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.
|Global Environment Centre Foundation
|28 January 1992
|Councilors (7), Board of Directors (8), Auditors (2)
|Number of Staff
|Establishment of the Global Environment Centre Foundation
(Dr. Nobuaki KUMAGAI was appointed the first president)
|Move to current office location (Tsurumi-ku, Osaka city)
|Annual report launched
|GEC website opened
|“GEC Tomonokai” launched
|Dr. Hideo MIYAHARA was appointed the president
|Transition to a public interest incorporated foundation
|Opening of the GEC Tokyo office
|Dr. Naoshi SUZUKI was appointed the president