WHAT ARE THE MAIN ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENTS?

WHAT ARE THE MAIN ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENTS?
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It’s not a joke. It is not an exaggeration. Our planet is long overdue for the consequences of our irresponsible behavior towards nature. And while he’s been generous all these years, he’s starting to make his boundaries clear.

According to IPCC research, the current state of our ecosystem puts us on high alert. In just under 10 years, humanity will face an unprecedented global climate catastrophe. An irreversible catastrophe, which will test our survival as a species xnxx.

To fight against this, currently various national and international organizations have sought to do their bit, undertaking conservation and environmental protection initiatives. Do you want to meet them? Today we bring you a list of the most outstanding.

 

7 ORGANIZATIONS LEADING THE ENVIRONMENTAL FIGHT

1. GREENPEACE

Its almost 50 years of foundation do justice to its recognition. After all, when thinking of organizations dedicated to the defense of the environment, we cannot help but think of them.

For years, Greenpeace has fought against climate change, has worked to defend biodiversity and, above all, has waged war against those who hunt whales indiscriminately. It is currently present in 55 countries and has approximately 3 million members worldwide.

 

2.The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

It may not be as well known by name as Greenpeace, but its power and influence is undeniable. The NRDC currently has just under 3 million active members, in addition to an expert panel of more than 700 scientists, legal scholars, and environmental policy specialists.

Its focus is to safeguard the right of people to breathe clean air and consume clean water, in addition to protecting the most fragile and vulnerable ecosystems on the planet. To achieve this, they work together in environmental lobbying with companies, government groups and even self-managed communities. The idea is to convince these groups to adopt certain measures to take care of the environment.

3.EarthAction

This organization is much younger than the others (it was founded in 1992, within the framework of the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro), it has also made significant contributions, in addition to its large number of members.
Their way of working consists of operating by exerting social pressure on governments and large companies so that they take measures to reduce the environmental footprint of their actions.

7 ORGANIZATIONS LEADING THE ENVIRONMENTAL FIGHT

4.International Pollutant Elimination Network (IPEN)

This global network is currently part of 600 NGOs, with a presence in 124 countries today. Your mission? A planet earth without chemical emissions of polluting agents for the environment.
They intervene in international and national policies in the regulation of industrial activities to make it possible.

5.BRAC

It may not be as well known as Greenpeace or others mentioned below, but its strength in Europe is undeniable. Its main focus is social, supporting less favored groups.
However, the organization is also present and operates on environmental issues, working on projects to fight climate change and guarantee food security.

6.Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)

Young, yes. Unstoppable in its few years of operation, too. Founded just 10 years ago, the GGGI has worked for years towards an ambitious goal: to lead our planet to absolute decarbonization through inclusive, resilient projects that also guarantee its sustainable growth over time.
Its main activities consist of the movement of private investment capital to lead the states to apply environmental measures.

7.Ecologists in Action

Together we can create a greater impact than apart. For this reason, we close this list not with an NGO, but with a conglomerate of them. More than 300 local and regional organizations in Spain join forces to promote social ecology movements.

To do this, they address the problem from its roots: the consumerist society and the excessive production models of the modern world.

What other environmental organizations that fight to protect our planet do you know? Share them with us and our readers in the comments.

 

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Organizational Responsibilities

In a company developing and manufacturing electronics, the typical product-related environmental issues could be the following:

  • Energy use during product life-time
  • Banned and restricted substances in the production and in the products
  • Materials use in products (including packaging material)
  • Securing optimal treatment of the products in the end-of-life situation
  • Using these issues as an example, this section looks into the implementation of Eco-Design in the organisation as an ongoing activity.

Considering these points, here a brief description of the responsibilities of each of these parts of the organisation:

Should set up the company’s general product related environmental policy, and in cooperation with Marketing and Development set targets for improvement in environmental performance of products (see ‘Environmental Metrics).
For every new product development or major revision of an existing product, environmental goals should be set up in the requirements specification, on line with other product attributes and performance requirements.

Should investigate customer requirements and market trends concerning environmental issues.
Should include environmental issues in the communication strategy, e.g. communicate to the customers about the products environmental performance, and what the customer can do to minimise the environmental impact of the products.

Should be trained in understanding environmental aspects of electronics, and applying Eco-Design guidelines.
Responsible for achieving the product related environmental goals set up by management (see ‘Development of Environmental Metrics’ and ‘Environmental Calculator’)
Should ensure, that raw materials, components and sub-assemblies fulfil requirements concerning official and company-specific lists of banned and restricted substances.
Before accepting new suppliers, the suppliers should either give a full material declaration on their product, or declare the specific content of substances mentioned in the lists of banned and restricted substances in their products.
Should set up environmental requirements for suppliers, e.g. about their environmental management systems and their preparedness to deliver environmental data on their products (see Customer Requirements / Market Demands).
Should secure that no substances on the official and company-specific lists of banned and restricted substances are used in the production.
Should provide feedback to the development team, e.g. concerning ways to minimise waste in the production by altering the design, or ways to make disassembly easier etc.
Should inform the customer about the environmental aspects of the products (e.g. energy use during life-time, energy savings features, upgradability, take-back possibilities etc.), and about the measures that the customer can take to minimise the environmental impacts (see Communication).
Should provide feedback to the marketing and development team on customer experience and requirements.
Should, if possible, specify shipment with transportation means having the least environmental impact.
Should advise the customer of upgrade possibilities and other ways to prolong useful lifetime of the product.
Should guide the customer as to when it, from an environmental point of view, would be optimal to exchange the old product with a new one, e.g. when an old product can be substituted with a new using considerably less energy.
Should ensure, that scrapped products are taken back or that the customer is informed about the optimal treatment possibilities.
Should provide feedback to the marketing and development team on customer experience and requirements.
Should ensure, that all relevant personnel are properly informed and trained, so they can fulfil their role
Should gather information about existing and upcoming legislation.
Should keep track of environmental performance of both own products and the competitors, and of state-of-the-art in Eco-Design.