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IISD and TSL to collaborate on the development of online courses in sustainability education and leadership

LONDON & WINNIPEG—October 9, 2014—The Trust for Sustainable Living (TSL) and International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) are pleased to announce that they have signed an agreement of cooperation to develop a series of online courses in education and leadership for sustainable development.

IISD and TSL will bring their respective expertise together to develop and administer online training for teachers, young professionals and aspiring leaders. Both organizations already work to foster understanding of a variety of sustainability issues, and this collaboration represents an opportunity to combine and complement their talents.

TSL’s work focuses on the importance of education in building a sustainable future. The UK-based trust runs a global school essay competition, which earlier this year attracted the participation of schoolchildren in 73 countries. Next year’s competition is challenging students to develop their own visions for the future of sustainability education, as the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014) draws to a close.

IISD is a Canadian-based, international public policy research institute for sustainable development, headquartered in Winnipeg, Canada with offices in Ottawa, New York City, Geneva and Beijing. IISD has over 15 years of experience in delivering sustainability leadership and online training programmes across a broad spectrum of sustainable development issues.

“TSL is delighted to combine forces with IISD in this exciting educational joint venture,” says Karl Hansen, director of TSL.

“IISD looks forward to collaborating with TSL to continue a strong legacy of educating on sustainable living,” says Pauline Gerrard, institutional development coordinator at IISD.

For more information please contact Jan, TSL media office, at or +44 (1635) 202444 or Sumeep Bath, IISD media and communications officer, at or +1 (204) 958 7740.

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