ENVIRONMENT

Environmental NGO- Working to Protect the Environment

 

Between 2001 to 2015 over72 million hectares of forests were lost to make way for the production of seven commodities. 

A decade of private-sector commitments has failed to eliminate commodity-driven deforestation. The goal to eliminate deforestation from the production of agricultural commodities by 2020 has not been met. However, there are pioneers leading the market transformation. 81 companies achieved more than eight KPIs, demonstrating high levels of traceability, certification, engagement, restoration, and compliance with no-deforestation commitments. Corporate action on deforestation is becoming the norm. In 2020, 93% of companies have taken at least one industry-accepted measure to safeguard forests. In some commodities, progress is strong – in others, it is lacking. More companies are demonstrating progress towards eliminating palm oil-related deforestation, even outperforming companies in timber product supply chains. Companies operating in the cattle products market and soy supply chains continue to trail behind.  

The cost of inaction is greater than the cost of action. In total, the financial impact of risks from deforestation was estimated at US$53.1billion9 while the cost of responding to all risks was just over US$6.6 billion10. Ambition and collaboration are lacking. Too few suitable targets have been set by companies and not enough businesses are participating in collaborative measures to successfully transition to a forest-positive future. Companies must step up to protect forests, end biodiversity loss and tackle climate change.

What is an Environmental NGO?

An environmental NGO plays a competitive role as a non-governmental organization in the field of environmentalism. These organizations work both locally and internationally to address a wide range of environmental issues occurring in the contemporary world.

Over the past 20 years, as a part of an environmental NGO, we have created a system that has resulted in unparalleled engagement on environmental issues nationwide. Deforestation presents real business risks. Take meaningful action with Lovedale to reduce your impact and protect both the planet and your bottom line. One of the key impacts of our work is on the environment – conserving it, reviving it, and preventing natural resources from degradation. Efficient repurposing, reusing, and recycling, have a wide-ranging impact on the circular economic model.

 

How to start an environmental NGO? 

In India, it’s not a very arduous task to start an NGO. After setting up an NGO, one has to work on behalf of the welfare of the society without expecting any profit. Starting and running an NGO in India is almost a similar process to running a company, but there is a need for transparency. The process of binding an environmental NGO is similar to that of an NGO, just remember that the purpose is only related to the environment.


 Steps to easily start an environmental NGO in India

  • Determine the causes and goals of your NGO

  • Structure the board of directors/members

  • Fix the name of your NGO

  • Register your NGO

  • Start raising funds

  • Build a wide network. 

What is the role of NGOs in environmental protection? 

 Today non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are playing an important role in various aspects of society such as social issues, health issues, and environmental issues. India and other countries have a large number of NGOs working exclusively for the environment, protection, conservation, and awareness. In our country, the number of these non-governmental organizations actively involved in environmental protection is actually higher than in any other developing country. Increasingly, the government sees NGOs not only as agencies that will help implement their programs but also as partners in policy and program formulation.

Environmental policies will only have positive results if they address local issues and solve local people’s problems like 

  • Stop climate change

  • Protect Ancient Forests

  • Save the Oceans

  • Stop Whaling

  • Say No to Genetic Engineering

  • Stop the Nuclear Threat

  • Eliminate Toxic Chemicals

  • Encourage Sustainable Trade

What is the Role of NGO in Environmental Management?

Environmental management is a collective responsibility that requires input from a variety of organizations, both public and private. Every individual and organization has an obligation to ensure a safe and healthy environment. For this reason, non-governmental organizations, and NGOs play a major role in tackling environmental protection, which remains a pressing issue around the world. Although most people assume that environmental protection focuses only on pollution, it includes more natural resources and the sustainable development and management of plants and animals, the need for environmental awareness is greater now than it was decades ago. 

 

NGOs are important, especially in areas where the government cannot provide adequate services to address environmental management issues. NGOs create awareness by allowing the public to debate environmental issues with professional guidance. Such awareness and support are paramount in promoting some concepts such as ecosystem restoration, sustainable development, and conservation of natural resources. Sustainable development is a key factor because it embraces the process and method of economic development that has a future. Here, in addition to the revenue that companies receive, NGOs involved in environmental management want to make sure that the profits are not spent on the environment.

 

The cost of inaction is greater than the cost of action. In total, the financial impact of risks from deforestation was estimated at US$53.1billion9 while the cost of responding to all risks was just over US$6.6 billion10. Ambition and collaboration are lacking. Too few suitable targets have been set by companies and not enough businesses are participating in collaborative measures to successfully transition to a forest-positive future. Companies must step up to protect forests, end biodiversity loss and tackle climate change.

Planting one lakh trees every year in suburban and rural habitats.

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