Geneva Green Guide

The Geneva Green Guide is a reference tool on the numerous intergovernmental organizations, non-governmental organizations, business organizations, academic institutions and local governmental authorities working on environmental and sustainable development topics in Geneva and its surrounding region.

Coordinated by the Geneva Environment Network (GEN) with the support of the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment, the Geneva Green Guide has been available since 2001. It was preceded by the publication Geneva and the Environment, from 1992 until 2000, by Michael Foley Associates, the former International Academy of the Environment and the Canton of Geneva.

The Geneva Green Guides profiles the various environmental organizations and provides the necessary information for making the initial contact. In addition, GEN actively promotes increased cooperation and networking between these organizations, including highlighting the latest news, resources, events and job opportunities of its partners in the region.


Located in Geneva and the surrounding areas are more than 100 institutions working on environmental priorities in the following key areas: Chemicals and Waste, Climate, Eco-Humanitarian, Green Economy, Human Rights and Environment, Nature and Science. In addition, all the organizations work on various aspects of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The Geneva Green Guide reaffirms that the United Nations, intergovernmental organizations, the NGO community, academia and the local government authorities are fully engaged in action-oriented solutions to the pressing environmental and sustainable development challenges of our time.