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

Blood Care Foundation

BCF 1991 Le Vaud Switzerland N f

Blue Marine Foundation

BLUE 2010 London UK G f

Blue Shield International

BSI 2016 The Hague Netherlands F


2008 London UK C

Bountifield International

Minneapolis MN USA G

Bretton Woods Project

1995 London UK G

British Institute of International and Comparative Law

BIICL 1958 London UK G jv

Brussels Dialogue on Climate Diplomacy

BDCD 2016 F y

Buddhist Global Relief

BGR 2008 Carmel NY USA G

Buildings Performance Institute Europe

BPIE 2010 Brussels Belgium D j

Bureau of European Design Associations

BEDA 1969 Brussels Belgium D t

Bureau of International Recycling

BIR 1948 Brussels Belgium C t

Burners Without Borders

BWB San Francisco CA USA G

Busan Foundation for International Cooperation

BFIC 2005 Busan Korea Rep G

Business Alliance for Water and Climate



2005 London UK F

Cambodia Action

1975 Doncaster UK G

Canadian Centre for International Studies and Cooperation

CECI 1958 Montréal QC Canada G

Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief

CPAR 1984 Ottawa ON Canada G

Canopy Planet Society

Canopy 1999 Vancouver BC Canada G

Carbon Market Watch

2012 Brussels Belgium F

Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance


Carbon Offsets To Alleviate Poverty

COTAP 2011 Oakland CA USA G

CARE International

CI 1945 Brussels Belgium F f

Caribbean ASEAN Voluntary Council for Sustainable Development Goals

Caribbean ASEAN Council J

Caribbean Chamber of Commerce in Europe

CCCE 2019 Brussels Belgium E t

Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre

CCCCC 2001 Belmopan Belize E g

Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency

CDEMA 1991 St Michael Barbados F g

Caribbean Family Planning Affiliation

CFPA 1971 F

Caribbean Food Crops Society

CFCS 1963 Mayagüez Puerto Rico D v

Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology

CIMH 1967 Bridgetown Barbados E gj

Caribbean Meteorological Organization

CMO 1973 Port-of-Spain Trinidad-Tobago D g

Caribbean Network of Fisherfolk Organisations

CNFO 2004 F

Caribbean Youth Environment Network

CYEN 1993 Bridgetown Barbados F

Caritas Asia

1973 Bangkok Thailand F y

Caritas International, Belgium

1948 Brussels Belgium G

Carmelite NGO

New Orleans LA USA E

Catalyst 2030

2020 Haarlem Netherlands J y

Catholic Central Agency for Development Aid

1962 Aachen Germany G

Catholic Youth Network for Environmental Sustainability in Africa

CYNESA 2012 Nairobi Kenya F


2000 London UK F


1991 Hong Kong Hong Kong G

CEMBUREAU - The European Cement Association

CEMBUREAU 1947 Brussels Belgium D t

Center for Clean Air Policy

CCAP 1985 Washington DC USA G

Center for Climate and Energy Solutions

C2ES 1998 Arlington VA USA G

Center for Human Rights and Environment

1999 Palm Beach Gardens FL USA G

Center for International Disaster Information

CIDI 1988 Arlington VA USA G

Center for International Humanitarian Cooperation

CIHC 1992 New York NY USA G

Center for Oceanic Awareness, Research and Education

COARE 2006 Oakland CA USA G

Center for the Study of Global Change

Bloomington IN USA G