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1. INFORSE Charter
A world where energy services that are necessary for a just and human centered development, are provided in a sustainable way using renewable energy.
INFORSE is a global network of independent non-governmental organisations working for sustainable energy solutions to reduce poverty and protect the environment.
- To raise awareness and provide advocacy
- To build up capacity at local, national and international level
- To work for institutional reform
- To support research and development

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2. INFORSE Background
INFORSE is a worldwide network consisting of 140 Non Governmental Organisations working in about 60 countries to promote sustainable energy and social development.
The Network was established in Rio de Janeiro in 1992 to secure follow-up in the political decisions at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED).

INFORSE is actively engaged in international awareness rising. INFORSE follows and influences sustainable energy issues in international negotiations and is accredited to the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) since 1998, and United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) since 2002.

As observer, INFORSE has been involved in participating at UN conferences. INFORSE also has organised side events and exhibitions at many of these conferences. The major conferences are:

- UNFCCC Conferences of Parties (COP)

* COP28 in Dubai in 2023
* SB58 in Bonn 2023
* COP27 in Egypt in 2022
* SB56 in Bonn, Germany in 2022
* COP26 in Glasgow, UK in 2021
* COP 25 in Madrid, Spain 2019
* COP 24 in Katowice, Poland in 2018
* SB48 in Bonn, Germany in May 2018
* COP 23 in Bonn/Fiji in 2017
* COP 22 in Marrakesh, Morocco, in 2016
*- SB44 in Bonn, Germany in 2016
* COP 21 in Paris, France in 2015
*- SB42 in Bonn, Germany in 2015
* COP 20 in Lima, Peru, in 2014
* COP 19 in Warsaw, Poland, in 2013
* COP 18 in Doha, Qatar, in 2012
* COP 17 in Durban, South Africa, in 2011
* COP 16 in Cancun, Mexico, in 2010
* COP 15 in Copenhagen in 2009
* COP 14 in Poznan in 2008

- UN Sustainable Development Conferences & Dilaogues
* UN HLPF-2021 New York (VIRTUAL) in July 2021
* UN HLDE 2021 Dialogue on Energy (VIRTUAL) in June 2021
* UN CD-2020 Climate Dialogue November 2020
* UN-HLPF 2020 New York (VIRTUAL) inJuly 2020

- The Rio Process including Rio+20in 2012 as well as WSSD Johannesburg in 2002, RE Conference in Bonn'04, and BIREC in Beijing'05.

- UN-ECE Committee on Sustainable Energy

- European Environmental Ministers’ Meeting in Aarhus, and Kiev´03,

- UNCSD Process:

UN CSD 9, 14 & 15,

INFORSE has participated with inputs, common statements ,and representations at the European Eco-Forum and Citizens United for Renewables and Sustainability (CURES).

INFORSE has a global Sustainable Energy Vision by 2050 with 100% Renewable Energy Supply. The Vision was prepared and presented at the Rio Conference in 2002.

The network evolves around the members supported by National Focal Points in some countries and Regional Coordinators working in their respective regions.
The most active regions are Europe, Asia, and Africa, In 2022, the Latin America region has established its own website. In 2022-24, INFORSE regions participated in a a global networking project Synergy Across Continents.

INFORSE-South Asia
has been involved in a series projects on the Advocacy on Sustainable Eco-Village Development (EVD) in 2015-23. The cooperating organisations are from India, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka.
As part of the project a Socio-Technical Training of Trainers Manual on EVD was published in English, Hindi, Nepali and Sinhala and a Database of Local EVD Solutions was established in 2022. The projects are a continuation of a previous project on "Sustainable Energy to Reduce Poverty", which published a Manual on Sustainable Energy in English, Hindi, Nepali and Sinhala in 2005-06.

INFORSE-Europe is following the EU policy closely.
Read on INFORSE and EU policy. and has developed and promotes 100 % Renewable Energy scenarios/Visions for the EU and for European Countries. Besides, it has been active establishing a network among researchers and NGOs, called the Low Carbon Societies Network.
Lately it is partner to the EU Horizon supported ptoject called FULFILL Project reseraching on green lyfestyle and sufficiency.

INFORSE-East Africa has been involved in EASCA Project, which is a coopearion among NGOs in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania. in 2019-23. As part of the project, a catalogue of local suatainable solutions was established and 100 % Renewable Energy Scenarios were developed in Kenya and Uganda.

INFORSE-Africa and INFORSE-Asia have been involved in NGO cooperation NGO Capacity building project "Southern Voices on Climate Change" in Africa and in Asia in 2011-14, and a continued project on "Promoting Pro-Poor Low-Carbon Development Strategies" working to strengthen climate-policy networks in 2015-16.

In INFORSE, networking is understood as a process rather than a rigid structure. The members work to achieve in common what would otherwise have been impossible for the individual organisation to reach in terms of financing, political influence and capacity. The more the members engage in the network by sharing information and work together, the more the individual organisation benefit from the network and the more effective is the network.

3. INFORSE Membership
Membership is open only to independent non-profit and non-governmental organisations supporting the INFORSE vision and mission. Members cooperate on different projects, exchange knowledge, participate on networks events, receives 'Sustainable Energy News'.

For more information:
- INFORSE BROCHURE (pdf 1,9 MB), and
- INFORSE Folder, (word doc format, 16 kB)

Read more about the Secretariat and see the contact addresses to the INFORSE Regional Coordinators.

Please see the present INFORSE Members in the different regions.

Membership is free of charge and due to approval by the regional co-ordinator.

Do You want to become member of the INFORSE network?
Fill out: The Membership Application, in word doc format (21 kB)

4. Sustainable Energy News and Contact List
You can subscribe to the INFORSE Newsletter 'Sustainable Energy News' and your organisation can be listed in the 'INFORSE World Wide Sustainable Energy Contact database of 1000 organisations.

Link to: Subscribe Now! Join the Contact List!

If you would like to be listed in the Contact List you can download the CONTACT LIST FORM.

The INFORSE network is supported by a Secretariat
The Secretariat is hosted by INFORSE-Europe. The Secretariat facilitates co-operation in the network and internationally for instance with the United Nations and the European Union.
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On this page you will find short versions of the vision, mission and aims of INFORSE and how to contact or join the Network.
1. INFORSE Charter
2. INFORSE Background
3. INFORSE Membership
4. Sustainable Energy News and Contact List
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