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Geneva Green Guide

Geneva Environment Network

GEN
Geneva Environment Network
International Environment House
11-13 chemin des Anémones
CH-1219 Châtelaine (Geneva)
Tel: 
(+41 22) 917 86 19
Fax: 
(+41 22) 797 34 64
Description

The Geneva Environment Network (GEN) is a cooperative partnership of over 50 environment and sustainable development organizations based in the International Environment House and elsewhere in Geneva, Switzerland. The GEN is administered by UNEP.

Organization: 
Intergovernmental organizations
Established: 
1999
Staff: 
2
Chief/Director: 
Programme manager: Diana Rizzolio
Activities: 

GEN actively promotes increased cooperation and networking amongst relevant organizations by:

  • organizing and hosting meetings on the environment and sustainable development. “GEN Roundtables” have explored such themes as international environmental governance, climate change and natural disasters, the GEF, human rights and the environment, the environmental impacts of war, the freshwater crisis, and others;
  • maintaining an information centre and Internet café and providing conference services and support to the Environment House;
  • promoting the dissemination of information and public awareness of environmental issues;
  • publishing Environment House News, a round-up of topical essays on the environment and sustainable development, and The Geneva Green Guide;
  • organizing international workshops jointly with its members.
Cooperation: 

GEN works to foster synergies and encourage partnerships between the different organizations, secretariats and other environmental institutions residing in the Geneva area.

Keywords: 
conventions
public awareness
agenda 21
capacity building
education