The Green 10


The Green 10 is a coalition of ten of the largest environmental organisations and networks active on the European level. We work to ensure that the European Union protects the climate, the local environment, biodiversity and human health within and beyond its borders.

Over 54 million supporters

Putting environmental protection at the heart of EU policy

What do we do?


We push the institutions of the European Union – the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers – to put environmental protection at the heart of EU policy. We work with our member groups all over Europe, and make sure their voices are heard in Brussels. Combined, our European networks have over 20 million supporters.

Documents

Letter to executive vice-president Franz Timmermans warning against the roll-back of environmental regulation in the RePowerEU plan

The Green 10 wrote to European Commission executive vice-president Franz Timmermans to warn against the roll-back of environmental regulation and public consultation in the RePowerEU plan, undermining the European Green Deal and efforts to protect nature.

Letter to the European Commission calling for the RePowerEU plan to support a phaseout of fossil fuels and nuclear energy

The Green 10 wrote to President von der Leyen, executive vice-president Timmermans and commissioner Simson to urge the European Commission to provide a clear strategy under the RePowerEU plan to shift away from EU dependence on fossil and nuclear fuels and to not simply replace Russian imports with fuels from other economies and authoritarian regimes, which would perpetuate Europe’s energy dependence.

Letter to President von der Leyen calling for the withdrawal of the taxonomy delegated act on gas and nuclear

The Green 10 wrote to President von der Leyen, arguing that the current geopolitical situation has revealed that fossil gas and nuclear energy are drivers of EU energy insecurity, and asking for the withdrawal of the 2 February Taxonomy Complementary Delegated Act.

Letter to President von der Leyen on the inclusion of gas and nuclear in the EU taxonomy

The Green 10, BEUC, ECOS and Finance Watch wrote to Commission president von der Leyen to express grave concerns regarding the inclusion of fossil gas and nuclear energy in the EU taxonomy and to request an urgent meeting.

Statement of the Green 10 on the ‘do no significant harm’ principle: EU funds should never harm nature, climate or the environment

This statement, from the Green 10 and EuroNatur, outlines our main concerns about the application of the ‘do no significant harm’ principle to EU public funds, and makes recommendations to strengthen this mechanism for future use. It was accompanied by a joint letter to Executive Vice-President Timmermans, Executive Vice-President Dombrovskis and Commissioner Sinkevičius,

Statement: Good governance of the EU’s national recovery and resilience plans

Green10 organisations express their concerns about the transparency and implementation of national recovery and resilience plans, and make proposals for improved governance of the process.

Letter to the European Commission on the proposed Sustainable Corporate Governance Directive

The Green 10 wrote to Commissioners Reynders and Breton to express concerns regarding undue business influence on this file, and to set out demands for an effective legislative proposal on Corporate Governance.

Letter to the European Parliament: Ensuring compliance with international law through Aarhus Regulation revision

The Green10 are writing to the European Parliament to express our deep concern at the direction that the discussions on the revision of the Aarhus Regulation are taking.

Letter to the European Commission: Ensuring that the long-term EU budget and EU ‘recovery fund’ are consistent with the European Green Deal

On 23 April 2020, the European Council has mandated the European Commission to make a proposal for an EU recovery fund. This is a major opportunity for the Commission to propose both more solidarity at EU level and consistency with the European Green Deal.

TIME TO INVEST IN A HEALTHY FUTURE – TIME FOR A GREEN RECOVERY

We call upon EU and national leaders to tackle the unprecedented crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic with unity, courage and innovation.

Green 10 European elections manifesto

In May 2019, EU citizens will have a chance to vote for a greener, healthier and fairer Europe. Here is the European Parliament elections manifesto by the largest environment organisations active in the EU.

Who we are

Contact

You can contact the member organisations of the Green 10 from the links below. You can also get in touch with the coordinator of the Green 10, Diana Rubini, on secretariat@green10.org or +32 489 29 62 80. Please note: all job/internship opportunities will be listed on the Green 10 member organisations’ websites.

CEE Bankwatch Network


CEE Bankwatch Network is a coalition of 16 environmental groups from central and eastern Europe monitoring public finance institutions that are responsible for hundreds of billions of investments across the globe. Together with local communities and other NGOs we work to expose the influence of these institutions and provide a counterbalance to their unchecked power.


BirdLife Europe and Central Asia


BirdLife Europe and Central Asia is a partnership of 48 national conservation organisations and a leader in bird conservation. Our unique local to global approach enables us to deliver high impact and long term conservation for the benefit of nature and people. BirdLife Europe and Central Asia is one of the six regional secretariats that compose BirdLife International.


CAN Europe


Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe is Europe’s largest coalition working on climate and energy issues. With over 140 member organisations in more than 30 European countries – representing over 44 million citizens – CAN Europe works to prevent dangerous climate change and promote sustainable climate and energy policy in Europe.


European Environmental Bureau (EEB)


The EEB is the largest network of environmental citizens’ organisations in Europe. It currently consists of over 160 member organisations in more than 35 countries (all EU Member States plus some accession and neighbouring countries), including a growing number of European networks, and representing some 30 million individual members and supporters.


