Non-Ranked Nonprofit Reviews: National Climate Change 2009

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Climate change should be seen as the greatest challenge to face man. -Prince Charles
Climate change should be seen as the greatest challenge to face man. -Prince Charles

This is the complete list of all non-ranked nonprofits reviewed by our experts. We do not have enough information at this time to recommend these organizations, but have provided you with the complete expert reviews to learn more.


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Researchers and Faculty
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Nonprofit Senior Staff
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Environment America Inc. (6 recommendations) They have a quality staff, clear goals, and a strategy to get there. They are connected federally and have a strong state presence.
Environment America Inc.

http://https://www.environmentamerica.org/

Organizational Strengths

F
They have a quality staff, clear goals, and a strategy to get there. They are connected federally and have a strong state presence.
F
EA has good grassroots reach connected to the DC policy apparatus.
N
EA has state groups that do important field organizing and advocacy work at the state level and also conduct federal advocacy as part of coordinated national strategy.
N
They have critical grassroots support, well-targeted analysis, and improving credibility.
N
EA has a top-notch grassroots operation and is smart enough to realize that the transportation bill is a climate bill too.
O
They are outstanding with their grassroots and media.
Center for Climate Strategies (5 recommendations) They do great policy work, especially at the state level.
Center for Climate Strategies

http://www.climatestrategies.us/

Organizational Strengths

F
They do great policy work, especially at the state level.
F
They are outstanding because they are developing state climate plans around the country.
N
I actually have qualms about their work, but they have been effective in helping states develop climate action plans.
O
They are extremely effective; their leader is facilitating state climate policy actions.
O
They focus on states and have a structured stakeholder decision-making process.
Ceres (5 recommendations) They are bringing a business voice into the debate.
Ceres
Silver-small

http://www.ceres.org

Organizational Strengths

F
They are bringing a business voice into the debate.
F
Ceres is very smart in working through investor networks and broadening the base of organizations concerned about climate.
N
This organization mobilizes essential voice, policy, and media savvy, knowledgeable leadership.
N
They mobilize major league investors to advocate for strong climate policy and influence the finance and corporate sectors.
O
They do superb work with investors and companies. They have an innovative, exceptional staff and a fearless re-operating on the global economic landscape from Davos to Clinton Global Initiative.
The Pew Charitable Trusts (5 recommendations) They have strong political skills and dogged determination.
The Pew Charitable Trusts

http://www.pewtrusts.org/

Organizational Strengths

F
They have strong political skills and dogged determination.
F
They are savvy, canny, wily, sophisticated, and well-funded.
N
They have credibility and research capability; they are a good catalyst organization.
N
They do good research and have many field staff.
N
They do original, influential research and publishing.
The US Climate Action Network (5 recommendations) right mix of business and environmental ngo partners; very sharp focus; high credibility principals
The US Climate Action Network

http://www.usclimatenetwork.org/

Organizational Strengths

N
right mix of business and environmental ngo partners; very sharp focus; high credibility principals
N
They are truly committed to collaboration, facilitation, and not self-promotion.
N
This organization integrates advocacy efforts of over 400 climate organizations worldwide to move forward international climate policy .
N
They stand out because they coordinate the nonprofit community.
O
This is a great connector among all relevant non-government organizations.
Avaaz Foundation (4 recommendations) They have a unique rapid response capability, combining public mobilization, polling, and public relations.
Avaaz Foundation
Silver-small

http://www.avaaz.org/en

Organizational Strengths

F
They have a unique rapid response capability, combining public mobilization, polling, and public relations.
R
They have international exposure.
N
This organization is outstanding because of its scale of engagement; it has an active email list of 3.5 million, creative tactics, and inspiring energy.
N
They have a huge list and are efficient and speedy in their campaigning.
Center for American Progress (4 recommendations) This organization is outstanding because it has the most effective messaging.
Center for American Progress
Silver-small

http://www.americanprogress.org/

Organizational Strengths

R
This organization is outstanding because it has the most effective messaging.
N
They are well respected, connected, and focused on the politics to deliver results.
N
They are outstanding with their insider access, rapid response, and leadership under Podesta.
N
They have outstanding analytics and policy proposals.
Center for Clean Air Policy (4 recommendations) They do cutting-edge research that is relevant and timely to critical policy debates. They stay just far enough above the fray to be credible.
Center for Clean Air Policy

http://www.ccap.org/

Organizational Strengths

N
They do cutting-edge research that is relevant and timely to critical policy debates. They stay just far enough above the fray to be credible.
N
They are outstanding because of their great leadership, great staff, highly strategic use of limited resources, and top-notch research.
N
They do really good research and are well grounded.
N
This organization is outstanding with its direct engagement with policy outcomes and creating policy makers.
Climate Group Inc. (4 recommendations) They are influential and successful.
Climate Group Inc.

