Engineering Civilisation towards UN SDGs | London to host ICE/WFEO-led Global Engineering Congress 2018

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NOTE: Text and graphic by Asitha Jayawardena (http://uk.linkedin.com/in/asithaj) as part of his Sustainable University One-stop Shop Experiment (http://www.sustainableuni.kk5.org/). Logos from respective organisations.

 

London will host in October 2018 the first Global Engineering Congress, an ambitious effort to agree a global response to deliver the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

 

This five-day congress will take place at the headquarters of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) in Westminster, London, from 22 to 26 October 2018.

 

This global gathering, led by the ICE and World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO) in association with the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the Commonwealth Engineers Council (CEC), the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE) and the European Council of Civil Engineers (ECCE), falls within the ICE’s and WFEO’s 200th and 50th anniversary years, respectively, as well as Government’s Year of Engineering.

 

A number of high profile speakers will feature in the five days and among them will be:

  • Professor Lord Robert Mair (President, Institution of Civil Engineers ICE)
  • Valerie Agberagba (Vice-President, World Federation of Engineering Organisations WFEO)
  • Saniye Gulser Corat (Head of Gender Section, UNESCO)
  • Christoph Frei (Secretary General and CEO, World Energy Council)
  • Danielle Gaillard Picher (Director of Policy and Programmes, World Water Council)
  • Hartwig Schaefer (Vice President Global Themes, World Bank)
  • Michael Auer (President, International Federation of Engineering Education Societies IFEES)
  • Dame Ann Dowling (President, Royal Academy of Engineering)
  • Robin Kemper (President, American Society of Civil Engineers ASCE)
  • Susan Tighe (President, Canadian Society of Civil Engineers CSCE)
  • Alain Bentejac (President, Federation of Global Consulting Engineers FIDIC)
  • Susan Freeman-Greene (CEO, Engineering New Zealand)

 

The congress will cover five themes in the five days:

Day 1 | Role of Engineering in progressing the UN SDGs

Day 2 | Financing and Collaboration

Day 3 | Resilience and Environmental Impact

Day 4 | Infrastructure and Digitisation

Day 5 | Innovation and Technology

 

Day 1 | Role of Engineering in progressing the UN SDGs

 

Day One will begin with welcome remarks and official opening of the congress, delivered by Nick Baveystock, Director General Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).

 

The first day’s proceedings will include two keynote addresses:

  • UNESCO brings creative responses to the challenges of the times
  • WFEO leading the engineering leadership for sustainable development

 

Among the other sessions will be:

  • Two sessions of Roundtables and Case Studies (each with five streams)
  • Panel Discussion | Governance for implementing the SDGs
  • A session on Governance and ethical engineering for sustainable Development

 

Day 2 | Financing and Collaboration

 

Day Two will feature three keynote addresses:

  • Industrial Digitalisation is crucial to economic success
  • Digital Monitoring and inspection for ageing infrastructure
  • International co-operation

 

The programme will also include:

  • A session of Roundtables and case studies (with six streams)
  • A session of Workshops and hackathons (with six streams)
  • A session on Intelligent City and Smart Life
  • A session on Diversity, Leadership and Innovation
  • Panel discussion | Collaboration as a driver for sustainability
  • Release of Statement – WFEO leading engineering for SDGs

 

Day 3 | Resilience and Environmental Impact

 

Day Three will offer four keynote addresses:

  • Striving to reduce the environmental impact of cities
  • Integrating climate resilience into infrastructure decisions
  • Building institutional capacity to address climate change
  • The role of international trade in sustainable infrastructure

 

Among the other sessions of this day will be:

  • Two public engagement lectures
  • A session of Roundtables and case studies (with six streams)
  • A session of Workshops and hackathons (with six streams)
  • Panel discussion | Creating liveable and inclusive cities
  • Panel discussion | Building climate-smart and resilient economies

 

Day 4 | Infrastructure and Digitisation

 

Day Four will feature three keynote addresses:

  • ASCE’s journey to the creation of the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI)
  • Providing leadership to embed sustainable engineering practice
  • Deepen our awareness of cross-boundary interactions to achieve enhanced resilience

 

The day will also offer:

  • Two public engagement lectures
  • A session of Roundtables and case studies (with six streams)
  • A session of Workshops and hackathons (with six streams)
  • Panel discussion | Sustainability is: Interconnectivity
  • Panel discussion | Applying sustainability solutions in an interconnected world?

