Green nudge

Estonian environmental organizations lack of collaboration and collective impact which is one of the reasons why the Estonian government is not rushing to deal with the environmental crises. In local municipalities the Sustainable Development Goals, specifically the environmental goals, are not acknowledged enough and meeting them is not organized systematically. At the same time, all over the world local governments are proving that climate steps can be made at the local level much faster than at governmental level or in cooperation between states.

The main goal of the project is to accelerate the steps towards sustainable Estonia. For that we are combining the existing knowledge from Estonian environmental organisations into a holistic picture. With the help of that collective knowledge we will interpret sustainable development topics to the local level in the year of local elections (2021) and will support the emergence and implementation of local green commitments. With this project we are creating favorable conditions for the cooperation among environmental organizations (both national and local) and for accelerating green commitments in 6 local governments in the years 2021–2022.

Project target groups:

·         political parties and their regional offices

·         youth organizations of political parties

·         local government civil servants (officials and politicians)

Main outcomes: sustainable development and environmental goals are acknowledged in local governments, the responsibility to act has increased on local level. The project has created fertile soil for reaching the Estonian green deal on the state level.  The project is led by the Estonian Roundtable of Cooperation (AKÜ) and the Green Tiger (Rohetiiger). Main partners are The Estonian Young Academy of Sciences and more than 20 environmental organizations from all over Estonia.

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Estonian Roundtable for Development Cooperation (AKÜ) is an independent not-for-profit coalition of non-governmental organisations that work in the field of development cooperation, global citizenship education or sustainable development.

AKÜ is a strategic partner for Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a consultant the state in field of development cooperation, global citizenship education or sustainable development.

AKÜ also provides workshops and consultancy for private sector companies as well as for wider public on sustainable development goals and global issues. 

The highest decision-making body is the General Assmebly.  AKÜ’s legal representative is the Board, which is also responsible for managing the organisation’s staff. 

MTÜ Arengukoostöö Ümarlaud (AKÜ)

Estonian Roundtable for Development Cooperation

Telliskivi 60a/3, 10412, Tallinn


Agne Kuimet – member of management board, agne@terveilm.ee