III - Non-governmental organisations
Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar
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Ms Eva Maria Filzmoser
Ms Femke De Jong
Nature Code is a non-profit organisation with global reach.
In accordance with our objectives and purpose, per our Statutes:
The Association aims at…
• Contributing to promoting the principle of sustainable development and an environmentally sound economy as key pillars of society, politics and business;
• Conserving biological diversity and protecting and restoring nature and all its components as well as halting the destruction and degradation of nature and the environment;
• Supporting civil society groups in developing countries to protect themselves against the impact of climate change and to adapt to the requirements of a sustainable energy system;
• Opposing activities of society, politics and business that impair the quality of life and the environment; and
• Promoting models and best practice examples for sustainable ways of living and working, both in developed and developing countries.
The Activities of the Association are for…
• Publication and dissemination of information
• Capacity building for civil society groups in developing countries
• Awareness raising for sustainable lifestyles
• Establishing contacts to other groups in society
Nature Code’s mission is to ensure that the wellbeing of the people, plants and creatures living on Planet Earth constitutes the guiding principle of environmental policy making.
• Healthy ecosystems are the foundation of life on the planet. As a consequence, they must be safeguarded, not commoditised.
• We believe sound policy making should always be based on the precautionary principle.
• We are committed to promoting participation in the policy process, transparency, and access to information for all, regardless of status or location.
• Driven by our commitment to secure accountability at all levels of socio-environmental decision making, we pledge to combat incompetence and double standards wherever they exist
• Nature Code advocates for well thought-out policy solutions that promote sustainable development, environmental integrity and good governance. We work at national, regional and international levels to ensure that these concerns remain at the heart of policymaking.
• We provide decision makers around the world with fact-based analysis of the issues we cover and, through targeted outreach and training, give a voice to communities affected by climate change and environmental destruction.
• We achieve this by fighting for greater civil society participation in environmental and developmental decision making, while interpreting complexities in policy, process and practice.
More information is at: http://naturecode.org/about-us/
EU climate policies:
- EU 2030 Climate and Energy
- EU Emissions Trading Scheme
- EU Effort Sharing Decision
- Offsetting in the EU
- Carbon leakage
Reports & Studies:
• The Geneva Pledge for Human Rights in Climate Action 20 Feb 2015 STATEMENT PDF (ENGLISH)
• Report: The Role of International Offsets in the Fuel Quality Directive 17 Dec 2014 REPORT PDF (ENGLISH)
• Analysis of Europe’s 2030 Climate Ambition 30 Oct 2014 ANALYSIS REPORT PDF (ENGLISH)
• Carbon Market Watch reaction to the leaked 2030 Council Conclusions 17 Oct 2014 REACTION TO COUNCIL CONCLUSIONS 16.10.14
• Myths and realities around carbon leakage in Europe 17 Sep 2014 MEDIA BRIEFING PDF (ENGLISH)
• Carbon Market Watch reaction to leaked 2030 Council Conclusions 02 Sep 2014 REACTION PDF (ENGLISH)
• Carbon Leakage Rebuttal 01 Sep 2014 REBUTTAL PDF (ENGLISH)
• Policy Briefing: What’s needed to fix the EU’s carbon market: Recommendations for the Market Stability Reserve and future ETS reform proposals 09 Jul 2014 BRIEFING PDF (ENGLISH)
• Report: Tackling 60% of the EU’s Climate Problem – The Legislative Framework of the Effort Sharing Decision 05 Jun 2014 REPORT PDF (ENGLISH)
• Policy Briefing: Tackling 60% of the EU’s Climate Problem – The Effort Sharing Decision Post-2020 28 May 2014 POLICY BRIEF PDF (ENGLISH)
• Report: Tackling 60% of the EU’s climate problem – Member States progress in implementing the Effort Sharing Decision 28 May 2014 REPORT PDF (ENGLISH)
