The mission of IGES is to protect human health and the environment, preserving global habitat and wildlife. We do this by developing and implementing air quality improvement and carbon emissions reductions projects, in partnership with local and international stakeholders.
We deploy transformational technologies, innovative policies and science to reduce emissions of air pollutants and greenhouse gases. These pioneering solutions enable clean and efficient energy use, low-emissions development and support access to international carbon markets.
Our purpose is to:
• Use best-available practice for emissions Monitoring Reporting and Verification (MRV), replicating efforts globally to reduce emissions of air pollutants and greenhouse gases;
• Mitigate climate change, promoting the use of low-carbon technologies;
• Protect human health by reducing exposure to harmful environmental pollutants;
• Preserve natural resources, enhancing energy efficiency and energy security;
• Stimulate low-emissions development, maximizing economic, social and environmental benefits;
• Ensure all parts of society benefit from our projects – communities, individuals, businesses, local authorities and governments;
• Enable access to accurate information and knowledge, building local and international capacity to effectively protect human health, manage environmental risks and maximise economic co-benefits.
Our projects contribute to making communities and ecosystems diverse, sustainable and economically productive, particularly in susceptible regions.
As a group and as individuals we have a great responsibility. With the gift of available knowledge and technology, we do everything we can to improve air quality and mitigate climate change. We value integrity, honesty, openness, personal excellence and mutual respect for others and our planet. We are committed to our partners and have a passion for global sustainability and low emissions development. We take on big challenges, and pride ourselves on seeing them through. We hold ourselves accountable to our partners, by honoring our commitments, providing results, and achieving the highest quality emission-reductions projects around the world.