Concordia to serve as headquarters for UN Future Earth Project

February 18, 2015

Concordia University will serve as the headquarters of the United Nations' Future Earth research platform. It had been announced in July that Concordia had been selected as one of 5 hubs for the project, which is designed to support research and public engagement on environmental issues and sustainability. Now, with the appointment of Concordia's Paul Shrivastava as Future Earth's Executive Director, the university will play an even more prominent role in the initiative. The institution has committed additional space to Future Earth to better accommodate the global secretariat. "Paul is a successful entrepreneur and global consultant who is deeply committed to promoting sustainable enterprise. This is the type of leadership Future Earth will need as it hits the ground running. We couldn't be happier for him," said Concordia President Alan Shepard. Concordia News