Urgewald's director Heffa Schuecking making an interview
Urgewald in English

Who We Are & What We Do

Urgewald is a non-profit environmental and human rights organization. It is based in Sassenberg, a small town in western Germany, and it also runs an office in Berlin. For 25 years, Urgewald has been fighting against environmental destruction and for the rights of people harmed by corporate profit interests. During these 25 years, Urgewald has evolved from a small group of people to a powerful organization. 

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Press Releases

On our overview page you can find all latest media information on Urgewald's research and campaigns in English.

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U.S. Donations to Urgewald

Urgewald is equivalent to a U.S. public charity. We have completed an Equivalency Determination process with NGOsource. NGOsource certifies EDs for U.S. grantmakers, so the grantmaker can meet their tax compliance requirements and give to our NGO with fewer restrictions. Download our recent certificate.

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The depth of analysis conducted by Heffa Schuecking and her team is superb.

Tom Sanzillo, Director of Finance, IEEFA institute

How We Expose Climate's Worst Enemies & Change the Finance Industry

We all know the coal industry is the number one driver of climate change, damages peoples’ health and destroys the environment. But do we really know which companies belong to the industry? And more importantly, do banks and investors know? From our portfolio analyses and in-depth discussions with many major banks and insurers, we have reached the conclusion that financial institutions systematically underestimate their holdings in the coal industry. To address this blind spot, we have developed a unique divestment tool: The Global Coal Exit List (GCEL). 

How We Work for Better Multilateral Development Banks

The purpose of international development banks is to eliminate or reduce poverty, while protecting the environment. However, this is precisely where they often fail. What is wrong with them? How can NGOs like Urgewald change the way they are allocating their funds? A look behind the scenes of development finance, disastrous projects and the fight of NGOs for stronger standards.

Kontakt

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    Moritz Schröder-Therre
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    moritz [at] urgewald.org
    +49 (0)2583/30492-19

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