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1. INFORSE Charter
A world where energy services that are necessary for a just and human centred 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

For more information: The full Charter text, in PDF-format

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 decision sat 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.

As observer, INFORSE has been involed among others:

* COP 20 in Lima, Peru, in 2014
* COP 18 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: INFORSE exhibited and organised side event!

- The Rio Process
including Rio+20 in 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-Europe is following the EU policy closely.
Read on INFORSE and EU policy.

The network evolves around the members supported by National Focal Points in some countries and Regional Coordinators working in their respective regions.

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.

The INFORSE network is supported by a Secretariat. The Secretariat is hosted by INFORSE-Europe/OVE. The Secretariat facilitates co-operation in the network and internationally for instance with the United Nations and the European Union.

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

For more information: INFORSE Brochure (pdf file 495 kB 2014), and INFORSE folder, in word doc format (16 kB) (2002)

3. INFORSE Membership
Membership is open only to independent non-profit and non-governmental organisations supporting the INFORSE vision and mission. Members have the right to vote at regional meetings and have a free subscription to the INFORSE Newsletter 'Sustainable Energy News'.

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 List' of 800 organisations.

Link to: Subscribe Now! Join the Contact List!
If you would like to be listed in the Contact List you can download a form here.
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INFORSE Presentation
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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Phone: +45 86 22 70 00
Phone/Fax: +45 86 22 70 96



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