Learning from the positive impact ecovillages have, GEN is committed to catalyzing the power of communities for a regenerative world. On the one hand, GEN celebrates existing ecovillages as demonstrations sites of replicable and transferable social innovations.
On the other hand, GEN helps to spread community-led approaches through our five ecovillage programmes. These programmes create wealth and employment opportunities, halt and reverse environmental degradation, sequester carbon and provide communities with the knowledge, skills and tools to guarantee a healthy future.
Learn more about our programmes:
- Ecovillage Incubation: supporting the creation of new intentional ecovillages
- Ecovillage Development transitioning existing settlements to regenerative settlements/ecovillages
- Urban Eco-neighbourhoods: establishing ecovillages within and around urban areas
- Greening Schools for Sustainable Communities establishing green schools as hubs of inspiration for whole community transformation
- EmerGENcies regenerating sustainable communities after emergencies or crises
GEN is calling on all people, stakeholder groups, and governments to join us in developing full plans to cooperatively implement these recommendations on Regenerative Development for drawing down greenhouse gasses, while putting communities at the center of development. Likewise we commit ourselves to focus on achieving the following objectives and encourage all others to do so as well. For more information on our commitments and strategies for Greenhouse Gas Drawdown, see here.
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- Date: 8 November 2017
An innovative array of proven and inspiring regenerative solutions addressing the challenges created by climate change, implementing the Paris Agreement and the SDGs, while fostering resilient communities with social, cultural, environmental and economic sustainability principles. … Read more
- Date: 6 November 2017
This session draws on how ecovillages provide a plethora of ways to reverse climate change and ensure regenerative development. The panel of speakers will showcase a range of regenerative design solutions from around the world illustrating how ecovillages in Asia, Africa, and Latin America can be a source of inspiration and provide new opportunities for Europe on climate action. … Read more
- Date: 11 November 2017
This symposium on regenerative practices is being organized by a partnership of organizations including the Global Ecovillage Network (GEN), Open Team, the International National Trusts Organisation (INTO), the Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy and Zero Carbon Britain. This event will feature keynote presentations by Bronson Griscom, Director of Forest Carbon Science for The Nature Conservancy and Joachim Schemel, Deputy Head of Division, Climate and Environmental Policy Sustainable … Read more