Climate Solidarity is a broad movement launched by GERES in 2015. It brings Ambassadors, Friends and Citizens together to work for greater climate equity. In France, citizens are encouraged to engage in 1 million actions “here”, while GERES commits to supporting the sustainable territorial development of 1 million stakeholders “there” by 2020. This new website, set up in 2016, is a forum for everyone committed to combating climate change. It displays a counter of the number of actions carried out as time goes on.
Launched by GERES in 2004, this operation is the first voluntary greenhouse gas emission offset initiative in France. CO2 Solidaire encourages individuals, companies, institutions and local authorities to take action to preserve the climate by reducing their emissions at source and then offsetting all or part of their residual greenhouse gas emissions. The programme website explains how to calculate emissions and make partially tax-deductible charitable donations.
StovePlus is a global initiative of GERES that facilitates access to improved cooking solutions for populations relying on biomass. With 20 years of experience on the field, StovePlus brings technical support to clean cooking energy projects around the world.
“Sustainable hamans” is a Moroccan site that offers free support to operators wanting to save money. It offers the possibility of establishing a free diagnosis to the owners of hamams.
La Boîte à Compost
The Compost Box is a fun tool to raise awareness about composting and sustainable development. The Compost Box encourages teaching projects and proposes new elements to create your own teaching activities (a file, a booklet, play cards, boxes, seeds,etc.). This tool is designed for teachers who would like to organize activities focusing on sustainable development with their students. The Compost Box is only available in French.
Portal for biowaste management in PACA
This portal has been developped with the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region. It offers resources on biowaste and on the collection and use of organic waste. The project holders can get personal advice.
Biogas in PACA
This website gives information on methanisation in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region. It provides all the necessary information to build a project as well as documents presenting the challenges and keys to success of this sector.
Composting in PACA
LThe composting sector faces a challenge when it comes to marketing compost. This website provides information on making good-quality compost and using it.
GERES Southeast Asia
Recent news from GERES activities in the southeast Asia region: Cambodia and Myanmar.
Petite hydroélectricité et environnement en région PACA
Small-Scale Hydro-Electricity and Environment): To assist project developers and facilitate organization of efforts to develop small-scale hydro-electricity in the Provence-Alpes Côte d’Azur Region, GERES and Maison Régionale de l’Eau have launched a regional “Small-scale hydro-electricity and environment” initiative with support from the regional authorities and ADEME under a project contract.
SGFE (Sustainable Green Fuel Enterprise) was created in 2008 with the aim of alleviating poverty and reducing deforestation in Cambodia, as well as improving waste management in urban areas, by developing a local economic activity: manufacturing charcoal using organic waste. In 2009, GERES opened a factory in partnership with the NGO Pour un Sourire d’Enfant. After transferred to a private entrepreneur in 2012, SGFE is now an independent social enterprise.