Strategic advice and coordination
services on international environmental
and social issues

Welcome to The Varda Group

The Varda Group consists of Varda BV (The Netherlands), Varda Desarrollo Sostenible SL (Spain), and Varda Ltd (UK). In addition, The Varda Foundation (Stichting Varda) is a not-for-profit organisation that has the capacity to carry out charitable projects. The Varda Group was established in 2003 by Rémi Parmentier, Kelly Rigg, and Elaine Lawrence who have been leading campaigns for over 45 years on ocean, climate, disarmament, human health and many other issues. Our specialties include:
Campaign coordination and leadership
Political campaigning and advocacy
Strategic planning
Project design and management
Campaign and organizational evaluation
Meeting facilitation
Communications strategy design
Event organization
Campaign training
Varda staff are fluent in English, French and Spanish (and to a lesser extent Dutch and Portuguese).

Current projects

All projects
May

Completion of member consultation and analysis for the International Network of Energy Transition Think Tanks (INETTT)

May

Facilitating Agora-Energiewende's Directors team meeting on the organisation's strategic framework

May

"Plastics Treaty Negotiations: a Ray of Hope in Ottawa", an op-ed and analysis written in collaboration with the Institute on International Relations & Sustainable Development (IDDRI)

April

Participation in the 4th Session of the UN Plastics Treaty negotiations (INC4) in Ottawa on behalf of PR3-Resolve

April

Guest presenter at the Hydra strategic ocean talks 

April

Project coordination for the design and development of a new Greenpeace ship

April

Participation in the UN Ocean Decade Conference in Barcelona, in partnership with TBA21

March

Organizing and facilitating the Let’s Be Nice to the Ocean round-table at the Monaco Ocean Week

March

Supporting the International Network of Energy Transition Think Tanks (INETTT) in further elaborating its global strategic framework

Varda Group in action

Varda in the media