1. INFORSE Charter|
A world where energy services that are necessary for a just and human centered
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:
INFORSE 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).
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
- UNFCCC Conferences of Parties (COP)
in Bonn 2023
in Egypt in 2022
in Bonn, Germany in 2022
in Glasgow, UK in 2021
25 in Madrid, Spain 2019
24 in Katowice, Poland in 2018
in Bonn, Germany in May 2018
23 in Bonn/Fiji in 2017
22 in Marrakesh, Morocco, in 2016
in Bonn, Germany in 2016
21 in Paris, France in 2015
in Bonn, Germany in 2015
20 in Lima, Peru, in 2014
19 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
- UN Sustainable
Development Conferences & Dilaogues
HLPF-2021 New York (VIRTUAL) in July 2021
HLDE 2021 Dialogue on Energy (VIRTUAL) in June 2021
Climate Dialogue November 2020
2020 New York (VIRTUAL) inJuly 2020
- The Rio Process including Rio+20in
well as WSSD Johannesburg in 2002, RE
Conference in Bonn'04, and BIREC
- UN-ECE Committee on
- 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 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 and joined
the INFORSE Synergy Across Continents networking project.
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
Training of Trainers Manual on EVD was published in English,
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
on Sustainable Energy in English, Hindi, Nepali and Sinhala in
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
Countries. Besides, it has been active establishing a network among researchers
and NGOs, called the
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 were established
and 100 % Renewable Energy Scenarios were developed in Kenya and Uganda.
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
BROCHURE (pdf 1,9 MB), and
- INFORSE Folder, (word doc format, 16 kB)
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 List' 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 a form here.
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