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Earth Council Geneva

Earth Council

The Earth Council
Maison des Associations
15 rue des Savoises
CH-1205 Geneva

Tel: 
(+41 22) 320 21 21
Fax: 
(+41 22) 320 69 48
Contact: 

Gao Pronove, Email: gao.pronove@earthcouncil.com

Description

The Earth Council is a non-governmental, non-profit organization founded in 1992 on the initiative of Maurice Strong to support and empower people in building a more secure, equitable and sustainable future. The Earth Council in Geneva was established in 2001 as a vehicle for the Earth Council’s mandate to partner in developing the capacity of governments, business and civil societies in the practice of sustainable development.

Organization: 
Non-governmental and business organizations
Established: 
1992
Effectifs: 
12
Activities: 

The Earth Council Geneva spearheads the e-Learning Centre for Sustainable Development. At the online e-Learning Centre, people can take interactive courses on climate change, global trade, biodiversity, desertification and sustainability. Most of the courses are instructor-led and are offered in conjunction with partner organizations such as UNFCCC, UNCTAD, GVU, York University, LEAD International, EcoMarket Solutions and others. In the area of climate change, online courses range from the science and impacts of climate change to understanding the various market mechanisms of the Kyoto Protocol. The Global Trade programme offers WTO Literacy Courses that enable significant numbers of stakeholders to understand the ramifications and significance of global trade talks. The Earth Council e-Learning Centre also allows other organizations working on sustainable development to share its facilities and services.

Cooperation: 

with UNCTAD, UNFCCC, UNEP/UNU Virtual Global University, IATP, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH-Zurich), York University, Wesley & Clark College, St. Lawrence University, LEAD International, EcoMarket Solutions.

Publications: 

Clean Development Mechanism: Challenges and Opportunities in the Rub- ber Sector; A Guide to the Clean Development Mechanism; A Guide to Joint Implementation; A Guide to Emissions Trading.

Keywords: 
health
desertification
protected areas
climate change
disasters
wildlife
technology
refugees & IDPs
trade & environment
law
land & landuse
standards
public awareness
conservation
seas
capacity building
oceans
business & environment
information systems
wetlands
energy
economic instruments
biological diversity
education
sustainable tourism
waste
deforestation