Noé21 is the French acronym for New Economic Orientation for the 21st century. Founded in 2003 and based in Geneva, Noé21’s mission is to identify, evaluate and promote solutions for a transition to a 100% renewable and sustainable energy supply.
Noé21 is labelled by the state of Geneva with a tax exempt status for pursuing objectives of common interest.
Noé21 is a member of the European Environment Bureau (EEB), the European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ECEE) and accredited to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
The organisation is known for lobbying to place energy issues on the political agenda and initiating policy development:
- In Switzerland: In the fields of Demand Side Management, fossil fuels divestment, runaway growth in short-distance air travel.
- In India: Initiation and development of the Fairconditioning energy efficiency program in major urban areas.
- At the UN level: In fixing a loophole in UNFCCC’s CDM methodology with coalesced NGOs.