Naturschutzbund Deutschland (Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union) or NABU
NABU is one of the largest, most well-known, nature conservation groups in Germany and has been active for over 100 years. NABU carries out specific conservation projects, maintains a research institute, runs environmental training and informs the media and public about important topics concerned with the environment and nature conservation. Not only do they have over 770,000 members and 40,000 volunteers, they also have a youth branch, NAJU, which is the independent youth organization of the NABU and Germany’s largest children’s and youth association in nature and environmental protection.
**Categories: Communities, Environmental Conservation, Research
German Association for the Environment and Nature Conservation (BUND)
As one of the largest environmental organizations in Germany and supported by over 620,000 individuals, BUND is committed to maintenance of nature conservation areas, mobilization against factory farming or educational work with campaigns. BUND gets involved in policy making processes on environment issues, climate, transport, chemicals and agriculture. They support renewable energies and is opposed to nuclear energy. As a part of the Friends of the Earth network, it lobbies in Brussels and Berlin and all members of the BUND under the age of 27 are automatically members of the youth organization BUNDjugend.
Climate Alliance Germany (Klima-Allianz Deutschland) was founded on the recognition of the climate change threats and challenges and created a space for civil society organizations and unions joining together to form the Climate Alliance Germany. Together they advocate for political frameworks that would secure a total prevention of man-made greenhouse gas emissions in Germany, Europe and worldwide. They have joined the Climate Action Network Europe since 2013 and has over 120 members.