China’s SEE Foundation, Vanke Foundation and Corporate Citizenship in Action (CCiA) have recently launched a database of the country’s environmental NGOs.
The database includes about 2,700 environmental NGOs covered by the Research on the Status of China’s Environmental NGOs in 2022. The 34 hub organizations participating in the first year of research and implementation will become data maintainers to jointly build, manage and maintain the database.
Based on SEE Foundation’s project management system, the database of China’s environmental NGOs aims to achieve standardization, as well as ease of use and openness, enabling users to store, query and analyze research data of the environmental NGOs.
At the first stage, the database will be open to organizations that contribute to the research project. The hub organizations that participated in the first year of the research can obtain their user accounts, and will have permission to access and input data.
The Research on the Status of China’s Environmental NGOs project was first launched in 2022 by the SEE Foundation, Vanke Foundation and CCiA. Together with 34 key organizations in the sector, they compiled a Directory of China’s Environmental NGOs with 2,753 organizations — the largest sample size in the past 10 years of the country’s environmental NGOs.
In addition to mapping the development status of China’s environmental NGOs, another important goal was to establish the database, so as to improve the long-term mechanism of investigation and information collection on environmental NGOs and provide a better reference for all relevant parties in the sector.
In order to further understand the status quo of environmental NGOs in China and track their development, the research project will continue this year.