 

Day 5 | Innovation and Technology

 

The final day will offer two keynote addresses:

  • Financing sustainable infrastructure
  • Developing reliable, sustainable, and resilient infrastructure

 

The day will also feature:

  • Two public engagement lectures
  • A session of Roundtables and case studies (with six streams)
  • A session of Workshops and hackathons
  • Panel discussion | Making sustainability an investor’s business

 

After the congress concludes, a high-level Panel discussion will take place on changing industry’s approach by suggesting key steps to make sustainability a reality.

 

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Global Engineering Congress https://www.ice.org.uk/events/global-engineering-congress

 

Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/post2015/transformingourworld http://www.un.org/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=A/RES/70/1&Lang=E

 

The Institution of Civil Engineers | 200th Anniversary https://www.ice.org.uk/ice-200

WFEO | World Federation of Engineering Organizations http://www.wfeo.org/

American Society of Civil Engineers ASCE http://www.asce.org/

Commonwealth Engineers Council CEC https://www.ice.org.uk/about-ice/what-we-do/commonwealth-engineers-council

Canadian Society for Civil Engineering CSCE https://csce.ca/

European Council of Civil Engineers ECCE http://www.ecceengineers.eu/

 

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Embedding sustainability in Civil Engineering curriculum | Some bricks for thought http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140819151549-101066234-embedding-sustainability-in-civil-engineering-curriculum-some-bricks-for-thought

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Annual Conference 2015 | The Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC)

SML-EAUC-Conf2015The Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC) will host its 19th annual conference at the University of Leeds on 24 and 25 March 2015. An optional pre-conference workshop on Effective Facilitation Skills will take place on 23 March.

Under the theme ‘Challenging Connections’, this whole-sector international event will bring together students, academics, leaders and sustainability professionals with a view of inspiring and challenging tertiary education to look again at its connections and partnerships.

Programme

The main Conference Programme is split into streams based on the four Priority Areas of the Learning in Future Environments (LIFE) Index:
• Estates and Operations
• Leadership and Governance
• Learning, Teaching and Research
• Partnership and Engagement.

In addition to the conventional workshop sessions, the event will feature ‘exchange sessions’, which are mini conference sessions taking place within the Exhibition Hall during refreshment and lunch breaks as well as the EAUC Annual General Meeting.

The Conference will also offer three separate Summits:
• Student Sustainability Summit
• Further Education Sustainability Summit
• Transformational Leadership Summit

Day one will come to an end with a gala dinner.

Keynotes

Among the keynotes and other speeches are the following:
Next generation sustainability at The University of British Columbia: beyond harm reduction | Professor John Robinson (Associate Provost, Sustainability, The University of British Columbia)
• EAUC Keynote Panel Session: How do we make the future of the sustainable city? Leeds: A dialogue | Chair: Professor Gary Dymski (University of Leeds) | Speakers: Tom Riordan (CEO Leeds City Council) and Chris Brown (Director of Sustainable Business ASDA)
Radical Sustainability – Going Beyond Sustainability 2.0 | Giles Hutchins (author of The Illusion of Separation)
Pre-Dinner speaker | Dr Nicola Millard (Head of Customer Insight & Futures – BT Technology, Service & Operations Global Innovation Team)

Partners and contributors

The EAUC will deliver this innovative multi-agency Conference in partnership with the National Union of Students (NUS), People & Planet, the Association of Colleges (AoC) and the Core Business Integration of Sustainability (CBIS) Executive Programme developed at Harvard University.

Among the other contributors to this conference are the University of British Columbia, Unilever, BT, Rolls-Royce, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Global Universities Partnership for Environmental Sustainability (GUPES).

