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EETU Related Upcoming Events

Massive Open Online Course on Marine Litter, 26 October - December

Education as a Driver for SDGs, 11-13 January 2016

UN Winter School on Sustainable Consumption and Production in Asia and the Pacific, 7 - 20 February, 2016

Youth Encounter on Sustainability Switzerland 2016 , 7 - 20 February, 2016

7th International Conference on Education, Training and Informatics: ICETI 2016, 8 - 11 March, 2016

EETU Event Summaries

GUPES Partnership Forum 2015 - WEEC 8

UNECE and UNEP sign landmark agreement, 9 May 2015

African Ministers Endorse the African Environmental Education and Training Action Plan 2015 2024, 3 March 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 UNEP’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.

New Publication: Climate Change Action for Sustainable Development E-Learning on International Environmental Law

UNEP Reports & Publications

Our Planet - Healthy Planet, Healthy People

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'