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3rd Pan European Days of Environmental Education The 3rd Pan European Days of Environmental Education toward Sustainability will be held in Barcelona, Catalonia
1st and the 2nd October 2015 The deadline for registration is August 14
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European Days of Environmental Education Bons résultats pour les Deuxièmes Journées européennes de l'éducation à l' environnement qui ont eu lieu à Bergame (Italie) en Septembre 2014
Les acteurs locaux se sont mobilisés pour assurer le succès des journées et proposer aux participants des ateliers, des visites sur le terrain et d'autres opportunités pour découvrir les réalités de la région. La première édition de la rencontre européenne de tous les acteurs de l'éducation environnementale a eu lieu à Lyon le 4 Mars 2013. Visitez www.europe.environmental-education.org

World Wetlands Day

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Celebrating the World Wetlands Day

On February 2, in more than 80 countries worldwide, we celebrate the World Wetlands Day. The event commemorates the historical adoption of the Ramsar Convention (Iran) on 2 February 1971, that for the first time put the basis for a shared management of wetlands, aimed to their conservation.

Wetlands, which are by definition swamps and marshes, bogs and ponds or dams, are indeed an incredible source of biodiversity. A floristic biodiversity but also of wildlife, composed of species of water birds typical of these environments.

Wetlands also provide extremely important ecosystem services since they perform control functions (pollution, salinity of coastal waters, erosion, nutrient intake), support to agricultural activities as well as being a hub of cultural and touristic interest.

It is now more important than ever, to celebrate this day to raise awareness among citizens and institutions to take care and protect these environments, which are essential for the maintenance of biodiversity and tackling climate change.

#WorldWetlandsDay #WetlandsForOurFuture

Below the cartoon made by MedWet.org to celebrate the day.

Célébration de la Journée mondiale des zones humides

Les moyens d'existence dépendant de la pêche, de la riziculture, des voyages et du tourisme, ainsi que l'approvisionnement en eau : tout cela dépend des zones humides.  Et pour nous, les zones humides sont vitales à bien d'autres égards. Elles abritent des formes de vie extrêmement diverses, protègent nos littoraux, agissent comme des éponges naturelles pour absorber les crues des rivières et stockent le dioxyde de carbone pour réguler les changements climatiques.

Malheureusement, les zones humides sont souvent considérées comme des espaces perdus et plus de 64% d'entre elles ont disparu depuis 1900.
Permettre aux populations de vivre décemment et garantir que les zones humides continuent de fournir leurs avantages essentiels ne doivent pas être des objectifs contradictoires! - See more at: http://www.worldwetlandsday.org/fr/#sthash.6e5d24lz.dpuf
#WorldWetlandsDay #WetlandsForOurFuture
#WorldWetlandsDay #WetlandsForOurFuture
#WorldWetlandsDay #WetlandsForOurFuture
#WorldWetlandsDay #WetlandsForOurFuture

Les moyens d'existence dépendant de la pêche, de la riziculture, des voyages et du tourisme, ainsi que l'approvisionnement en eau: tout cela dépend des zones humides. Et pour nous, les zones humides sont vitales à bien d'autres égards. Elles abritent des formes de vie extrêmement diverses, protègent nos littoraux, agissent comme des éponges naturelles pour absorber les crues des rivières et stockent le dioxyde de carbone pour réguler les changements climatiques.

Malheureusement, les zones humides sont souvent considérées comme des espaces perdus et plus de 64% d'entre elles ont disparu depuis 1900. Permettre aux populations de vivre décemment et garantir que les zones humides continuent de fournir leurs avantages essentiels ne doivent pas être des objectifs contradictoires!

#LesZonesHumidesPourNotreAvenir #JMZH

Ci-dessous la bande dessinée faite par MedWet.org pour célébrer cette journée.

 

Children and Sustainable Development: A Challenge for Education

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Children and sustainable development: a challenge for education

In November 2015 the Pontifical Academies of Sciences held the workshop Children and Sustainable Development: A Challenge for Education. The objective was to discuss “the role of education in the changes to come, and making proposals for action in this direction”. This is essential to reach the goal of building, through education, an inclusive society in which all people can have the resources to develop a life project in harmony with their culture and beliefs, transcultural universal values and respect for the environment.

Lire la suite : Children and Sustainable Development: A Challenge for Education

 

COP21 2015. The Paris Agreement recognizes the education

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A Thematic Day on Education and climate has been held on December, 4th, at the 21st Conference on climate change in Paris.

This Day and the Article 12 of the final agreement (‘Parties shall cooperate in taking measures, as appropriate, to enhance climate change education, training, public awareness, public participation and public access to information, recognizing the importance of these steps with respect to enhancing actions under this Agreement’) are a bottom up initiative and a success of the Paris-Education2015 Collective, a group of educationalists, organizational leaders and politicians working for the integration of education into the Paris Climate Conference 2015.

It is the first time that the education is recognized as mean for fighting against the climate change. A ‘Manifesto’ - titled ‘Ten billion human beings: to live together, let’s change the education!’ - calls for a global citizenship education.

Now the group would like to confirm the initiative at the COP22 in Morocco and to design a three years action-research project between Africans and Europeans researchers and educators.

People interested in collaborating to the Marrakech environmental education meeting in 2016 and/or a action-research action can contact the WEEC Permanent Secretariat.

