Sunday, August 19, 2012

World Student Environmental Summit 2012 (Event)

The fifth edition of the World Student Environmental Summit (WSES) will be held in Lausanne Switzerland and runs from September 5 to 8, 2012. The 2012 summit is organized around the theme "Let's change!" It is obvious nowadays that without a radical change in the behavior of mankind, the environment - and by way of consequence, mankind itself - will undergo irreversible damage.

“The change” will be addressed at three levels, corresponding to the three Summits' days : societal, international and individual. At each level the participants will discuss the potential and limits of different concepts, movements, strategies and development models towards change. They will discuss obstacles, illusions, difficulties but also the solutions or first steps and actions that we can take.

Since the delegates are representing universities, there will be a special focus on the role of this institution and its actors in our societies. During the Summit, delegations will be invited to present a project on sustainability which has successfully been implemented at their university and that they think could be beneficial for other universities. All projects will be published online in the 'best practice' database launched by the World Student Environmental Network (WSEN)

The full programme can be downloaded here

For more information click here.

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