UNESCO: Education for Sustainable Development in Nagoya

Another large international conference in Japan, this time about education. How do we teach kids about environmental issues, health, energy, biodiversity, sustainable development?

Are you a teacher reading Kurashi? How do you teach these issues to your students?

The conference will take place from 10-12 November 2014 in Aichi-Nagoya, Japan. Under the banner of “Learning Today for a Sustainable Future”, the Conference will celebrate the achievements of the Decade, identify lessons learnt while setting the stage for the future of ESD.

It will also showcase initiatives, key players, networks and ideas that the Decade has stimulated. Such examples from all over the world will help to generate future action under the Global Action Programme.

ESD describes the teaching of key related issues — including climate change, disaster risk reduction, biodiversity, poverty reduction and sustainable consumption — in forms of education.
Crown Prince Naruhito, who attended the meeting Crown Princess Masako, said he expects young people engaged in ESD to support the future of the Earth.
ESD, which aims to allow every human being to acquire the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values necessary to shape a sustainable future, was originally proposed by Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi in 2002 to build a prosperous and safe society through education.
The United Nations has designated the 10-year period between 2005 and 2014 as a decade to promote ESD and the Nagoya conference is expected to serve as a milestone for pointing the way ahead.

The outcomes of the World Conference will inform the deliberations of the World Education Forum to be held from 19 to 22 May 2015 in Incheon, Republic of Korea.


UNESCO is the lead agency for the UN Decade of Education for SustainableDevelopment (2005-2014).

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UNESCO presented the Final Report for the Decade at the Opening Plenary, entitled Shaping the Future We Want.  It assesses the impact of the Decade on all levels and areas of education and draws out the major lessons that will inform future work. The study was based on questionnaires sent to Member States, UN Agencies and other stakeholders as well as extensive additional research.
The report identifies 10 key findings.  Among them is increased global recognition that education is a critical tool for moving societies towards sustainable development. Countries and jurisdictions from Manitoba to Mauritius have made education more relevant to the social, environmental and economic challenges that the world faces now and in the future.  The report also finds that two thirds of countries responding to the questionnaire already have a national ESD strategy or plan in place and that half have integrated ESD into relevant policies.


NHK: UNESCO ESD conference opens in Nagoya

A UNESCO-sponsored international conference on Education for Sustainable Development opened in Nagoya on Monday.

UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova said in a speech that education to realize sustainable growth is needed more than ever to deal with deepening impact of natural disasters and climate change.

Japan's Education Minister Hakubun Shimomura said Japan has been committed to the Education for Sustainable Development ideal and that it will promote the drive around the world.

Under the program, children carry out research and hold discussions to resolve environmental issues and ethnic conflicts, rather than being taught by teachers.

The participants gain experience from working with other people and learn about different cultures.

About 1,000 people from 190 countries including ministers and researchers are attending the conference which closes on Wednesday.
A UNESCO-sponsored international conference on Education for Sustainable Development opened in Nagoya on Monday.
UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova said in a speech that education to realize sustainable growth is needed more than ever to deal with deepening impact of natural disasters and climate change. Japan's Education Minister Hakubun Shimomura said Japan has been committed to the Education for Sustainable Development ideal and that it will promote the drive around the world.
Under the program, children carry out research and hold discussions to resolve environmental issues and ethnic conflicts, rather than being taught by teachers.
- See more at: http://newsonjapan.com/html/newsdesk/article/110188.php#sthash.VugDdRzT.dpuf
A UNESCO-sponsored international conference on Education for Sustainable Development opened in Nagoya on Monday.
UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova said in a speech that education to realize sustainable growth is needed more than ever to deal with deepening impact of natural disasters and climate change. Japan's Education Minister Hakubun Shimomura said Japan has been committed to the Education for Sustainable Development ideal and that it will promote the drive around the world.
Under the program, children carry out research and hold discussions to resolve environmental issues and ethnic conflicts, rather than being taught by teachers.
- See more at: http://newsonjapan.com/html/newsdesk/article/110188.php#sthash.VugDdRzT.dpuf
A UNESCO-sponsored international conference on Education for Sustainable Development opened in Nagoya on Monday.
UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova said in a speech that education to realize sustainable growth is needed more than ever to deal with deepening impact of natural disasters and climate change. Japan's Education Minister Hakubun Shimomura said Japan has been committed to the Education for Sustainable Development ideal and that it will promote the drive around the world.
Under the program, children carry out research and hold discussions to resolve environmental issues and ethnic conflicts, rather than being taught by teachers.
- See more at: http://newsonjapan.com/html/newsdesk/article/110188.php#sthash.VugDdRzT.dpuf

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