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EETU Upcoming Events

COP 22 Side Event: The Relevance of Green University Networks in promoting a Sustainable Future, 14 November, 2016

EETU Event Summaries

The GUPES Green Gown Awards Winners, 14 September, 2016

UNEA2 Environmental Education for Sustainable Development Goals, 26 May, 2016

Kenya Green University Network Launch, 5 February, 2016

Education as a Driver for SDGs, 11 January, 2016

Eye on Earth Summit 2015: Environmental Education Special Initiative Events, 6 - 8 October 2015


The Environmental Education and Training Unit (EETU) serves as focal point for implementation of the Global Action Programme on Education for Sustainable Development, adopted by UN General Assembly Resolution A/RES/69211 on 19 December 2014.

EETU's programmes, projects, initiatives and activities are organized around three pillars, namely: Education, Training and Networking with specific focus on Higher Education, through the Global Universities Partnership on Environment and Sustainability (GUPES).

EETU supports and strengthens implementation of UN Environment’s seven cross-cutting thematic priorities by sharing UNEP's knowledge base with academic community, harnessing the potential of universities as vehicles of change and transformation within communities, and by promoting south-south collaboration amongst institutions of higher learning through mainstreaming of environment and sustainability issues.

GUPES Green Gown Award Winners E-Learning on International Environmental Law

UNEP Reports & Publications
Mainstreaming Environment and Sustainability in African Universities: Stories of Change

Unless We Act Now: The Impact of Climate Change on Children

Climate Change Action for Sustainable Development

Forests in a Changing Climate

Greening University Toolkit

Integrated Environmental Assessment Training Manual

Education for Sustainable Development Innovations Course Toolkit

Climate Change Starters’ Guidebook: An Issues Guide for Education Planners and Practitioners.

World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development (WCESD) Links
WCESD and Outcomes

WCESD Final Declaration

Full report on the DESD 'Shaping the Future We Want'