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

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

🎯Achieving a climate-friendly & #GMO-free Europe is possible!

🇪🇺 But what do environmental policy-makers & the food retail sector need to actually transition to resilient #FoodAndFarming systems?

🗣️You can still register to our event to find out 👉https://t.co/UQsrcVfOTX

The EU cannot have a successful strategy for offshore #renewableenergy if its Member States don't have plans for how to sustainably manage their seas - and new @EP_Industry report agrees!

Time for @EU_Commission action on these missing plans 👉 https://t.co/kXgckzNGt7

Kann der Straßengüterverkehr elektrisch?🤔

Unsere Studie mit @REWE_Supermarkt, @FraunhoferISI und @MAN_Group zeigt ja

Erfahren Sie mehr bei unserem Webinar👇👇
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Final #8EAP trilogues tonight!

Our chance to bring about a #WellbeingEconomy which puts public interest first, not economic growth.

#BeyondGDP indicators like our health & state of environment should guide all policymaking.

@EU_Commission must provide the tools!

The science couldn’t be clearer. We need at least 10% of #space4nature on farmlands. 🐦🐝🦋

As they stand, the #CAPStrategicPlans will not bring back our birds, bees & butterflies.

#FixEcoSchemes #ThisIsNotOurCAP

https://t.co/sFQkyxDf3u

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