GEC was founded with the aim of contributing to the conservation of the environment in developing nations and around the world by leveraging Japan’s wealth of conservation knowledge and experience in support of UNEP’s urban environment conservation activities in developing countries and undertaking activities to promote international cooperation to protect the global environment.
In recent years, GEC is proactively engaged in projects, such as: introduction of low-carbon technology into developing countries using the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM); UN agency support on waste management; support for overseas business expansion by Japanese companies possessing excellent environmental and energy saving technologies; and international training.
|Name||Global Environment Centre Foundation|
|Establishment||28 January 1992|
|Board Members||Councilors (11), Board of Directors (8), Auditors (2)|
|Number of Staff||Approximately 50|
|January 1992||Establishment of the Global Environment Centre Foundation|
(Dr. Nobuaki KUMAGAI was appointed the first president)
|September 1993||Move to current office location (Tsurumi-ku, Osaka city)|
|October 1993||Annual report launched|
|December 1995||GEC website opened|
|December 2001||“GEC Tomonokai” launched|
|June 2007||Dr. Hideo MIYAHARA was appointed the president|
|April 2010||Transition to a public interest incorporated foundation|
|April 2014||Opening of the GEC Tokyo office|
|June 2015||Dr. Naoshi SUZUKI was appointed the president|