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Research and academic activities aligned with every Sustainable Development Goal

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BIG IDEAS Series -

The SDGs and Forced Displacement: The Last One Percent

ONLINE: On 16 January 2024, UNU will host a BIG IDEAS Dialogue with Mr. Ayaki Ito, UNHCR Representative in Japan.

Media Coverage 24 Nov 2023

Universal Climate Literacy is the Path to Net-Zero

Op-ed discusses how to ensure every citizen is climate literate and empowered to take meaningful climate action.

Expert Senior Research Associate

PhD Dipesh Chapagain

Dr. Dipesh Chapagain is a Senior Research Associate in the Global Mountain Safeguard Research (GLOMOS) programme at UNU-EHS Bonn since July 2023. The GLOMOS programme aims to enhance disaster risk reduction (DRR), climate change adaptation (CCA), and emergency response preparedness (ERP) in global mountains.

Expert Senior Research Associate

Dr. Navneet Kumar

Dr.-Ing. Navneet Kumar is working in the GLOMOS program at UNU-EHS. He has been involved in strategic project development, acquisition and implementation, with particular focus on the Hindu Kush – Himalaya region, Central Asia, and countries in Africa.

Media Coverage 23 Nov 2023

Empowering Youth to Become Sustainability Leaders

Op-ed advocates for a human-centric and hands-on approach to education for sustainable development.

Article 23 Nov 2023

AI and International Relations — a Whole New Minefield to Navigate

Guiding the evolution of AI to achieve real benefits for humanity should begin by understanding AI within the context of international relations.

Blog Post 23 Nov 2023

Who Speaks and Who Listens Online

An analysis of competing narratives about climate action on Twitter - and how climate activists can engage more strategically at COP28.

Side Event -

Knowledge to Action: Imperatives for Climate Change Education

DUBAI & ONLINE: This COP28 side event at the Thailand Pavilion will focus on the role of climate change education in empowering youth climate action.

Side Event -

Synergistic Approach for Environmental Sustainability and Just Transition: A Follow-up to Think-7 Summit 2023

DUBAI: This event at the COP28 SDG Pavilion will discuss climate-SDG synergies for a just and sustainable energy transition.