Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Global Geoparks Network (GGN)

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_934

In February 2004, during the UNESCO meeting in Paris, 25 members were accepted into the Global Geoparks Network, marking the formal establishment of the UNESCO-supported Global Geoparks Network. Its formal name is the ‘Global Geoparks Network’ or ‘Global Network of National Geoparks’, abbreviated ‘GGN’. The official logo of the Global Geoparks Network indicates that a national geopark is a member of this global network. Any national geopark can be accepted as a member after being successfully reviewed and receiving a formal approval letter from the GGN Secretariat. The office of the Global Geoparks Network is located in Beijing, China, in the same building as the Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences.

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