At the approach of the Climate Conference in Paris IASQ and the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) will publish a manifesto, pressing for the crossing of existing borders in academic action on sustainability and inspiring state leaders to support this. The document will focus on the urgent need for universities to address increasing unsustainability of living conditions on our planet.
The manifesto proposes
- a comprehensive approach to the study of sustainability, overcoming traditional dividing lines
- the creation of academic ‘change-agent centres’ to develop a common work plan and start the implementation of this plan
- support of governments all over the world for establishing these centers and facilitating their work
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