Environmental Agencies


Les Amis de la Terre (Friends of the Earth) is an association for the protection of people and the environment. It is one of 76 national groups around the world which make up the Friends of the Earth network of environmental organisations. The group is listed as an association under the French law of 1901 (Loi de 1901) and authorised to act for the protection of the environment in France by order of the Environment Minister. Friends of the Earth – France is independent of any economic, political and religious influences.

The association is a network of thirty local groups which are largely autonomous and work according to their local priorities. They are also involved in national and international campaigns owing to a shared commitment to social and environment justice.


Sauvons le Climat (Save The Climate) is a French association created in 2004 by Hervé Nifenecker, Roger Balian, Rémy Carle and Bernard Lerouge. In May 2012, five associations are members and thousands of people have signed its manifesto.

Its purpose is to fight against global warming and provide public information on topics fundamental to sustainable development, the environment, and energy, through eliminating the use of fossil fuels in France by maintaining the share of nuclear power generation in parallel with the use of “heat-like” renewable energy.

The association is approved by the French government as a combination of popular education.



The GoodPlanet Foundation is a non-governmental organisation founded by Yann Arthus-Bertrand in 2005, supporting ecology and sustainable development.

The GoodPlanet Foundation is mainly concerned with the distribution of pedagogic documents and the organisation of events for raising awareness of the importance of sustainable development such as the ecology film-festival "GoodPlanet" in Rio de Janeiro, the exhibition "6 billion others", conferences and events for enterprises.

It creates posters for educational institutions about topics such as the Bee Movie development, bio-diversity, and forests. It publishes a catalogue of consumer products it considers environmentally responsible.


The World Ocean Network (Réseau Océan Mondial) is an international non-profit association of organizations to promote the sustainable use of the oceans. One of its motto is “Caring for the Blue Planet, you can make a difference!”

It was established in November 2002. Its office is in Nausicaä - The French National Sea Centre in Boulogne-sur-Mer, France.


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