The aim of the unit is to facilitate, enhance and support the role of schools, non governmental organisations, training institutions and universities, to engage with pupils, parents, and the wider community on the changes needed for a sustainable future in line with the directions and aims of the EU.
The European Green Deal is the new growth strategy of the EU aiming to transform the Union into a modern, resource-efficient and competitive economy, ensuring that we achieve no net emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050, succeed economic growth decoupled from resource use and ensure no person, and no place will be left behind in the process. Formal, non formal and informal education and learning, will play a key role in that direction, for building the knowledge, skills, and attitudes on climate change and support sustainable development, both within the European Union and beyond.
The Unit supports, motivates, and educates pupils, parents, and the wider community on environmental issues such as climate change, loss of biodiversity, ozone depletion, water pollution, urban stress, and waste production. Our aspiration is to facilitate towards more sustainable development in societies, such that will improve the well-being and health of citizens and future generations.
Leading the Unit is Mr. Panos Kakonitis, an Environmental Consultant with more than 15 years of experience on EU funded projects and having been also a member of the national contact point team of the LIFE programme in Cyprus.