http://www.theclimategroup.org/

Organizational Strengths

F
They are influential and successful.
R
They have good international presence/recognition.
N
They have high impact public relations.
N
They have a very pragmatic, politically nuanced approach focused strategically on achieving a tipping point in the business community.
Climate Project (4 recommendations) They connect science to regular people, getting climate change on people's radar screen.
Climate Project

http://www.theclimateproject.org/

Organizational Strengths

R
They connect science to regular people, getting climate change on people's radar screen.
N
This is a grassroots organization dedicated to bringing awareness of climate change to all. Even though "green" is everywhere, I still think that climate change is not well understood in many levels of society.
O
They educate at the grassroots level, e.g., in school and Sunday School classrooms, work places, etc.
O
They have amazing commitment from all members and efficiency in their work.
ClimateWorks Foundation (4 recommendations) This is an outstanding organization because of their rigorous priority setting.
ClimateWorks Foundation
Silver-small

http://www.climateworks.org/

Organizational Strengths

F
This is an outstanding organization because of their rigorous priority setting.
R
They have a close connection to climate negotiations; Hal Harvey is a first-rate CEO.
R
They are still new, but they have very good plans to support the technical transfer of climate friendly innovations.
O
They are innovative and are taking a new approach to solving climate change through policy drivers.
Environmental Law and Policy Center (4 recommendations) They have great expertise and strong organizational capacity. They see and act on a strategic leverage point (i.e.-- Turning the Farm Bill into a vehicle for advancing renewable energy development). They really produce brilliant stuff.
Environmental Law and Policy Center
Silver-small

http://elpc.org/

Organizational Strengths

F
They have great expertise and strong organizational capacity. They see and act on a strategic leverage point (i.e.-- Turning the Farm Bill into a vehicle for advancing renewable energy development). They really produce brilliant stuff.
R
They are a potent force in the Midwest, a good mix of lawyers and researcher, pragmatic, and constructive in their approach.
N
They are heavyweights in a critical region of the country.
F
This is the only law and policy non-government organization thinking about how traditional conservation, health, and development laws need to be adapted.
Friends of the Earth International (4 recommendations) Friends of the Earth sticks with science, not political prudence. They are strategically adept and tactically creative and effective.
Friends of the Earth International

http://www.foei.org/

Organizational Strengths

F
Friends of the Earth sticks with science, not political prudence. They are strategically adept and tactically creative and effective.
F
They are brave and willing to campaign on issues that many other environmental organizations aren't willing to take on. They are smart and knowledgeable and deal with issues that others never even think of. They have good ties to developing countries and East and West Europe.
N
They have broad grassroots support.
N
This organization is willing to stick to its principles even when they are unpopular among other environmental groups, and it brings developing countries to the table in climate negotiations.
Rainforest Action Network (4 recommendations) They challenge the status quo, are strategically and tactically smart, don’t give in or sell-out, and take on really tough problems.
Rainforest Action Network
Silver-small

http://ran.org/

Organizational Strengths

F
They challenge the status quo, are strategically and tactically smart, don’t give in or sell-out, and take on really tough problems.
F
They have impact on the financial sector.
N
They have the ability to pressure companies.
O
They are courageous and take clear stands.
Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (4 recommendations) This organization connects local policy making in a particularly difficult region with federal action.
Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
Silver-small

http://www.cleanenergy.org/

Organizational Strengths

F
This organization connects local policy making in a particularly difficult region with federal action.
O
They have an extremely capable leader, have a strong field staff, and are effective at knowing the South and how best to position advocacy and communications. They have a 501c3 and a 501c4 and are highly strategic; they get results.
O
This organization is groundbreaking and ready to challenge opposing interests.
O
They work in a tough niche in a tough area.
The Energy Foundation (4 recommendations) They are outstanding because of their vision and strategy.
The Energy Foundation

http://www.ef.org/home.cfm

Organizational Strengths

F
They are outstanding because of their vision and strategy.
F
They do excellent analysis of the problem and solutions.
N
This organization enables funding of integrated 'campaigns' to secure greenhouse gas reduction policies, using science, advocacy, etc.
O
They have been instrumental in putting their money where their mouth is; they are funding outstanding climate change related programs.
350.org (3 recommendations) They are a great mobilizer for action amongst the non-policy crowd.
350.org
Silver-small

http://www.350.org/

Organizational Strengths

F
They are a great mobilizer for action amongst the non-policy crowd.
N
It has focused on a single, critical issue and rallied significant public support. They have great, creative materials and tactics.
N
They speak the truth regarding what changes are needed and think big in how to affect those changes.
Conservation International Foundation (3 recommendations) They focus on biodiversity priorities, exploring new ideas and on-the-ground work.
Conservation International Foundation

http://www.conservation.org/Pages/default.aspx

Organizational Strengths

N
They focus on biodiversity priorities, exploring new ideas and on-the-ground work.
O
They are very mission focused and effective in influencing policy makers in regards to their goals.
O
They stand out with their scope and scientific capabilities.
E3G (3 recommendations) They are outstanding because of their strategic and innovative vision, international networks, and results on a small budget.
E3G

http://www.e3g.org/

Organizational Strengths

F
They are outstanding because of their strategic and innovative vision, international networks, and results on a small budget.
F
They are excellent at identifying the real strategic challenges.
F
They invented behind the scenes environmental diplomacy.
Green for All (3 recommendations) They are effectively uniting the movement across class boundaries with the inspirational figure of Van Jones.
Green for All
Silver-small

http://www.greenforall.org/

Organizational Strengths

N
They are effectively uniting the movement across class boundaries with the inspirational figure of Van Jones.
N
They are fusing the issues of social justice, climate, and poverty together in a very compelling way.
O
This is an outstanding organization because it is innovative, is influential, is independent, and has outreach.
Rocky Mountain Institute (3 recommendations) RMI does the hard work of energy efficiency.
Rocky Mountain Institute
Silver-small

http://www.rmi.org/rmi/

Organizational Strengths

R
RMI does the hard work of energy efficiency.
N
They have a deep understanding of energy and climate change as well as excellent resources.
N
I really admire the work of Amory Lovins and associates in pioneering efforts in awareness of and solutions to climate change. He also takes a societal view as well.
Worldwatch Institute (3 recommendations) They are outstanding for their State of the World and timely reports.
Worldwatch Institute
Bronze-small

