London, May 2013
PEI met with representatives from the High Commission of Kenya in the UK and the newly created Commission for University Education of Kenya to explore areas of common interest.
Prof. David Kimutai Some, Chief Executive of the Commission for University Education, meets with the PEI as delegation lead in London
The second PEI interactive roundtable will be focused on the role of mobile technology in improving education in Africa.
London, March 2013
First YouDECIDE! session of the Planet Earth Institute focused on the role of higher education, private sector and poverty eradication in the post-2015 framework.
Luanda, March 2013
PEI scientific delegation met in Angola for a three day meeting
Luanda, Angola, March 2013
PEI scientific delegation heads to Angola
Delegation will meet Government representatives and local students, and hold conferences on local training programmes and a workshop on urbanisation in Angola
PEI team travels to Maputo to discuss development of new Centre of Excellence
Luanda, January 2013
PEI Global Scientific Commitee will meet in Luanda to discuss scientific strategy for the year ahead.
PEI reveals plans and strategy for 2013
2013 is an exciting year for the Planet Earth Institute, with CESSAF opening its doors, international meetings and new partnerships.
The Centre of Excellence in Science for Sustainability in Africa opens application process for students.
Professor Paul Younger, Chairman of the Planet Earh Institute Global Scientific Committee, publishes an innovative book, which brings together the ecological, geographical, political and scientific aspects of this vital resource.
CESSAF project as a pioonering initiative to build scientific leadership in Africa
Roundtable in Geneva continues PEI policy seminar series
Policy-makers and African delegations gather to discuss the development of science and technology on the continent
Brazil, October 2012
PEI expands to Rio de Janeiro to strengthen South-South cooperation
The office will coordinate the PEI activities in Latin America.
Ghana, October 2012
Prof. Kuma will take the role at University of Mines and Technology, based in Tarkwa, Ghana.
Prof. Kuma brings his expertise and knowledge as a PEI member of the Global Scientific Commitee
PEI Angola operational expansion gets underway.
The Planet Earth Institute opens its office in Luanda and appoints new Scientific Officer.
"Empowering Scientific Leadership in Africa" will be the focus of the policy roundtable hosted by the PEI in Geneva in October.
The first event will explore the findings from the PEI project in Africa and the potential for its expansion to the Global South.
The Planet Earth Institute has launched a new regional office in Geneva this week
New PEI Geneva team will facilitate policy workshops to share learnings from existing PEI projects across Africa and Latin America and build new partnerships
London July 2012
Alvaro Sobrinho, Chairman of the PEI, led two roundtables on the sustainable development of Africa in London
Roundtables are held in the UK Parliament in the House of Lords and in leading international affairs policy institute Chatham House
Brazil, June 2012
PEI host sessions to analyse impact of Rio+20 on educational development in Africa
During the Rio+20 Conference, the Planet Earth Institute convened a series of stakeholder sessions to discuss current and potential future projects focused on empowering scientific excellence within Africa.
Brazil, June 2012
Rio+20 host Planet Earth Institute workshops for science in Africa
During the Rio+20 conference, expected to host over 130 world leaders and 50,000 delegates, the PEI will hold a series of side events and workshops focused on creating new partnerships to increase scientific excellence in Africa.
São Paulo, Brazil, April 2012
Nuno Cepêda, Director of Planet Earth Institute (PEI) for Latin America, was invited to speak at the prominent “Earth Week” conference in São Paulo, Brazil, sponsored by the Company of General Warehouses of São Paulo (CEAGESP).
Chile, April 2012
In a joint work session held in Santiago on April 12, the two institutions sought opportunities for collaboration to create, promote and implement strategies aimed at sustainable economic and social development. At the centre of the discussions were proposals for joint efforts that tackle the major themes of the Rio Earth Summit +20 (20-22 June 2012), such as sustainable development and the green economy.
Luanda, April 2012
"We discuss co-operation in the areas of teacher training, as well as how to create centres of excellence in Angola in terms of science and technology ".
Ms. Irina Bokova, UNESCO Director General.
London, March 2012
Irina Bokova, Director General of UNESCO, met Mauricio Fernandes, CEO of the Planet Earth Institute, at the Planet Under Pressure Conference, held 25-29th March 2012 at the Excel Centre, London.
London, March 2012
The Planet Earth Institute announced the appointment of two new Trustees, on the 12th March at the Dorchester Hotel in London, Lord Paul Boateng and Prof. Sir Christopher Edwards. The Chairman, Mr. Álvaro Sobrinho announced the PEI’s expansion plan with the opening of new offices in New York, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Geneva and New Delhi.
Luanda, March 2012
The Centre of Excellence in Applied Sciences for Sustainability in Africa (CESSAF) held its first full stakeholders meeting on Monday 5th March, in Luanda, Angola.
