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GUPES Green Gown Awards 2016

The GUPES Green Gown Awards is a joint initiative supported by the UN Environment and the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC) that expands the Green Gown Awards further across the globe through the Global Universities Partnership on Environment and Sustainability (GUPES) network of over 800 universities and colleges. This exciting partnership with GUPES recognises universities and colleges as leaders in sustainability as well as being able to continue their learning from global leaders. More info

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Innovations in Higher Education and Sustainability Launch of Platform for Sustainable Performance in Education

Representatives from 9 Universities in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and North America highlighted innovations in higher education for sustainability.

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Eye on Earth Summit 2015

UN Environment's Education and Training Unit (EETU) recently particpated in the Eye on Earth Summit, held in UAE's capital, Abu Dhabi, from 6th to 8th October 2015. Guided by the theme for “Informed Decision-Making for Sustainable Development”, the Summit was attended by over 700 participants from over 60 countries comprisng of representatives of governments, scientific and research centres, universities, youth, technology companies, donors, regional and international organisations, UN major groups and stakeholder and UN agencies, funds and programmes.

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UNEP Online Course: The Ecosystem Approach and Systems Thinking

Many problems we face today involve interdependent structures, multiple actors, and are at least partly the result of past actions. Such problems are extremely difficult to tackle and conventional solutions have very often led to unintended consequences.

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The Global Universities Partnership on Environment and Sustainability (GUPES) Green Gown Awards 2016

In the lead up to the adoption of post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda, Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) have stepped up their efforts on sustainability, through the adoption of low carbon strategies and campus design, mainstreaming environmental sustainability across the curriculum, and engaging with communities and stakeholders at all levels on priority sustainability issues.

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UNEP & University of Nairobi Mark the Paris Climate Change Agreement

On 14 November 2016, the United Nations Environment Kenya, in partnership with the University of Nairobi, marked the entry into force of the Paris Climate Change Agreement. The student-led celebration revitalized the role of universities as living labs, centres of excellence in research and innovation to address sustainability challenges; advocated for low carbon campus development; and called for the accelerated transition to clean energy sources, all in line Kenya’s national goals in addressing climate change.

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