UNESCO Chair on Sustainability at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, is the second oldest UNESCO Chair worldwide, and is the node coordinator of the UNESCOSOST network.
The Colombian node office was formed by the alliance with Tecnológico de Antioquia (TdeA) University Institution in 2008. Is the oldest node of UNESCOSost in Latin America.
The node in Brazil is provisionally created in 2012 by IGEO from the Universidade Federal da Bahia in Salvador, Bahia. In November 2013, was established as a formal node of UNESCOSost.
The Sustainability Measurement and Modeling Lab (SUMMLab) is a multidisciplinary research group established in 2011, involved in measuring and modeling the many facets of the sustainability science.
In 2011 the UNESCO Chair on Sustainability started its strategy of establishing offices in strategic countries (called UNESCOSOST Offices), through collaboration agreements between two universities. It was made in 2011, with the Tecnológico de Antioquia (TdeA) Public University in Medellin, Colombia.
The offices UNESCOSOST directly manage the various agreements in the field of international cooperation and projects sponsored by the UNESCO Chair of Sustainability at UPC, issues related to environmental technologies to promote sustainable human development in Latin America. These projects were initiated in 2008 in Medellin, with co-funding from the Spanish Agency of International Cooperation for Development (AECID), the City of Barcelona (Barcelona Solidarity Programme), the Catalan Agency for Development Cooperation (ACCD ) and the Centre for Cooperation and Development (CCD) of the UPC, and incorporate both an aspect of development cooperation, to foster research and development.
UNESCOSOST COLOMBIA. Joint Office UPC-TdeA. On April 24, 2014, an agreement for the constitution of the UNESCOSOST-Colombia has been resigned, through an addendum to the general UPC-TdeA agreement, with the aim to strengthen the two institutions at the institutional and academic framework . The members of this office located within the TdeA in Medellin (Colombia) are listed as staff involved in the institution, from project managed by the cooperative agreement between UPC and TdeA. The joint committee between the UNESCO Chair on Sustainability and TdeA consists of the following members:
The headquarters of the UNESCO Chair in Medellin continued the support during the year 2013 and 2014 at the opening of the Art Corridor in the Morro de Moravia, an intervention consisting of two phases, the first covering the design and implementation of footpaths and signage and protection thereof, and the second is the adequacy of adjacent green spaces, and also have started all the agreements with the public administration.
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Also, during this 2014 will be signed the Addendum for the constitution of the UNESCOSOST Brazil and UNESCOSOST Mexico, through an agreement with the Univ. Federal da Bahia, Salvador (Bahia, Brazil) and the Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi, San Luis Potosi, Mexico.