http://www.worldwatch.org/

Organizational Strengths

N
They are outstanding for their State of the World and timely reports.
N
They are outstanding with their systems understanding and response.
O
This is an outstanding organization because of its great analysis and info dissemination.
Alaska Conservation Solutions (2 recommendations) They have great communications campaigning.
Alaska Conservation Solutions

http://www.alaskaconservationsolutions.com/

Organizational Strengths

F
They have great communications campaigning.
F
They chose to tell the story well, chose to share it without "turf," and worked hard to promote both awareness of dire change and the possibility of solutions.
American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (2 recommendations) They provide in-depth technical analysis to decision-makers to advocate for efficiency standards and other interventions, which are grounded in science and technical analysis.
American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy
Silver-small

http://www.aceee.org/

Organizational Strengths

N
They provide in-depth technical analysis to decision-makers to advocate for efficiency standards and other interventions, which are grounded in science and technical analysis.
O
They are outstanding with their analysis and their congressional and organizational abilities to get buy in from numerous groups.
Center for Biological Diversity (2 recommendations) They did a great job with the polar bear Ecological Society of America petition, which helped put a cute furry face on the issue of climate change.
Center for Biological Diversity
Silver-small

http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/

Organizational Strengths

R
They did a great job with the polar bear Ecological Society of America petition, which helped put a cute furry face on the issue of climate change.
N
They seem to be hitting the right court cases using existing law to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Center for Resource Solutions (2 recommendations) They are influential, independent, and innovative.
Center for Resource Solutions
Silver-small

http://www.resource-solutions.org/index.php

Organizational Strengths

O
They are influential, independent, and innovative.
O
They had the vision to see the important role energy efficiency and climate change would play in the future, and so they designed policies, market mechanisms, and tools that allowed us to move forward, even in advance of regulation.
Chesapeake Climate Action Network (2 recommendations) They are fearless and on the scene in DC; they play in the national spotlight.
Chesapeake Climate Action Network

http://www.chesapeakeclimate.org/template/index.cfm

Organizational Strengths

N
They are fearless and on the scene in DC; they play in the national spotlight.
O
This organization is an inspired leader, is rooted in diverse community, has demonstrated a track record for changing state policy, has built a formidable presence in the media and in Maryland and Virginia in a short amount of time, and is bold and independent.
Clean Air Task Force (2 recommendations) They are driven by science and take a clear-eyed view of what is needed to really change industrial practice on the ground.
Clean Air Task Force

http://www.catf.us/

Organizational Strengths

N
They are driven by science and take a clear-eyed view of what is needed to really change industrial practice on the ground.
N
They break out of conventional thinking and have pushed options other than simply having cap and trade as the sole solution; they focus more on technology.
Climate Action Network International (2 recommendations) They are indispensible in the international negotiations, are a fabulous collaborative, and have a presence in every continent.
Climate Action Network International

http://www.climatenetwork.org/

Organizational Strengths

F
They are indispensible in the international negotiations, are a fabulous collaborative, and have a presence in every continent.
N
They do effective networking and advocacy across a complex landscape.
Climate Solutions (2 recommendations) They focus on informal education, science museums, etc., plus they have the expertise and energy of CEO Tom Bowman.
Climate Solutions
Bronze-small

http://climatesolutions.org/

Organizational Strengths

R
They focus on informal education, science museums, etc., plus they have the expertise and energy of CEO Tom Bowman.
O
Climate Solutions has been very effective in the Northwest across the activist community, working with government and with the agricultural and business communities. They have assembled a high quality group of experts and advocates.
Conservation Law Foundation (2 recommendations) They are outstanding because of their extremely effective regional advocacy and their internal alignment of energy and climate policy. They are an effective coalition partner.
Conservation Law Foundation
Silver-small

http://www.clf.org/

Organizational Strengths

N
They are outstanding because of their extremely effective regional advocacy and their internal alignment of energy and climate policy. They are an effective coalition partner.
O
They are well respected in the Northeast, have high quality work and staff, and have a public profile that is respected.
Defenders of Wildlife (2 recommendations) This organization is outstanding because it has Richard Charter on staff.
Defenders of Wildlife
Silver-small

http://www.defenders.org/

Organizational Strengths

F
This organization is outstanding because it has Richard Charter on staff.
F
This is perhaps the most effective legislative player in wildlife and climate adaptation.
EcoAdapt (2 recommendations) They have a broad awareness and understanding of the complexity and interrelatedness of climate change effects and potential effects.
EcoAdapt

http://www.ecoadapt.org/

Organizational Strengths

F
They have a broad awareness and understanding of the complexity and interrelatedness of climate change effects and potential effects.
F
They are filling a critical niche.
Environment Northeast (2 recommendations) They are highly effective at recognizing opportunities for real, concrete policy changes and making them happen.
Environment Northeast
Silver-small

http://www.env-ne.org/

Organizational Strengths

N
They are highly effective at recognizing opportunities for real, concrete policy changes and making them happen.
O
They have high quality work and staff and work across environmental and energy issues.
FERN (2 recommendations) They are smart professionals that understand completely how to affect European Union policy, have strong connections to grassroots organizations, and they NEVER speak for communities and make sure communities are present to speak for themselves.
FERN

http://www.fern.org/

Organizational Strengths

F
They are smart professionals that understand completely how to affect European Union policy, have strong connections to grassroots organizations, and they NEVER speak for communities and make sure communities are present to speak for themselves.
N
It does excellent work on forests and climate change.
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island (2 recommendations) It is framing the climate issue within the moral lens of indigenous peoples.
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island

