photo-aboutCaring for our planet

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development aims: ‘to protect the planet from degradation including through sustainable consumption and production, sustainably managing its natural resources and taking urgent action on climate change.’

By 2030, however, there will be 5 billion middle-class consumers living on our planet. To sustain rising global prosperity and to make it inclusive, we need to engage all stakeholders in caring for our planet.

In terms of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), our work focuses on Goals 14 and 15 on conserving marine and terrestrial ecosystems and on Goal 17 on the means of implementation – i.e., trade, finance, policy coherence, and capacity building.


Earthmind’s programmes of work are undertaken by our volunteer Associates and often in partnership with our Affiliations.

Earthmind was first established in 2006 in Switzerland as a not-for-profit association in accordance with Article 60 of the Swiss Civil Code. The board members of the association are Sarah French, Zeke Oman, Deborah Vorhies, and Francis Vorhies.

In 2010, Earthmind was also incorporated in France as a small business (EURL 524 715 349). Its founder and executive director is Francis Vorhies.

Switzerland: Earthmind, IUCN Conservation Centre, 28 Rue Mauverney, 1196 Gland  (+41 79 818 9924)

France: Earthmind, 1014 Rue de la Combe de l’Eau, 01220 Divonne-les-Bains  (+33 9 72 27 93 01)


Our web developer is Nikolaos Georgakis.