As a member of the CEEweb, the International Scientific Forum “Danube – River of Cooperation” is partner in the Resource Cap Coalition (RCC). The RCC brings together European organizations advocating for a global resource use reduction, a precondition for sustainability. This shall be achieved for the aim of halting biodiversity loss and maintaining, as well as recovering ecosystem services, which underpin human well-being. But resource use reduction shall be realized hand in hand with poverty reduction and building a green economy. The Policy document of the RCC , and the proposed Energy Quota Scheme (in Spanish) and the Rimini Protocol offer integrated tools for resource use reduction, bringing social, environmental and economic benefits at the same time.

In 2010 many organisations joined CEEweb’s statement calling for resource cap, as a precondition to reduce total environmental pressure and halt biodiversity loss both in Europe and globally. Since then several consultations took place (involving scientific experts, NGOs and other stakeholders) on policy tools, which led to a common position calling for a European energy quota scheme and the ratification of the Rimini protocol, a tool to cut back fossil fuel production. The policy paper of the Resource Cap Coalition calls for immediate actions for introducing these two policy tools, together with additional actions on public debate, resource targets and more research, etc.

Now organisations, (scientific) institutions, think-tanks are invited to join this position, so that we can build up a heavy weight European coalition with much lobby power to bring it forward!

If you would like to be added to the list of signatories– which we strongly encourage to add more weight to the RCC – contact them at:

Partners of the Resource Cap Coalition so far

The Resource Cap Coalition is coordinated by CEEweb, ANPED and Ecologistas en Acción. The following organisations joined the statement on limiting resource use:

  • Association “Fauna”
  • Butterfly Conservation Europe
  • Campaign for the Reform of the World Bank
  • CEEweb for Biodiversity
  • Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy (CASSE)
  • Center for Socio-Ecological Research and Documentation
  • Comité Confederal CGT
    Ecological Institute for Sustainable Development
  • Ecological Movement of Macedonia
  • Ecologistas en Acción
  • Engineering Without Borders (Engyneria Sense Fronteres)
  • Environmental Organization Rhodope
  • Environmental Society “ECO-MISSION”
  • European Partners for the Environment (EPE)
  • FIAN Internat
  • Global Change Research Centre
  • Green Liberty
  • International Scientific Forum “Danube – River of Cooperation”
  • Latvian Fund for Nature
  • NGO Eco-Protection
  • Nimfea Nature Conservation Association
  • Observatory of the Debt in Globalisation
  • Open Garden Foundation
  • Quercus
  • Regional Association for Nature Conservation and Sustainable Development (BROZ)
  • SOSNA – Center for Sustainable Alternatives
  • Sustainable Europe Research Institute (SERI)
  • The Academic Section of the Polish Country-Lovers’ Association in Krakow (PTTK)
  • The Northern Alliance for Sustainability (ANPED)
  • The Society for Sustainable Living in the Slovak Republic (STUZ)
  • Weltwirtschaft, Ökologie & Entwicklung (WEED)
  • Young Researchers of Serbia (YRS)
  • Youth and Environment Europe (YEE)



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