Climate Action Week: Mitigating, reducing, rethinking - sustainability as a key factor when planning business-related traveling - Session I

Let’s all acknowledge the elephant in the room: our field has an impact on the climate crisis, and the largest part of it is due to flying. How can we keep working on the higher ed internationalization agenda while prioritizing sustainability?

Event Details

Tuesday, 29 November, 2022


AEST: 3:00 - 4:00 am (+1, Weds)

CET: 17:00 - 18:00

PST: 8:00 - 9:00 am

Session 1


Margherita Pasquini | CANIE Europe Member | Study Abroad Coordinator @ Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Margherita Pasquini is the Study Abroad Coordinator at Università Cattolica, Milan where she has worked for 13 years in different positions.

She's an active member of CANIE and part of the Europe Chapter Leadership Team. She’s been coordinating the Travel With CANIE working group, an initiative that aims at reducing professional traveling carbon emissions.

Daniel Ponce-Taylor | CANIE Europe Member | Director of Operations & International Development @ Intercultural Outreach Initiative (IOI)

Daniel is the Sustainability & Strategic Partnerships Director at IOI, Daniel Ponce-Taylor has been a keen supporter and advocates for the implementation of the UN SDGs as a framework to assess and evaluate the global impact of EA and international education.

Daniel was one of the panelists at NAFSA's 2020, Global Issues Panel: Higher Education and Environmental Sustainability and is a member of The Forum on Education Abroad working group that helped draft the “Aligning International Education with the SDG” guidelines.

He is the co-chair of the NAFSA Sustainability MIG and a member of the CANIE leadership team (European Chapter).

Noreen Lucey | CANIE Europe Member | Founder & International Education Consultant @ Haddington International Education

Noreen Lucey runs her own consultancy company working with universities globally, creating international partnerships and developing international strategies.

Her passion is delivering sustainable priorities and objectives for the universities she works with. She also works in the arts and culture sector as a sustainability coordinator with a festival and live events company and works in creating policy within the arts and culture sector in Ireland.

She holds sustainability qualifications from University College Cork and TU Dublin.