What is the Estonian NGO Climate Network?

The network was initiated in the beginning of 2019 by Estonian Green Movement, Estonian Fund for Nature and Estonian Environmental Law Center. All Estonian NGO's either interested or working on climate change topics are welcome to join the network.

An opportunity for cooperation

The Estonian NGO Climate Network is an unoffical and unformal platform for exchanging info and experiences on the topic of climate change. It gives all interested NGO's a chance to be up to date with what is being done in Estonia when it comes to climate change, to pool resources with others in similar projects, to find partners and help for one’s activities or to support the work of others.

A platform for cooperation

Regular cooperation events and meet-ups are regularly organized for the network’s members to facilitate networking between the organizations. Communication between members is done via a mailing list, through which news, events and appeals concerning climate change are shared. Each member of the network designates a contact person to coordinate possible joint statements.

The objective

Closer cooperation and greater effect in alleviating and adapting to climate change.

We wish to unite different NGO's who can then unite their resources for greater climate actions. We believe that each organization can have a part of the solution and that together we can achieve the most comprehensible results. We value educating ourselves and each other, learning from mistakes and achieving our goals. We are working towards Estonians being more open to taking up new alternatives, sustainable solutions for energy, transport, economy, diet etc. Seeing the ever accelerating pace of climate change, we also discuss the role of environmental organizations and environmentalists in adapting to the changes in the climate. We hope for the best but prepare for the worst!

Below you will find our important “reflexes”, the everyday principles on which we base our activities.

Network coordinator

Kärt Puusepp

kart@roheline.ee

+372 5330 8911

History of the network

The climate network was called to life in the beginning of 2019 by Estonian Green Movement, Estonian Fund for Nature and the Estonian Environmental Law Center as a part of the project “Climate change and Estonia’s energy policy: creating meaningful dialogue on future scenarios”. The wider aim of the project is to create meaningful discussion that’s inclusive of all parties involved on the future scenarios of Estonia’s energy sector, that includes the move from oil shale to renewable energy. The project was supported by the European Climate Initiative (EUKI).

In the beginning of 2020, Estonian Green Movement, Estonian Fund for Nature and Estonian Environmental Law Center continued leading the Estonian NGO Climate Network under a new project "Developing an active civil society organizations climate network". The goal of the project is to raise the interest of Estonian NGO's to work together with others and contribute to climate policies on the local, national and EU level. The project takes place from January 2020 to December 2021.

The climate network is financed through the “Developing an active civil society organizations climate network” project with funding from the Active Citizens Fund (ACF) Estonia. The ACF programme is financed by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. The fund is active in 15 EU Member States in Central and Southern Europe and the Baltics. The fund works to accomplish the general objectives of the grants of the European Economic Area 2014-2021, to decrease economic and social inequality and to strengthen the bilateral relationships between the donor states and the receivers of the grants. In Estonia the operator of the Active Citizens Fund is the Open Estonia Foundation in cooperation with the Network of Estonian Nonprofit Organizations.

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