GLOBAL UNDERSTANDING IS AN ESSENTIAL HUMAN CONDITION OF THE 21ST CENTURY
Faced with global change, we need to think globally.
Local actions alter global processes.
Global understanding clarifies the connections between the local and the global.
Thinking globally and acting appropriately locally presupposes global understanding. This initiative by the International Geographical Union aims to bridge the awareness gap between local acts and global effects. It will achieve this aim through research, education, and information.
Ultimately, the International Year of Global Understanding will encourage everyone to make daily decisions in the light of global challenges.