The DESERTEC Foundation is a global civil society initiative aiming to shape a sustainable future. It was established on 20 January 2009 as a non-profit foundation that grew out of a network of scientists, politicians and economists from around the Mediterranean, who together developed the DESERTEC Concept. Founding members of DESERTEC Foundation are the German Association of the Club of Rome, members of the international network as well as committed private individuals.
The Desertec Foundation is working on the fast global implementation of the DESERTEC Concept, a comprehensive solution that combats global warming, ensures a reliable energy supply, and promotes development and security. The team of the Foundation coordinates national associations and a network of regional coordinators as well as a large global community of supporters, which is active around the world.
- raises awareness for the benefits of DESERTEC and the energy-potential of Desert Regions
- promotes the establishment of the framework conditions necessary for a global transition to renewables
- supports knowledge transfer and scientific co-operation
- fosters exchange and co-operation with the private sector.