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Stimulating Civil Society to Protect the Environment in the Russian Far East and Siberia

Pacific Environment

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $190,000
  • Grant Period April 1, 2009–March 31, 2011
  • Location San Francisco, CA, United States
  • Geographic Focus Russia

About this grant

The program goal is to strengthen grassroots advocacy organizations in the Russian Far East and Siberia. This grant will continue support to Pacific Environment, a nonprofit organization based in the United States that provides long-term technical assistance and training to a coalition of environmental organizations in this vast region. The grantee will assist its Russian partners in their efforts to engage communities in monitoring and campaigning regarding major natural resource exploitation projects. It will facilitate joint advocacy campaigns, engaging international partners where appropriate. It will undertake intensive organizational development work with key partners, supporting these efforts through a grantmaking program. During the previous grant period, coalition partners successfully campaigned for closure of the single biggest source of pollution affecting Lake Baikal and also worked closely with Chinese counterparts to limit impacts of a new gas pipeline. Founded in 1987, Pacific Environment has over ten years’ experience working with advocacy organizations in the Russian Far East and Siberia.