de l'Europe

AEGEE-Europe 1985 Brussels Belgium F

Association for Emergency Aid and Solidarity Development Cooperation

WADI 1992 Frankfurt-Main Germany G

Association for Environmental Archaeology

AEA 1979 G v

Association for International Broadcasting

AIB 1993 Downham Market UK D

Association for Safe International Road Travel

ASIRT 1995 Potomac MD USA G

Association for the Study of Travel in Egypt and the Near East

ASTENE 1997 Duns UK N

Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation

ATBC 1963 C

Association François-Xavier Bagnoud

FXB International 1989 Geneva Switzerland G

Association Francophone pour l'Etude et la Recherche sur les Urgences Psychiatriques

AFERUP 1986 Nancy France D

Association internationale de climatologie

AIC 1988 Grenoble France D v

Association internationale forêts méditerranéennes

AIFM 1996 Marseille France D

Association Internationale Pour les Femmes du Karité

2021 Oullins France J

Association internationale villes et ports - réseau mondial des villes portuaires

AIVP 1988 Le Havre France D