Graphic from the conference website

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EAUC Annual Conference 2015 website https://www.eventsforce.net/assuredevents/frontend/reg/thome.csp?pageID=31473&ef_sel_menu=960&eventID=85&eventID=85

EAUC Annual Conference 2015 on the EAUC website http://www.eauc.org.uk/annual_conference

The conference programme https://www.eventsforce.net/assuredevents/frontend/reg/tOtherPage.csp?pageID=34762&eventID=85&eventID=85

University of Leeds | Sustainability http://www.leeds.ac.uk/sustainability/

Learning in Future Environments (LIFE) Index website http://www.eauc.org.uk/life/home

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EAUC-UNEP Agreement | UK higher education to enrich North-South collaboration on developing sustainable graduates

SML-EAUC-UNEPThe Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC), the sustainability champion representing the UK higher and further education, entered in July 2014 into a three-year agreement with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to advance sustainable innovation among future generations.

 

This partnership will bring together the EAUC’s member organisations (over 230 UK universities and colleges) and the UNEP’s Global Universities Partnership on Environment and Sustainability (GUPES) network (over 430 universities and regional partners/focal points from five different continents) around three key pillars, namely education, training and networking. In this partnership which will strive to link and support tertiary education institutions worldwide in sustainability, UK universities and colleges will lead as well as learn from other leaders, especially from the Global South.

 

Iain Patton, CEO of EAUC, says, “The EAUC view is that our Member UK universities and colleges, have to take the lead on a global scale to ensure our students have the skills and knowledge to ensure a social, economic and environmentally responsible future for us all. We are excited to be putting our Members on the map and working together with UNEP to bring this change.”

 

Mahesh Pradhan, Head of UNEP’s Environmental Education and Training Unit (EEUT), says, “UNEP seeks to enhance engagement with the higher education community, in empowering the next generation of sustainability leaders across the planet. This partnership with EAUC complements current efforts of the Global Universities Partnership on Environment and Sustainability (GUPES), whereby new opportunities for exchange of sustainability knowledge, experiences and networking are created.”

 

The Green Gown Awards: This partnership with UNEP will help the EAUC to expand the Green Gown Awards further across the globe with an emphasis on profiling and learning from the Global South. Administered by the EAUC and governed by a cross agency steering group, the Awards recognise the exceptional sustainability initiatives of universities and colleges across the UK, covering all aspects, including teaching, research, leadership, buildings, food and communities. The UK and Australasia Green Gown Awards are now in their 10th and 5th year, respectively, while the French speaking Awards is a new addition this year.

 

Measurement of institutional sustainability performance: This partnership will also encourage universities and colleges worldwide to measure their sustainability performance, particularly using the Platform for Sustainability Performance in Education. This platform, supported by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the UNEP, Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) and the Global Compact, brings together organisations which have created sustainability assessment tools designed to support universities and colleges around the world. It is also designed to assist commitments of Higher Education Sustainable Initiative (HESI) signatories and can also support complimentary Rio+20 initiatives (e.g. the People’s Sustainability Treaty on Higher Education).

 

The GUPES: The Global Universities Partnership on Environment and Sustainability (GUPES), which seeks to foster closer linkages between UNEP’s policy domain and universities across the globe, is one of the flagship programmes of UNEP’s Environmental Education and Training Unit (EETU). The GUPES was the result of a consultative forum organised by the UNEP and its partners in Nairobi in 2010 on ways of escalating UNEP’s engagement with universities. It builds on the successes of the Mainstreaming Environment and Sustainability in African Universities (MESA), the Mainstreaming Environment and Sustainability in the Caribbean Universities (MESCA) and the Asia-Pacific Regional University Consortium (RUC).

 

Photographs by Asitha Jayawardena | Logos of the EAUC and the UNEP from their websites

 

 

 

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Media contact | Fiona Goodwin, Environmental Association for University and Colleges (EAUC) fgoodwin@eauc.org.uk

 

News post on the EAUC website | Universities and colleges in the UK have signed a unique agreement with UNEP http://www.eauc.org.uk/universities_and_colleges_in_the_uk_have_signed

 

News post on Edie.net | UNEP targets British universities to develop future stars of sustainability http://www.edie.net/news/5/British-universities-unite-with-UN-to-bring-sustainability-to-global-audience/

 

The Environmental Association for University and Colleges (EAUC) http://www.eauc.org.uk/:

 

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) http://www.unep.org/:

 

The Platform for Sustainability Performance http://www.sustainabilityperformance.org

 

 

 