Organizational Strengths

N
It is framing the climate issue within the moral lens of indigenous peoples.
N
They are outstanding because of their impact with front line communities.
Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (2 recommendations) They are focused on the arena with great promise of transformational, persistent change and with scalable solutions; they are timely, effective, solution-oriented, etc.
Institute for Transportation and Development Policy
Silver-small

http://www.itdp.org/

Organizational Strengths

N
They are focused on the arena with great promise of transformational, persistent change and with scalable solutions; they are timely, effective, solution-oriented, etc.
N
The organization fills a critical niche by covering urban transportation in developing countries.
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (2 recommendations) They are outstanding because of their careful tracking of evolving science.
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

http://www.ipcc.ch/

Organizational Strengths

R
They are outstanding because of their careful tracking of evolving science.
O
They attempt to bring about the international treaties that we so very desperately need in order to avert disaster, and to do so (at least as much as can be negotiated) based on science.
The Business Council for Sustainable Energy (2 recommendations) This organization links efficient, renewable, and natural gas industries to a climate mitigation agenda.
The Business Council for Sustainable Energy

http://www.bcse.org/

Organizational Strengths

O
This organization links efficient, renewable, and natural gas industries to a climate mitigation agenda.
O
They have a longstanding international climate focus, congressional outreach, and business outreach.
360 (1 recommendation) 360 is outstanding because of its international reach, connection to decision-makers, and influential leaders.
360

Organizational Strengths

N
360 is outstanding because of its international reach, connection to decision-makers, and influential leaders.
American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment (1 recommendation) It is engaging the educational sector.
American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment

http://www.presidentsclimatecommitment.org/

Organizational Strengths

R
It is engaging the educational sector.
American Rivers (1 recommendation) They have a broad reach of support from grassroots to Congress.
American Rivers
Silver-small

http://www.amrivers.org/

Organizational Strengths

O
They have a broad reach of support from grassroots to Congress.
Ashoka (1 recommendation) They are focused on the identification and nurturing of leaders.
Ashoka
Silver-small

http://www.ashoka.org/

Organizational Strengths

N
They are focused on the identification and nurturing of leaders.
Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (1 recommendation) It is engaging the educational sector.
Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
Silver-small

http://www.aashe.org/

Organizational Strengths

R
It is engaging the educational sector.
Birdlife International (1 recommendation) They develop useful scenario building tools.
Birdlife International

http://www.birdlife.org/

Organizational Strengths

F
They develop useful scenario building tools.
Blue Green Alliance (1 recommendation) They are outstanding because they forge an essential link between environmentalists and workers.
Blue Green Alliance

http://www.bluegreenalliance.org/

Organizational Strengths

N
They are outstanding because they forge an essential link between environmentalists and workers.
Bonneville Environmental Foundation (1 recommendation) They made a business out of supporting renewable energy and energy efficiency and have shown leadership in the development of new tools and policy design.
Bonneville Environmental Foundation

http://www.b-e-f.org/

Organizational Strengths

O
They made a business out of supporting renewable energy and energy efficiency and have shown leadership in the development of new tools and policy design.
Business for Social Responsibility (1 recommendation) This organization is actually getting big companies at the table for discussion.
Business for Social Responsibility
Silver-small

http://www.bsr.org/

Organizational Strengths

N
This organization is actually getting big companies at the table for discussion.
CICEANA (Centro de Informacion y Comunicacion Ambiental de Norte America, A.C.) (1 recommendation) They have the outstanding ability to mobilize youth.
CICEANA (Centro de Informacion y Comunicacion Ambiental de Norte America, A.C.)

http://www.ciceana.org.mx/

Organizational Strengths

N
They have the outstanding ability to mobilize youth.
Carbon Disclosure Project (1 recommendation) They offer a nice and sneakily powerful solution.
Carbon Disclosure Project

http://https://www.cdproject.net/

Organizational Strengths

F
They offer a nice and sneakily powerful solution.
Carbon Trade Watch (1 recommendation) They do credible research.
Carbon Trade Watch

http://www.carbontradewatch.org/

Organizational Strengths

N
They do credible research.
Carnegie Institution for Science (1 recommendation) This organization develops truly cutting edge remote sensing tools that will have a huge impact on assessing carbon sequestration potential.
Carnegie Institution for Science
Silver-small

http://carnegiescience.edu/

Organizational Strengths

F
This organization develops truly cutting edge remote sensing tools that will have a huge impact on assessing carbon sequestration potential.
Center for New American Security Inc. (1 recommendation) They have an innovative approach, high credibility, and good outreach.
Center for New American Security Inc.

http://www.cnas.org/

Organizational Strengths

N
They have an innovative approach, high credibility, and good outreach.
Clean Air-Cool Planet (1 recommendation) They have good regional engagement.
Clean Air-Cool Planet
Silver-small

http://www.cleanair-coolplanet.org/

Organizational Strengths

N
They have good regional engagement.
Clean Economy Network (1 recommendation) By working with major institutional investors and business leaders to help create a clean energy future, CEN is a major driver behind the much-needed transition to a clean energy economy that will be imperative in addressing the climate crisis.
Clean Economy Network

http://www.cleaneconomynetwork.org/

Organizational Strengths

N
By working with major institutional investors and business leaders to help create a clean energy future, CEN is a major driver behind the much-needed transition to a clean energy economy that will be imperative in addressing the climate crisis.
Clean Wisconsin (1 recommendation) This is an effective coalition and strategy convener regionally (REAMP); they are highly collegial, have a good staff, and have effective fundraisers.
Clean Wisconsin
Silver-small

http://www.cleanwisconsin.org/

Organizational Strengths

N
This is an effective coalition and strategy convener regionally (REAMP); they are highly collegial, have a good staff, and have effective fundraisers.
ClientEarth (1 recommendation) ClientEarth is outstanding because of the quality of James Thornton, founder and CEO.
ClientEarth

