Universities Discuss ESD Implementation in Higher Education in Japan

Every year, Japanese universities meet at the Higher Education for Sustainable Development (HESD) Forum to promote Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). The HESD Forum is the biggest meeting in Japan of its kind. 30 participants from HESD member universities attended…

IPBES Plan on Capacity Building Well Under Way For 2017/2018

The fifth Meeting of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystems Services (IPBES) Task Force on Capacity-building, was held at the Norwegian Environment Agency, in Trondheim, Norway, on 26-28 April 2017. Naoya Tsukamoto and Unnikrishnan Payyappallimana represented UNU-IAS at the…

ProSPER.Net: Community-Based Research Highly Relevant for SDG Implementation

Photo: Chulalongkorn University – taken by Kantapat Phutthamkul At the 4th Annual Asia Research Intelligence Conference on ‘Universities and the Power of Data – Science for a Sustainable Society’, ProSPER.Net delivered a session on ‘International Collaboration: Community-based Research in the Context…

Strengthening the link between Biodiversity and Health

     Photo: BaCH Initiative The 1st meeting of the Interagency Liaison Group on Biodiversity and Health (organized by the CBD Secretariat and the WHO) in May 2017 aimed to strengthen collaboration and policy coherence at the intersection of human…

​Decolonising Sustainable Development

by Dzulkifli Abdul Razak, Former IAU President (2012-2016) Photo: Rio Dulce by Daniel John Buchanan It has been three decades now since the Brundtland Report also known officially as World Commission on Environment and Development, entitled “Our Common Future” was launched…