ZOI Environment Network

The Geneva based Zoï Environment Network (from Greek ζωή, zoi, "life") is an international non-profit organization that aims to reveal, explain and communicate connections between the environment and society.

Water shortages, industrial legacies and potential impacts of climate change are examples where an environmental problem can become a security issue. Zoï is specialized in analyzing (“know”) and communicating (“tell”) frictions between the environment and society, and hereby eventually contributing to resolving them (“act”). We design creative information products for decision-making and provide assistance to local, regional and national authorities, corporations and individuals who are ready to find solutions to these complex environmental challenges. While our geographic focus is on Europe’s margins and its neighbours (the Balkans, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, the Caucasus and the Mediterranean), we strive to link regional and local issues to the global environmental agenda. A spin-off of UNEP/GRID-Arendal, Zoï operates at arm’s length from international organisations, in particular with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).


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Climate Change & Environment Nexus Brief: Fragility and Conflict

This brief looks at the nexus of environment, climate change, fragility and conflict and their complex interlinkages, and focuses on conflicts related to declining natural resources.

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E-learning course on DRR & CCA

This open, self-paced e-learning consists of four modules in the form of downloadable power point presentations. It is especially useful for those who are new to the fields of DRR and CCA.

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Climate Change & Environment Nexus Brief: Health

This brief looks at the complex interaction between climate change and human health. It discusses policy responses in a development context and identifies relevant environmental determinants.

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CC&E Nexus Brief: Migration

This brief focuses on the climate change, environment and migration nexus and synthesizes the main findings on this subject to date, both in general and with a focus on North Africa.

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