http://www.clientearth.org/

Organizational Strengths

F
ClientEarth is outstanding because of the quality of James Thornton, founder and CEO.
Climate Central (1 recommendation) This organization is outstanding because it is dedicated to communicating climate science without bias or spin, and it has excellent people.
Climate Central

http://www.climatecentral.org/

Organizational Strengths

R
This organization is outstanding because it is dedicated to communicating climate science without bias or spin, and it has excellent people.
Climate Change Local Area Support Programme (1 recommendation) They provide in-depth technical analysis to decision-makers to truly drive the adoption of appliance efficiency standards around the world.
Climate Change Local Area Support Programme

http://www.climatechangenorthwest.co.uk/web-portal.html

Organizational Strengths

N
They provide in-depth technical analysis to decision-makers to truly drive the adoption of appliance efficiency standards around the world.
Climate Justice Now! (1 recommendation) It is a new, multi-organizational network with over 200 members that is providing a forum for organizing and advocating for climate justice groups at international negotiations.
Climate Justice Now!

http://www.climate-justice-now.org/

Organizational Strengths

N
It is a new, multi-organizational network with over 200 members that is providing a forum for organizing and advocating for climate justice groups at international negotiations.
Climate Science Watch (1 recommendation) It stands out because it provides solid information on which policymakers can rely.
Climate Science Watch

http://www.climatesciencewatch.org/

Organizational Strengths

N
It stands out because it provides solid information on which policymakers can rely.
Coastal Oceans Research and Development in the Indian Ocean (1 recommendation) They have a strong international presence and great on-the-ground work, yet they are truly regionally based are run by and building capacity in natives of Africa and Southeast Asia.
Coastal Oceans Research and Development in the Indian Ocean

http://www.cordioea.org/

Organizational Strengths

N
They have a strong international presence and great on-the-ground work, yet they are truly regionally based are run by and building capacity in natives of Africa and Southeast Asia.
Conservation Services Group (1 recommendation) They are knowledgeable, independent, and accessible.
Conservation Services Group

http://www.csgrp.com/

Organizational Strengths

O
They are knowledgeable, independent, and accessible.
David Suzuki Foundation (1 recommendation) They have high visibility and a depth of policy expertise.
David Suzuki Foundation

http://www.davidsuzuki.org/

Organizational Strengths

R
They have high visibility and a depth of policy expertise.
David and Lucile Packard Foundation (1 recommendation) This organization supports innovative projects and good people.
David and Lucile Packard Foundation

http://www.packard.org/

Organizational Strengths

R
This organization supports innovative projects and good people.
EarthShare (1 recommendation) They are outstanding with their diverse groups.
EarthShare
Silver-small

http://www.earthshare.org/

Organizational Strengths

N
They are outstanding with their diverse groups.
Earthjustice (1 recommendation) Earthjustice is outstanding with its results and clear mission.
Earthjustice
Silver-small

http://www.earthjustice.org/

Organizational Strengths

O
Earthjustice is outstanding with its results and clear mission.
Earthsavers DREAMS Ensemble (1 recommendation) This is an outstanding organization with their mobilization of youth, communication through song and dance, inspiring youth cartoons, and media focus.
Earthsavers DREAMS Ensemble

http://portal.unesco.org/en/ev.php-URL_ID=27706&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html

Organizational Strengths

N
This is an outstanding organization with their mobilization of youth, communication through song and dance, inspiring youth cartoons, and media focus.
Electric Power Research Institute Inc. (1 recommendation) This is an outstanding organization because of its careful and thoughtful work and presentation.
Electric Power Research Institute Inc.

http://my.epri.com/portal/server.pt?

Organizational Strengths

R
This is an outstanding organization because of its careful and thoughtful work and presentation.
Energy Modeling Forum (1 recommendation) They have an inclusive nature and are expanding coverage.
Energy Modeling Forum

http://emf.stanford.edu/

Organizational Strengths

R
They have an inclusive nature and are expanding coverage.
Environmental Integrity Project (1 recommendation) They are outstanding with their actual results, strategic use of litigation, coalition building efforts, and brilliant director.
Environmental Integrity Project

http://www.environmentalintegrity.org/

Organizational Strengths

R
They are outstanding with their actual results, strategic use of litigation, coalition building efforts, and brilliant director.
Environmental Working Group (1 recommendation) They know how to use media to influence political leaders.
Environmental Working Group
Silver-small

http://www.ewg.org/

Organizational Strengths

F
They know how to use media to influence political leaders.
European Climate Foundation (1 recommendation) They focus on international aspects of climate change policy.
European Climate Foundation

http://www.europeanclimate.org/

Organizational Strengths

R
They focus on international aspects of climate change policy.
Evangelical Environmental Network (1 recommendation) They are outstanding because they are reaching a new audience and reframing messages in a way that's relevant for evangelicals, which strengthens understanding and grassroots support for the issue.
Evangelical Environmental Network

http://creationcare.org/

Organizational Strengths

N
They are outstanding because they are reaching a new audience and reframing messages in a way that's relevant for evangelicals, which strengthens understanding and grassroots support for the issue.
Exloco (1 recommendation) They address the systemic change needed to deal with climate change impacts on western waters.
Exloco
Bronze-small

http://www.exloco.org/

Organizational Strengths

N
They address the systemic change needed to deal with climate change impacts on western waters.
Fauna & Flora International (1 recommendation) They do effective on-the-ground work and build partnerships with companies and industry.
Fauna & Flora International
Silver-small

