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).
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:
- UNFCCC COPs:
20 in Lima, Peru, in 2014
18 in Warsaw, Poland, in 2013
18 in Doha, Qatar, in 2012
17 in Durban, South Africa, in 2011
16 in Cancun, Mexico, in 2010
15 in Copenhagen in 2009
14 in Poznan in 2008: INFORSE exhibited and organised
- The Rio Process including Rio+20
in 2012 as well as WSSD Johannesburg
in 2002, RE
Conference in Bonn'04, and BIREC
- UN-ECE Committee on Sustainable Energy
- European Environmental Ministers’ Meeting in
Aarhus, and Kiev´03,
- UNCSD Process:
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
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
For more information: INFORSE
file 495 kB 2014), and INFORSE
folder, in word doc format (16 kB) (2002)