SCC Webinar

Education 2030 and the Future of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific

Presenter: Kim Smith

With the Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) coming to an end in 2019, now is the time to look to the future. In a series of intensive brainstorming symposia and a review of current ESD work, UNESCO has drafted a position paper on the future of ESD, welcoming public comment through November 19. The position paper will be posted here.

By reflecting on the value of ESD and the GAP and drilling down into each of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), participants have identified how education is necessary to achieve all of the SDGs. As a “driver” for the SDGs, education should be front and center, as it is necessary to educate across all sectors and disciplines, in a variety of formal, nonformal, and informal educational modalities.

In this webinar, Kim Smith, a higher education envoy for UN University, AASHE and the US Partnership for ESD, will guide a review of the recommendations and invite feedback. Kim is known to the SCC audience as the host of our international webinar series and as a member of SCC’s Advisory Council. Given the current focus on “sustainability competencies,” Kim will share more about the competencies that are emerging from this process.

Come learn about UNESCO’s proposal, how these lessons emerged and how your work helps advance the SDGs. ESD in action is citizenship in action.

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