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McClam, Sherie; Diefenbacher, Lori – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2015
The metaphor of talking "over the fence" underscores the neutrality of tools. Shovels and hoes do the job, but the gardener creates the transformation of earth to food. Each garden requires a unique approach. Such are the tools of education for sustainable development (ESD). Pre-packaged textbooks and toolkits provide definitions and…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Communities of Practice, Sociocultural Patterns, Learning Theories
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Trajber, Rachel; Mochizuki, Yoko – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2015
This article maps and explains Brazil's policies, strategies, plans and initiatives related to Climate Change Education (CCE), in the overall context of Environmental Education (EE) and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). The case of Brazil offers useful insights on how to enhance climate response through education because of its unique…
Descriptors: Climate, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy
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Lockley, John; Jarrath, Martin – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2013
Sustainability as a concept, though well understood in general terms, is often politically captured by interest groups and as such expressed through issues like concern for global climate change or the need to develop more efficient energy sources, to address regional, national or international priorities. Education for sustainability as a concept…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Foreign Countries, Concept Teaching, Sustainable Development
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Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2012
The United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), which came into force in 1993, encourages actions that will guide the way to a sustainable future. It pursues three main goals: (1) conservation of biodiversity; (2) sustainable use of biodiversity; and (3) fair and equitable sharing arising from the use of genetic resources. Article 13…
Descriptors: Biodiversity, Conferences (Gatherings), Sustainability, Environmental Education
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Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2012
The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 20-22 June 2012, marking the twentieth anniversary of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro in 1992 and the tenth anniversary of the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg. With more than…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Conferences (Gatherings), Conservation (Environment)
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Sarabhai, Kartikeya V.; Ravindranath, Shailaja; Schwarz, Rixa; Vyas, Purvi – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2012
Chapter 36 of Agenda 21, a key document of the 1992 Earth Summit, emphasised reorienting education towards sustainable development. While two of the Rio conventions, the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), developed communication, education and public awareness (CEPA)…
Descriptors: Climate, Environmental Education, Organizations (Groups), Biodiversity
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Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2012
The UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) will be co-organised in 2014 by UNESCO and the Government of Japan on the occasion of the end of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development. It has the following objectives: (1) Celebrating a decade of action; (2) Reorienting education to build a better future…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Conferences (Gatherings), Environmental Education, International Organizations
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Tilbury, Daniella – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2012
The sustainable development arguments we practiced in 1992 are now well rehearsed and as poignant as they were 20 years ago. Evidence compiled in the lead up to the forthcoming Rio Summit suggests that as a global community we have not learned to change. The question then becomes: what, if anything, have we learnt from this experience?
Descriptors: Educational Change, Sustainable Development, Conferences (Gatherings), Conservation (Environment)
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Hopkins, Charles – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2012
As one of 12 members of the drafting committee of Agenda 21's Chapter 36, "Education, Public Awareness and Training", Charles Hopkins reflects on the process of working on the now-famous document. Although it was noncontroversial at the time, Chapter 36 spawned education for sustainable development when it was given to UNESCO to administer within…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, Reflection, Educational History
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El-Bassiouny, Noha – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2012
The Business and Society Research Cluster (BSRC) at the German University in Cairo, the El-Khazindar Business Research and Case Center at the American University in Cairo and Misr El-Kheir (MEK) Foundation, Egypt, hosted the region's first sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) case studies conference, entitled "Toward a…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Private Sector
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de Andrade, Daniel Fonseca – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2011
In parallel to the 2009 World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development held in Bonn, Germany, UNESCO organised a group of 25 young education for sustainable development (ESD)-engaged people from 25 countries to bring perceptions, demands, suggestions and contributions to the conference. Prior to the conference the group was divided into…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Poverty, Partnerships in Education
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Tabucanon, Mario T.; Tanaka, Aurea Christine; Aipanjiguly, Sampreethi – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2011
To celebrate the two-year anniversary of the founding of ProSPER.Net--the Promotion of Sustainability in Postgraduate Education and Research Network--members convened on 5-9 July 2010 in Shanghai, China, at a meeting hosted by Tongji University, a founding member. ProSPER.Net is an alliance of 21 higher education institutions in the Asia-Pacific…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development
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Clugston, Rick – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2011
This article reports on an international conference "An Ethical Framework for a Sustainable World," that was held in Ahmedabad, India. The conference served as the culmination of events marking the 10-year anniversary of the completion of the Earth Charter document and the launch of a social movement to transition to a more sustainable…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethics, Interactive Video, Conferences (Gatherings)
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Jickling, Bob – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2010
This article traces the development of the World Environmental Congress movement and its establishment as an important international forum. Reflecting on the 5th Congress, it notes the particular contribution of the Congress theme, "Our Common Home". Finally, it considers environmental education's place alongside other parallel transformative…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Educational Policy, Transformative Learning, Conferences (Gatherings)
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Lotz-Sisitka, Heila – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2009
The Bonn Declaration, approved by the 900 participants at the UNESCO World Conference on Sustainable Development, differs from other conference declarations in that it is the first declaration to deal exclusively with education for sustainable development. It received input from official State representatives and, perhaps because of that, it is…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, International Education, Position Papers, Treaties
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