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Green Gown Awards 2014 | Over 100 finalist projects from 62 UK institutions are in fray https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/green-gown-awards-2014-over-100-finalist-projects-from-62-uk-institutions-are-in-fray/

 

Green Gown Awards 2013 – Winners and Highly Commended https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/11/13/green-gown-awards-2013-winners-and-highly-commended-2/

 

UNEP publishes Greening Universities Toolkit https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/08/07/unep-publishes-greening-universities-toolkit/

 

UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/01/06/unesco-world-conference-on-education-for-sustainable-development-esd/

 

New QAA/HEA ESD Guidance to complement UK Quality Code for Higher Education https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/06/30/new-esd-guidance-to-complement-uk-quality-code-for-higher-education/

 

Five questions and 100 delegates from 15 countries: COPERNICUS conference on higher education, sustainability and ESD https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/01/13/five-questions-and-100-delegates-from-15-countries-copernicus-conference-on-higher-education-sustainability-and-esd/

 

Informal communication has a key role in sustainability-oriented institutional change, says Green Academy Lead at Worcester https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/06/02/informal-communication-has-a-key-role-in-sustainability-oriented-institutional-change-says-green-academy-lead-at-worcester/

 

Sustainability leadership is all around us, says Director SD at Canterbury Christ Church University https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/sustainability-leadership-is-all-around-us-says-director-sd-at-canterbury-christ-church-university/

 

Disciplines speak ‘Sustainability’ in different languages, says ESD academic lead at Bristol https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/05/15/disciplines-speak-sustainability-in-different-languages-says-esd-academic-lead-at-bristol/

 

Online learning is a driver for sustainability, says Dr Speight at HEA-Nottingham seminar https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/03/10/online-learning-is-a-driver-for-sustainability-says-dr-speight-at-hea-nottingham-seminar/

 

ESD London Conference | Sustainability is a core theme in higher education today and will remain so tomorrow, says VC LSBU https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/06/15/esd-london-conference-sustainability-is-a-core-theme-in-higher-education-today-and-will-remain-so-tomorrow-says-vc-lsbu/

 

Education for Sustainability (EfS) is enriching curriculum and student experience at Gloucestershire, says Professor Tilbury https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/07/07/education-for-sustainability-efs-is-enriching-curriculum-and-student-experience-at-gloucestershire-says-professor-tilbury/

 

HEFCE London event: NHS Sustainable Development jab to higher education https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/02/03/hefce-london-event-nhs-sustainable-development-jab-to-higher-education/

 

NUS announces 25 Students’ Green Fund projects in England https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/08/14/nus-announces-25-students-green-fund-projects-in-england/

 

House of Commons launch: UK’s Rio+20 Manifesto to strengthen education’s role in sustainable development https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/12/09/house-of-commons-launch-uks-rio20-manifesto-to-strengthen-educations-role-in-sustainable-development/

 

University of Bath’s free online course | Make an impact: Sustainability for Professionals https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/03/11/university-of-baths-free-online-course-make-an-impact-sustainability-for-professionals/

 

Nottingham’s free online course: Sustainability, Society and You https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/12/19/nottinghams-free-online-course-sustainability-society-and-you/

 

New website: The Guide to Quality and Education for Sustainability in Higher Education https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2012/12/13/new-website-the-guide-to-quality-and-education-for-sustainability-in-higher-education/

 

HEA-NUS Report 2013: Student attitudes towards and skills for sustainable development https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/10/03/hea-nus-report-2013-student-attitudes-towards-and-skills-for-sustainable-development/

 

London South Bank University (LSBU) in Africa: Education for Sustainability (EfS) Residential 2013 https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/12/13/london-south-bank-university-lsbu-in-africa-education-for-sustainability-efs-residential-2013/

 

New TOOLKIT: Problem-Based Learning: A Case Study of Sustainability Education https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/10/24/new-toolkit-problem-based-learning-a-case-study-of-sustainability-education/

 

Three years of innovation in sustainability in higher education and ESD | The Sustainable University One-stop Shop https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/04/02/three-years-of-innovation-in-sustainability-in-higher-education-and-esd-the-sustainable-university-one-stop-shop/

 

 

 

ESD posts on LinkedIn (#asiLI)

 

