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8th WEEC Planet and People The 8th WEEC Planet and People will be held in Goteborg from June 29th to July 2nd 2015. 
The host for this conference will be the Centre for Environment and Sustainability, GMV.
For more information visit: weec2015.org
European Days of Environmental Education They took place in Bergamo on the 25th and 26th of  September 2014, the Pan-European days of environmental education and sustainability.
The first edition was held in Lyon (France) on the 4th  March 2013 (http://www.assises-eedd.org/journee-europeenne).

A side event at the 8th Congress in Goteborg

A side event on Aquatic Education will be held at the 8th WEEC on the 30th of June, 18:00h-20:00

We will discuss the current and future challenges and the implemen-tation of a thematic network on marine education worldwide, through presentations of best practices, proposals, and resources on marine, rivers and lakes.

We will focused in particular on:
-Sustainable Fishing, Think Blue SFTB
-Marine litter education
-Marine invasive species MIS

A wide range of participants is welcomed, institutions, NGOs, net-works, schools and universities, in order to share contents and expe-riences that will enhance the thematic publication "il Pianeta Azzurro".

Spoken languages: English and French without translation.

For further information, please contact.
Monica Risso: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Remember: the deadline for the "early bird" fees is March 31st

 

World Water Day 2015, 22 March

A day to celebrate, a day to change, a day to prepare

World Water Day is marked on 22 March every year. It’s a day to celebrate water. It’s a day to make a difference for the members of the global population who suffer from water related issues. It’s a day to prepare for how we manage water in the future. 

In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly designated 22 March as the first World Water Day. 22 years later, World Water Day is celebrated around the world shining the spotlight on a different issue every year. This issue is also the theme of the annual UN World Water Development Report which is launched on World Water Day. 

In 2015, the theme for World Water Day is 'Water and Sustainable Development'. It’s about how water links to all areas we need to consider to create the future we want. 

Each year, UN-Water provides resources to inspire celebrations for World Water Day.  

 

Follow-up to Rio+20, notably the Sustainable Development Goals

The Directorate-General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission launched on 1 March 2015 the work of an independent expert group on the ‘Follow-up to Rio+20, notably the Sustainable Development Goals' to provide advice on the role of science, research, technology and innovation for implementing the sustainability agenda agreed at Rio+20 and in particular the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including the potential of research and innovation cooperation in this context (more info).

Sustainable development and climate change are European Union’s overarching objectives set by the Lisbon Treaty. The Union's new funding programme for research and innovation, Horizon 2020, set a target of at least 60% of its budget to support sustainable development and of 35% for climate change.

Read more: Follow-up to Rio+20, notably the Sustainable Development Goals

 

Special project on World Forests, Society and Environment

CALL FOR PAPERS on the theme
"Shifting global development discourses: Implications for forests and livelihoods"

IUFRO Special Project World Forests, Society and Environment (IUFRO WFSE) invites papers on the theme “Shifting global development discourses: Implications for forests and livelihoods”.

Interested authors are invited to submit by 30th April 2015 an extended abstract (1000-1500 words) of an article with maximum length of about 7000 words to WFSE coordinator Pia Katila ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ). A selection of appropriate abstracts will be made by the IUFRO WFSE editors. The articles will be published in a special issue of International Forestry Review. If it is not possible to publish all contributions under the journal format, a complementary volume will be published in the IUFRO World Series.

Read more: Special project on World Forests, Society and Environment

 

Creating sustainable societies: Scaling up ESD through the Global Action Programme

Second Announcement of the 33rd International Conference of the Environmental Education Association of Southern Africa

Esibayeni Lodge, Matsapha, Swaziland

Date: 21st – 24th September 2015

Hosted By

The Swaziland Environment Authority (SEA) in Collaboration with the national ESD Stakeholders

EEASA is an organisation for environmental educators in the SADC region. Its membership is comprised of educators in all levels, researchers, environmentalists, NGO’s, learners and professional environmental organisations. EEASA is governed by an elected council which coordinates and implements the decisions taken in conferences. The organization provides a forum for EE practitioners and learners to share their experiences and ideas necessary for developing EE practises and related fields in the region. Swaziland has been a partner in the development of EEASA and was instrumental in ensuring that the organization develops into an efficient regional forum.

