Assigned by The City of Umeå, Umeå University and Region Västerbotten I attended SWEDESD international conference Bridging the Gap in August 2016, and The Global RCE Conference in Yogyakarta, Indonesia in November 2016 for the purpose of clarifying how RCEs could enhance the work with the new sustainble development agenda through The Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD).