UNU-IAS acknowledges Universiti Teknologi Malaysia - Iskandar Malay

16/04/2015

The recognition was announced during the “Iskandar Malaysia Sustainable & Low Carbon Schools Exhibition 2015” led by the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM).

With this achievement, Iskandar Malaysia Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE) on Education for Sustainable Development becomes the third RCE in the country following the RCE Penang and RCE Central Malaysia. This action also strengthens the role of the UTM in promoting sustainability in conjunction with other initiatives performed by the institution like the Sustainable Campus and the Sustainability Research.

‘Think globally, act locally’

RCE is a network developed by the United Nations University - Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) as part of the Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) project launched in 2003 with the aim to develop initiatives in the field of sustainable both as local and global level. Currently there are 136 RCEs spread worldwide in order to promote knowledge in sustainable development. The main components highlighted by this international network are: Governance, Collaboration, Research and Development and Transformative Education.

Within this framework, “Iskandar Malaysia Sustainable and Low Carbon Schools Exhibition 2015” promoted a network between academic and social actors in order to increase the activities in the local communities regarding sustainability and keep improving the efforts carried out by the RCE Iskandar Malaysia. In this exhibition schools, NGO’s, research groups and different organizations had the opportunity to exchange ideas for the development of sustainable schools, especially low carbon. Attendees were able to exchange ideas and debate about sustainability challenges through various activities including showcases, workshops and talks with experts.

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See further information about RCEs on the United Nations University - Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) Website.

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