Who we are?

The GoodPlanet Foundation

Pirogues on the river Buriganga in Dhaka, Bangladesh (23°38’ N - 90°26’ N). © Yann Arthus-Bertrand / Altitude Paris

In 2005, Yann Arthus-Bertrand created the GoodPlanet association, law 1901, as an extension of his artistic work and his commitment to the environment. It became a Fondation Reconnue d’Utilité Publique (FRUP – a recognised public interest foundation) in 2009, a token of confidence that enables it to undertake long-term initiatives.

The objectives of the GoodPlanet Foundation are to raise public awareness of ecology, making it a central issue, and to inspire a desire to take positive action. To this end, it draws the attention of the public to the protection of the environment and encourages a way of life that is more respectful of the Earth and its inhabitants. To achieve this, it proposes realistic and optimistic solutions by means of unifying programmes aimed at everyone: the general public, children and young people, businesses and local authorities. GoodPlanet’s greatest desire is to promote living together.

In 2012, it obtained the IDEAS label, awarded by an independent committee, which vouches for its budgetary discipline, the effectiveness of its programmes and the quality of its governance.

Due to the recognition of its achievements by Ministries and international organisations (GEF, UNEP, AFD, EU, etc.) and to its work on the four continents (excepting Oceania), GoodPlanet now has an international reach.

The GoodPlanet Foundation is a member of Comité 21.