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Inaugural Conclave

10-12 March 2022
Goa, India

Secretariat

Inaugural Co-hosts

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The United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is one of the most ambitious and vital global agreements in recent history. Educational institutions have a leading role in helping society to achieve the Global Sustainable Development Goals through leadership, research, teaching and learning, campus operations, and community service. As living laboratories of transformation and innovation, the academic engagement, leadership, commitment, partnerships, and exemplar models are crucial to empower the next generations, advance SDGs' progress, and foster a resilient and equitable future. Come, let us be the change!

PACT2030 brings together like-minded leaders, founders/heads, and chancellors of academic institutions, policy makers and the government to engage all the intelligent forces for creating a better world. As Mahatma Gandhiji said "In a gentle way, you can shake the world", so PACT2030 is the culmination of several discussions between United Kingdom founded QS I-GAUGE agency in India and academic institutions. PACT2030 was established as a formal initiative in November 2021. QS I-GAUGE is the first secretariat for this initiative with the support of several partners.

Championing Change

PACT2030 will champion change, not just by bringing leaders together; but by ensuring that they commit to the long-term vision of change for a better world. The first meeting will take place in Goa from 10-12 March 2022. This event is expected to witness over 100 acclaimed leaders of esteemed universities, schools and other academic institutions converge to make a first-of-its kind and historic declaration on sustainable development and pledge to be the change makers.

In alignment with

Carbon Neutral Event

We will be offsetting our conclave carbon footprint (including the flights of our delegates) by supporting climate protection projects in Asia/India through the Gold Standard. The project identified is a 20 MW Biomass Power Project in Chhattisgarh, India that generates electricity using rice husks from local communities. By using a renewable fuel, this project reduces local waste whilst reducing emissions by replacing fossil fuel intensive based power generation. PACT2030 Goa Conclave is glad to offset all our footprint in this project.

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