Stakeholders invited to discuss education for sustainable development at WEEC

15 June 2015

SWEDESD and partners are facilitating a number of dialogues and workshops at the upcoming World Environment Education Congress (WEEC) in Gothenburg, Sweden, entitled People and Planet -How Can They Develop Together?

The 8th WEEC is taking place from 29 June to 2 July. This is a bi-annual international event where practitioners and organisations working with education and learning for environment and sustainability can share ideas across borders.

Four events are organized to address policy, research and practice related to education for sustainable development.

One workshop invites participants to draft a policy brief on challenges and opportunities for the National Focal Points, as suggested by UNESCO to help implement the Global Action Programme (GAP) on ESD.

This workshop will be followed by a plenary session on the GAP, presenting the framework itself and examples of global, regional and national implementation plans and strategies.

Additionally, two round tables will share and discuss results from SWEDESD’s programmes and projects including a strategy for mainstreaming ESD in teacher education institutions developed in collaboration with the Southern African teacher educators network, and a toolkit for multi-stakeholder collaborative social learning developed in a European project for urban sustainability.


The four SWEDESD events at WEEC 2015 are:

Learning for a sustainable future - investigating an ESD tool for effective pedagogy (Round Table) Monday 29 Jun at 17.20 - 18.00. Venue C444/ Humanisten. Program Number 129.

National Focal Points: From ESD Awareness to Research Based ESD Action (Workshop) Tuesday 30 June at 13.30 - 14.30. Venue T307/ Hovrätten. Program Number 375.

The Global Action Programme on ESD - Global, Regional and National Perspectives (Plenary session) Tuesday 30 June at 17:00 - 18:00. Venue Concert Hall.

Nudging, thinking or learning? - Multi-stakeholder collaboration for behaviour and system change (Round Table) Wednesday 1 July at 14.50 - 15.30. Venue C444/ Humanisten. Program Number 335.