Our Mission

The Foundation for GAIA is an international foundation with a global outlook that operates worldwide. It is non-profit-making, non-governmental and non-denominational, with its headquarters located in the UK.

For over 35 years, the Foundation for Gaia has been fighting for environmental justice and sustainability by holding governments and corporations accountable. Since 1983, the Foundation has called for human rights to include the right to live within a balanced bio-system, where the health of that bio-system is seen as integral to the flourishing of human life.

The Foundation works closely with indigenous communities in the global south who share a spiritual, cultural, social and economic relationship with their traditional lands. Our work includes a focus on the development of clean energy processes, the promotion of sustainable resource use and environmentally friendly recycling mechanisms that respect existing local communities. 

The Foundation for Gaia works in partnership with a variety of groups around the world.  We support the work of grassroots organisations in the South, as well as represent NGOs at international forums such as at the United Nations and its various bodies in Geneva and Vienna. We work ceaselessly, with our partners, to put environmental and human rights issues on the international agenda in an effort to achieve an ecologically, economically and socially sustainable and equitable world.

The Foundation for Gaia works to secure the sustainability of our planet through urging States to protect and respect the complex life-support systems of the planet. Our work includes a focus on the development of clean energy, the promotion of sustainable resource use and environmentally friendly recycling mechanisms.