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An environmental organization is an organization that seeks to protect, analyse or monitor the environment against misuse or degradation from human forces.
In this sense the environment may refer to the biophysical environment, the natural environment or the built environment. The organization may be a charity, a trust, a non-governmental organization or a government organization. Environmental organizations can be global, national, regional or local. Founded on May 28, 1892, in San Francisco, California,Sierra Club was one of the first large-scale environmental preservation organizations in the world.
Some of the environmental issues that are of interest to environmental organizations are pollution, waste, resource depletion, human overpopulation and climate change.
Green politics is a political ideology which places a high importance on environmental goals and Green parties have formed to implement environmental policy at a government level.
List of environmental organizations
Notable global environmental organizations are the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), World Wide Fund for Nature, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), World Nature Organization (WNO), Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth.
- Johnson, Erik W., and Scott Frickel. “Ecological Threat and the Founding of U.S. National Environmental Movement Organizations, 1962–1998,” Social Problems 58 (Aug. 2011), 305–29.