UNertia is a campaign and a competition that encourages anyone and everyone, in particular young people, students and schools in the Asia-Pacific region, to engage in Sustainable Actions which will yield positive environmental benefits in their local communities.
UNertia sprung from the realization that there is a global “inertia” in the area of sustainable development: While it is easy to see the local and global environmental issues around us and advocate for sustainable development, it is much harder to take action and bring about individual and collective behavior change in practice.
Inertia: in·er·tia /i’nərSHə/
A tendency to do nothing or to remain unchanged
UNertia: un·er·tia /ˌəˈnərSHə/
A tendency to act upon existing awareness
UNertia is run by UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education and United Nations Environment Programme Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (UNEP-ROAP), supported by Partners.