COP 28 – Greening Higher Education: Transforming Competences and Practices

Greening Higher Education: Transforming Competences and Practices

Dubai, UAE
December 6, 2023

Last December 6, 2023, Dr. Susanna Karakhanyan, INQAAHE Immediate Past President, participated in the UNESCO-sponsored workshop at the UN Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC COP28) held in Expo City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

UNESCO IESALC, United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC), and the University of Helsinki, in collaboration with Education Above All, The International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE), Una Generacion, Global Student Forum, and the UNESCO SDG4 Youth & Student Network, came together in moving forward the conversation of good policies and practices towards future implementation of concrete actions, with a focus on the Global South.

Mobilizing the strengths and insights of different stakeholders within the space of greening higher education, this event aimed to provide the following main objectives:

  • To highlight the different roles, responsibilities, and potentials of Higher Education in promoting the achievement of all the SDGs in connection to and with an emphasis on SDG 13.
  • To define and describe the process where sustainability competences can be integrated into all degree programmes, knowledge production and sharing, science technology and innovation transfer at higher education level.
  • To share challenges, good practices and actions forward in greening higher education carried out by UN agencies, civil society, private sector, public sector, youth, students, and Academia.

Dr. Susanna Karakhanyan participated in the second panel discussion on Focus on Higher Education Institutions and Youth.

More information about the event is available here.

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