Applications Open: RCE Awards 2022

The Global RCE Service Centre at the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) announces a call for nominations for the 11th annual RCE Awards. RCEs are encouraged to nominate their most outstanding Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) project/s for the award.

UCSI University and RCE Kuching Win 2022 International Green Gown Award

UCSI University has been selected as a winner of the ‘2022 International Green Gown Awards’. The winners were announced on 6 July, 2022 as part of the United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development. The International Green Gown Awards are endorsed by United Nations Environment Programme and are supported by The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), L’Agence universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF) and International Association of Universities (IAU).


Registrations Open: Higher Education Summit 2022

From 6-8 September, 2022 the Higher Education Summit 2022 will open its doors in Hasselt, Belgium. Under the theme 'Daring to transform learning for a future-proof economy', the summit will bring together those who wish to transform higher education for the benefit of a 'safe and just space for humanity': people who study, teach, research, and contribute to governance at higher education institutions, and representatives of the business world, government, and civil society.

Online YEA! Global Summit

Registrations are currently open for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Youth and Education Alliance - YEA! Global Summit, to be held on 5 July, 2022. This virtual Global Summit will bring together YEA! partners and the wider higher education community to provide an opportunity for universities and colleges around the world to learn more about YEA!, to get involved in a variety of initiatives to support climate action on campus, and to hear from higher education practitioners, youth and government representatives. 

Hawkesbury-Nepean Waterkeeper Alliance Launched River Report Card

Hawkesbury Waterkeeper Alliance – a partnership under RCE Greater Western Sydney between Western Sydney University, Greater Sydney Local Landcare Services, Streamwatch, Cattai Hills Environment Network, Hawkesbury Environment Network, Hawkesbury Nepean Landcare Network and Greater Sydney Landcare – has released its inaugural 'River Report Card'.


Session at DNC 2022 Explores Different Sector Approaches to Biodiversity Conservation

On 25 May, 2022, UNU-IAS participated in a session at the Dresden Nexus Conference 2022 (DNC 2022), organised by UNU-FLORES, TU Dresden, and the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER). The session, ‘Fostering Collective Action: Mainstreaming Biodiversity Across Sectors’, featured presentations on different sectors’ approaches to biodiversity conservation and restoration in their respective fields.


Webinar: The Impact of Climate Change and Displacement on the Right to Education

Date: 24 May, 2022, 1:30pm - 3:30pm (CET)

UNESCO is organising a webinar on the Impacts of Climate Change and Displacement on the Right to Education in remembrance of two powerful cyclones that hit southeast Asia in May 2019 and May 2020 – climatic catastrophes that displaced millions of people overnight – to stimulate a global dialogue around the impact of climate change and displacement on the right to education.