• March Council Recommendations: European Council must close loopholes in the 2030 climate & energy framework 07 Mar 2014 EUROPEAN COUNCIL RECOMMENDATIONS PDF (ENGLISH)
• EU 2030 Climate and Energy package media briefing by Carbon Market Watch – January 201414 Jan 2014 MEDIA BRIEFING PDF (ENGLISH)
• Policy Briefing – Rethinking the role of international carbon markets in the EU’s 2030 climate framework 06 Nov 2013 POLICY BRIEFING PDF (ENGLISH)
• Briefing Paper Effort Sharing – how to unlock the potential of non-ETS sectors in the 2030 climate package 05 Nov 2013 POLICY BRIEFING PDF (ENGLISH)
• Policy Brief – The Elephant in the Room: International Offsets in EU’s 2020 Climate Legislation 18 Oct 2013 POLICY BRIEF PDF (ENGLISH)
• Guest Commentary Umwelt Aktuell: Das Spiel mit Emissionsgutschriften in Europa: verspielt? 21 Mar 2013 PDF (ENGLISH)
• CDM Watch Summary of the European Commission Study on the Integrity of the Clean Development Mechanism 23 Feb 2012 PDF (ENGLISH)
• Policy Brief: Hydro Power Projects in the CDM 21 Feb 2012 PDF (ENGLISH)
• University of California Study on Hydropower in the CDM: Examining Additionality and Criteria for Sustainability 28 Nov 2011 PDF (ENGLISH)
• Summary of the 64th CDM Executive Board Meeting 07 Nov 2011 PDF (ENGLISH)
• SEI Study on Coal Power in the CDM, Issues and Options 02 Nov 2011 FULL STUDY (ENGLISH)EXECUTIVE SUMMARY (ENGLISH)
• Industrial N2O Projects Under the CDM: Adipic Acid – A Case of Carbon Leakage? 18 Oct 2010PDF (ENGLISH)
• HFC-23 Offsets in the Context of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme – Policy Briefing 15 Jul 2010
Public comments on CDM projects under validation:
• Review of request to renew the crediting period of Ulsan HFC-23 destruction project (Project number 003) 27 Jul 2010 PDF (ENGLISH)
CDM project-specific letters to buyers and investors:
Carbon Market Watch:
The Carbon Market Watch initiative scrutinises carbon markets and advocates for fair and effective climate protection. With it we are active on three levels – at the UN level, within Europe and the Global South.
It was formerly called CDM Watch and set up in 2009 as an initiative of several international NGOs to provide an independent perspective on individual Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects and to critically assess the political decision-making process affecting wider carbon market developments.
With CDM Watch we successfully advocated for stronger civil society participation, major policy changes at the UN and EU level and uncovered unprecedented scandals in the CDM.
Since 2012, Carbon Market Watch now continues these activities and is expanding its work to other carbon market initiatives, including new market mechanisms, the EU-ETS, Joint Implementation, Emissions Trading and mechanisms to reduce emissions from degradation and deforestation (REDD).
For further information visit this initiative’s website at www.carbonmarketwatch.org.
Carbon Market Watch Network:
The Carbon Mareket Watch Network is an initiative started by Carbon Market Watch in 2010. Currently it connects more than 800 NGOs and academics from the Global North and South to share information and concerns about carbon offset projects and policies.
Its purpose is to strengthen the voice of civil society in carbon market developments and wider environmental policy-making.
The Network enables people and groups to keep informed about carbon market developments, share concerns with peers and seek support and advice for advocacy efforts at the international policy level.
Through our Capacity Building initiative we have provided our Network a much broader understanding of the obstacles that inhibit people, governments, international organisations and non-governmental organisations from realizing their developmental goals while enhancing the abilities that will allow them to achieve measurable and sustainable results.
For further information visit the webpage at http://carbonmarketwatch.org/carbon-market-watch-network.
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Nature Code is also a member of the Climate Action Network Europe (CAN) – Europe (http://www.climnet.org/)
01/2013 - 12/2013
No funding received from the EU institutions during the last closed financial year.
By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.