Our overarching themes

Both ENDS works towards a fair and sustainable world in which everyone has a voice. Our work focuses on a number of overarching themes. We work, for example, on achieving fair climate policies that not only minimise climate change but also help the people who are most severely affected to adapt. We help to ensure that government budgets intended for development genuinely contribute to sustainable and inclusive development. We want international trade and investment agreements that not only benefit large companies but also protect and promote human rights and the environment. We call for sustainable use and management of land, water and forests. And we work to create a safe environment around the world for civil society organisations, where human rights, especially indigenous rights and equal rights for women and men, are respected.


  • Climate justice
  • Human rights and gender
  • Land & water governance
  • Public finance for development
  • Trade and investments