Rapporter om sivilsamfunn/Reports on civil society

Her finner du rapporter om sivilsamfunnets tilstand i våre partnerland.
Here, you will find reports on the state of civil society in our partnership countries.

For many years, Naturvernforbundet has worked closely with Russian environmental organizations. The cooperation has been of great value on a number of environmental issues, such as preservation of biodiversity in the Barents region, phase out of old nuclear plants and promotion of low carbon development.

The work has at all times faced challenges due to regulations on Russian side, but the situation deteriorated significantly with the new NGO laws that were approved in the Russian Parliament and by the President in 2012. Since 2015 the time and resources spent at meeting and answering to the pressure from Russian authorities has increased in our partner organizations.

After the full-scale invasion in Ukraine in 2022, things have gotten even more difficult.

Naturvernforbundet has regularly produced reports and short papers on the effects of the NGO laws, in particular on the Foreign Agent law and how it affects environmental organizations.



Not silent before the storm – status of Russia`s foreign agent laws and implications for environmentaltists in 2021 


Protest and pressure in a pandemic – status of Russia’s foreign agent laws and implications for environmentalists in 2020 (pdf, English). 


Increased conflict, continuing pressure: Status of Russia’s foreign agent laws and consequences for environmentalists (PDF, English)


Increased pressure on the Russian environmental movement and activists – Status report 2018 (PDF, English)


Foreign agent law – reshaping Russian civil society: Environmental organizations’ status report 2017 (PDF, English)


Pressure towards Russian environmental NGOs: Status of Russia’s Foreign Agents law and consequences for civil society in 2016
(PDF, English)


Foreign Agent Law: Impact on Russian environmental organizations
(PDF, English)


Status report on law on Foreign Agents and new law on undesirable organizations
(PDF, English)


Legal restrains on Russian environmental NGOs: “Foreign Agents” or environmental heroes? 
(PDF, English)