Environmental and Ecological Education Panel Athens Greece
The Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER), a world association of academics and researchers based in Athens, organizes A Panel on Environmental and Ecological Education, 22-23 May 2017, Athens, Greece as part of the Twelfth Annual International Symposium on Environment, 22-23 May 2017, Athens, Greec.
The language of the conference is English for both presentations and discussions. Abstracts should be 200-300 words in length and it should include names and contact details of all authors. All abstracts are blind reviewed according to ATINER’s standards and policies. Acceptance decisions are sent within four weeks following submission. Papers should be submitted one month before the conference only if the paper is to be considered for publication at ATINER’s series.
2016 World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders
The 2016 World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders, themed 'Local Voices for a Better World,' opened on Wednesday, 12 October 2016, in Bogotá, Colombia, and will continue through Saturday, 15 October. The World Summit, organized by United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), is the largest global gathering of mayors, councilors, representatives of local governments, and other interested policymakers and practitioners.
Four major deliverables are expected from the 2016 World Summit. The Global Agenda of Local and Regional Governments for the 21st Century will reflect the discussions held in the Summit's plenaries and policy dialogues, highlighting local and regional authorities' priorities that are not currently included in global development negotiations surrounding Habitat III and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Accompanying the Global Agenda will be the launch of the 4th Global Report on Local Democracy and Decentralization (GOLD IV), providing analysis, innovative examples and case studies from around the globe to support the recommendations of the Global Agenda. Another major output will be the Bogotá Statements, which will capture the major challenges that local and regional governments have identified during the Summit. The fourth and final expected outcome is the Key Recommendations of Local and Regional Governments to Habitat III.
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UNEP report on 'Environment, Religion and Culture'
UNEP, in collaboration with the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Department of the Environment, Iran, has published the report 'Environment, Religion and Culture' in the Context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development'.
It shows how religion and culture interpret the Five P's of people, planet, prosperity, peace and partnership and provides examples of how some faith-based and nongovernmental organizations address them. It also encourages religious, cultural leaders and organizations to actively engage in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and calls on religious scholars to continue engaging in dialogue with the scientific world.
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“Mediterranean Mountains: climate change, landscape and biodiversity”, is a workshop organized by the Italian delegation* of the Alpine Convention and held at the Bio Mediterranean Cluster on 4th September 2015. The Workshop’s intent was to encourage sharing of experience and strengthening and expanding networking and cooperation among regional stakeholders in the Mediterranean on the governance of mountain territories.
Here is possible to download the full report.
Call for partners for an ESD project
Urgent call to the ENSI community in search for a partner school to cooperate in an ESD project within the “Sparkling Science”, a programme of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science to strengthen the collaboration between research and education.
The working title of the project is “Virtual Reality as extended learning environment for transformative education”. The deadline for the proposal is 30th September 2016.
Call for paper and session proposals - Environmental Justice in the Anthropocene Symposium, 24-25 April 2017, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, USA
Environmental justice is a central component of sustainability politics during the Anthropocene – the current geological age when human activity is the dominant influence on climate and environment. Every aspect of sustainability politics requires a close analysis of its equity implications, and environmental justice provides us with the tools to explore the ways in which we define and investigate the Anthropocene and its multifaceted impacts. From its origins as a US movement against environmental racism and other inequities in the early 1980s the scope of environmental justice, as a field of research and as a movement, has broadened enormously and evidenced by many other initiatives around the world.
Environmental Justice CSU1, the organizer of this symposium, is a global challenges research team sponsored by the School of Global Environmental Sustainability.
This symposium aims to bring together academics, independent researchers, community and movement activists, and regulatory and policy practitioners from across disciplines, research areas, perspectives, and different countries.
Science Centre World Summit 2017 Call: Call for a proposal is open
The call for session proposals for The Science Centre World Summit (SCWS) is now open for a month!
The SCWS is a global meeting of professionals of science centres/museums and their networks from around the world, convened once every three years. The second Summit will be held in 2017 in Tokyo, Japan, hosted by Miraikan and countries in the Asia and Pacific region.
The SCWS offers an opportunity for science centres/museums to discuss their strategies for their new roles in society. At this Summit, representatives of participating science centres / museums will have discussions with scientists and educators as well as other stakeholders in society, including policymakers, industry and citizens communities, and build varied partnerships to create new approach to global issues followed by concrete actions.
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