We believe that ecovillages and other community-led sustainability initiatives are vital in achieving global climate targets as set out in the Paris Agreement and Sustainable Development Goals, as well as offering vital pathways to an enriching and happy life for all. As part of our mission, we advocate for support for ecovillages at all levels, from the local and regional to international, in order to make this a reality.
United Nations – COP
GENOA is regularly present at the annual United Nations climate summits with GEN International and other GEN Regions, presenting community-led climate solutions and seeking partnerships to support local and national governments achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals. GENOA representatives are usually nominated from the network and supported by funds from GEN International to attend the COP.
We hope to have representation at the upcoming COP26 in Glasgow in 2021.