|Organization: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) And United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)|
This event will focus on the role of higher education for sustainable urban development within the framework of the Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI). It will feature the presentation of an Action Plan for universities towards sustainable urban development. The event will draw on the conclusions of the Working Group of Higher Education for Urban Sustainability held at the Habitat III Europe Regional Meeting in Prague on March 18, 2016, the conclusions of the Roundtable of Universities in WUF 7, the work and university commitments for HESI on SDG 11. It also complements the priority areas of the Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). Universities, leading global researchers, local governments, civil society, and international organizations, will discuss and agree on the action plan for universities, based on successful experiences collected from members of HESI and other partner networks.