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CANIE Accord

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The Signatories to this Accord

The International Academy for Professional Development Ltd are signatories to the CANIE Accord.

In pursuit of the objective of Article 2 of the Paris Agreement – established by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Parties to the Convention at its twenty-first session – to limit global warming to well below 2, preferably to 1.5 degrees Celsius over pre-industrial levels,

Affirming that international education is fundamental to fostering understanding and respect among different peoples in order to transcend borders, cultures, and languages to solve global problems,

Recognizing that the climate crisis poses an acute threat to the economy, nature, and society,

Acknowledging the role of the international education sector in contributing to the climate crisis and, therefore, its position as a likely decarbonization leader,

Taking full account that organizations are in different stages of implementing actions to mitigate the effects of climate change and that commitments and actions are taking place at various levels,

Emphasizing that climate solutions must advance justice, equity, and human rights,

Acknowledging that transitioning to net zero emissions will be challenging and will require reevaluation of business and financial models in the context of a planet in crisis,

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