Unesco Green Citizens


Meet UNESCO GREEN Citizens projects 2020-2021

Explore Areas of Action


UNESCO’s commitment to biodiversity: connecting people and nature for an inspiring future

Biodiversity is the living fabric of our planet. It underpins human wellbeing in the present and in the future, and its rapid decline threatens nature and people alike.

Many solutions exist for stopping and reversing the decline in biodiversity. UNESCO’s diverse networks, programmes and partners have observed positive and inspiring seeds of change around the world.

Get inspired by UNESCO Green Citizens projects that act for conserving and transmitting biodiversity and get involved!

Learn more about UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme: https://en.unesco.org/mab

Education for Sustainable Development

Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) empowers people with the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to change the way they think and act towards a sustainable future.

UNESCO aims to transform society by changing what, where and how we learn in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, and meet the global challenges of climate change and biodiversity loss. It seeks to improve access to quality education on sustainable development at all levels and in all social contexts. ESD reorientates education so that individuals of all ages are encouraged to be responsible actors and change-makers, who resolve challenges collaboratively and contribute to creating a more sustainable world.

Learn more about UNESCO’s work on Education for Sustainable Development : https://en.unesco.org/themes/education-sustainable-development


Water is the lifeline! Freshwater must be preserved and equitably distributed.

How we manage water, bond of life and fragile resource will define our success in achieving sustainable development. Access to water is critical to poverty reduction and human health, impacts gender equality, education, and all human activities. Ecosystems and biodiversity depend on water, and globally three-quarters of it is devoted to food production.

Citizens all over the world are inventing ingenious solutions to respond to increasing water challenges and to push governments to act for sustainable water management!

Learn about UNESCO’s work on water: https://en.unesco.org/themes/water-security/hydrology

Local and Indigenous Knowledge

Local and indigenous knowledge systems are a precious source of wisdom which people tap into for creating solutions inspired by their interactions with nature, their culture, languages, and spirituality.

It refers to the understandings, skills and philosophies developed by societies with long histories of interaction with their natural surroundings. These unique ways of knowing are important facets of the world’s cultural diversity and provide a foundation for locally-appropriate sustainable development.

Discover UNESCO’s Local and Indigenous Knowledge Systems programme (LINKS), which promotes local and indigenous knowledge and its inclusion in global environmental sciences and policy processes: https://en.unesco.org/links

Get inspired by UNESCO Green Citizens projects which valorize indigenous and local knowledge for sustainable development!


The ocean we want for the future we need!  The Ocean decade 2021-2030 was proclaimed by the United Nations as the Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. Ten years during which all key players in ocean science will be strongly mobilized to advance understanding of the ocean and its links to the climate.

People all over the world already do their part by creating amazing innovative solutions. Discover them now!

Learn more about UNESCO’s work on Oceans: https://en.unesco.org/themes/one-planet-one-ocean

See projects
Are you excited to participate ?
Or you Are...
excited to participate ?
An NGO that seeks to support local projects?
developing a local and sustainable project for the planet?
a private company seeking to stimulate or finance significant projects?
committed media, ready to highlight citizens' innovations?
decision-makers looking for good practices from local communities?
All together, we can incubate change.

To get involved in a collective adventure:

Discover meaningful projects

Choose your preferred project to embark on

Contact the project owner

Discover inspiring initiatives around the world and find innovative solutions

Duplicate the proposed sustainable solutions

Establish new partnerships

Find inspiration and discover new ideas

Connect and share experiences with other innovators around the world

Contact us to propose your project

Discover the innovations carried out by citizens in your CSR fields of action and in the regions of your choice

Support through funding or by providing skills in your areas of expertise

Contact the project leaders

Find inspiring stories of engaged citizens to enrich your editorial work

Help local projects increase their impact and make them known to your audience

Contact the project managers

Discover citizen initiatives around the world

Invest in local projects aligned with your strategy for sustainable development

Contact the project managers

UNESCO Green Citizens Partners

Founding Partner

Communication partners

Support partners


The Watchers are UNESCO Green Citizens partners that help us identify  local innovative projects.

Klorane botanical foundation

See Partners page