Friends of the Earth Europe


Friends of the Earth Europe is the largest grassroots environmental network in Europe, uniting more than 30 national organisations with thousands of local groups. We campaign on today’s most urgent environmental and social justice issues. We are the European arm of the Friends of the Earth International global federation of 75 national member organisations.


Greenpeace European Unit


Greenpeace European Unit is part of the international Greenpeace network, active in over 55 countries worldwide and with more than three million supporters. We monitor the work of the EU institutions, expose deficient EU policies and laws, and challenge EU decision-makers to implement progressive solutions. We value our independence and do not accept donations from governments, the EU, businesses or political parties.


Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL)


The Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) is a leading European not-for-profit organisation addressing how the environment affects health in the European Union. With the support of more than 75 member organisations, HEAL brings independent expertise and evidence from the health community to different decision-making processes.


Naturefriends International


NFI is the global umbrella organisation of the Naturefriends movement, uniting more than 45 member organisations with 350,000 members throughout the globe. NFI works for sustainable development in and beyond Europe focusing both on environment and society.


Transport & Environment


Transport & Environment (T&E) is Europe’s leading NGO campaigning for cleaner transport.​ Its work is supported by 58 organisations in 26 countries across Europe representing, all together, more than 3.5 million people.


WWF European Policy Office


At WWF, we work towards a world in which people and nature thrive. WWF’s European Policy Office in Brussels advocates and campaigns for better EU policies that benefit the European and global environment. We represent 25 national and regional offices and over 3 million members.


CEE Bankwatch Network


CEE Bankwatch Network is a coalition of 16 environmental groups from central and eastern Europe monitoring public finance institutions that are responsible for hundreds of billions of investments across the globe. Together with local communities and other NGOs we work to expose the influence of these institutions and provide a counterbalance to their unchecked power.


BirdLife Europe and Central Asia


BirdLife Europe and Central Asia is a partnership of 48 national conservation organisations and a leader in bird conservation. Our unique local to global approach enables us to deliver high impact and long term conservation for the benefit of nature and people. BirdLife Europe and Central Asia is one of the six regional secretariats that compose BirdLife International.


CAN Europe


Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe is Europe’s largest coalition working on climate and energy issues. With over 140 member organisations in more than 30 European countries – representing over 44 million citizens – CAN Europe works to prevent dangerous climate change and promote sustainable climate and energy policy in Europe.


European Environmental Bureau (EEB)


The EEB is the largest network of environmental citizens’ organisations in Europe. It currently consists of over 160 member organisations in more than 35 countries (all EU Member States plus some accession and neighbouring countries), including a growing number of European networks, and representing some 30 million individual members and supporters.


Friends of the Earth Europe


Friends of the Earth Europe is the largest grassroots environmental network in Europe, uniting more than 30 national organisations with thousands of local groups. We campaign on today’s most urgent environmental and social justice issues. We are the European arm of the Friends of the Earth International global federation of 75 national member organisations.


Greenpeace European Unit


Greenpeace European Unit is part of the international Greenpeace network, active in over 55 countries worldwide and with more than three million supporters. We monitor the work of the EU institutions, expose deficient EU policies and laws, and challenge EU decision-makers to implement progressive solutions. We value our independence and do not accept donations from governments, the EU, businesses or political parties.


Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL)


The Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) is a leading European not-for-profit organisation addressing how the environment affects health in the European Union. With the support of more than 75 member organisations, HEAL brings independent expertise and evidence from the health community to different decision-making processes.


Naturefriends International


NFI is the global umbrella organisation of the Naturefriends movement, uniting more than 45 member organisations with 350,000 members throughout the globe. NFI works for sustainable development in and beyond Europe focusing both on environment and society.


Transport & Environment


Transport & Environment (T&E) is Europe’s leading NGO campaigning for cleaner transport.​ Its work is supported by 53 organisations in 26 countries across Europe representing, all together, more than 3.5 million people.


WWF European Policy Office


At WWF, we work towards a world in which people and nature thrive. WWF’s European Policy Office in Brussels advocates and campaigns for better EU policies that benefit the European and global environment. We represent 25 national and regional offices and over 3 million members.


CEE Bankwatch Network


CEE Bankwatch Network is a coalition of 16 environmental groups from central and eastern Europe monitoring public finance institutions that are responsible for hundreds of billions of investments across the globe. Together with local communities and other NGOs we work to expose the influence of these institutions and provide a counterbalance to their unchecked power.


BirdLife Europe and Central Asia


BirdLife Europe and Central Asia is a partnership of 48 national conservation organisations and a leader in bird conservation. Our unique local to global approach enables us to deliver high impact and long term conservation for the benefit of nature and people. BirdLife Europe and Central Asia is one of the six regional secretariats that compose BirdLife International.


CAN Europe


Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe is Europe’s largest coalition working on climate and energy issues. With over 140 member organisations in more than 30 European countries – representing over 44 million citizens – CAN Europe works to prevent dangerous climate change and promote sustainable climate and energy policy in Europe.