The 33rd annual EEASA Conference will be held at Esibayeni Lodge, Matsapha, Swaziland from the 21st -24th of September 2015. The conference is being hosted by the Swaziland Environment Authority (SEA) in collaboration with the University of Swaziland, Swaziland National Trust Commission, Ministry of Education and Lower Usuthu Sustainable Land Management. There is a limit of 600 delegates at the conference; hence an early registration of an interest to attend the conference is essential

Conference Theme

The theme of the Conference is “Creating sustainable societies: Scaling up ESD through Global Action Programme”. The theme responds to the post UN decade of Education for Sustainable Development as well as the coming to an end of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) whilst at the same time acknowledging the imminent launch of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The Conference will focus on critical environment and sustainable development issues with particular attention paid to how different stakeholders and entities, both public and private, participate in the undertaking of activities aimed at the realization of the future we want. The main rationale for hosting the EEASA conference is to raise awareness and motivate local and regional stakeholders and entities to commit to the implementation of the Rio+20 outcomes as well as the post UNDESD Global Action Programme (GAP) enshrined in the Nagoya Declaration recently adopted in Japan.

Papers for the conference will be grouped under the following sub-themes or working groups:

1. Governance and social stability in attaining sustainable development

2. Actions and opportunities for ESD within the GAP framework

3. Mainstreaming ESD and Climate Change Education in the formal and non-formal education curriculum

4. Mobilizing Children and Youth for ESD

5. The media and social media as tools for ESD

6. Indigenous knowledge, culture and community involved in ESD

7. Policy innovation, support and implementation in ESD

8. Strengthening ESD and SDG’s in the post 2015 era

9. Green economy, sustainable production and consumption in the 21st century

  1. Sustainable towns and cities in Southern Africa

Call for Papers

When submitting an abstract for a conference paper, indicate the subtheme your abstract is addressing. Expressions of interest and abstracts of 150 words should be sent to Ms Belusile Mhlanga (SEA) on email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

DATES

The 33rd annual EEASA Conference will be held at Esibayeni Lodge, Matsapha, Swaziland from the 21st to 24th September 2015.

Contacts

Conference Administrator (for any information on the conference):

Belusile Mhlanga,

Swaziland Environment Authority

P.O.Box 2602

Mbabane

H100

Mobile: +268 7806 0233

Tel: +268 2404 6960

Fax: +268 2404 1719

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www.eeasaconference2015.com

www.eeasa.org.za

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EE: High award to Lucie Sauvé. Doctorado Honoris Causa a Lucie Sauvé en el terreno de la educación ambiental

Important Mexican University recognizes Lucie Sauvé. She was given a PHD ‘Honoris causa’ in recognition if the work carried out in the field of Environmental Education

Universidad Veracruzana entregò Doctorado Honoris Causa a Lucie Sauvé. Es la autora extranjera más citada en las tesis de licenciatura y posgrado en educación ambiental del país

Lucie-Sauve-Honoris-Causa-MexicoOn March 8, International Womens’Day, Lucie Sauvé, professor at UQAM University (Montreal, Québec, Canada), was rewarded with a Honoris cauysa PHD at Universidad Veracruzana, one of the most important Mexican Universities (70,000 students).

The candidcay was endorsed by Edgar González-Gaudiano, Director ofInstituto de Investigaciónes en Educación’.

Lucie Sauvé and Edgar González-Gaudiano are also among the main and appreciated members of the international network of EE organizing the biennial congresses (the WEECs).

Ceremonia en el marco del Día Internacional de la Mujer

La Universidad Veracruzana (UV) entregó su máxima distinción académica, el Doctorado Honoris Causa, a la ambientalista canadiense Lucie Sauvé y la filósofa española Amelia Valcárcel en una ceremonia que se llevó a efecto en el marco del Día Internacional de la Mujer y en el que, justamente, las galardonadas y la Rectora de esta casa de estudios, Sara Ladrón de Guevara, honraron en sus mensajes a las mujeres, la educación y la universidad como institución civilizatoria.

Read more: EE: High award to Lucie Sauvé. Doctorado Honoris Causa a Lucie Sauvé en el terreno de la educación ambiental

 

WEEC2015: over 800 abstracts, from over 80 countries

The 8th World Environmental Education Congress (Goteborg, Sweden, 28 June-2 July 2015) closed the abstract submission on 14th January and had received over 800 abstracts, from over 80 countries.

ATTENTION: The early registration fees are available only for delegates that register and pay before March 31, 2015.

 

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