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Improving lives in the Central Highlands of Afghanistan

Metal kit of a passive solar veranda in AfghanistanThe Central Highlands Program we are implementing in Afghanistan targets the general improvement of living conditions in rural areas through support to sustainable agriculture, energy-saving solutions, and natural resources management. And the results of the project are already tangible.



Opening of the first Energy Information Center in Dushanbe

The local team who worked on this projectOn December 8th last year, the first Energy Information Center was inaugurated in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. The new center, its documentation and the various pedagogical material were introduced to the guests, as well as the advisers who will work there.




Publication of our annual report 2014

couv ra 2014 enOur 2014 annual report is now out. Accessible in digital format, it can be downloaded from our website.

Two Jatropha pure vegetable oil production units inaugurated in Mali, sustainable hammams and an Energy Information center in Morocco, bioclimatic houses in Afghanistan, but also obtaining the IDEAS label or taking part in the COP20 in Lima were among the most significant events of 2014 for GERES.


Citizen consultations on climate and energy in Mali and Afghanistan

Consultation citoyenne en Afghanistan | © Barmak AkramOn June 6, 2015, GERES participated in the largest ever global citizen consultation on climate and energy by organizing simultaneously two big events, in Afghanistan and Mali.




GERES has a new Executive Director

Alain Guinebault, Laurence Tommasino and Mathieu RuilletNew faces have arrived at the direction of GERES! Alain Guinebault, who led our NGO for 25 years, is preparing to retire.

Mathieu Ruillet has taken over as new Executive Director as of May 1st, 2015. A new position of Deputy Executive Director has also been assigned to Laurence Tommasino.



A video to look back at 40 years of sustainable projects

GERES | Improving the livelihood of the poor and preserving the environment since 1976For almost 40 years now, GERES has been working to improve the livelihood of the poor and preserve the environment, innovating and conducting sustainable development projects around the globe (in Europe, Africa and Asia). But can we squeeze our global action in a 2-minute video?



Energy poverty: a home-based solution for local authorities

achieve iconIn the PACA region (southeastern France), almost 15% of the households are facing energy poverty. Isolated and with no solution at their disposal, those families fall even deeper into poverty.

To curb this vicious circle, a home-based follow-up turned out to be socially, economically and environmentally efficient. GERES offers this “turnkey solution” to the regional authorities who are willing to commit for an exemplary territory.


StovePlus releases new study on improved stoves in Asia and Africa

StovePlus building business cases to reach scaleIn early 2014, StovePlus and GIZ-HERA initiated a study to better understand biomass cookstove business models across Asia and Africa.




Best wishes for Climate Solidarity in 2015

greeting card 2015Because we must act in time, GERES is making a wish for Climate Solidarity that everyone can share. Join us in Climate Solidarity, make a donation to GERES



Lima, the last crucial step before the Paris Summit in 2015

Everything starts in Lima - COP20For the past seven years, GERES has been participating in all the Conferences of the Parties on climate change in an attempt to influence the fate of our planet's climate system along with the other civil society actors. And each year, we have left the conference with an overwhelming feeling of frustration.

But this year must be the opportunity to turn the ship around and trigger a virtuous dynamic that will allow us to succeed in the next step. This step will be the Paris summit in 2015 and it will be a very crucial one.