Aiming Higher, Unlocking Tertiary Education's Potential to Accelerate Sustainable Development and the Transition to a Fair and Green Economy
|Date: Monday, 18 June 2012|
|Organizing partners include the following institutions and networks: |
Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (USA, Canada)
Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability
Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (UK)
Copernicus Alliance (Europe)
Fondaterra – Fondation Européenne pour des Territoires Durables (France)
Global University Network for Innovation (international)
Korean Association for Green Campus Initiative
Promotion of Sustainability in Postgraduate Education and Research network (Asia-Pacific)
China Green University Network
United Nations Environment Programme – Environmental Education and Training Unit (international)
Global Responsibility Leadership Initiative (GRLI)
Conference des Grandes Ecoles (France)
Conference des Presidents d’Universite (France)
Tertiary education plays a critical role in shaping the future. The leaders of today and tomorrow tend to be university graduates and they will have a strong hand in preparing the skilled workforce needed for a green economy. There are many examples from around the world that have shown the importance of tertiary education in sustainable development efforts and the critical need for continued support for these types of initiatives.
This event, co-organized by the Education for Sustainable Development Programme at UNU-IAS in collaboration with more than 15 partner organizations and government ministries will highlight the important role of tertiary education in sustainable development and will answer the following key questions:
• How can governments, NGOs, businesses and tertiary education instigate the necessary shift towards sustainable development and the transition to a Green Economy?
• How do we unlock the potential of tertiary education sector to transform society?
• What role should tertiary education play in creating and participating in the institutional framework for sustainable development?
• What funding and support mechanisms will need to be provided to ensure the success of tertiary education in sustainable development efforts?