The Student Summit for Sustainability (S3) is the flagship global activity of WSCSD.
The summit provides WSCSD members and other participants with the opportunity to meet, interact and network with each other and also to develop and advance joint initiatives and projects. It involves collaborative activities including selected training and capacity building, presentations on relevant topics in the area of sustainable development, well directed workshops, poster presentations and excursions.
The summit preparations are organized so as to involve multiple Student Communities with the support of local and international organizations, giving them an opportunity to deepen relations with various stakeholders and thus leveraging their outreach and ability to operationalize various important student-driven agendas.
Some of the successfully organized Student Summits for Sustainability are:
- S3 2006, by Project 21, Switzerland, on “Mind Knowledge and Sustainability”
- S3 2007 , University of Tokyo, Japan, on “Taking Action for Global Sustainability”
- 2008 Students Summit for Sustainability (S3 2008) Report
- S3 2009, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, on “Realistic Side of the World: Sustainable Development and the Role of Economic and Political Institutions”.
- The summit was held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Alliance for Global Sustainability (AGS)
- Download the 2009 Students Summit for Sustainability (S3 2009) Report
- Focus Meeting on ESD Policy 2009, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. Download the WSCSD’s Focus Meeting on ESD Policy 2009 – Concept
- Student Conference 2010, University of Tokyo, Japan, on “Growing Asian Cities: Structuring Sustainability Problems
- Regional Conference 2011, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, on, “Understanding Change”
- S3 2011, Bogota, Columbia, on “Innovation and Solutions for Climate Change”. Download 2011 Student Summit for Sustainability (S3 2011) – Abstract
- World Student Summit for Sustainability 2012, University of Nairobi, Kenya, on “Student Leadership and Innovation towards a Green Economy.”
- The summit was organized in partnership with UNEP’s Environmental Education and Training Unit, Kenya’s Office of the Prime Minister, Greening Kenya Initiative and the University of Nairobi. The reports of the summit can be downloaded below:
- 2012 World Student Summit for Sustainability (S3 2012) – Full Report
- 2012 World Student Summit for Sustainability (S3 2012) – Summary