Green Room in Nairobi
Innovations in Higher Education for Sustainability: Launch of Platform for Sustainable Performance in Education
The Greenroom was a meeting room reserved primarily for the participating Major Groups and Stakeholders of civil society during the First Universal Session of the GC/GMEF of UNEP, from Monday 18th to Friday 22nd February 2013.
The event included keynote presentations on Innovations in Higher Education for Sustainability. A closing presentation on the upcoming 7th World Environmental Education Congress, 9-14 June 2013 in Morocco, was delivered by the WEEC Secretary General Mario Salomone.
It was followed by the launch of a platform on performance assessment tools, bringing together a number of tool providers to help HEIs find a way to start performance assessments. The platform assisted in the implementation of HESI, which was launched by an umbrella of United Nations partner organizations during Rio+20.
A panel discussion on Innovations in Higher Education for Sustainability: Case Studies and Assessments, bringing together HEI representatives from Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and North America has followed the launch of the Platform.
The panel was focused on case studies highlighting innovative tools and methodologies on curricula, campus operations, and university leadership/management, as well as on the utility of PSPE.
Here the message of the WEEC Secretary General Mario Salomone.