Our commitment to more than 20 not-for-profit networks helps to share experience. It also reflects our wish to make our action more effective by seeking synergies.
ACCESS is a coalition of international organizations aiming to raise the profile of NGOs involved in universal energy access. ACCESS militates for people living in poverty to access safe, reliable, affordable, sustainable energy. Geres takes part in this coalition's advocacy efforts.
Climate Technology Center and Network
The CTCN promotes accelerated transfer of ecologically rational technologies for low-carbon, climate-resilient development, at the request of developing countries. The network offers technological solutions; capacity-building; and advice on implementation of policies and regulatory frameworks geared towards the needs of each country.
Energy Practitioner Network
The Energy Practitioner Network is a network of international public and private operators set up in connection with the International Year of Sustainable Energy for All. Geres is committed to working for the most vulnerable people as a priority, while preserving the environment, by encouraging the sharing of experience between the various members of the Energy Practitioner Network.
Clean Cooking Alliance
This alliance between private and public practitioners stems from a United Nations Foundation initiative. Its aim is to equip 100 million families with improved stoves by 2020. Geres shares that objective through its improved stoves operation in Cambodia, which is one of the largest to be carried out in developing countries. In addition, Geres set up the Global Stove Programme, supported by the FFEM (French Global Environment Facility), to facilitate the distribution of the stoves in South-East Asia and Africa.
Nexus for developement
Nexus for development was initiated by Geres in 2009 and launched by an alliance of eight development organizations from seven different countries involved in carbon finance to combat poverty and climate change. Since then, Nexus for development has gone beyond carbon to develop new and innovative ways of supporting the growth and impact of its 23 members.
traducteurs sans frontières
Originally a French organization set up to connect translators around the world with NGOs working on health, nutrition and education, Translators Without Borders (TWB) is an American NGO which seeks to bring down the linguistic barriers in global humanitarian aid. As a partner, Geres enjoys the services of this network.
the Global compact
By signing the Global Compact, businesses and organizations undertake to bring their operations and strategies into line with 10 universally accepted principles in respect of human rights, labour regulations, the environment and the fight against corruption. The primary aim of this leading global initiative of businesses and citizen organizations – which has thousands of participants spread over more than 100 countries – is to promote the social legitimacy of businesses and markets.
The ATEE brings together all operators whose professional activity involves dealing with energy and environmental issues. Set up in 1978, the association now has 1800 members. An acknowledged source of new ideas, often consulted by the public authorities, the ATEE is a national, multi-party network leader on energy issues. Geres also belongs to its Biogas club.
Coordination SUD co-ordinates French international solidarity NGOs, bringing together more than 130 associations engaged in emergency humanitarian action, development aid, environmental protection, defence of human rights and advocacy. Since 2013, Geres has been the lead agency on the Climate and Development committee, a workspace for around 30 member organizations aiming to strengthen national and international civil society action to combat climate change.
The F3E is a not-for-profit network entirely devoted to improving the impact and quality of decentralized co-operation and international solidarity action. Made up of around one hundred NGOs and territorial authorities, it brings together major stakeholders in the development and international co-operation sector keen to share their practices with a view to enhancing their capabilities and giving a better account of the effectiveness of their work.
CLER is an association bringing together 300 energy professionals spread across French territory. Its mission is to facilitate a network of field practitioners, provide up-to-date information on renewable energies, assist energy efficiency and renewable energy development projects and support job creation in those sectors.
The Groupe Initiatives is a collective of 12 international co-operation and development support associations coming together to pool their experience and know-how in order to reflect, take action and make proposals. In 2018, a study was undertaken of possible ways forward for the collective. This thinking process ended in December with a strategy seminar where the group's major orientations were determined.
The Comité 21 is a not-for-profit association set up in 1995 to drive Agenda 21 in France. A programme of action for the 21st-century ratified at the Earth Summit in Rio, Agenda 21 calls on decision-makers and citizens to take part in the changes everyone needs to make to preserve the planet and build more responsible, fairer, more human development.
RAPPEL brings together the various stakeholders and professionals in the three areas affected by energy insecurity: social work, housing and energy. Since 2007, the aim of the RAPPEL network has been to help organizations seeking to provide sustainable preventive and curative solutions for energy insecurity and put them in touch with each other.
The Réseau Cicle provides an open forum for dialogue, advice and knowledge sharing. Its objectives are to capitalize existing knowledge and make it available to all, to build capacity, dynamize dialogue between stakeholders and mobilize decision-makers and the general public around energy/climate co-operation.
Envirobat Méditerranée is an association within the meaning of the French law of 1901. Its objective is to pass on know-how, debate and innovate for the sustainable development of facilities and buildings in the Mediterranean region. In 2012, it had more than 200 member organizations, involving over 500 people, in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region.
Based in Marseille, the objective of the Territoires Solidaires network is to develop and enhance decentralized public and private co-operation and international solidarity action in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region. It offers methodological tools and training, promotes consortiums and supports the preparation of concerted programmes.
GRAINE PACA, set up in 1991, is an association governed by the French law of 1 July 1901 which aims to promote and develop environmental education for sustainable development (EESD) in the PACA region. Networking of EEDD practitioners is a cross-cutting element in all of its work.
Inter-Réseau Agriculture, Energie et Environnement
: The Inter-Réseau Agriculture, Energie et Environnement (IREAA) aims to advise, support and develop climate change-related projects. Its mission is to develop the occupation of agro-energy adviser, highlight and disseminate good energy practice and run a regional hub of thematic resources.
Réseau Compost Citoyen PACA
The Compost Citoyen network is an association which promotes composting in all its forms (wormeries, individual composting, collective or neighbourhood composting, in rural or urban areas) so that each individual citizen can sort their fermentable waste at source and treat it using an entirely natural, eco-friendly process: composting.