Learning for a Sustainable Future & Live at the COP MOOCs

How to live a sustainable life affects – and connects - us all. Educators and everyone with an interest in sustainability, register your interest now for the free massive open online course (MOOC) by the University of Edinburgh, RCE Scotland and the British Council, starting in October 2021 and live during the UN COP26 Climate Conference. Starts 4 October, 2021, further details are available here.

RCE SDG Youth Challenge - Youth for the Goals: Resilient Communities and Planet

The RCE SDG Youth Challenge is a global youth-led initiative run annually that connects youth leaders working in their own communities to a larger global platform. The initiative aims to engage and empower local youth leaders with the opportunity to have a voice and implement their own place-based projects on issues that matter to them, supporting ESD. 


Community Workshop Sheds Light on Microplastics in Hawkesbury-Nepean River for World Environment Day

Western Sydney University (host to RCE Greater Western Sydney) researchers, staff and students, in collaboration with Streamwatch and Greater Sydney Landcare, have joined community volunteers as part of a hands-on workshop to assess the number of microplastics present in the Hawkesbury-Nepean River.  


RCE Ogun Wins 2021 International Green Gown Award

RCE Ogun, Covenant University emerged as the 2021 winner of the International Green Gown Award for Small Institutions. The International Green Gown Virtual Awards took place on the 7 July, 2021 as part of the Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI) event at the United Nations High-Level Political Forum. 


HLPF Special Event Highlights Role of Further Education in a Sustainable Recovery from COVID-19

On 7 July 2021, a Special Event of the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development highlighted the critical role of further education in achieving sustainable development and ensuring a sustainable and resilient recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.


Global, National and Community Actions for ESD for 2030 Discussed at UNU-IAS & MOEJ Event

On 1 July, 2021, UNU-IAS and the Ministry of the Environment of Japan (MOEJ) co-organised a Global Environment Outreach Centre (GEOC) outreach event on the theme 'Synergising ESD for 2030 Stakeholders Dialogue - Learn for our Planet, Act for Sustainability' as part of a series of UNU-IAS events organised around the UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) 2021.

Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI) Special Event: Driving collective action for the SDGs: The role of further education

UNU-IAS will co-organise one of nine Special Events at the 2021 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), exploring the role of further education to drive collective action for the SDGs and build a sustainable and resilient recovery.

Calling All Universities and Colleges: Join the Race to Zero

The Race to Zero is a global campaign to mobilise leadership and support from businesses, cities, regions, investors and universities for a healthy, resilient and fair, zero carbon recovery that prevents future threats, creates decent jobs, and unlocks inclusive, sustainable growth.  

UNEP, Second Nature and EAUC are working together to represent the higher education sector in this race and already have more than 700 signatories on board with the aim of reaching 1,000 by COP26 in November 2021.