Alaska Wilderness League is an American NGO with a mission is to lead the effort to preserve Alaska's wild lands and waters by engaging citizens and decision makers. The League consists of members of all 50 American states working together to keep Alaska's wild placed protected for future generations. The Alaska Wilderness League is a member of the Alaska Coalition, which is a coalition of sporting, and conservation groups working to protect Alaska's public lands.

Alternatives North is a social justice coalition operating in the Canadian Northwest Territories. Within its ranks are representatives of churches, labour unions, environmental organizations, women and family advocates and anti-poverty groups. Alternatives North takes the grassroots approach to democratic change.

The Arctic Portal is a comprehensive gateway to Arctic information and data on the internet, increasing information sharing and co-operation among Arctic stakeholders, under an advisory board of renowned international experts in consultation and co-operation with leading Arctic organizations and institutions. The Arctic Portal provides web presence to over 50 scientific institutions, associations and projects of international importance and participates in Arctic research projects such as European Commission funded EU Arctic Information Centre initiative, Arctic Council SDWG endorsed Arctic Maritime and Aviation Transportation Infrastructure Initiative, the Arctic Council SAON, and many others.

The Bellona Foundation is an international environmental NGO based in Norway. Bellona endeavours to identify and implement sustainable solutions to the world’s most pressing environmental problems. These include the fight against global climate change, the environmental impact of the oil and gas industry in Europe and Russia and the cleanup after the legacy of the Cold War in Russia.

The Circumpolar Conservation Union works to protect the ecological and cultural integrity of the Arctic by promoting understanding and cooperation among Arctic indigenous peoples, environmental organizations and other diverse interests, by raising public awareness ofthe importance of the Arctic, and by advocating policies and institutions that will protect the environment, promote sustainability, andrespect the human rights of Arctic communities and peoples.

Earthjustice is non-profit, public interest law organization that was founded in 1971. It is dedicated to protecting the natural resources and wildlife of this earth and to defending the right of all people to a healthy environment. Earthjustice works through the courts and in international fora on behalf of environmental and citizen groups, indigenous organizations, scientists and others to strengthen legal regimes and standards and ensure that governments and private interests follow the law.

Friends of the Earth Norway / Norges Naturvernforbund (Norwegian Society for the Conservation of Nature) was founded in 1914 and is Norway's largest environmental conservation organization. Information work is high on the organization's agenda. This work is aimed at strengthening public environmental awareness, concern and practice. Friends of the Earth Norway / Norges Naturvernforbund works with the whole range of important environmental issues. This does not exclude the ability to react quickly to new challenges and focus sharply on new relevant issues when they occur.

Greenpeace was founded by a small group of activists in 1971 and today the organisation has a presence in more than 40 countries. It was born when a small group of dedicated activists sailed a ship towards a nuclear test zone in Alaska, where President Richard Nixon wanted to explode an atomic bomb. More recently our ships have been to the Arctic to conduct high level science so humanity can better understand the pace and impact of the warming in the region, while we’ve challenged the cause of that warming by taking non-violent direct action against offshore Arctic oil drilling. As the ice melts and industrial interests move in, Greenpeace stands with the people of the Arctic and wider humanity against the forces that threaten the region.

The Arctic Council Indigenous Peoples’ Secretariat is a support Secretariat for the International Indigenous Peoples’ Organizations that have Permanent Participant status in the Arctic Council. IPS assists with creating opportunities for the Indigenous Peoples’ Organizations to present their causes, and helps provide them with necessary information and materials.

The International Polar Foundation communicates and educates on polar science and polar research as a way to understand key environmental and climate mechanisms. The IPF also promotes innovative and multifaceted responses to the complex challenges raised by the need for action on sustainable development.

The Northern Forum is an international non-profit organisation based in Yakutsk, Sakha Republic (Yakutia), Russia and composed of sub-national or regional governments from eight northern countries. The Northern Forum focusses on factors and challenges that make the North unique and brings together leaders to address common political, environmental and economic issues.

Oceana is the largest international organisation focused solely on ocean conservation, protecting marine ecosystems and endangered species. It has offices in Europe, North America, Central America and South America which work together on a limited number of strategic directed campaigns. Oceana believes science is vital to identifying problems and solutions and has teams of economists, lawyers and advocates co-operating with its scientists.

Pacific Environment is an American environmental organisation. Its objective is to protect the living environment of the Pacific Rim by promoting grassroots activism, strengthening communities and reforming international policies. Pacific Environment deals with global threats by forging coalitions and partnerships with environmentalists and other community members around the Pacific Rim.

The University of the Arctic (UArctic) is a cooperative network of universities, colleges, and other organizations committed to higher education and research in the North. Our members share resources, facilities, and expertise to build post-secondary education programs that are relevant and accessible to northern students. Our overall goal is to create a strong, sustainable circumpolar region by empowering northerners and northern communities through education and shared knowledge.

Wetlands International is a global not-for-profit organisation that is deeply concerned about the loss and deterioration of wetlands such as lakes, marshes and rivers. Our mission is to sustain and restore wetlands, their resources and biodiversity. Our vision is a world where wetlands are treasured and nurtured for their beauty, the life they support and the resources they provide. We work in the Arctic to improve knowledge on Arctic wetlands, protect wetland habitats and related species, sustain flyways and enhance climate change mitigation and adaptation options. 

WWF is an international environmental NGO and its mission is to build a future in which people live in harmony with nature. WWF strives to reach this mission through an integrated approach. WWF has had a programme focused on the circumpolar world since 1992 and has an office in every Arctic Council country, except Iceland. It is the only circumpolar Environmental NGO with observer status at the Arctic Council.