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NGO: why we must put an end to their immunity totem

It is a refrain regularly heard in the small world of energy.

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NGO: why we must put an end to their immunity totem

It is a refrain regularly heard in the small world of energy. Behind every punch operation by Greenpeace, behind each of its campaigns targeting TotalEnergies, EDF or Orano, there are in reality powerful foreign interests, trying to undermine the credibility of the French oil and nuclear industries. On paper, the thesis is as electrifying as a John Le Carré novel. In fact, no evidence has so far supported it. But whatever ! The story intrigues, and continues to circulate... Like a summary of the fantasies surrounding the action of certain NGOs.

Let's be clear: if this kind of anecdote thrives, it is because the instrumentalization of non-governmental organizations in the service of political, economic or financial interests is a reality. In a country like the United States, it is even completely uninhibited: NGOs are perceived there by companies or the general public as lobbies among others.

In France, the approach is more naive, more ambiguous too. It is as if the nobility of the battles carried out provided each of the NGOs with a totem of immunity prohibiting them from being held to account, from questioning their methods or their funding. Legitimate questions, however, when we discover the influence exercised by some of them in the media, in public opinion and even within the state apparatus. The first Plead-L'Express ranking of the most influential NGOs in France allows us to take stock of their role in public debate. In the same way as trade unions, professional organizations and all intermediary bodies assimilated to lobbies, which have been subject for years to financial transparency rules, it is absolutely necessary to set constraints on NGOs, to track down their potential conflicts of interest. , systematically source their work and oblige them to display their objectives. An imperative in these new times of relative majority, which will push the executive to countless contortions and compromises: the ideal context for lobbyists of all stripes. However, in Parliament, we now know that NGOs feel a bit like at home...

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