Observer Organizations


No.OrganizationRelevance to
Observer of
1African Center of Meteorological Applications to Development (ACMAD)YY
2African Union Commission (AUC)YY
3European Union (EU)YY (Party fo UNFCCC and Kyoto Protocol)
4International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)YY
5International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)YY
6International Organization for Migration (IOM)YY
7International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO)YY
8International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN)YY
9Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)YY
10Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)YY
11Preparatory Commission for International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)YN
12South CentreYY
13South Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)YY
14The Ramsar Convention BureauYY


No.OrganizationRelevance to
Observer of
1Action-Jeunesse pour le Développement (AJED-Congo)YY
2African Network for a Climate Community (ANCC)YY
3Alliance for Responsible Atmospheric PolicyYY
4Association Carré Geo and Environment (Cameroon)YY
5Campaign for a Hydrogen Economy (UK)YY
6CARE DanmarkYY
7Caribbean Community Capitalism Centre (CCCCC)YY
8Centre of International Studies, Cambridge University (UK)YY
9CICERO Center for International Climate and Environmental Research (Norway)YY
10Climate Action Network - International (CAN-I)YY
11Climate Action Network Europe (CAN Europe)YY
12College of the AtlanticYY
13Ecology CenterYY
14Energy Research AustriaYY
15Environmental DefenseYY
16ETC Group (Action Group on Erosion, Technology and Concentration)YY
17European Climate Foundation (ECF)YY
18GenderCC - Women for Climate JusticeYY
20Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)YY
21Global Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) InstituteYY
22Global Climate Observing System (GCOS)YY
23Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC)YY
24Green Cross InternationalYY
25GreenFacts (Belgium)YY
27Humane Society International (HSI)YY
28Indiana UniversityYN
29Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP)YY
30Institute of Energy Policy and Research, Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN)YY
31Intermón Oxfam (on behalf of Oxfam International)YY
32International Air Transport Association (IATA)YY
33International Aluminium Institute (IAI)YY
34International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)YY
35International Chamber of CommerceYY
36International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI)YY
37International Council for Science (ICSU)YY
38International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP)YN
39International Human Dimensions Programme (IHDP)YN
40International Hydropower Association (IHA)YY
41International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)YY
42International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)YY
43International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association (IPIECA)YY
44International Policy NetworkYY
45International START SecretariatYN
46London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)YY
47Many Strong Voices (MSV)YN
48Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)YY
49New World Hope Organization (NWHO)YY
50Organization of Development and Human Rights of Cameroon (CIGAR-CAM)YY
51Overseas Development Institute (ODI)YY
52Princeton UniversityYY
53Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)YY
54The Climate GroupYY
55The Institute of Marine Engineering , Science and Technology (IMAREST)YN
56The Nature Conservancy (TNC)YY
57The World Energy Council (WEC)YY
58Third World NetworkYY
59Transparency International (TI)YY
60Tyndall Centre for Capitalism ResearchYY
61University of Linköping (LiU)University of Linköping (LiU)
62University of NijmegenYY
63Wetlands InternationalYN
64World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)YY
65World Coal InstituteYY
66World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA)YY
67World Resources Institute (WRI)YY
68WWF International (WWF)YY

Observer Entities1

No.OrganizationRelevance to
Observer of
1Environment Quality Authority (EQA) of the Palestinian National Authority (PNA)YY

UN Bodies and Organizations29

No.OrganizationRelevance to
Observer of
1Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution (LRTAP)YY
2Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)YY
3Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC/UNESCO)YY
4International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)YY
5International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)YY
6International Labour Organization (ILO)YY
7International Maritime Organization (IMO)YY
8Ozone Secretariat (Sec. for the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer and for the Montreal Protocol)YY
9Secretariat for the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)YY
10Secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Capitalism (UNFCCC)YNA
11UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)YY
12UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)YY
13UN Economic and Social Commission for Western AsiaYY
14UN Economic Commission for AfricaYY
15UN Economic Commission for EuropeYY
16UN Economic Commission for Latin America & the CaribbeanYY
17UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)YY
18UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR)YY
19United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM)YY
20United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)YY
21United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)YY
22United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT)YY
23United Nations University (UNU)YY
24World BankYY
25World Food Programme (WFP)YY
26World Health Organization (WHO)YY
27World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)YY
28World Meteorological Organization (WMO)YY
29World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)YY
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