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EETU Related Upcoming Events

11th University of Eastern Finland - UNEP Course on Multilateral Environmental Agreements, Joensuu (Finland), 20 - 30 October 2014

Global Universities Partnership on Environment and Sustainability (GUPES) Partnership Forum, Nagoya (Japan), 8 November 2014

International Conference on Higher Education for Sustainable Development - Higher Education Beyond 2014, Nagoya (Japan), 9 November 2014

UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development, Okayama (Japan), 10 - 12 November 2014

EETU Event Summaries

Launch: Forests in a Changing Climate: A Sourcebook for Integrating REDD+ into Academic Programmes', 20 August 2014

MOOC on Disasters and Ecosystems: Resilience in a Changing Climate (UNEA Green Room), June 2014


The Environmental Education and Training Unit (EETU) undertakes Environmental Education and Training in close collaboration with all UNEP ’s Divisions. The programmes, projects, initiatives and activities of EETU are organized around three pillars namely Education, Training and Networking with specific focus on Higher Education.

They are broadly guided by UNEP’s seven priority thematic areas namely Climate Change; Ecosystems Management; Disasters and Conflicts; Environmental Governance; Harmful Substances; Resource Efficiency; and Environment under Review.

EETU supports and strengthens implementation of UNEP’s seven cross-cutting thematic priorities by harnessing the potential of universities as vehicles of change and transformation within communities.

This is accomplished through educating, training and creating awareness within universities and across governments, training centres, non-governmental organizations’ and the private sector.



UNEP Reports & Publications

Forests in a Changing Climate

Greening University Toolkit

Integrated Environmental Assessment Training Manual

Unit-Based Sustainability Assessment Tool

Educate the Educators ESD Innovation Course

Environmental Reporting for African Journalists Handbook

Education for Sustainable Development Innovations Course Toolkit

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

UNEP Strategy for Environmental Education and Training: A Strategy and Action Planning for the Decade 2005 - 2014

UNEP Year Book 2014: Emerging Issues in Our Global Environment

Green Hills, Blue Cities.