Green Cross International (GCI) is a global, non-aligned networking organization working in the area of environment and sustainable development. Its goal is to promote global value change through multi-sectoral dialogue and mediation. It therefore acts as an open forum, bringing together decision-makers and grassroots movements from all sectors of society in a unique platform. As such, this formula complements a great number of existing initiatives, facilitates implementation, and encourages new approaches towards sustainable development. GCI was initiated at the Rio Summit in 1992 and officially launched in Kyoto, Japan, on April 20, 1993 under the leadership of GCI President Mikhail S. Gorbachev. Current Green Cross International projects work in the areas of sustainable tourism, environmental education, and trade and sustainable development.