Such courses are necessary not only for students but also for lecturers… Here we can exchange views and ideas, which can be invaluable for ensuring sustainable development.

Igor Lobovsky, President, Global Energy Prize

As Leonardo da Vinci observed 500 years ago, “Nature never breaks her own laws.” Achieving sustainable development in the 21st century requires visionary leadership based on a profound understanding of this guiding principle. The Sustainable Development Academy offers inspirational learning and regional networking opportunities for leaders committed to inter-generational responsibility.
Marta Szigeti Bonifert, Executive Director, Regional Environmental Center

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Walking hand in hand: SDA as catalyser for enhancing ESD
December 05, 2014
What is ESD?  We know the principles and the relevant literature, but what does it really mean in concrete terms? How will ESD shape today's young and future generations? These underpinning questions were at the heart of the UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), hosted in Aichi-Nagoya, Japan on November 10-12, ...
Sharing experience today for tomorrow
November 12, 2014
The REC, with contribution from the Italian Trust Fund, organised a side event in the framework of the UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development on November 10, 2014 in Nagoya, Japan. Speakers and participants (H.E. Laszlo Palkovits, Minister of State, Ministry of Human Capacities, Hungary; H.E. Lindita Nikolla, Minister of ...
Setting the agenda
April 25, 2014
The Regional Environmental Center's country office in Turkey (REC Turkey) has established a new partnership with Bilkent University in Ankara and Bogazici (Bosphorus) University in Istanbul. The Corporate Sustainability Certificate Programme (CSCP) for business and public sector professionals is aimed at those willing to learn more about ...
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