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 40 years on ocean, climate, disarmament, human health and many other issues. Our specialties include:
Campaign coordination and leadership
Political campaigning and advocacy
Project design and management
Campaign and organizational evaluation
Communications strategy design
Varda staff are fluent in English, French and Spanish (and to a lesser extent Dutch and Portuguese).
Facilitating a participatory process and submitting a report on the Strategic Vision for the Ocean of the Development Bank of Latin America & the Caribbean (CAF)
Participating in COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh, with assignments from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the Development Bank of Latin America & the Caribbean (CAF) and the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition (DSCC)
The Varda group has vast experience across a wide range of issues, including climate change, marine biodiversity, fisheries conservation, the Arctic and Antarctic, maritime policy, nuclear safety, security, and arms control, toxic pollution and clean production, fresh water management and sanitation, sustainable consumption, tobacco control, international governance, international trade, access to information and transparency.