Prevention is better than cure.
There is only one earth. Even so we are not looking after it as we should. We exploit faster than we replenish. We use rather than reuse. The greatest challenge facing mankind, today and in the future, is how to look after the earth´s resources and create an ecologically sustainable society. So that the next generation will really be the next generation. The only option is preventive environmental strategies. But
we have to start today. We have to find the best ways. We have to work together. Across borders. Then it will not be too late.By thinking in terms of prevention, we can solve environmental problems before they arise. They have to be tackled at source. This means, for example, that when a new product is to be made, the design, materials, manufacturing methods and transport are chosen that have the least impact on the environment. It is important that we look at the whole lifecycle of a product and minimize the environmental effects throughout the whole chain. The first step is a change of attitude.
Knowledge is the key to change.
The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics at Lund University conducts research and teaching in preventive environmental strategies. Our educational and research programs focus on pollution prevention by using cleaner technologies.
Together we can bring about change.
Our vision is that the Institute will be part of a global network within which everybody works together with environmental questions - across national and cultural boundaries. With the Young Masters Program and the Global Environmental Youth Convention concept,
we are taking another step in realizing our vision.
For information, please contact:
In Egypt: Coordinator of GEYC/Alexandria, Prof. Dr. Kamal T. Ewida,
at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
In Sweden: Director of YMP Carl Foung at Carl.firstname.lastname@example.org
For I.C.T. and didactical questions: Director of Distance Education GEYC / YMP,
Birgitta Nordén at email@example.com
The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics at Lund University, Sweden.
Phone: Cairo +202 735 1924/ 735 3797, Alexandria +203 592 0067, Sweden +46 46 222 02 18.