UN University Postgraduate Degree Specialisation on the Paris Agreement

The UN University (UNU) announced during a press conference at COP26 in Glasgow on 4 November that it has begun developing a new postgraduate degree specialisation on the Paris Agreement on climate change, in collaboration with the Secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). It will be the first of its kind to be offered by a UN organisation.

The master’s and doctoral degrees, to be delivered from Autumn 2023, will educate students and experts from across the globe, developing skills and knowledge to play a leading role in implementing the Paris Agreement — the 2015 commitment by the international community to limit global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius, and strive for 1.5 degrees.

This specialisation aims to develop future leaders who will be at the forefront of these vital efforts. The initiative is led by the UNU Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS), a UN research and teaching institute based in Tokyo, Japan. It will build on the existing Master of Science in Sustainability and PhD in Sustainability Science programmes of UNU-IAS.

Full press release (4 November 2021) and more information can be found here:


Latest update: 09.10.2023