In addition to our own projects, EcoPeace Middle East plays an active role in the following international environmental organizations. (listed here from A-Z)
Waterkeeper Alliance is a global movement uniting more than 300 Waterkeeper groups around the world, focusing citizen action on issues that affect our waterways, from pollution to climate change. The Waterkeeper movement patrols and protects over 2.5 million square miles of rivers, lakes, and coastlines in the Americas, Europe, Australia, Asia, and Africa. EcoPeace Middle East is home to the official Jordan River Waterkeeper.
The Alliance for Middle East Peace (ALLMEP) is a coalition of non-government organizations working to build a genuine and sustained peace in the Middle East through people-to-people programs promoting mutual respect, cooperation and understand between Jews and Palestinians, Israeli and Arabs.
* Environmental Liaison Center International (ELCI)
Based out of Nairobi, Kenya, the Environmental Liaison Center International is a base for sharing of information among organizations active in environmental protection.
* Global Nature Fund – Living Lakes
Living Lakes is an international network and partnership whose mission is to enhance the protection, restoration and rehabilitation of lakes, wetlands, other freshwater bodies of the world and their catchment areas. EcoPeace is a member of this international network with the Dead Sea registered as the partner Lake.
* Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative (GLSL)
Since April 2015, EcoPeace Middle East’s Good Water Neighbors Program is aiming to create “Sister Waters” Partnerships with the GLSL for the purpose of sharing knowledge, experiences, and publicly available information in trans-boundary water management, community-led action, and other activities designed to restore and protect the water resources and enhance the well-being of the communities that depend on them.
* Green Pilgrimage Network
In the context of EcoPeace’s Jordan River rehabilitation project’s Faith-Based Advocacy program, we are partnering with the Green Pilgrimage Network (GPN), a new global network of Green pilgrim cities and sacred sites of all faiths. The GPN, a project of the Alliance of Religions and Conservation, fosters a vision of pilgrims on all continents, and the pilgrim cities that receive them, leaving a positive footprint on the Earth.
* Israeli Palestinian Peace NGO Forum
The Palestinian-Israeli Peace NGO Forum is a network of Palestinian and Israeli NGOs working towards peaceful relations. As strength is found in numbers, the Forum, by uniting more than 100 organizations, validates and reinforces the efforts of the various Peace NGOs both independently and mutually. The Tel Aviv and Bethlehem offices of EcoPeace are member NGOs.
* Mediterranean Action Plan (MAP)
The MAP is a regional cooperative effort involving 21 countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea, including Israel. Through the Mediterranean Action Plan, these Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention and its Protocols are determined to meet the challenges of protecting the marine and coastal environment while boosting regional and national plans to achieve sustainable development.
* Mediterranean Information Office for Environment, Culture and Sustainable Development (MIO-ECSDE)
EcoPeace is an active member organization in MIO-ECSDE, a federation of Mediterranean NGOs for the environment and development, headquartered in Athens, Greece.
* Netzkraft Movement
The Netzkraft movement is a new international network of persons and groups who commit themselves – socially, politically, ecologically or spiritually – to a basic consensus of three common objectives: to create an international body for peace, human rights and environment within the United Nations; sustainable ecological-social economic development; and decentralization of political power.
* Paths to Sustainability
Life and Environment is coordinating the joint initiative of environmental and social NGOs to participate in and monitor the process of drafting an Israeli strategy for sustainable development (Agenda 21). The Tel Aviv office of EcoPeace is a member NGO in this initiative.
* Sister Cities International (SCI) / Citizen Diplomacy Initaitives (CDI)
EcoPeace is partnering with both SCI and CDI to create Sister City partnerships between U.S. cities and Palestinian, Jordanian and Israeli cities together. Sister city programs allow individuals on a local level to participate in improving relations through non-political cultural, educational, and other people-to-people exchanges. By creating permanent relationships, sister city programs offer the best opportunity for citizens to participate in creating a climate for the peaceful resolution of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.
* United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)
EcoPeace has special consultative status with ECOSOC, the U.N. body under the authority of the General Assembly, that coordinates the economic and social work of the U.N. and its large family of specialized and affiliated institutions.