Why universities should lead their wider communities’ sustainability endeavours | Three reasons https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140606053309-101066234-why-universities-should-lead-their-wider-communities-sustainability-endeavours-three-reasons

 

A green tale of four UK universities | HEA Green Academy workshops – Worcester, Canterbury Christ Church, Bristol and Nottingham https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140718111751-101066234-a-green-tale-of-four-uk-universities-hea-green-academy-workshops-worcester-canterbury-christ-church-bristol-and-nottingham

 

A visual celebration of good practice in sustainability | 40 photos from 18 UK universities http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140709082957-101066234-a-visual-celebration-of-good-practice-in-sustainability-40-photos-from-18-uk-universities

 

LSBU MSc in Education for Sustainability | How it enriched my perspective http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140507110247-101066234-lsbu-msc-in-education-for-sustainability-how-it-enriched-my-perspective

 

A game of plates at ‘Growth vs. Earth’ Café | Who depends on whom? http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140407045738-101066234-a-game-of-plates-at-growth-vs-earth-caf%C3%A9-who-depends-on-whom?

 

Sustainability | A balancing act? Four of them? https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140409090334-101066234-sustainability-a-balancing-act-four-of-them

 

Making sense of sustainability (or sustainable development) | A look at seven definitions http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140414095133-101066234-making-sense-of-sustainability-or-sustainable-development-a-look-at-seven-definitions

 

Sustainability-oriented poetry | Ten unforgettable pieces from Byron to Tennyson http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140421183727-101066234-sustainability-oriented-poetry-ten-unforgettable-pieces-from-byron-to-tennyson

 

Sustainability-oriented quotes and sayings | Twenty gems from Native Americans to Einstein http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140524074906-101066234-sustainability-oriented-quotes-and-sayings-twenty-gems-from-native-americans-to-einstein

 

 

 

Related posts on The Sustainable University Notes blog

 

Education’s role in addressing sustainability and ESD http://su-notes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/educations-role-in-addressing.html

 

Higher Education’s role in building a sustainable world http://su-notes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/higher-educations-role-in-building.html

 

Pathways to a sustainable university http://su-notes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/pathways-to-sustainable-university.html

 

EDUCATION pathway to a Sustainable University (Part 1): curriculum content and delivery http://su-notes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/education-pathway-to-sustainable.html

 

Opportunities for integrating sustainability across curricula (Part 2 of EDUCATION pathway to a Sustainable University) http://su-notes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/opportunities-for-integrating.html

 

University of Planetshire approach to integrating sustainability across the curriculum (Part 3 of EDUCATION pathway to a Sustainable University) http://su-notes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/university-of-planetshire-approach-to.html

 

Outputs of the University of Planetshire Approach to integrating sustainability across the curriculum (Part 4 of EDUCATION pathway to a Sustainable University) http://su-notes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/outputs-of-university-of-planetshire.html

 

Will it work? – The University of Planetshire Approach to integrating sustainability across the curriculum (Part 5 of EDUCATION pathway to a Sustainable University) http://su-notes.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/will-it-work-university-of-planetshire.html

 

 

 

Related posts on The Sustainable University Diary blog (ESD reflections)

 

The starting point of our sustainability crisis? http://esddiary.wordpress.com/2013/06/10/the-starting-point-of-our-sustainability-crisis/

 

Who depends on whom? A game of plates http://esddiary.wordpress.com/2013/07/08/who-depends-on-whom-a-game-of-plates/

 

 

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Project PROPOSAL for universities | Sustainability as an enhancer of reputation and financial position | The Planetshire University (PU) model https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/proposal/

 

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UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)

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UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) will be held in Aichi-Nagoya in Japan from 10 to 12 November 2014.

Organised by UNESCO and the Government of Japan with advice from an International Steering Group of twelve ESD experts from around the world, the conference will mark not only the end of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (UN DESD, 2005-2014) but also an important milestone for pointing the way ahead.

UNESCO, which is the lead agency for the UN DESD (2005-2014), is coordinating global efforts to address, through education, the social, environmental, economic, and cultural challenges of the 21st century. In this process, it focuses on three key issues – climate change, biodiversity and disaster risk reduction – as entry points for promoting sustainable development practices through education.

