Griffith University and IUCN Oceania have signed an agreement to cooperate in activities relating to climate change adaptation and mitigation, environmental law, governance and natural resource management.
The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on August 26 during a visit to Griffith University by the Regional Director of IUCN Oceania, Taholo Kami.
Griffith University was the first university in Australia to offer degrees in environmental studies. It has a long-standing commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration, and a long and distinguished record in environmental science, together with a leadership role in the field of climate change adaptation and mitigation research.
“Griffith University is a critical partner, located in a strategic location for the Pacific (Brisbane) and is already a host to many Pacific Island students,” says Kami.
Through the MoU, IUCN Oceania commits to hosting students from the university who are working on areas of mutual interest. The partnership also enables collaboration, between the two organizations, in research and training.
The MOU will remain in effect for the next five years.
“We look forward to more collaboration in the Pacific islands with our members and partners as well as in the countries we are working with,” adds Kami.
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