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.
The Summit was convened under the gracious patronage of the President of the United Arab Emirates, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and organised by the Eye on Earth Alliance with generous sponsorship from the Government of Abu Dhabi.
UNEP-EETU provides technical support in the implementation of the Eye on Environmental Education Special Initiative (EoEESI) projects. The EoEESI consolidates and builds on existing environmental education initiatives so as to collectively and effectively contribute towards sustainable development through all the educational arenas. EoEESI is one of the three foundational initiatives that support and facilitate knowledge transfer through effective environmental and societal data and information sharing, vital for other thematic SIs (Eye on Biodiversity, Eye on Community Sustainability and Resiliency, Eye on Disaster Management, Eye on Oceans & Blue Carbon and Eye on Water Security). The other two foundational SIs are Eye on Access for All and Eye on Global Network of Networks.
Objectives of the EoEESI events at the Eye on Earth Summit 2015
Event Summaries and Outcomes: