In a global context of ever-increasing pressure on natural resources, GERES advocates a realistic, achievable approach, which preserves the environment and promotes human-centred development. It involves adopting and encouraging practices and activities that are not only low-energy but also energy-efficient. As a result, fuel vulnerability and poverty can be reduced whilst meeting a whole series of needs experienced by people in both North and South.
GERES raises the awareness of public authorities, companies and communities and helps them to improve their knowledge, methods and processes to reduce their energy consumption while maintaining the same level of service or comfort. It establishes strong partnerships with institutions and local stakeholders to ensure the sustainability of projects to reduce energy consumption and roll them out on a large scale.