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Training and coaching

More than two decades of action research, with members running GAP programs in 20+ countries, gives a broad theoretical and practical base. We offer the resulting methods, skills and tools to all practitioners, on a Creative Commons basis.


Methods are general but sustainability content needs cultural adaptation. We train and support our partners to rapidly develop their own content.
Books, videos and other documents based on our methods are available at low cost or free.


We partner with our member organizations to tailor and improve programs.
We partner with business and other organizations to enhance impact and scale up.

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Bas De Leeuw joins our Advisory Board

We would like to welcome Bas De Leeuw who has graciously accepted to join our advisory board. He is currently the Managing Director of the World Resources Forum (WRF) in Switzerland.

Prior to that, Bas was Executive Director of the Donella Meadows Insitute in Vermont, USA, and a diplomat for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), in Paris, France, from 1998 to 2009.  Bas helped set up and managed a number of global initiatives, such as the Sustainable Consumption Program anad the Marrakech Process on Sustainable Consumption and Production. He was Head of the Secretariat of both the Life Cycle Panel and the Resource Panel. He also set up the UNEP/Wuppertal Institute Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production and represented UNEP in its Board.

Bas has also worked as a national expert for the OECD, for which he drafted a policy document on sustainable consumption policies.


ESDA Project Report Now in Booklet Form!

We are very proud of our project Education for Sustainable Development in Action (ESDA) which recently ended with amazing results. A collaboration with Teachers for Democracy and Partnership (TDP) in Ukraine and supported by Sida, this project consists of 6 years of partnership, exceptional work and dedication that finally leads to quantifiable results and most importantly, social gains for all the participants. Read the complete journey in the booklet below!

'Lunch for Sustainability' in Kiev to conclude ESDA2

ESDA2 (Education for Sustainable Development in Action), a collaboration project between Global Action Plan International and Teachers for Democracy and Partnership (TDP, Ukraine) has come to an end. To conclude it, the Swedish Ambassador to Ukraine Andreas von Beckeroth, hosted a ’Lunch for Sustainability’ event at the Teacher’s house in Kiev, March 22nd 2016. Teachers, government officials, media representatives and international donor community attended the event to discuss the results, achievements, lesson learned and possible further development of the project. Marilyn Mehlmann, Annika Piirimets and Frans Lenglet were present as representatives of GAP International.


5th International Convention of Environmental Laureates

On March 10-13, Marilyn was present at the 5th International Convention of Environmental Laureates in Freiburg, Germany. The event, hosted by the European Environment Foundation, provides a platform for winners of international environmental prizes and awards to exchange their ideas and experience on helping to shape environmental policies.

Learning For Change Workshop Report

On 19-20 February 2016, a L4C workshop took place at the GAP International Stockholm Secretariat. And now the report is here! 

Learning For Change Workshop Report

UNIDO International Women's Day Panel 2016

UNIDO organized a panel discussion titled ’The Sustainable Leadership: Women in business’ at the Vienna International Centre on March 8th, 2016. Marilyn Mehlmann, General Secretary and Head of Development & Training at Global Action Plan International was invited as one of the panelists. The discussion focused on the leading role of women entrepreneurs in managing environmentally sustainable bussiness and how to best apply their examples to transform and ’green’ productive sectors. The discussion was led by Ambassador Pilar Saborio de Rocafort, Permanent Representative of Costa Rica to the United Nations with concluding remarks from Ambassador Olga Algayerova, Permanent Representative of Slovakia to the UN and Chair of Women Ambassador in Wien network.


GAP UK publishes on behaviour change

Calling all teachers wondering about effective behaviour change learnings specific to school children. Our Principal Programme Manager on Schools, Luke Wynne, discusses how important it is to empower children in developing their own environmental solutions. See page 32 of the latest Education Business magazine issue.

Learning for Change workshop in Stockholm

On the 19th and 20th of February, Global Action Plan International organized a compressed two-day Learning for Change workshop at the Secretariat. Students, researchers, business practitioners, organization leaders and educators were gathered to learn from their experiences in sustainability. A diverse group, with 8 different nationalities!

We love the SDGs!

The SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) have been adopted by all the world’s governments and took effect on 1 January 2016. They will guide global development for the next 15 years. Global Action Plan International is partnering with the network 17Goals, whose founder is Alan AtKisson, also a member of our advisory board.

Read all about the SDGs and check out our page at 17Goals, as well as an article about the SDGs and Gross National Happiness.

Care to Eat? – Welcome to the table!


And for the first time we're venturing into crowdfunding!
So, please take a look, view our video and support us to work in the very critical field of our food system.

The book will be part of a larger, international food program that we are planning; Food-Wise Community - a stakeholder approach to change at the local & municipal level.

The crowdfunding campaign runs from 1 June to 1 July.
To be successful we need to raise noticeable funds in the first week of June.

Please spread the word if you like, support us if you can and join our Care to Eat Facebook group and tell your food stories :)










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