Global Environment Centre Foundation(GEC)

About GEC



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.


NameGlobal Environment Centre Foundation
Establishment28 January 1992
PresidentShinji SHIMOJO
Board MembersCouncilors (11), Board of Directors (8), Auditors (2)
Number of StaffApproximately 50
Office Location

2-110 Ryokuchi-koen, Tsurumi-ku, Osaka 538-0036 Japan

[Tokyo Office]
Hongo Ozeki Bldg., 3-19-4, Hongo Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033 Japan

Endowments1,754,160,000 yen


Organization Chart


Organization Chart




GEC History

January 1992Establishment of the Global Environment Centre Foundation
(Dr. Nobuaki KUMAGAI was appointed the first president)
September 1993Move to current office location (Tsurumi-ku, Osaka city)
October 1993Annual report launched
December 1995GEC website opened
December 2001“GEC Tomonokai” launched
June 2007Dr. Hideo MIYAHARA was appointed the president
April 2010Transition to a public interest incorporated foundation
April 2014Opening of the GEC Tokyo office
June 2015Dr. Naoshi SUZUKI was appointed the president
June 2024Dr. Shinji SHIMOJO was appointed the president