European Environmental Bureau (EEB)


The EEB is the largest network of environmental citizens’ organisations in Europe. It currently consists of over 160 member organisations in more than 35 countries (all EU Member States plus some accession and neighbouring countries), including a growing number of European networks, and representing some 30 million individual members and supporters.


Friends of the Earth Europe


Friends of the Earth Europe is the largest grassroots environmental network in Europe, uniting more than 30 national organisations with thousands of local groups. We campaign on today’s most urgent environmental and social justice issues. We are the European arm of the Friends of the Earth International global federation of 75 national member organisations.


Greenpeace European Unit


Greenpeace European Unit is part of the international Greenpeace network, active in over 55 countries worldwide and with more than three million supporters. We monitor the work of the EU institutions, expose deficient EU policies and laws, and challenge EU decision-makers to implement progressive solutions. We value our independence and do not accept donations from governments, the EU, businesses or political parties.


Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL)


The Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) is a leading European not-for-profit organisation addressing how the environment affects health in the European Union. With the support of more than 75 member organisations, HEAL brings independent expertise and evidence from the health community to different decision-making processes.


Naturefriends International


NFI is the global umbrella organisation of the Naturefriends movement, uniting more than 45 member organisations with 350,000 members throughout the globe. NFI works for sustainable development in and beyond Europe focusing both on environment and society.


Transport & Environment


Transport & Environment (T&E) is Europe’s leading NGO campaigning for cleaner transport.​ Its work is supported by 53 organisations in 26 countries across Europe representing, all together, more than 3.5 million people.


WWF European Policy Office


At WWF, we work towards a world in which people and nature thrive. WWF’s European Policy Office in Brussels advocates and campaigns for better EU policies that benefit the European and global environment. We represent 25 national and regional offices and over 3 million members.


The Green 10 on

There's a lot of talk about a #FoodCrisis

The factory farm industry uses this as an excuse to loosen environmental rules, and destroy nature to grow production and their profits

But just a small reduction in EU meat would free up the same amount of wheat as is lost in Ukraine

🏢Did you know: Buildings produce almost 40% of EU CO2 emissions??

The EEB welcomes the launch of @WorldGBC Whole Life Carbon roadmap, which sets a range of ambitious actions to reduce buildings' carbon footprints.

See the launch and the roadmap now 👉https://t.co/UYZdNNUMMn

🏢Did you know: Buildings produce almost 40% of EU CO2 emissions??  The EEB welcomes the launch of @WorldGBC Whole Life Carbon roadmap, which sets a range of ambitious actions to reduce buildings' carbon footprints.  See the launch and the roadmap now 👉https://t.co/UYZdNNUMMn
WorldGBC Europe@WorldGBC_Europe

Today @WorldGBC has launched a bold new policy plan for the European Union to accelerate progress on decarbonising buildings & construction.

Watch the launch today & view the EU Policy Whole Life Carbon Roadmap for buildings roadmap at https://t.co/2gicliBkj2

#BuildingLife

🎉We are happy to announce the appointment of our next Secretary General, Patrick ten Brink, effective 1 July 2022.

🥂Congratulations, @tenBrinkPatrick!

👉https://t.co/Kvob5Bzszr

Through #REPowerEU, the @EU_Commission wants every municipality with a population higher than 10,000 to have at least one renewables-based energy community by 2025.

Read our explainer to find out more about #EnergyCommunities and their benefits: https://t.co/a65jDS7jTS

6⃣7⃣ species of seabirds breed and/or winter in EU countries. Sadly, their homes on land and at sea are threatened. 🐦🌊🌎

Check out our new report on what the EU is doing to protect these seabirds, and what MUST be improved!⬇️
https://t.co/GHRGXKOGUy

+80.000 people already signed our petition to keep #NewGMOs strictly regulated & labelled! ✍️https://t.co/muotDbbmi3

Thanks to more and more groups calling on their politicians to stop fulfilling big agribusiness' wishlist 🤑

🇩🇪 now joining the movement #𝓘ChooseGMOfree👇

+80.000 people already signed our petition to keep #NewGMOs strictly regulated & labelled! ✍️https://t.co/muotDbbmi3  Thanks to more and more groups calling on their politicians to stop fulfilling big agribusiness' wishlist 🤑  🇩🇪 now joining the movement #𝓘ChooseGMOfree👇
SlowFoodDeutschland@Slowfood_de

Agrar- und Lebensmittellobby drängen die @EU_Commission neue Gentechnikverfahren zu deregulieren. Das würde die #Wahlfreiheit uns gentechnikfrei zu ernähren aushebeln. Nicht hinter unserem Rücken! Nicht hinter eurem?
🔽Zur Petition #ICHOOSEGMOFREE
https://t.co/OdH0ZFYM19

Funding

How are we funded?


Membership contributions are an important part of the finances of Green 10 organisations.

Some member organisations of the Green 10 receive funding on a case-by-case basis for specific projects from governments and foundations and most receive core funding from the European Commission. Some organisations also receive specific donations from industry. Greenpeace neither requests nor accepts financial support from governments, the EU or industry.

All Green 10 organisations are externally audited every year. Details with names of funding organisations and financial information can be found in the annual reports of each Green 10 organisation and in the EU transparency register.

Transparency