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

Clean Clothes Campaign

CCC 1990 Amsterdam Netherlands F

Clean Cooking Alliance

2010 Washington DC USA E

CLG Europe

2007 Brussels Belgium G


London UK F

Climate Action

2007 London UK G

Climate Action Network

CAN 1989 Bonn Germany F y

Climate Action Network Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia

1994 E

Climate Action Network Europe

CAN Europe 1989 Brussels Belgium E y

Climate Action Network Latin America

CANLA 1992 Mexico City Mexico E

Climate Action Network South Asia

CANSA 1991 Dhaka Bangladesh E

Climate Action Network South East Asia


Climate Alliance

1990 Frankfurt-Main Germany F

Climate Analytics

2008 Berlin Germany G

Climate and Clean Air Coalition

CCAC 2012 Paris France E y

Climate and Development Knowledge Network

CDKN 2010 Cape Town South Africa F y

Climate Bonds Initiative

London UK F y

Climate Broadcasters Network - Europe

CBN-E 2007 Paris France E

Climate Chain Coalition

CCC 2017 E y

Climate change Learning Initiative Mobilizing Action Transforming Environments in Asia Pacific

CLIMATE Asia Pacific 2010 E

Climate Cleanup Foundation

CC Amsterdam Netherlands G fv

Climate Foundation

2007 Seattle WA USA G f

Climate Group

2003 London UK F

Climate Institute

1986 Washington DC USA G j

Climate Interactive


Climate Investment Coalition


Climate Investment Funds

CIF 2008 F f

Climate Knowledge Brokers

CKB 2011 Vienna Austria F y

Climate Ledger Initiative

CLI 2016 Zurich Switzerland E

Climate Markets and Investment Association

CMIA 2008 London UK D

Climate Parliament

London UK F

Climate Policy Initiative

CPI 2009 San Francisco CA USA F

Climate Reality Project Europe

Vienna Austria F

Climate Technology Centre and Network

CTCN Copenhagen Denmark F y



Človek v ohrozenó

1999 Bratislava Slovakia G

Club of Rome

COR 1968 Winterthur Switzerland F

Clusterize - Business Roaming Agreement

BRA Karlsruhe Germany J

CMI – Martti Ahtisaari Peace Foundation

2000 Helsinki Finland G

CNCD Opération 11 11 11

1966 Brussels Belgium G

Coalition for Climate Resilient Investment

CCRI 2019 E y

Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure

CDRI 2019 New Delhi India J y

Coalition for Rainforest Nations

CfRN 2005 New York NY USA F g

Coalition of Agricultural Workers International

CAWI 2005 Penang Malaysia C y

Coalition of Fragile Ecosystems

COFE 2017 J

Coastal Oceans Research and Development - Indian Ocean

CORDIO East Africa Mombasa Kenya E

Collaborative Intergovernmental Scientific Research Institute

CISRI 2000 Novara Italy E gj

Collège européen de sécurité et de défense

CESD 2005 Brussels Belgium E

Colombo Plan Staff College

CPSC 1973 Pasig City Philippines F g

Comisión Permanente del Pacifico Sur

CPPS 1952 Guayaquil Ecuador D g

Comité Européen de Droit Rural

CEDR 1957 Paris France D