The UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development was held as a virtual conference from 17 to 19 May 2021. The conference is organized by UNESCO in cooperation with and generously supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research of Germany, and with the German Commission for UNESCO as advisory partner.
Through the World Conference, UNESCO is hoping increase understanding of Education for Sustainable Development and the vital role of education in addressing the climate crisis, biodiversity loss, achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and giving learners the initiative to act for the future of the planet. Find more information on the dedicated website: https://en.unesco.org/events/ESDfor2030.
ICAE, with President Robbie Guevara, was part of Session 3 on Monday, 16 May “Education for SDGs Market Place” and hold a session on “Transformative Education – Implementing SDG Target 4.7” , organized by Bridge 47 and the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens.
You can watch the recording here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJTcIoonnvs
Tell us why you think it’s important to #LearnForOurPlanet
Although the World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development is hosted on an invitee-only platform, the ideas are for everyone. UNESCSO is launching a social media campaign to promote why we should all #LearnForOurPlanet and act for sustainability. The idea is to mobilize new audiences, who may not have heard of ESD but believe that education needs to transform so we can transform society.
You can join by
1) using this image below andpost why you/your organization think it’s important we #LearnForOurPlanet, or good examples of how you are already promoting people to #LearnForOurPlanet on social media. E.g.
In my organization, we support people to #LearnForOurPlanet by…
In my school, we #LearForOurPlanet by…
I think it’s important we #LearnForOurPlanet because….
2) Tweeting about the Conference sessions and ideas with #ESDfor2030, you can use the attached Conference image.
3) Joining the UNESCO – Education for Sustainable Development LinkedIn Group : This LinkedIn Group, hosted by UNESCO, is for people interested in ESD. We invite you to share extra information from your sessions, links, good practices, research, case studies, articles, questions and to use this space to collaborate and have a global conversation about ESD.