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Global Meetings, Seminars, Workshops and other Environmental Events

This is a listing of conventions, workshops, seminars and training programmes on environmental education as per the UNEP's thematic areas. For specific details of the events, please follow the links provided.


Sustainability Literacy Test
Summary: The First International Tool to Assess and Verify the Sustainability Literacy of Your Students. The “Sustainability Literacy Test” is a tool for the various initiatives on sustainability lead by HEIs to assess and verify the sustainability literacy of their students when they graduate. It assesses the minimum level knowledge in economic, social and environmental responsibility for higher education students, applicable all over the world, in any kind of Higher Education Institution (HEI), in any country, studying any kind of tertiary-level course (Bachelors, Masters, MBAs, PhD).
Organisers: KEDGE Business School
Website: Sustainability Literacy Test

ITC-ILO Gender Academy
Theme: Applications, Standards and Capacity Building for Sustaining Global Biodiversity.
Location: Turin, Kenya
Summary: The Gender Academy is designed for those responsible for promoting gender equality and non-discrimination in their everyday work. These include: Government: Women’s and Gender Machineries, Equality and Equal Opportunities Commissions, Ministries of Labour and Social Policies; Gender units and focal points in line ministries; The social partners and NGOs: gender focal points, gender units, managers of programmes and projects who want to effectively mainstream gender; and Private practitioners and consultants wishing to upgrade their professional skills.
Dates: 16 - 27 November 2015
Deadline for applying for a fellowship: 14 August 2015.
Deadline for registration (if you are not applying for a fellowship): 14 September 2015.
Contact email: Queries
Website: ITC-ILO Gender Academy

Integrated Sustainable Coastal Development (ISCD) - B, 2015
Summary: The long term objective of this Sida funded programme is to contribute to an integrated sustainable development of coastal zones in which the needs and rights of poor people are taken into account. This shall be achieved through supporting change processes in key organisations working with planning and management of coastal zones.
Eligible countries 2015: Bangladesh, Cambodia, Kenya, Liberia, Mozambique, Myanmar and Tanzania.
Providers: The training programme is organised by NIRAS together with the School of Global Studies at the University of Gothenburg and Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA).
Course dates: Total Programme (14 months part time): May 2015 - June 2016
Course 2: 30 November - 11 December, 2015, in Tanzania.
Application deadline: February 9, 2015
Website: Integrated Sustainable Coastal Development (ISCD) - B, 2015

Green Gown Awards 2015
Date: 26 November 2015
Location: Brunel's Old Station in Bristol, UK
Summary: The EAUC is delighted and proud to announce the Green Gown Awards’ Finalists 2015 - all vying for the most prestigious recognition of best practice within the tertiary education sector.
Website: Green Gown Awards 2015

1st Global Forum on Green Economy Learning
Date: 16 - 18 December 2015
Location: OECD Conference Center, Paris, France
Organisers: An event organized by the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) in collaboration with the Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training.
Theme: Scaling up learning and capacity development for an inclusive green economy through institutional collaboration.
Summary: The 1st Global Forum on Green Economy Learning will bring together policy-makers, development partners, as well as representatives from education and training institutions, NGOs and business associations to identify opportunities for scaling-up green economy learning.
Website: 1st Global Forum on Green Economy Learning





Competing Claims on Natural Resources
Summary: The overall aim of the course is to contribute to sustainable resources management by building capacity to manage conflicts over natural resources.
Dates: 29 February - 11 March 2016
Application deadline: 18 January 2016
Location: The Netherlands
Organisers: Wageningen University
Target Audience: This course is aimed at resource managers, policy-makers, scientists, practitioners, private sector or civil society representatives and mid-career professionals who work in the field of natural resources management. Candidates should meet the following requirements: relevant tertiary education, at least five years of working experience in the NRM sector.
Website: Competing claims on natural resources.

Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) 2016 A
Summary: The programme seeks to increase the integration of environmental and sustainability considerations into planning and decision-making processes in the participants’ countries. The sustainability perspective on SEA addresses the interlinking of social, ecological and economic aspects, including aspects of poverty alleviation and the rights of the poor.
Eligible countries 2015: Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia.
Providers: The training programme is organised by NIRAS Natura AB in collaboration with the Centre for Environment and Sustainability (GMV) at the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology.
Programme duration: December 2015 - March 2017
Course dates:

  • Course 1: 29 February - 18 March, 2016 , in Sweden;
  • Course 2: 12 - 23 September, 2016, in In one of the participating countries (to be decided).
Application deadline: 30 September, 2015
Website: Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) 2016 A



Certificate and Diploma of Advanced Studies in Corporate Social Responsibility

  • Understand the different aspects of CSR and how it contributes to institutions meeting global sustainability challenges and opportunities;
  • Master the latest CSR cutting-edge tools, methodologies and strategies; and
  • Enhance your leadership skills to become an innovative responsible leader.
Certificate Date: September 2015-January 2016
Diploma Date: September 2015-June 2016
Venue: Geneva
Organiser: University of Geneva
Summary: The conference is being run as a series of eight half-day symposia. In consultation with both academics and practitioners, the content of each symposium has been chosen to tackle difficult issues at the heart of applying spatial ecology to conservation.
Application deadline: 31 May 2015
Contact: Leticia Saura
Website: Certificate and Diploma of Advanced Studies in Corporate Social Responsibility

Energy Management in Small and Medium Scale Industries
Date: 2 November – 11 December 2015
Location: Van Hall Institute (Leeuwarden City) and University of Twente (Enschede).
Summary: An international course for the public and private sector involved in energy conservation and environmental protection in industries.
Website: Energy Management in Small and Medium Scale Industries

Master in Renewable Energy Award
Location: Online
Summary: The Master in Renewable Energy Award was been created in response to calls from professionals and students within the clean energy sector who need to differentiate themselves in a competitive job market and broaden their knowledge of the fast-growing Renewables industry. This 18-month online and classroom Training Programme has quickly received high visibility, due to its accessibility and Innovative Learning methods: participants from 105 countries worldwide are now accessing the training modules live.
Website: Master in Renewable Energy Award



Young Scientists Summer Program
Summary: Since 1977, IIASA’s annual 3-month Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP) offers research opportunities to talented young researchers whose interests correspond with IIASA’s ongoing research on issues of global environmental, economic and social change.
Application deadline: 11 January 2016
Website: Young Scientists Summer Program.