‘Greening’ in higher education has become ever more relevant in recent years and is underpinned by a number of important, recent policy frameworks, such as the Green Deal in the European Union and the recent commitment of the European Higher Education Area. In other parts of the world, greening in HE has already gained speed in relation to the SGDs and universities’ contribution. But in many countries, more structured approaches to this topic are just emerging now or yet to be discussed.
In the spirit of the SPHERE Technical Assistance Missions, the SPHERE Team is offering a webinar as a universal TAM for all HERE, NEO and interested parties in Partner Countries, to explore the topic of greening in higher education. The event is open to the general public and will take place next 18 October 2021 at 9:30 CET.
The event will discuss and embrace the different elements of this topic, including teaching and learning, research, societal engagement, university operations and international cooperation. It will be a teaser for the SPHERE annual conference that will take place on 18-19 November, 2021, where the topic will be discussed in more depth and projections for future HERE activities made.
*Greening is defined as increasing awareness and taking concrete action towards a green, environmental-friendly and resources efficient university. This may include the missions and campus, and involve the members and the larger community of the institution. It may or may not be part of a broader approach to address the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and contribute to the Agenda 2030.
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