http://www.fauna-flora.org/

Organizational Strengths

N
They do effective on-the-ground work and build partnerships with companies and industry.
Focus on the Global South (1 recommendation) They have broad-based analysis.
Focus on the Global South

http://www.focusweb.org/

Organizational Strengths

N
They have broad-based analysis.
Forest Peoples Programme (1 recommendation) This organization ensures that there are indigenous peoples’ (IPs) voices at international negotiations and builds the capacity of IP organizations to understand what is being negotiated and what it means for their lives and livelihoods.
Forest Peoples Programme

http://www.forestpeoples.org/

Organizational Strengths

F
This organization ensures that there are indigenous peoples’ (IPs) voices at international negotiations and builds the capacity of IP organizations to understand what is being negotiated and what it means for their lives and livelihoods.
Fresh Energy (1 recommendation) They are creative, effective, and smart. They integrate well local, state, regional, and national solutions and strategies.
Fresh Energy
Silver-small

http://www.fresh-energy.org/

Organizational Strengths

F
They are creative, effective, and smart. They integrate well local, state, regional, and national solutions and strategies.
Germanwatch (1 recommendation) They have high competence, high honesty, and true commitment.
Germanwatch

http://www.germanwatch.org/start/english.htm

Organizational Strengths

O
They have high competence, high honesty, and true commitment.
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (1 recommendation) They are fighting to recognize waste's climate impacts through the Zero Waste for Zero Warming campaign. They are advocating removal of incineration and land-filling from climate reduction models and "renewable" energy legislation.
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives

http://www.no-burn.org/

Organizational Strengths

N
They are fighting to recognize waste's climate impacts through the Zero Waste for Zero Warming campaign. They are advocating removal of incineration and land-filling from climate reduction models and "renewable" energy legislation.
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (1 recommendation) I’m glad they got out from over focus on Conservation International; they have broadened their agenda and added excellent program managers for climate issues.
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

http://www.moore.org/

Organizational Strengths

R
I’m glad they got out from over focus on Conservation International; they have broadened their agenda and added excellent program managers for climate issues.
Institute for Environmental Innovation (1 recommendation) They have excellent results and transparency.
Institute for Environmental Innovation

http://www.i4ei.org/

Organizational Strengths

O
They have excellent results and transparency.
Institute for Policy Studies: Sustainable Energy and Economy Network (1 recommendation) They are the best convener of honest groups.
Institute for Policy Studies: Sustainable Energy and Economy Network
Silver-small

http://www.ips-dc.org/SEEN

Organizational Strengths

N
They are the best convener of honest groups.
International Council on Clean Transportation (1 recommendation) They provide in-depth technical analysis to decision-makers to truly drive the adoption of vehicle efficiency standards around the world.
International Council on Clean Transportation
Bronze-small

http://www.theicct.org/

Organizational Strengths

N
They provide in-depth technical analysis to decision-makers to truly drive the adoption of vehicle efficiency standards around the world.
Inuit Circumpolar Council (1 recommendation) They have success in highlighting the vulnerability of Arctic people and ecosystems to climate change.
Inuit Circumpolar Council

http://www.inuitcircumpolar.com/index.php?Lang=En&ID=1

Organizational Strengths

N
They have success in highlighting the vulnerability of Arctic people and ecosystems to climate change.
Kids vs. Global Warming (1 recommendation) This organization involves kids organizing themselves with true dedication and commitment to the cause.
Kids vs. Global Warming

http://kids-vs-global-warming.com/Home.html

Organizational Strengths

O
This organization involves kids organizing themselves with true dedication and commitment to the cause.
KyotoUSA (1 recommendation) They are outstanding because they help cities and other regional agencies put their action plans in action. They have highly visible solar projects on schools and more.
KyotoUSA

http://www.kyotousa.org/

Organizational Strengths

N
They are outstanding because they help cities and other regional agencies put their action plans in action. They have highly visible solar projects on schools and more.
Manomet (1 recommendation) They have great regional thinking and engagement.
Manomet

http://www.manta.com/c/mm2zr33/manometcenter-for-conservation

Organizational Strengths

N
They have great regional thinking and engagement.
National Audubon Society (1 recommendation) They are outstanding due to their great citizen science and leveraging of long-term "amateur" datasets for great climate change information.
National Audubon Society
Silver-small

http://www.audubon.org/

Organizational Strengths

N
They are outstanding due to their great citizen science and leveraging of long-term "amateur" datasets for great climate change information.
National Farmers Union (1 recommendation) They offer a strong voice of agriculture-supporting climate change when many in farming are not supporting.
National Farmers Union

http://nfu.org/

Organizational Strengths

O
They offer a strong voice of agriculture-supporting climate change when many in farming are not supporting.
National Public Radio (1 recommendation) They are outstanding at getting science out to a wide audience through Science Friday and other programs.
National Public Radio
Silver-small

http://www.npr.org/

Organizational Strengths

R
They are outstanding at getting science out to a wide audience through Science Friday and other programs.
Natuur en Milieu (1 recommendation) They have a very focused style with effective lobbying.
Natuur en Milieu

http://www.natuurenmilieu.nl/

Organizational Strengths

F
They have a very focused style with effective lobbying.
Next 10 (1 recommendation) They are outstanding at quantifying climate and energy results.
Next 10

http://nextten.org/

Organizational Strengths

O
They are outstanding at quantifying climate and energy results.
Nicolas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions (1 recommendation) This is an academic think tank that partners strategically to produce credible analyses and policies.
Nicolas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions

