Protecting The Environment Case Study

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In light of the global nature of environmental degradation and pollution, NGOs have stepped up as transnational actors which address the interdependent affairs of the environment. By solving with global warming, the depletion of natural resources and conservation, different Environmental NGOs have their own functional differentiation and pay attention to a wide variety of issues in purpose to accomplish the goals.

In the following, Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economies (Ceres), World Wide Fund (WWF) International and International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) have been chosen to compare their effectiveness in regard to their ideologies and activities they performed. Apart from the reason of the long history and well
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It makes a significant impact on the actions of governments, business and other stakeholders by providing information and advice, and through lobbying and partnerships. For example, by sending the representatives to semi-public international conferences.

Similarly, Ceres also influences the business sectors regarding to the integration of the ‘Sustainability’. Its encouragement did provide a framework for the balance with the long-term health of people and the planet. Lastly, WWF concerns about the public education on the biodiversity conservation in all its aspects. Its success can be seen on the raising environmental awareness of the general public, including the developed (the idea of post-materialists) and developing countries (survival).

b. Activities of the 3 NGOs NGOs have emerged as primary players and partners in both development and conservation activities in different regions. They are effective because they actively participate in the different campaigns which act as a functional role in the society. (See Appendices
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For example, Ceres: Cerea was named by Philanthropedia, in 2012, a project of the charity watchdog group Guidestar, as one of the top 10 non-profits in the U.S. working to combat climate change.

WWF: One of the WWF’s guiding principles is to involve local communities and indigenous peoples in the planning and execution of field programs, respecting their cultural as well as economic needs. In other words, WWF played a crucial role in monitoring and conserving the key places and critical species. Take the Amazon forest as an example, the WWF’s Living Amazon Initiative (LAI) and Amazon Region Protected Areas Programme (ARPA) are taken by addressing challenges and implementing solutions. Similar case in Great Rift Lakes of Africa, the Arctic, and Congo Basin.

IUCN: It acts as a formally authorized permanent observer to the United Nations in New York. It is the only international observing organization in the UN General Assembly with expertise in issues concerning the environment, particularly in biodiversity, nature conservation and sustainable resource
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