The Global Environmental Forum (GEF) is a non-profit organization located in Tokyo, Japan. Their missions are to conduct and support scientific research on global environmental issues and to disseminate those research findings to the public.
Since its foundation in May 1990, they have actively engaged in many research projects of environmental monitoring, in raising public awareness of environmental issues, and in developing guidelines for environmental management of businesses.
An intention for naming the organization as “Global Environmental Forum” is, one to aim at development of an environment where earth/nature and human beings can exist in a harmonious way, and second to provide “a common forum” for wide range of people, including the public and private sectors, researchers, NGOs/NPOs, and media to freely gather, discuss, and facilitate issues.
Currently, GEF operates in Tokyo, Japan. Some of our themes for research activities are atmospheric environment and climate change, sustainable forest management, desertification, purification of tidal wetland by use of aquatic life, CSR in developing countries, and developmental projects and financial institutions. For dissemination projects, we conduct seminars related to above mentioned issues, publish monthly environmental information magazine “Global Net”, and support network activities among various sectors such as local governments, private companies, and journalists.
Global Environmental Forum is a non-profit organization under the jurisdiction of Ministry of Environment. However, our organization was established without receiving governmental funds. We are a private non-profit environmental organization. We currently have approximately 40 paid-staff who are engaged in various research and promotional activities of the environmental issues.