http://nicholasinstitute.duke.edu/

Organizational Strengths

R
This is an academic think tank that partners strategically to produce credible analyses and policies.
Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management (1 recommendation) They provide very valuable input to my agency, have a high quality staff, and are well respected in the field and across the US on air quality issues.
Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management

http://www.nescaum.org/

Organizational Strengths

O
They provide very valuable input to my agency, have a high quality staff, and are well respected in the field and across the US on air quality issues.
Oxfam-America (1 recommendation) They are effectively bringing a moral voice and serve as a keystone group for development organizations engaging the issue.
Oxfam-America
Silver-small

http://www.oxfamamerica.org/

Organizational Strengths

N
They are effectively bringing a moral voice and serve as a keystone group for development organizations engaging the issue.
PLATFORM (1 recommendation) PLATFORM is creative in terms of strategy, exposes the oil industry spin, draws attention to human rights dimension, has in-depth knowledge of oil industry, and focuses on finance.
PLATFORM

http://www.platformlondon.org/carbonweb/showitem.asp?article=383&parent=39

Organizational Strengths

F
PLATFORM is creative in terms of strategy, exposes the oil industry spin, draws attention to human rights dimension, has in-depth knowledge of oil industry, and focuses on finance.
Physicians for Social Responsibility (1 recommendation) It tackles the 800 lb guerrilla in the room with unassailable expertise (especially economic, utility, regulatory) about new nuclear reactors and the economic diversion they represent from the real solutions to climate change, EE, and RE.
Physicians for Social Responsibility
Silver-small

http://www.psr.org/

Organizational Strengths

F
It tackles the 800 lb guerrilla in the room with unassailable expertise (especially economic, utility, regulatory) about new nuclear reactors and the economic diversion they represent from the real solutions to climate change, EE, and RE.
Plug In America (1 recommendation) They are outstanding for promoting plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles and effectively changing people's minds on this technology.
Plug In America

http://www.pluginamerica.org/index.shtml

Organizational Strengths

O
They are outstanding for promoting plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles and effectively changing people's minds on this technology.
Reconnecting America and the Center for Transit-Oriented Development (1 recommendation) They have great staff and leadership and an effective, pragmatic approach.
Reconnecting America and the Center for Transit-Oriented Development

http://www.reconnectingamerica.org/

Organizational Strengths

N
They have great staff and leadership and an effective, pragmatic approach.
Renewable Northwest Project (1 recommendation) They are outstanding because of their very strong policy work and excellent collaboration between industry and environment (focused on renewable power, not climate per se).
Renewable Northwest Project
Silver-small

http://www.rnp.org/

Organizational Strengths

N
They are outstanding because of their very strong policy work and excellent collaboration between industry and environment (focused on renewable power, not climate per se).
Resource Media (1 recommendation) They have clear messages and are a thoughtful partner.
Resource Media

http://resource-media.org/

Organizational Strengths

O
They have clear messages and are a thoughtful partner.
Resources for the Future (1 recommendation) They conduct excellent and original research.
Resources for the Future
Silver-small

http://www.rff.org/Pages/default.aspx

Organizational Strengths

R
They conduct excellent and original research.
Rockefeller Foundation (1 recommendation) They are outstanding with their impact and innovation.
Rockefeller Foundation

http://www.rockefellerfoundation.org/

Organizational Strengths

R
They are outstanding with their impact and innovation.
Sandbag (1 recommendation) They are innovative and very focused.
Sandbag

http://www.sandbag.org.uk/

Organizational Strengths

F
They are innovative and very focused.
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (1 recommendation) There is always room for radical action.
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

http://www.seashepherd.org/

Organizational Strengths

R
There is always room for radical action.
Society for Conservation Biology (1 recommendation) This is a professional scientific organization with great potential.
Society for Conservation Biology

http://www.conbio.org/

Organizational Strengths

N
This is a professional scientific organization with great potential.
South Centre (1 recommendation) It has to work to ensure that developing country negotiators actually have the capacity to negotiate on par with US and European Union, etc.; it also has provided policy options to ensure that finance and technology issues are truly addressed in the climate negotiations and not overlooked as is always the case for international negotiations.
South Centre

http://www.southcentre.org/

Organizational Strengths

F
It has to work to ensure that developing country negotiators actually have the capacity to negotiate on par with US and European Union, etc.; it also has provided policy options to ensure that finance and technology issues are truly addressed in the climate negotiations and not overlooked as is always the case for international negotiations.
SuMar (1 recommendation) They are dealing with climate change one community at a time.
SuMar

Organizational Strengths

F
They are dealing with climate change one community at a time.
Surfrider Foundation (1 recommendation) They have very good policies and direct engagement with coastal development in the face of sea level rise.
Surfrider Foundation
Silver-small

http://www.surfrider.org/

Organizational Strengths

F
They have very good policies and direct engagement with coastal development in the face of sea level rise.
Sustainable Conservation (1 recommendation) They offer pragmatic, workable solutions in a budget-challenged state.
Sustainable Conservation
Silver-small

http://www.suscon.org/

Organizational Strengths

R
They offer pragmatic, workable solutions in a budget-challenged state.
The Corner House (1 recommendation) This organization is providing a brilliant critique of carbon markets from a social justice point of view.
The Corner House

http://www.thecornerhouse.org.uk/

Organizational Strengths

N
This organization is providing a brilliant critique of carbon markets from a social justice point of view.
The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (1 recommendation) They have expansive and highly knowledgeable leadership. They are able to influence policy through educating, strategizing, and collaborating in and outside of Congress. They fill a vitally important niche.
The Environmental and Energy Study Institute
Silver-small

