The University has launched the Global Environment and Society Academy.
GESA is a hub for transdisciplinary teaching and research to address the issues arising from environmental change.
The academy aims to build a vibrant global community of talented people at the forefront of environmental change issues.
It joins the University’s Global Development Academy and the Global Health Academy, forming the final part of a global network of experts developing innovative solutions for the world’s most challenging problems.
Global Academies can transform our response to the world’s grand challenges.
Academics at the launch of the Global Environment and Society Academy discuss how working together can help address environmental problems facing the world.
The launch event on June 15 brought together University staff and students from across the three academies.
They were addressed by keynote speaker Professor Chuck Hopkins, UNESCO Chair in Education for Sustainable Development at York University, Toronto.
A second launch event will be held later in 2011 introducing the academy to national and global environmental networks.
Our aspiration is to be responsive to the changing face of global environmental problems. I hope the Global Environment and Society Academy enables us to make a significant positive impact to our changing world