Geneva, Switzerland

Leadership for Sustainability Transition

when 24 June 2024 - 28 June 2024
language English
duration 1 week
credits 3 EC
fee CHF 1100

Boost your sustainability career skillset with intensive experience into becoming a more resilient and effective agent of sustainable transition.

We train both the hard and soft skills equipping you with tools and methodologies to consciously navigate and master local as well as national and international dynamics of change. With your new readings on sustainability goals and elements of change you will be able to clearly define your vision and goals while engaging others in your vision.

Featuring presentations and cast studies from experts from various International Organizations (UN and non-UN).


Day 1 Understanding Sustainability through the framework of Nexuses
Day 2 How to identify, leverage and maximise transitions towards sustainability: Leaderships
Day 3 How to map positive and negative externalities
Day 4 How to design and implement nature-based solutions
Day 5 Sustainability at the Urban Scale: Housing & Infrastructure
Day 6 Sustainability Monitoring: Challenges and Perspectives
Day 7 Understanding Nexi through data : types, use and challenges
Day 8 Data quality standards and assurance techniques
Day 9 Mapping Sustainability: GIS & Maps
Day 10 Monitoring Sustainability at the Urban Scale: Housing

Course leader

Dr. Matteo Tarantino
Institute for Environmental Sciences
University of Geneva

Dr. Alexandre Hedjazi
Institute for Environmental Sciences
University of Geneva

Target group

Bachelor and Masters students, PhD candidates, as well as junior professionals from all walks of life who are interested in sustainability transition.

Course aim

You will Learn cutting-edge solutions for designing, implementing and monitoring sustainability transitions at the local, national and international levels.

You will Boost your expertise into the role of infrastructures (Grey and Green Infrastructures ) and new strategies such as Nature-Based Solutions to meet sustainability goals while reinforcing societal and systemic resilience.

You will Transform data into a dynamic changemaking tool. By improving or bootstrapping your sustainability data management skills from collection to disclosure.

You will Powerfully manage multiple interactions between various stakeholders (Municipalities and local governments, National governments, International Organisations) in developing new solutions within a Post-Pandemic Recovery Scenario.

Finally, you will Enhance your inner leadership, alignment to your own purpose and capacity for transformative communication. So that you can bring to life unique visions that fit the impact you want to have in this field.

Enjoy focused knowledge packages provided by guest experts from UN and and other International Organisations, State and City of Geneva Network with leading professionals and experts.

Credits info

3 EC
Course Credits

Equivalence of 3 ECTS

Students will be provided with a Certificate of Completion for their course if they satisfy attendance.

Please note that this is not an official University of Geneva transcript, as Geneva Summer Schools courses are not accredited University of Geneva courses. It is the students’ responsibility to validate their course for credit at their home university before commencing the summer school, as specified in our Regulations.

Fee info

CHF 1100: Professionals fee
CHF 900: Externational students fee