Who are we ?
« Nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history — and the rate of species extinctions is accelerating, with grave impacts on people around the world » (Rapport 2019 IPBES).
Environmental conservation and management are now essential for the future of biodiversity and people on Earth. We have entered a decisive decade in the face of increasing threat of collapse around the world.
AWECC is a non-governmental organization (NGO) which is dedicated to supporting intergovernmental organizations like the UN or WHO in carrying out their environmental action programs. It places its scientific and methodological expertise at the heart of its actions. Its mission follows the priorities dictated by these leading international bodies.
Our organization actively contributes to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals. To do so, AWECC surrounds itself and coordinates complementary groups of experts in order to collectively apply the most efficient means of action. It thus catalyses the positive effects of approved processes on the environment and populations, while carrying out research missions.
As a civil society organization, AWECC takes part in natural capital accounting, as well as in structuring global risk assessments for the IUCN Red List of Ecosystems and the World Red List of Threatened Species.
AWECC connects independent researchers and organizations with a view to create an efficient and dynamic research in biodiversity conservation, environmental protection and sustainable development sectors.
- Coordinate study and research units in complementary scientific fields in priority areas
- Contribute to the achievement of the objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity and the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals
- Update the biological data of endangered wildlife, essential to IUCN
- Supporting human populations in urgent societal and environmental transformations