Greater Atlanta UN University RCE

Sustainability leaders from greater Atlanta's higher education institutions, together with stakeholders from the education, business, nonprofit, community, and government sectors, have applied to establish a Greater Atlanta United Nations University Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development (RCE). RCEs commit to implementing the UN Sustainable Development Goals at the regional and local level. With six RCEs in the U.S. and 156 around the world, there are many benefits to supporting collaboration at home, as part of a global movement.

Image: The U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (Circles denote areas of focus for the Atlanta RCE)


We submitted our final application to the UN in mid-September and, assuming we receive approval, plan to officially launch our RCE in January 2018.

This effort is currently being led by the Georgia Institute of Technology, Emory University, and Spelman College, in collaboration with Agnes Scott College, Clark Atlanta University, Georgia State University, Kennesaw State University, Morehouse College, and University of Georgia. We are just at the beginning stages and are eager to engage more institutions, organizations, and groups.

Check out our calendar for upcoming events!


Contact us at any time:

Jennifer Hirsch
Director, Center for Serve-Learn-Sustain at Georgia Tech

Ciannat Howett
Director, Sustainability Initiatives at Emory

Fatemeh Shafiei
Chair of Political Science, Associate Professor at Spelman

For more information about RCEs, see the RCE Network website.