http://www.eesi.org/

Organizational Strengths

F
They have expansive and highly knowledgeable leadership. They are able to influence policy through educating, strategizing, and collaborating in and outside of Congress. They fill a vitally important niche.
The Katoomba Group (1 recommendation) They have great information sharing and their network building helps other organizations to be more effective.
The Katoomba Group

http://www.katoombagroup.org/

Organizational Strengths

N
They have great information sharing and their network building helps other organizations to be more effective.
The National Council for Science and the Environment (1 recommendation) The organization is linking across government, education, and business sectors.
The National Council for Science and the Environment
Silver-small

http://ncseonline.org/

Organizational Strengths

R
The organization is linking across government, education, and business sectors.
The Ocean Project (1 recommendation) This organization does groundbreaking public opinion research across the U.S. and Canada to identify target audiences, knowledge gaps (considerable), and effective messages, with the intention of continuing to upgrade and change those messages as new data is collected over time.
The Ocean Project
Silver-small

http://www.theoceanproject.org/

Organizational Strengths

F
This organization does groundbreaking public opinion research across the U.S. and Canada to identify target audiences, knowledge gaps (considerable), and effective messages, with the intention of continuing to upgrade and change those messages as new data is collected over time.
The Pembina Institute (1 recommendation) They have high credibility and depth of policy expertise.
The Pembina Institute

http://www.pembina.org/

Organizational Strengths

R
They have high credibility and depth of policy expertise.
The Vote Solar Initiative (1 recommendation) This San Francisco -based organization worked to pass a landmark alternative energy initiative in CA a few years back; they are now leading the charge for alternative energy in several other states, and this is essential to combat climate change.
The Vote Solar Initiative
Silver-small

http://votesolar.org/

Organizational Strengths

N
This San Francisco -based organization worked to pass a landmark alternative energy initiative in CA a few years back; they are now leading the charge for alternative energy in several other states, and this is essential to combat climate change.
Tinker Foundation (1 recommendation) This is the only foundation that specifically lists Antarctica and the Southern Ocean in its mission statement.
Tinker Foundation
Bronze-small

http://foundationcenter.org/grantmaker/tinker/

Organizational Strengths

R
This is the only foundation that specifically lists Antarctica and the Southern Ocean in its mission statement.
Tomales Bay Institute (1 recommendation) They do the best analysis of the economic problem and the politically durable solution.
Tomales Bay Institute

Organizational Strengths

N
They do the best analysis of the economic problem and the politically durable solution.
Transport and Environment (1 recommendation) This organization combines technical and political understanding, grapples with out of control CO2 emissions from transport, links non-government organizations from across Europe, and seeks to leverage the European Union’s global policy-setting importance.
Transport and Environment

http://www.transportenvironment.org/

Organizational Strengths

F
This organization combines technical and political understanding, grapples with out of control CO2 emissions from transport, links non-government organizations from across Europe, and seeks to leverage the European Union’s global policy-setting importance.
Trout Unlimited (1 recommendation) Although fisheries-oriented, they are increasingly and effectively moving to embrace an ecosystems view, i.e., the vulnerabilities of marine and fresh water salmons to climate change.
Trout Unlimited
Silver-small

http://www.tu.org/

Organizational Strengths

R
Although fisheries-oriented, they are increasingly and effectively moving to embrace an ecosystems view, i.e., the vulnerabilities of marine and fresh water salmons to climate change.
US Green Building Council (1 recommendation) They are outstanding due to their political involvement, ease of use, and approach to a key market.
US Green Building Council

http://www.usgbc.org/

Organizational Strengths

O
They are outstanding due to their political involvement, ease of use, and approach to a key market.
W. M. Keck Foundation (1 recommendation) They are outstanding because of their impact.
W. M. Keck Foundation

http://www.wmkeck.org/

Organizational Strengths

R
They are outstanding because of their impact.
Western Governors' Association (1 recommendation) This organization leads the way on many political options.
Western Governors' Association

http://www.westgov.org/

Organizational Strengths

N
This organization leads the way on many political options.
Western Water Assessment (1 recommendation) They are developing science-based tools and options for water managers to deal with climate change.
Western Water Assessment

http://wwa.colorado.edu/

Organizational Strengths

N
They are developing science-based tools and options for water managers to deal with climate change.
Wildlife Conservation Society (1 recommendation) They are applying smart science to developing Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) proposals.
Wildlife Conservation Society
Silver-small

http://www.wcs.org/

Organizational Strengths

F
They are applying smart science to developing Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) proposals.
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation (1 recommendation) They support innovative projects and have good people.
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Charting_impact_logo

http://www.hewlett.org/

Organizational Strengths

R
They support innovative projects and have good people.
Winslow Foundation (1 recommendation) This is a very small operation, but offers highly selective support to the best people who really need it.
Winslow Foundation

Organizational Strengths

R
This is a very small operation, but offers highly selective support to the best people who really need it.
Woods Hole Research Center (1 recommendation) They do science without a million caveats.
Woods Hole Research Center
Silver-small

http://www.whrc.org/

Organizational Strengths

R
They do science without a million caveats.
World Development Movement (1 recommendation) They are outstanding because their exceptional grassroots organizing.
World Development Movement

http://www.wdm.org.uk/

Organizational Strengths

F
They are outstanding because their exceptional grassroots organizing.
World Meteorological Organization (1 recommendation) They are a source of critical climate data and information.
World Meteorological Organization

http://www.wmo.int/pages/index_en.html

Organizational Strengths

N
They are a source of critical climate data and information.
www.desmogblog.com (1 recommendation) They have high visibility and are well connected.
www.desmogblog.com

http://www.desmogblog.com

Organizational Strengths

R
They have high visibility and are well connected.

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