- Mobius Foundation hosts International Conference on Sustainability Education
Mobius Foundation hosts International Conference on Sustainability Education
NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 10: ‘International Conference on Sustainability Education (ICSE)’is being organised jointly by Mobius foundation, The Climate Reality Project, India in partnership with UNESCO. The two-day conference would explore the ways to address the challenges halting the path of sustainable education.
ICSE 2019 is planned with a view to explore pathways to address current and emerging sustainability challenges through education by empowering learners with new skills, values and attitudes that lead to more sustainable societies. The Conference is being organized as a major sustainability event to bring together thought leaders, practitioners, teachers, educators, policy makers as well as youth from around the globe to share innovative ideas, case studies, practices and policies and come forward with recommendations for incorporating environmental sustainability as a core concept in the school education system.
Dr. Ram Boojh (Director Programmes, Former UNESCO, and Environment Programme Specialist) Says, “The idea to organize this Conference came from the felt need of reorienting education towards sustainability issues in the context of the global commitment for Agenda 2030 and Sustainable Development Goals.”
The Conference deliberated upon various facets of sustainability education taking a holistic viewpoint in terms of ESD (Education for Sustainable Development), EE (Environmental Education) and Climate Change Education (CCE).
Pradip Burman, Chairman, Mobius Foundation says, “ICSE 2019 has been organized with its ultimate goal of developing societies competent in the principles of sustainability and striving to live within the carrying capacity of the planet. ICSE 2019 aims to aid implementation of education for sustainable development (ESD) which is culturally-relevant, locally appropriate, occurring across national school education system.”
Sustainability education is an untapped resource in addressing challenges related to environment, climate change and sustainable development. Although, there has been various efforts globally in this direction, still educators as well as policy and decision makers have not yet fully utilized potential of education to address these challenges.