The Global Environments Network (GEN) supports, nurtures and connects inspiring changemakers who are innovating solutions to apparently intractable environmental and social problems. Working from local to global scales, they are drawing on superb academic backgrounds and inspiring field experiences to develop practical actions – typically out of the public eye – that improve local livelihoods, resolve conflicts and restore environments. These inspiring efforts are benefitting their communities, their countries and potentially the world as a whole.
The five pillars that underpin the Global Environments Network are interwoven. The network is composed of alumni, core faculty and resource people from GEN events: Global Environments Summer Academies, Global Environments Regional Academies and Community Environmental Leadership Exchanges. They collaborate as organisers and/or resource people on further GEN events and join forces to implement GEN projects funded by the GEN Alumni Innovation Fund, using the GENet as their tool for online interaction, discussion and collaboration.