Download the Manifesto (English) (Français)

Read the introduction of Yves Reinkin to the Thematic Day (French only)

Read a comment of Jacqueline Charron, Secretary of the ‘Les Amis de Circée’ association (French only)

Links to documents on the Thematic Day/Liens aux documents du Thematic Day:

Ministries meeting/Pour la partie avec les ministres : Thematic Day Education au développement durable - COP 21 - Ouverture de la conférence

First round table/Pour la 1ère table ronde: Thematic Day Education au développement durable - COP 21 - Table ronde 1

Second round table/Pour la seconde table ronde : Thematic Day Education au développement durable - COP 21 - Table ronde 2 et clôture de la conférence

Download the youth speech (French only)

 

Manifeste européen EEDD - Eduquer à l'Environnement et au Développement Durable - 2015

L'éducation à l'environnement et au développement durable (EEDD) est une nécessité. Plusieurs textes officiels européens et internationaux le reconnaissent depuis longtemps et engagent les pays membres à prendre des mesures.

Le tout récent Sommet des Nations Unies de 2015 sur le Développement Durable (25-27/9/2015) le précise encore dans son Objectif 4, relatif à l'Education : "D'ici à 2030, faire en sorte que tous les élèves acquièrent les connaissances et compétences nécessaires pour promouvoir le développement durable".

Plus de 150 acteurs, associations et institutions impliquées dans l'EEDD, issus de différents pays ont participé en amont à la rédaction du Manifeste "Eduquer à l'environnement et au développement durable". Ils partent du constat que les engagements pris par les États sont encore trop peu visibles sur le terrain et ont rassemblé, dans ce manifeste, 20 propositions pour une EEDD ambitieuse en Europe.

En effet, alors que les défis s'amplifient et se complexifient, l'EEDD nécessite plus que jamais la mise en œuvre de politiques volontaires et cohérentes à l'échelle européenne.

Ce document a vocation à être diffusé dans tous les pays d'Europe à destination, notamment, des députés européens, de la Commission Européenne, du Comité Économique et Social et du Comité des Régions.

Il a été présenté lors de des Journées Pan- Européennes d' éducation à l'environnement vers le développement durable, le 1 et 2 Octobre 2015 à Barcelone.

Lire le Manifesto

 

Ready for WEEC2017? Save the date

logo 9weecThe 9th WEEC (World Environmental Education Congress) will be held in Vancouver, Canada, in September 9-15 2017.
The title will be Culturenvironment: Weaving new connections

The International Organizing Committee is the WEEC Permanent Secretariat, based in Italy, the Local Organizing Committee is the Institute for Environmental Learning (IEL) a collaborative of researchers and practitioners committed to high quality environmental and sustainability learning in British Columbia. Their members come from a variety of institutions including universities, colleges, school districts, community groups, non-profit organizations, and provincial and regional governments.

 

Lire la suite : Ready for WEEC2017? Save the date

 

3rd Pan European Days of Environmental Education

pan-european-catalonia-logo1The 3rd Pan European Days of Environmental Education toward Sustainability will be held in Barcelona, Catalonia
1st and the 2nd October 2015

The deadline for registration is August 14


Present an oral communication, a poster, a proposal for a European alliance, expose materials

Read more register

 

First Annual FLARE Network Conference

27-30, November 2015 - Musee de l'Homme (Paris, France)

In early December, Paris will host the Conference of the Parties on Climate Change. The Musee de l'Homme Research Group on Social and Natural Evolution, the International Forestry Resources and Institutions (IFRI) research network (coordinated from the School of Natural Resource and Environment at the University of Michigan), and Program on Forests of the World Bank (PROFOR) announce the first annual conference of the FLARE (Forests and Livelihoods: Assessment, Research, and Engagement) network.

FLARE aims to advance cutting edge knowledge and practices regarding forest-based livelihoods, biodiversity, and climate change. The meeting will help improve our understanding of the approaches, methods, tools, and indicators to assess how, where, and why governance of forest and forest mosaics for improving livelihoods works, and how it can be strengthened.


The focus is on the relationship between forests and livelihoods, the different ways in which forests are imagined, accessed, used, and governed. In particular, the interest is in the work of practitioners and scholars who work at the interface of forest conservation and livelihoods with the goal of sharing knowledge about their experiences and findings. The organisers expect papers to: use qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methods and evidence to report on findings; examine tradeoffs and synergies in forest management and outcomes; and generate a conversation to promote greater visibility and use of key findings, methods, data, and experiences of researchers, practitioners, and decision makers alike.

The conference aims to produce a summary document on the state of impact assessment and monitoring efforts, and the impacts of forestry interventions on livelihoods and biodiversity.

Abstract submission deadline is July 31, 2015. Notification of acceptance/decline will be given by August 7, 2015.

Proposals for oral presentations, lightning talks, posters, and workshops can address one or more of the following six sub-themes related to forests and livelihoods: 1) Governance and Landscapes; 2) Agricultural Commodities; 3) Social and Biological Aspects of Forest Dependence; 4) Impact Evaluations; 5) Pathways to Prosperity; 6) Climate

For more information on the FLARE network, conference themes, submission guidelines, limited financial support for participants from lower income countries and students from any university, and to submit your abstract, please visit the FLARE network website

 

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