Wagdy Sawahel 17 May 2014
To counter the negative impact of climate change in North Africa, several higher education initiatives and scientific programmes are producing scientific workforces with the required skills, as well as carrying out research for promoting renewable energy for sustainable development.
The North Africa region is particularly vulnerable to climate change because of its geographic and ecological features. The situation is aggravated by the interaction of multiple economic and social sources of stress and further compounded by a low adaptive capacity.
Model projections indicate a clear rise in temperature over the next 20 years and this is expected to continue throughout the 21st century, probably at a rate higher than the estimated global average, according to a recent report,' Read More...
Wagdy Sawahel on 16 May 2014
The Arab world has been late to join the ?green? universities movement, which strives for lower emissions and less water consumption. Only 12 out of about 500 universities implement environmentally friendly policies and programmes to reduce their carbon emissions and help to combat global climate change.
This is the conclusion of the recent?UI?GreenMetric World University Ranking which reflects the efforts made by 301 universities located in 49 countries in US, Europe, Asia and Africa to become sustainable.
The universities ranking criteria include baseline information such as the size of the university, spatially and in terms of population, the ... Read More...
Subject: Invitation to participate in UI Green Metric World University Sustainability Ranking 2013
It gives us a great pleasure to invite your institution to participate in our world ranking of university sustainability ? Green Metric.
This initiative was launched on 2010 in order to draw the attention of university leaders and stake holders to combat global sustainability issues and to provide more attention to sustainability of the environment, as well as economic and social problem related to sustainability. In order to realize Sustainability Development Goals, the university plays an important role in particular with regard to sustainability including energy and climate change, setting and infrastructure, water consumption, waste management and especially education. We hope that the rankings will be useful to university ... Read More...
Universitas Indonesia (UI) released the results of its GreenMetric Ranking of World Universities on 8th January 2013. This is the third year of this ranking which compares universities efforts towards campus sustainability and environment friendly university management. The results were announced by the university Rector, Prof. Djoko Santoso , Vice Rector of UI Prof. Muhamad Anis, Prof Gunawan Tjahjono, and the Chairperson of UI Greenmetric Prof. Riri Fitri Sari at the UI Balairung (Graduation Ceremony Building), Depok, by the UI lake side.
This year, 215 universities from 49 countries took part, which is an increase from last year with 178 universities from 42 countries. University of Connecticut in USA was ranked first with a score of 7,569, followed by University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom (score 7,375) and third by University College Cork National University of Ireland (score ... Read More...