The DESERTEC Foundation is a global civil society initiative aiming to shape a sustainable future. It was established on 20 January 2009 as a non-profit foundation that grew out of a network of scientists, politicians and economists from around the Mediterranean, who together developed the DESERTEC Concept. Founding members of DESERTEC Foundation are the German Association of the Club of Rome, members of the international network as well as committed private individuals.
What we do
We are working on the fast global implementation of the DESERTEC Concept, a comprehensive solution that combats global warming, ensures a reliable energy supply, and promotes development and security. With around 20 staff members, Regional Network Coordinators, and a large global community of supporters, we are active around the world:
We inform the civil society sector and politicians about the benefits of DESERTEC
Promote the establishment of the framework conditions necessary for a global transition to renewables
Support knowledge transfer and scientific co-operation
Foster exchange and co-operation with the private sector
So far, the DESERTEC Foundation has already made some headway in the Mediterranean region by initiating and co-founding the industrial initiative Dii GmbH and the DESERTEC University Network. In the future, we will focus on further desert regions such as Greater East Asia.