The Global Environmental Institute (GEI) is a Chinese non-profit, non-governmental organization that was established in Beijing, China in 2004. Our mission is to design and implement market-based models for solving environmental problems in order to achieve development that is economically, ecologically, and socially sustainable.
The Global Environmental Institute (GEI) envisions a diverse and healthy world shaped and shared by all, in which economic well-being is directly linked to ecological and social well-being, industry is accountable and clean, and rural communities flourish at the local level.
GEI believes that solving environmental problems cannot be separated from solving social and economic problems. This is especially true in developing countries like China, where conventional approaches to environmental protection often fail because they hinder economic activity. There is urgent need for new solutions that work with the market to provide sustainable livelihoods and thriving ecosystems. GEI was founded to find those solutions.