The Greater Atlanta Regional Center for Expertise is a regional sustainability network recognized by the United Nations on December 18, 2017. RCEs support implementation of the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals at the regional level through education and training. The designation makes Atlanta one of only six RCEs in the U.S. and 166 worldwide. RCE Greater Atlanta brings together nine universities and colleges with nonprofit, community, government, and business partners – and we are the only RCE in the U.S. with strong leadership and participation from HBCUs.
RCE Greater Atlanta focuses especially on equity and justice issues inherent in sustainable development. We aim to create a new regional model for collective impact, by harnessing higher education capacity and knowledge for regional benefit – and in the process, better preparing our students to be sustainable development changemakers, in Greater Atlanta and beyond.