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
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

Organizing the Blue Food for Action "Welcome out of the Box" side-event at the UN Ocean Conference in Lisbon.


Participation in the 12th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO), including facilitating the press conference of the Stop Funding Overfishing coalition


Facilitation of Spain's World Ocean Day roundtable (8 June) in Madrid on behalf of Fundación Biodiversidad

Varda Group in action

Varda in the media