Geneva, Switzerland

Leadership for Sustainability Transition

when 26 June 2023 - 30 June 2023
language English
duration 1 week
credits 3 EC
fee CHF 1000

Sustainability Transitions: Design, Diplomacy and Data (8 ECTS)

80 hours of class; 40 hours of teaching; 10 hours of site-visits; 20 hours of presentations from external experts; 10 hours of groupwork and assignments.

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

Upper undergraduate, graduate students, and professionals.

Credits info

3 EC
Course Credits

Equivalence of 6 ECTS for the two modules taken together (3 ECTS + 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 1000: Professionals fee
CHF 800: Externational students fee