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Funding & partners

WWF EPO has five main sources of income, with funding received via the WWF network representing the bulk of our office’s budget in FY16 (53.8%). The second and third sources of income in FY16 are respectively from contributions by trusts and foundations (27.4%) and funding received through EU grants (17.1%). The remainder of our budget was financed through the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (1.4%) and corporate partnerships (0.3%).
In particular, WWF EPO wishes to gratefully acknowledge funding from the following donors: These donors provide invaluable support to WWF’s work at EU level. Without their additional support, it would be harder for NGOs to take part in EU decision making processes and represent the interests of their membership. This is in part because NGOs don’t have the same resources as industry has. Despite even the additional funding, r by Transparency International shows that NGOs still enjoy less access to the EU institutions. Corporate lobbyists for instance account for more than 80% of all meetings with the European Commission.

For more information about the work these donors finance, please consult our issue specific pages here.

More detailed financial information is available in our latest Annual Review and our audited consolidated annual accounts are available from the Belgian National Bank at (registrant number: 0460.057.241).


Civil Society collaboration

WWF EPO works together with other organisations in different alliances: In the Green 10 coalition of the ten biggest European environmental NGOs in Brussels; as the only green NGO of CONCORD, the European confederation of development NGOs; as a member of the Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe, working on climate and energy issues; as part SDG Watch Europe striving for the implementation of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, and as a member of the European Habitats Forum (EHF), bringing together nature conservation organisations on EU biodiversity policy.

Business alliances

We cooperate with leading business groups that are willing to build common advocacy positions for a more sustainable Europe. WWF EPO has for example successfully worked together with producers and retailers to share joint recommendations to the European Commission to halt the import of illegally-sources timber on the EU market. WWF EPO is also a member of the Coalition for Energy Savings, bringing together businesses, professionals, local authorities, trade unions, consumer and civil society organisations in the pursuit of energy efficiency and savings.

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Our work is done with the financial support of the European Union. WWF European Policy Office gratefully acknowledges funding support from the European Commission. All content and opinions expressed on this website and listed publications and products are solely those of WWF.

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