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Source: Government of Sweden

Today, Tuesday 13 October, Minister for Higher Education and Research Matilda Ernkrans is participating in a digital event organised by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Ms Ernkrans will participate in a panel discussion about what universities and other higher education institutions can do to address climate change and promote sustainable development.

It is the first time that UNEP has hosted a TEDx event. The theme is higher education and reduced environmental impacts, and the event is part of the global ‘Race to Zero’ environmental campaign.

“Universities and other higher education institutions have a key role in the work for a just climate transition and in living up to the Paris Agreement. The Government has tightened the follow-up of sustainability efforts and a framework has been introduced to contribute to climate transition in accordance with the Paris Agreement. This work still needs to be taken extremely seriously,” says Matilda Ernkrans.

Time: 20.00 (14.00 EST)

The event will take place online via: https://www.unep.org/events/webinar/tedxunep-racing-zero-higher-education

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