International Student Conference on Environment
and Sustainability (ISCES)

The International Student Conference on Environment and Sustainability (ISCES) has been jointly hosted and supported by the United Nations Environment Programme, Tongji University, Beijing Environment Foundation for Young Talents and Xinhua News Agency since 2011. The conference aims to provide a platform for youth talents from different countries to discuss major environmental problems and contribute to the sustainable decelopment of human society. As of 2023, ISCES has been successfully held for 12 years, attracting about 4000 students from more than 50 countries and making great contributions to the spread of practices and concepts on the environment and sustainability. It has become one of the most influential youth summmits on the environment and sustainable development in the world.


This two year master program is designed to foster high-end business officials and managerial personnel for recipient countries. Its aim is to faclitate the economic and social development of recipient countries by educating high-end and inter-disciplinary talent working in the applied fields of government, trade, foreign affairs, agriculture, technology, education, culture and health, building intellectual capacity.

Green Future Environmental Foundation

The Beijing Green Future Environmental Foundation was initiated in 2011 by Prof. WANG Guangtao, Minister of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of China (2001-2008) and Chairman of Environmental and Resources Protection Committee of the 11th National People's Congress. During the 2012 International Student Conference on Environment and Sustainability (ISCES), the Foundation announced the Green Seedling Program to provide seed fund to students with innovative project proposals in the field of environment protection and sustainable development, with a focus on urban environment, education for sustainable development, and sustainable transportation.

Education for Sustainable Development

By 2023, IESD has developed a large number of innovative practices around sustainable development for undergraduate and graduate students, with nearly 10,000 students taking Postgraduate Programmes and Sustainable development and the Future. In the future, IESD will further promote the all-round improvement of personal quality and the continuous strengthening of the concept of sustainable development.

  • Interdisciplinary Public Courses


  • "Sustainable Development and Our Future" themed lecutre series


  • Minor Programme in Sustainable Development for Undergraduate


  • Minor Programme in Sustainable Development for Postgraduate

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