The UNESCO Chair in Life Cycle and Climate Change ESCI-UPF has officially become an institutional partner of UNI, the partnership between UN-Habitat and universities worldwide. The agreement implies new opportunities to cooperate and collaborate directly with UN-Habitat in the Chair's related areas of expertise, such as the creation of a consortium to test and disseminate the application of Life cycle assessment of cities through the City Prosperity Index developed by UN-Habitat.
UN-Habitat is the United Nations programme working towards a better urban future, aimed at promoting socially and environmentally sustainable human settlements development and the achievement of adequate shelter for all. In the UNI partnerships, UN-Habitat acts as a catalyst, facilitating collaborations between universities and other agenda partners.
UNI partners for cooperation
Introduced as a means of promoting cooperation with institutions of higher education and facilitating exchange and cooperation among universities globally, UNI promotes universities becoming closer partners of cities. It is also actively engaged in problem-solving, thus closing the gap between academia and practice and encouraging collaborative learning, and also promotes and facilitates the dissemination of educational and research products of its members.
UNI also involves scholars, researchers, and students in many different activities, within a collaborative framework that aspires to create the next generation of urban leaders, managers, researchers, and practitioners.