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

Synchronicity Earth

London UK G

Tahoe-Baikal Institute

TBI 1991 Lake Tahoe CA USA N j

Tchad Agir Pour l'Environnement

TCHAPE Lausanne Switzerland G

Teach A Man To Fish

2006 London UK G

Technical Cooperation Network on National Parks, Other Protected Areas and Wildlife in Latin America and the Caribbean

1983 Santiago Chile E g

Techno-Ocean Network

TON 2000 Kobe Japan G

Tellus Institute

1976 Boston MA USA G j

Temporary Agreement for the Regulation of the Fisheries in Waters Contiguous to the Northern Coasts of the Territory of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

1930 T g

Termite Society

2017 Barisal Bangladesh N

Terralingua - Unity in Biocultural Diversity

Terralingua 1996 Salt Spring Island BC Canada F

Terre et Humanisme

T and H 1994 Lablachère France G

Tethys Research Institute

1986 Milan Italy G j

Tetworld Center for Peace, Earth Observatory and Global Gaming Complex

San Ysidro CA USA N

The Access Initiative

TAI 1999 Washington DC USA F

The Conservation Foundation, UK

1982 London UK G f

The Coral Reef Alliance

CORAL 1994 San Francisco CA USA G

The Long Run

2009 London UK J

The Marine Ingredients Organisation

IFFO 1959 London UK D

The Mediterranean Science Commission

CIESM 1910 Monte Carlo Monaco D g

The Nature Conservancy

TNC 1951 Arlington VA USA G

The Ocean Cleanup

2013 Delft Netherlands G

The Ocean Foundation

TOF 2003 Washington DC USA G f

The Peregrine Fund

1970 Boise ID USA N f

The Pond: Philosophy Of Science Around the Mediterranean


The SeaCleaners

2016 La Trinité-sur-Mer France G

The World Bank Group

Washington DC USA F g

Thin Green Line Foundation

2007 Richmond VIC Australia G f

Third Millennium Foundation

3MF 1987 Paciano Italy F f

Tibet Justice Center

1989 Berkeley CA USA E v


1976 San Francisco CA USA G f

Tilapia International Foundation

TIF 1952 Utrecht Netherlands F f

Timor Aid

1998 Dili Timor-Leste G

Torremolinos Protocol of 1993 Relating to the Torremolinos International Convention for the SAfety of Fishing Vessels

SFV PROT 1993 1993 London UK T g

Toxicology Forum

TF Reston VA USA N

Trade Unions International of Transport, Fisheries and Communication

TUI Transport 1953 B t

Treaty Concerning the Regulation of Salmon Fishery in the Rhine River Basin

1995 T g

Treaty on International Commercial Terrestrial Law

1940 T g

Treaty on the Prohibition of the Emplacement of Nuclear Weapons and other Weapons of Mass Destruction on the Sea-bed and the Ocean Floor and in the Subsoil Thereof

1971 T g

Trees for Life International

1984 Wichita KS USA G

Trilateral Committee for Wildlife and Ecosystem Conservation and Management

1996 Falls Church VA USA E g

Tripartite Environment Ministers Meeting

TEMM 1999 S cg

Tripartite Environmental Education Network

TEEN Tokyo Japan F

Trocaire - Catholic Agency for World Development

1973 Kildare Ireland G v


1989 Frankfurt-Main Germany G

Tropical Agriculture Research and Higher Education Center

1973 Turrialba Costa Rica E g

Tropical Biology Association

TBA 1990 Cambridge UK D

Trust Fund for the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals

UNEP/CMS Trust Fund Nairobi Kenya K fg

Tsunami Society International

TS 1982 Honolulu HI USA D

Tunis International Centre for Environmental Technologies

CITET 1996 Tunis Tunisia G

Tunza Southeast Asia Youth Environment Network

SEAYEN Singapore Singapore F