Projects

FOAM

FOAM is an international network of trans-disciplinary labs based in Brussels, with interests in the arts, science, technology, entrepreneurship and design. The FOAM network has 16 years’ experience of creating and facilitating innovative and exploratory work through ‘lab’ processes.

FOAM received £40,000 to design and facilitate initial meetings of the Marine CoLABoration, helping to shape and manage a collaborative process with the Foundation and a group of marine-related organisations.

Forum for the Future

Forum for the Future is an independent non-profit working globally with business, government and other organisations to solve complex sustainability challenges.

Forum was given £50,000 to create a sustainable development framework for the North Sea which identifies the key boundaries and conditions for a sustainable North Sea to 2050.

Green Alliance Trust

The Green Alliance is a charity and independent think tank focused on ambitious leadership for the environment.

The Gulbenkian Foundation gave £15,000 to take forward lessons from ‘Greening the Economy’ initiatives and mobilise a network of grass roots leaders and local champions realising low carbon solutions across communities.

Marine Conservation Society

The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) is the leading UK charity focused on promoting marine conservation in UK waters.

MCS was given £47,000 to adapt and trial the ‘Community Voice Method’ in the UK in order to secure effective stakeholder engagement in decision-making on management of our marine spaces.

Botanic Gardens Conservation International

Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) is a membership organisation representing a network of 500 botanic gardens in more than 100 countries, including the largest and most influential gardens in the sector. BGCI is the largest plant conservation network in the world, and aims to collect, conserve, characterise and cultivate samples from all of the world’s plants as an insurance policy against their extinction in the wild and as a source of plant material for human innovation, adaptation and resilience.

BGCI received £135,000 to scale and embed the success of the ‘Communities in Nature’ initiative through a three-part strategy: promoting the evidence of impact; building and supporting an international alliance of ‘social role’ gardens.  This was then followed up with £12,000 to launch an evaluation report of the ‘Communities in Nature’ initiative and disseminate its findings.

Marine Conservation Society

The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) is the UK’s leading charity for the protection of our seas, shores and wildlife.  MCS champions a vision of sustainable fisheries, abundant marine life and clean seas and beaches for the enjoyment of all.

MCS was given £17,000 to produce a short film which documents the Community Voice Method and the Marine Conservation Society project to pilot its use in the UK for developing management measures for marine protected areas.

New Economics Foundation

New Economics Foundation (NEF) is the UK’s leading think tank promoting social, economic and environmental justice. Our aim is to transform the economy so that it works for people and the planet.

NEF was given £216,000 to help drive change towards fairer and more sustainable management of marine resources and strengthen the work of the marine conservation sector.

Client Earth

Client Earth is a group of activist lawyers committed to securing a healthy planet.  They work to protect the environment through advocacy, litigation and science.

Client Earth were given £15,000 to support the organisation to participate in Phase One of the ‘Valuing the Ocean’ Marine CoLABoration, convening a facilitated group of organisations to explore how to communicate the role of the ocean in human wellbeing and deploy evidence in more effective ways.

Fauna and Flora International

Fauna & Flora International (FFI) act to conserve threatened species and ecosystems worldwide, choosing solutions that are sustainable, based on sound science and taking into account human needs.

We gave FFI £15,000 to support the organisation to participate in Phase One of the ‘Valuing the Ocean’ Marine CoLABoration, convening a facilitated group of organisations to explore how to communicate the role of the ocean in human wellbeing and deploy evidence in more effective ways.

Institute for European Environmental Policy

The Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP) is an independent, not for profit institute dedicated to advancing an environmentally sustainable Europe through policy analysis, development and dissemination.

The Gulbenkian Foundation put forward £15,000 to support the organisation to participate in Phase One of the ‘Valuing the Ocean’ Marine CoLABoration, convening a facilitated group of organisations to explore how to communicate the role of the ocean in human wellbeing and deploy evidence in more effective ways.

International Programme on the State of the Ocean

The International Programme on the State of the Ocean (IPSO) is an initiative created to enable a greater scientific understanding of the services the ocean provides to humankind and the impact of the main human stressors upon it, enabling solutions to be explored and greater communication with decision-makers and the public. To that end, the initiative brings together science, communications, policy and legal disciplines.

IPSO received £15,000 to support the organisation to participate in Phase One of the ‘Valuing the Ocean’ Marine CoLABoration, convening a facilitated group of organisations to explore how to communicate the role of the ocean in human wellbeing and deploy evidence in more effective ways.

Marine Conservation Society

The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) is the leading UK charity focused on promoting marine conservation in UK waters.

MCS was given £15,000 to support the organisation to participate in Phase One of the ‘Valuing the Ocean’ Marine CoLABoration, convening a facilitated group of organisations to explore how to communicate the role of the ocean in human wellbeing and deploy evidence in more effective ways.

Thames Estuary Partnership

The Thames Estuary Partnership (TEP) is the only non-campaigning organisation looking after one of the world’s premier rivers and provides a framework for sustainable management of the Thames. With a strong network of over 4000 stakeholders, TEP is an effective membership organisation delivering best practice, knowledge sharing and key connections to achieve a thriving living and working river for London.

TEP has received £15,000 to support it in participating in Phase One of the ‘Valuing the Ocean’ Marine CoLABoration. It will be part of  a facilitated group of organisations which are exploring how to communicate the role of the ocean in human wellbeing and deploy evidence in more effective ways.

Zoological Society of London

The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is an international scientific, conservation and educational charity whose mission is to promote and achieve the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats.

The Zoological Society of London has received £15,000 to support the organisation to participate in Phase One of the ‘Valuing the Ocean’ Marine CoLABoration. It is convening a facilitated group of organisations to explore how to communicate the role of the ocean in human wellbeing and deploy evidence in more effective ways.

The ZSL took the lead on the One Less Bottle campaign which asks the public to only use refillable water bottles instead of buying the single-use throw away plastic ones, because of how many of these are winding up in our oceans.

Forum for the Future

Forum for the Future is an independent non-profit working globally with business, government and other organisations to solve complex sustainability challenges.

Forum for the Future was given £15,000 to support the organisation to participate in Phase One of the ‘Valuing the Ocean’ Marine CoLABoration, convening a facilitated group of organisations to explore how to communicate the role of the ocean in human wellbeing and deploy evidence in more effective ways.

Natural History Museum

CGF gave Natural History Museum £80,000 towards four major new commissions for the main galleries in the Museum, as a culmination of the Foundation’s six year partnership with the Museum.

The purpose of this project was for it to be an innovative art and science collaboration.  Through a unique collection of environmental records the Natural History Museum invited photographer Chrystel Lebas to contribute to a comparative study of locations spanning 80 years providing a unique record of environmental change.

Funding Fish

Funding Fish received £180,000 towards core costs to establish and manage a marine funders’ collaborative to support projects aimed at implementing the reformed Common Fisheries Policy across Europe.

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) intends to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world.

The OECD received £45,000 to conduct a global forward-looking assessment of the ocean economy to 2030 and beyond, with particular emphasis on the development potential of emerging ocean-based industries.

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is a scientific centre for the study of plants, their diversity and conservation, as well as a popular tourist attraction.

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh received £25,000 to promote children’s access to natural green space by testing the theory that nature play can be used as a tool to encourage natural regeneration and biodiversity, disseminating the evidence and developing practical guidelines for the sector.

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) is the UK charity working to secure a healthy environment for birds and all wildlife, helping to create a better world for everyone.

The RSPB received £47,000 to determine critical threshold levels for children’s connection to nature and a national baseline for teenagers.

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