Organizations, agencies and groups with a global outreach
350.org: Founded by Lexington native Bill McKibben, “350.org is building a global grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis. Our online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions are led from the bottom up by thousands of volunteer organizers in over 188 countries.”
The Nature Conservancy: “The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to preserve the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.” Operates in all 50 states and in 33 countries worldwide. http://www.nature.org
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC): “The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the leading international body for the assessment of climate change. It was established by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) to provide the world with a clear scientific view on the current state of knowledge in climate change and its potential environmental and socio-economic impacts. The UN General Assembly endorsed the action by WMO and UNEP in jointly establishing the IPCC. “ Received 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.
World Wildlife Fund (WWF) “WWF is the world’s leading conservation organization, working in 100 countries for nearly half a century. We are dedicated to preserving the diversity of life on Earth for the benefit of both people and wildlife.” is the world’s leading conservation organization
Oxfam: “Oxfam is an international confederation of 15 organizations working together in 98 countries and with partners and allies around the world to find lasting solutions to poverty and injustice.”