Under the motto ‘Learning Today for a Sustainable Future’, the conference will pursue four objectives:

  • Celebrating a Decade of Action
  • Reorienting Education to Build a Better Future for All
  • Accelerating Action for Sustainable Development
  • Setting the Agenda for ESD beyond 2014

This three-day conference will comprise a high-level segment, plenary sessions, workshops, side events and exhibitions.

Its plenary sessions are:

  • Celebrating a Decade of Action: The opening plenary will celebrate ESD successes and highlight the urgent need for ESD
  • Reorienting Education to Build a Better Future for All – ESD as an integral element of quality education: Plenary II will illustrate that quality education calls for integrating sustainability principles into education and will also make the case for ESD’s contribution to education for global citizenship
  • Accelerating Action for Sustainable Development – enhancing the sustainable development agenda through education: Plenary III will highlight ESD’s catalyst function for taking action on sustainability issues such as climate change, disaster risk reduction and biodiversity loss
  • Setting the Agenda for ESD beyond 2014: The closing plenary will draw conclusions from the Conference discussions for ESD work after the UN Decade in 2014

Its workshops, amounting over 30, are grouped under four clusters:

Cluster I: Celebrating a Decade of Action will showcase successful and inspiring initiatives in: ESD concept | ESD policy | Contribution of ESD in meeting the internationally-agreed development goals | Development of local initiatives and multi-stakeholder networks for ESD | Innovative teaching and learning approaches to ESD | Mobilizing partnerships for ESD | Monitoring and evaluation of the DESD and ESD 

Cluster II: Reorienting Education to Build a Better Future for All will discuss ESD as an integral element of quality education in: Early childhood care and education | Primary and secondary education | Higher education and research | Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET)/ Green skills | Teacher education | Non-formal and community learning | Information and Communications Technology (ICT) | Innovative learning spaces and opportunities for ESD | ESD as a new vision of education 

Cluster III: Accelerating Action for Sustainable Development will discuss ESD as a critical lever for advancing policies and practices in: Water and sanitation | Oceans | Energy | Health | Agriculture and food security | Biodiversity | Climate change | Disaster risk reduction (DRR) | Sustainable consumption and production (SCP) | Green economy in the context of poverty eradication | Sustainable cities and human settlements 

Cluster IV: Setting the Agenda for ESD beyond 2014 will focus on articulating the post-2014 ESD framework in relation to: Promoting holistic 21st-century competencies | Integrating ESD in policy at different levels | Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) | Role of local initiatives in advancing ESD | Whole-institution approaches to ESD | Catalyzing support for ESD | Monitoring and reporting frameworks of ESD beyond 2014 

In the side events of the conference stakeholders will be able to present their ESD projects and programmes. Its exhibitions will showcase successful ESD projects from around the world.

The conference will also see the launch of the third and final assessment report of the UN DESD. The report will take stock of the growth of ESD throughout the Decade, give an updated picture of ESD at the Decade’s end and share lessons learnt and draw conclusions for future ESD activities. In the course of the Decade, UNESCO published two reports in 2009 and 2012, focusing on contexts and structures for ESD and processes and learning for ESD, respectively.

Prior to the conference, from 4 to 8 November 2014, a set of Stakeholder Meetings will bring together key ESD stakeholder groups such as UNESCO, ASPnet schools and youth representatives.

Discussions and preparations for ESD after the UN DESD are moving forward and UNESCO will be developing a roadmap for implementation of the Global Action Programme on ESD, which will be discussed at this conference.

Image adapted from the conference website

 

More…

Conference website http://www.unesco.org/new/en/unesco-world-conference-on-esd-2014/

UNESCO ESD website http://en.unesco.org/themes/education-sustainable-development

ESD page on UNESCO website http://www.unesco.org/new/en/education/themes/leading-the-international-agenda/education-for-sustainable-development/

UNESCO ESD e-module http://www.unesco.org/new/en/education/themes/leading-the-international-agenda/education-for-sustainable-development/esd-e-module/

Key UNESCO publications on ESD http://www.unesco.org/new/en/education/themes/leading-the-international-agenda/education-for-sustainable-development/publications/

UNESCO on Twitter (@UNESCO) https://twitter.com/unesco | UNESCO on FaceBook https://www.facebook.com/unesco | UNESCO on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/UNESCO

