Global Civil Society & the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources

Life Below Water

The world’s oceans – their temperature, chemistry, currents and life – drive global systems that make the Earth habitable for humankind. Our rainwater, drinking water, weather, climate, coastlines, much of our food, and even the oxygen in the air we breathe, are all ultimately provided and regulated by the sea. Throughout history, oceans and seas have been vital conduits for trade and transportation.

Careful management of this essential global resource is a key feature of a sustainable future. However, at the current time, there is a continuous deterioration of coastal waters owing to pollution and ocean acidification is having an adversarial effect on the functioning of ecosystems and biodiversity. This is also negatively impacting small scale fisheries.

Marine protected areas need to be effectively managed and well-resourced and regulations need to be put in place to reduce overfishing, marine pollution and ocean acidification.

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

Danish International Investment Funds

Copenhagen Denmark G gf Funds, IGOs

Danubian Alliance for the Preservation of Animal Breeds

Budapest Hungary D

Darwin Initiative

1992 London UK G

David and Lucile Packard Foundation

1964 Los Altos CA USA G f Humanitarian Organizations, Foundations

David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation

Guildford UK G f Foundations

Declaration Recognising the Right to a Flag of States Having no Sea-coast

1921 T g Treaties, Human Rights Organizations, IGOs

Deep Ocean Water Applications Society

DOWAS 1997 Saga Japan J

Deep Sea Conservation Coalition

DSCC 2004 Amsterdam Netherlands F y International Federations

Defend International

DI 2007 Kolbotn Norway F Humanitarian Organizations, Human Rights Organizations

Digital Green

2008 Delhi India G

DIVERSITAS in Western Pacific and Asia

DIWPA Network 1993 Otsu Japan E v

Diversity, Early Childhood Education and Training

DECET Brussels Belgium F

DMZ Forum

1997 East Meadow NY USA G

Documentation and Conservation of the Modern Movement

DOCOMOMO International 1988 Lisbon Portugal F

Dolphinaria-Free Europe

DFE F y International Federations

Drilling, Observation and Sampling of the Earth's Continental Crust

DOSECC Salt Lake City UT USA G

Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust

1963 Trinity UK G f Foundations

Earth and Space Foundation

1994 Cambridge UK N f Foundations

Earth Association for Regression Therapy

EARTh 2006 Kessel-Eik Netherlands D

Earth Champions Foundation

2000 G f Foundations

Earth Charter Initiative

San José Costa Rica F Human Rights Organizations

Earth Child Institute

ECI New York NY USA F j Institutes

Earth Council

1989 G

Earth Council Alliance

ECA 1992 Washington DC USA F

Earth Day Network

EDN Washington DC USA F

Earth Economics

1998 Tacoma WA USA G

Earth Federation Movement

EFM 2007 Radford VA USA K

Earth First

1979 G

Earth Foundation International

1990 Santiago Chile N f Foundations

Earth Institute at Columbia University

New York NY USA G j Institutes

Earth Island Institute

EII 1982 Berkeley CA USA G j Institutes

Earth Law Alliance

ELA 2012 J

Earth Law Center

2008 New York NY USA G Human Rights Organizations

Earth Link

2000 Zillmere Australia G

Earth Observing System

EOS Greenbelt MD USA G

Earth Organization


Earth Partners Foundation

2009 G f Foundations

Earth Repair Foundation

ERF Katoomba Australia N f Foundations

Earth Restoration Corps

ERC 1999 Crestone CO USA N

Earth Restoration Service

ERS 2004 London UK G

Earth Rights Institute

ERI 2001 Santa Monica CA USA G j Institutes, Human Rights Organizations

Earth Security Initiative

ESI London UK G

Earth Share

Bethesda MD USA G

Earth Society Foundation

ESF New York NY USA G f Foundations

Earth Train Foundation

2001 Albany CA USA G f Foundations

Earth-Friendly Schools Hawaii-International

1992 Volcano HI USA K



EarthCare Africa

ECAF Nairobi Kenya G


1993 Seattle WA USA G

EarthEcho International

2000 Washington DC USA G