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Welcome to the Higher Education and Research for Sustainable Development (HESD) Portal

This global portal is a tool developed by the International Association of Universities (IAU) for its Members, partners and the general public; it provides access to university actions and more initiatives developed around the world to promote sustainability.
Currently, the portal lists over 480 News items, more than 820 Actions from 1186 Universities and 274 Organizations globally (May 2021).

Find initiatives, connect and be active for a more sustainable future and the UN SDGs!

IAU Members’ and Partners’ News

Launch of UN's Ocean Decade and World Ocean Day

The ocean we need for the future we want !

Berlin Declaration on Education for Sustainable Development adopted at UNESCO ESD Conference (17-19 May 2021)

IAU applauds to the adoption and the strong call for engagement for ESD at all education levels, including Higher Education

The 2021 International Green Gown Awards Finalists are announced !

Here is the list with this year's 51 Finalists from 23 countries from around the world. Read more

Higher Education and IAU at the UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development

17 to 19 May 2021- IAU and UNESCO organized a session on the role of Higher Education for the SDGs

IAU session at the UNESCO - World Conference: Putting ESD into action - in Higher Education

On Wednesday, 19 May 2021, the session co-organized by IAU addressed Higher Education's role for ESD Read more

UNESCO urges making environmental education a core curriculum component in all countries by 2025

New report published by UNESCO shortly before the World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development (17-19 May)

Climate Action & Quality Education Research Featured in new UNU Publication and Video

Higher Education is a driving force leading 53% of RCE projects for Climate Action! UNU-IAS just published a video on the RCE network and inspiring... Read more

Universities and their actions