The Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) is an independent international research institute, which has been engaged in environment and development issues at local, national, regional and global policy levels for more than 20 years. SEI combines the qualities of a non-profit and non-partisan research institute, an honest broker in handling complex environmental, developmental and social issues, a research institute committed to rigorous and objective scientific analysis to support improved policy-making, and an agent for change who promotes transitions to a more sustainable world. Rethinking development, reducing climate risk, transforming governance for sustainable livelihood, and managing environmental systems are the main four overarching themes under which SEI develops its projects.
Founded in Brussels in 1983, the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) is among the most experienced and authoritative think-tanks operating in the European Union today. It has a strong in-house research capacity, complemented by an extensive network of partner institutes throughout the world. CEPS also serves as a leading forum for debate among all stakeholders in the European policy process. A large base of corporate (133) and institutional (111) members in addition to long-standing and close professional relationships with an even larger number of stakeholders from the public and private sector facilitates CEPS’ mission of shaping the political debate in Brussels based on independent scientific research.
Founded in 2009, the Green Economy Coalition (GEC) is the world's largest and most respected civil society authority working on green economy issues. The Coalition has a global reach, and brings together international leaders from business, policy, research, trade unions, science, NGOs and UN bodies. The Coalition’s strength comes from its ability to mobilise partners from around the world in a common research agenda and vision. Over the last four years the Coalition has hosted national green economy dialogues; developed a set of enabling policies for the transition; mobilised civil society around '9 principles for a green economy'; and worked with governments, UN, media, business and civil society to understand the dimensions of a different macro-economic order.
Ecologic Institute is a private not-for-profit think tank for applied environmental research, policy analysis and consultancy with offices in Berlin, Brussels and Vienna in the EU, and Washington DC and San Mateo, CA in the US. Ecologic Institute was founded in 1995 as an independent research institute. Since its founding, Ecologic Institute has built a reputation for excellence in transdisciplinary and policy-relevant research. Through its participation in large-scale international collaborations, Ecologic Institute increases the relevance of its project results and improves communication among scientists, policymakers and the public.
The Joint Implementation Network (JIN) is a knowledge centre working on climate change and sustainable development and growth. JIN was established in 1994 to create an information platform for the relatively new climate change concept of Joint Implementation (JI). In the course of time JIN have become a regular advisor to the Netherlands Government on climate policy issues as well as to the European Commission, UN bodies such as UNDP and UNEP and the UNFCCC secretariat. JIN has conducted several policy advice projects to support policy decision making at subnational, national and international levels.
The University of Piraeus Research Centre (UPRC), founded in 1989, provides administration and technological support to basic and applied research carried out by the staff of the University of Piraeus. UPRC has significant expertise in the analysis of business practices and has been involved in major EU programmes as well as in national programmes funded by the Greek Ministries, national authorities and other public and private organizations.