Student Conference in Shanghai’s Tongji University Hooks into World Environment Day Theme

Nairobi/Shanghai, 29 April 2013 – As citizens across the globe gear up to celebrate World Environment Day with activities aimed at promoting environmental awareness, Tongji University in Shanghai has announced its annual  International Student Conference on Environment and Sustainability (ISCES) will coincide with the global event on and around 5 June.

ISCES 2013, starting on June 5 and lasting for four days, is set to dovetail with this year’s WED theme, focusing on “Food, Health and Sustainable Development”. The conference, initiated in 2011, is an annual even aimed at providing international students with a platform to exchange ideas and understanding on critical environmental issues and jointly create new solutions.

Supported and funded by UNEP, Tongji University and Beijing Green Future Environmental Foundation, and organized by UNEP-Tongji Institute of Environment for Sustainable Development, the conferences held thus far attracted over 400 students from more than 40 countries across the globe.

The conference gives these future leaders, policy makers and activists a firm grounding in good practices and concepts on environment and sustainability, and provides them with a platform to bring the future we want.

For more information on the conference, please refer to the official website of ISCES 2013 or contact ISCES 2013 Organizing Committee:

Official website of ISCES 2013: http://unep-iesd.tongji.edu.cn/index.php?classid=875
Email of ISCES 2013 Organizing Committee: isces2013@tongji.edu.cn