 

Related posts on The Sustainable University Diary blog (ESD reflections)

The starting point of our sustainability crisis? http://esddiary.wordpress.com/2013/06/10/the-starting-point-of-our-sustainability-crisis/

Who depends on whom? A game of plates http://esddiary.wordpress.com/2013/07/08/who-depends-on-whom-a-game-of-plates/

 

Related posts on The Sustainable University Notes blog

Education’s role in addressing sustainability and ESD http://su-notes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/educations-role-in-addressing.html

Higher Education’s role in building a sustainable world http://su-notes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/higher-educations-role-in-building.html

Pathways to a sustainable university http://su-notes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/pathways-to-sustainable-university.html

EDUCATION pathway to a Sustainable University (Part 1): curriculum content and delivery http://su-notes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/education-pathway-to-sustainable.html

Opportunities for integrating sustainability across curricula (Part 2 of EDUCATION pathway to a Sustainable University) http://su-notes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/opportunities-for-integrating.html

University of Planetshire approach to integrating sustainability across the curriculum (Part 3 of EDUCATION pathway to a Sustainable University) http://su-notes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/university-of-planetshire-approach-to.html

Outputs of the University of Planetshire Approach to integrating sustainability across the curriculum (Part 4 of EDUCATION pathway to a Sustainable University) http://su-notes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/outputs-of-university-of-planetshire.html

Will it work? – The University of Planetshire Approach to integrating sustainability across the curriculum (Part 5 of EDUCATION pathway to a Sustainable University)

http://su-notes.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/will-it-work-university-of-planetshire.html

 

Related posts on The Sustainable University News & Info website

Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) London Conference 2014: Call for Papers https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/11/11/education-for-sustainable-development-esd-london-conference-2014-call-for-papers/

COPERNICUS conf: Leadership in a Changing World: Higher education, sustainability and the new Global Action Programme on ESD https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/12/03/copernicus-conf-leadership-in-a-changing-world-higher-education-sustainability-and-the-new-global-action-programme-on-esd/

London South Bank University (LSBU) in Africa: Education for Sustainability (EfS) Residential 2013 https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/12/13/london-south-bank-university-lsbu-in-africa-education-for-sustainability-efs-residential-2013/

ESD has made inroads in new pedagogical ideas in future flexible higher education – HEA report https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/11/25/esd-has-made-inroads-in-new-pedagogical-ideas-in-future-flexible-higher-education-hea-report/

QAA/HEA ESD Guidance Document for UK higher education goes under consultation https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/11/07/qaahea-esd-guidance-document-for-uk-higher-education-goes-under-consultation/

HEFCE consultation on Sustainable Development Framework until 7 February 2014 https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/12/17/hefce-consultation-on-sustainable-development-framework-until-7-february-2014/

House of Commons launch: UK’s Rio+20 Manifesto to strengthen education’s role in sustainable development https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/12/09/house-of-commons-launch-uks-rio20-manifesto-to-strengthen-educations-role-in-sustainable-development/

UNEP publishes Greening Universities Toolkit https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/08/07/unep-publishes-greening-universities-toolkit/

HEA-NUS Report 2013: Student attitudes towards and skills for sustainable development https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/10/03/hea-nus-report-2013-student-attitudes-towards-and-skills-for-sustainable-development/

New website: The Guide to Quality and Education for Sustainability in Higher Education https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2012/12/13/new-website-the-guide-to-quality-and-education-for-sustainability-in-higher-education/

CONFERENCE: Quality Assurance, Enhancement and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD): Creating a Framework for Dialogue https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2012/07/03/conference-quality-assurance-enhancement-and-education-for-sustainable-development-esd-creating-a-framework-for-dialogue/

New TOOLKIT: Problem-Based Learning: A Case Study of Sustainability Education https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/10/24/new-toolkit-problem-based-learning-a-case-study-of-sustainability-education/

Gloucestershire workshop on Education for Sustainability in Higher Education https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/06/26/gloucestershire-workshop-on-education-for-sustainability-in-higher-education/

Delivering ESD and graduate attributes through Hybrid Problem-Based Learning https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/07/16/delivering-esd-and-graduate-attributes-through-hybrid-problem-based-learning/

 

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