UNESCO Green Citizens
A global voice for actors of change
Around the globe, citizens are putting local solutions in place to save our planet. These solutions are not only innovating, they are also replicable and capable to make a difference.
Saving the Earth with concrete actions
Let’s save life together
Preserving a forest, protecting ancestral know-how, helping out a whole ecosystem… concrete actions are being undertaken everywhere to save biodiversity.
To shed light on these amazing initiatives, as well as to inspire and connect all citizens that are ready to take action, UNESCO is launching a new project, UNESCO Green Citizens.
Each year, 100 projects are selected by a jury of experts to be part of "UNESCO Green Citizens" around 5 great themes: biodiversity, oceans, hydrology, education to sustainable development, local and indigenous know-how.
Klorane Botanical Foundation, a founding partner of UNESCO Green Citizens, supports these initiatives.
Manoel do Carmo - Brazil
He protects biodiversity in an area threatened by deforestation. Sharing knowledge between communities to live together, in harmony with the forest.
Credit : A. Spani
Victorien Erussard - France
He’s imagined a 100% autonomous ship, the first zero-emission hydrogen ship. Its energy comes from nature only: wind, sun, water and green hydrogen produced and stored onboard.
Credit : © Energy Observer Productions - Francine Kreiss
Saskia Studer / Francis Zoet / Anne Marieke Eveleens / Philip Ehrhorn - Netherlands
They have built a new technology to fight pollution in rivers and oceans. A bubble barrier holds back plastic for it to be later gathered. 86% of plastic litter is intercepted.
Credit : The Great Bubble by Barrier
Education to sustainable development
Coumba Dady Ka - Senegal
She is responsible for the shared garden dedicated to women in the heart of the Great Green Wall. They find new autonomy by cultivating and selling their products.
Credit : A. Spani
Local and indigenous know-how
Lama et Rabee - Jordan
They are reviving wheat culture, which key to Jordanian identity but judged to lack profitability. The farmers are getting to grips with ancestral know-how while increasing their revenue by developing agrotourism.
A unique platform to inspire and take action
All these actions are gathered on a dedicated digital platform. It is a place that offers them visibility while encouraging exchanges, experience sharing, communication and creation. An ideal place to share information between both local populations and international actors.
Each project can bring people together and play a role in making states of mind and behaviours evolve as regards sustainable development.
This long-term project is conceived to let everyone know about the power local actions can have. It will also allow wills to gather, to reinforce civil actions for the planet.
Founding partner since 2015
Together since 2015
UNESCO Green Citizens puts citizens at the heart of the action on their territory. It will inspire other citizens and help other projects multiply on all continents. This is the reason we have chosen to support this UNESCO project from the beginning.
Our UNESCO Green Citizens actions
Two of the projects supported by our foundation are recognized as "UNESCO Green Citizens". The first one is that of Coumba Dady Ka in Senegal, who created shared gardens for women in the heart of the Great Green Wall. The second one is Manoël’s, in Brazil: through farming cupuaçu following agroforestry principles, it allows a whole community to live better while protecting the Amazonian forest.
Partners on the subject