The CESSAF will be founded on guiding principles of investigating sustainability through a combination of environmental, social and economical aspects. All courses will have hands on, practical assignments alongside theoretical components and teachings.
Newcastle, February 2012
Each student was asked to anonymously submit a discussion piece on one of the key areas being addressed at Rio+20 – such as whether financial aid is beneficial to developing countries and whether, at present, environmental advances and green technologies can only really be progressed by wealthy countries.
Newcastle, January 2012
Structured around the most significant areas of focus that will be addressed at Rio+20.
In December 2011 the Planet Earth Institute (PEI), together with its long-standing partner Newcastle University, initiated a competition where one lucky winner will have the unique opportunity to be involved in the planning processes for this year’s Earth Summit (Rio+20).
London, February 2012
The Planet Earth Institute (PEI) Board of Trustees met at the Institutes headquarters in London on the 9th February of 2012.
Led by Mr. Álvaro Sobrinho, Chairman of the PEI, the trustees came together to discuss the strategies and agendas that will define the charity’s activities for this year and beyond.
London, January 2012
This new National Committee will be officially launched later in 2012
The Planet Earth Institute (PEI), the international charity dedicated to the sustainable development agenda, will travel to Mozambique in January 2012 to begin the inauguration process of the latest PEI National Committee
New York, December 2011
The Planet Earth Institute (PEI), the international organisation dedicated to engaging with the sustainable development agenda, was invited to take part in a workshop on partnerships best practices and their possible contribution to Rio+20, which took place on 14th December 2011 at the UN Headquarters in New York, organised by the UN Commission on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) Secretariat.
São Paulo, Brazil, November 2011
The PEI Latin American Regional Centre in São Paulo, Brazil was officially launched on 17th November 2011. The occasion was marked with the opening of an exciting exhibition entitled ‘Angolan Woman – Towards Sustainable Development?’, hosted at Praça Victor Civita.
São Paulo, October 2011
An official Case Study to the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development, centred around the theme ‘Mining and Corporate Social Responsibility’
The Planet Earth Institute (PEI) successfully hosted II SMART – Sustainable Mining Africa Round Table, Second Edition – at the British Centre in São Paulo, Brazil on the 19th October 2011. UPDATE 29/11/2011 with photo gallery.
London, July 2011
The PEI board is officially inaugurated in London
PEI Board Members confirmed, and new projects announced, in front of leading figures from politics, business and academia.
London, July 2011
The PEI will be holding its first ever two-day conference in London, bringing together top-level scientists alongside senior figures from the UN, Governments and leaders from the private sector.
The PEI, the international charity dedicated the implementation of the sustainable development process, is to hold its first annual conference in London 5th-6th July 2011.
Cannes, France, June 2011
Over 8,000 delegates from 90 countries attended seven days of workshops, exhibitions, screenings and master classes
The Planet Earth Institute participated in the 58th Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, the world's biggest celebration of creativity in communications, in Cannes, France. Updated 08/08/11 with winning entries.
Lisbon, May 2011
The PEI presents a proposal in preparation for the RIO+20 Summit.
As part of an event that brought Brazil’s Minister of Environment to Portugal for a lunch with managers and representatives of government institutions, the Planet Earth Institute (PEI) presents a proposal for organising a cycle of Sustainability Round Tables in preparation for the RIO+20 Summit.
New York, May 2011
An official side event to the UNCSD19.
The Planet Earth Institute, the international charity whose mission is to implement the sustainable development process globally, successfully hosted a High-Level UN Event at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.
London, April 2011
The West African island country joins the PEI family.
The Planet Earth Institute (PEI), the natural successor of the UN International Year of Planet Earth (IYPE), has successfully inaugurated another National Committee in the island country of Cape Verde, located in the central Atlantic Ocean, 570 kilometres off the coast of Western Africa.
Brazil, April 2011
The Planet Earth Institute celebrates another successful partnership.
Prof. Dr. Paul Younger, President of the PEI Global Scientific Committee and Director of the Newcastle Institute for Research on Sustainability (NIReS), addresses the issue of Economy Decarbonisation.
Luanda, February 2011
Presented on 18th February 2011 at UNESCO headquarters in Paris.
A Centre of Excellence for Africa, with the mission of promoting the teaching and research of Earth Sciences in Angola and throughout Sub-Saharan Africa
Brazil, February 2011
PEI considers a strong presence in Brazil and Latin America a major priority.
Paris, February 2011
Soft launch at UNESCO Head Quarters, Paris, France
London, January 2011
The International Organisation dedicated to Sustainable Development intends to reinforce its presence in Latin America and support the preparations of Rio+20, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, to be held in May 2012 in Brazil.
Rio de Janeiro, May 2012
The united nations conference on sustainable development
We need to revive the Spirit of Rio!
We must make it happen. THE TIME IS NOW.