The world is following a new environmental trajectory and an increasing number of stakeholders are alarmed by the prospect of complex unprecedented ecological, socioeconomic, political and demographic challenges.
Besides a fundamental redrawing of the geo-political map, the world is facing a new generation of global environmental, socio-economic, political and demographic challenges, for which our international institutions are ill-equipped. Inherent in the new generation of global change challenges are a set of complex linkages, which are poorly understood, but which are essential to ensure the global transition to sustainability.
To address the complexity of these global environmental issues, the University of Geneva developed GEPP, a transdisciplinary program that is aimed to improve policy and decision making. Since its inception, the Program has partnered with major sustainability stakeholders, including the United Nations Environment Programme and Harvard University's ZOFNASS Program for Sustainable Infrastructure, to organize knowledge-sharing occasions.
GEPP combines the following activities into an effort to promote sustainability leaders:
- Conferences, Workshops & Policy Dialogues
- Global Environmental Policy Program Executive Training (GEPP.Exec)
- Strategic Sustainability Leadership Program Executive Training (SSLP)
GEPP is a unique learning initiative that bridges the often-disconnected worlds of internationally-renowned scientific research and multilateral governance processes.