The launching ceremony of the 2nd Global Youth Climate Week
GAUC and UNESCO
GAUC: The Global Alliance of Universities on Climate (GAUC) was formed in January 2019, in Davos, Switzerland. During the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, eight universities jointly issued a statement representing a commitment to establish the Alliance. The founding members include the Australian National University, University of California, Berkeley, the University of Cambridge, Imperial College London, London School of Economics and Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Tokyo and Tsinghua University. Four additional members were later invited to join GAUC, including Stellenbosch University, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Indian Institute of Science, and Sciences Po. Columbia University, the University of Oxford and Yale University joined the alliance at the beginning of 2020. These 15 universities form GAUC.
UNESCO: UNESCO is the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. It contributes to peace and security by promoting international cooperation in education, sciences, culture, communication and information. UNESCO promotes knowledge sharing and the free flow of ideas to accelerate mutual understanding and a more perfect knowledge of each other's lives. UNESCO's programmes contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals defined in the 2030 Agenda, adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015.