Earthmind started in 2006 as a Swiss-based not-for-profit professional association. From 2010-2019, we also operated as a consultancy based in France, and from 2019 as a consultancy based in the UK. We have worked on projects with a wide range of organisations including the following:
African Leadership University
Convention on Biological Diversity
Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management
International Labour Organisation
International Trade Centre
International Union for Conservation of Nature
Ramsar Convention on Wetlands
South Stream Transport
The Nature Conservancy
Nord Stream 2
UN Conference on Trade and Development
UN Development Programme
UN Environment Programme
UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
World Conservation Monitoring Centre
We are aligned with the vision of the UN’ s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development:
A world in which consumption and production patterns and use of all natural resources– from air to land, from rivers, lakes and aquifers to oceans and seas – are sustainable… One in which humanity lives in harmony with nature and in which wildlife and other living species are protected.
In this regard, our work supports the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals through a focus on the conservation of nature set out in Goals 14 and 15:
Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
Goal 15:Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
As made clear many years earlier in the IUCN World Conservation Strategy, conservation – i.e. caring for our planet – is a process that cuts across all our goals for sustainable development:
Conservation is a process—to be applied cross-sectorally—not an activity sector in its own right.
In the case of sectors (such as agriculture, fisheries, forestry and wildlife) directly responsible for the management of living resources, conservation is that aspect of management which ensures that utilization is sustainable and which safeguards the ecological processes and genetic diversity essential for the maintenance of the resources concerned.
In the case of other sectors (such as health, energy, industry), conservation is that aspect of management which ensures that the fullest sustainable advantage is derived from the living resource base and that activities are so located and conducted that the resource base is maintained.