Italy

UNESCO Chair in Sustainable Development and Territory Management (900), established in 2010 at the University of Turin (Italy)

Fields/Disciplines

Urban and rural development, environmental policies and conflicts, environmental health and environmental sustainable innovation.

Objectives

The specific objectives of this Chair are to train experts, professionals and consultants in:

  • monitoring the environmental and social quality of life at the local, regional,    national and international levels, preventing natural and hazardous risks, and promoting sustainable development in consumption;
  • preserving and promoting bio-cultural diversity by enhancing the local knowledge, traditions and heritage that are crucial aspects of sustainable development; 
  • leading the ecological transition at social, economic and production levels, guiding civil society, the private sector and public sector organizations towards new ways of production, distribution and consumption of energy, commodities and services;
  • increase and improve international cooperation for research on environmental issues such as consumption, urban and rural development, environmental policies and conflicts, environmental health and environmental sustainable innovation, as well as scientific and technological strategies;increase and improve the international dissemination of research outcomes on environmental-related topics.

Host Institution

University of Turin (Italy)

UNESCO Chair's website

UNESCO Sector/Office responsible for the Chair/Network

Natural Sciences

Event

International Workshop: "Food Security and Climate Change. Planning Mediterranean Sustainability ",  within the Seventh World Environmental Education Congress (WEEC)-(Marrakech,  June 9th, 2013).

 

Contact: Porf. Pelizzetti Ezio, UNESCO Chairholder

Rector, Università degli Studi di Torino

Via Giuseppe Verdi, 8

10124 Torino

Italy

Phone: +39 011 670 2200

E-mail: rettore(at)unito.it