A Selection of MOOCs on Sustainability/Ethics for Spring 2015

There are a growing number of MOOCs (Massive Online Open Courses) being offered on a range of sustainability and ethical topics. These courses are available for free online, open to anyone with an interest in the topic, and they last between three and fourteen weeks and take between three and eight hours of time per … Continue reading A Selection of MOOCs on Sustainability/Ethics for Spring 2015

Universities Divesting in Fossil Fuels (part 2)

Over the past year a growing number of student groups at schools from around the world have started up campaigns asking that their university divest from fossil fuels. Students, staff, faculty and alumni are coming together into groups that use a mix of open letters, petitions, debates, speaker series and events, film screenings, article writing, … Continue reading Universities Divesting in Fossil Fuels (part 2)

Universities Divesting in Fossil Fuels (Part 1)

As universities around the world are exploring how to embed sustainability into their programme offerings, curriculum and campus, a growing number of them are also looking deeper to see how they can ensure that they are being consistent in how they run their own operations. For example universities are increasing taking a closer look at … Continue reading Universities Divesting in Fossil Fuels (Part 1)

What Happened at the UN Climate Summit and Private Sector Forum

The UN Climate Summit, which took place in New York City at the end of September, was the largest climate meeting yet, bringing together more than 125 heads of state and government officials. The event saw many countries reaffirming their commitments to secure a global climate agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate … Continue reading What Happened at the UN Climate Summit and Private Sector Forum

Preparing for the Upcoming UN Discussions Around Carbon Pricing

In late September 2014, 300 Heads of State and Government, Chief Executive Officers, Civil Society Leaders and Heads of UN Agencies will convene in New York for the UN Climate Summit 2014. Integral to the summit, the Private Sector Forum (PSF) will bring the voice of the private sector to the intergovernmental debate, addressing in … Continue reading Preparing for the Upcoming UN Discussions Around Carbon Pricing

Measuring your Carbon Footprint – American University in Cairo

Late in 2012, The American University in Cairo became the first institution in the Middle East and North Africa to conduct a comprehensive study of its impact on climate change. It released the publication Our Carbon Footprint , prepared by the Office of Sustainability and the Desert Development Center, which was  the result of campus-wide … Continue reading Measuring your Carbon Footprint – American University in Cairo