12th Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting

12th Asia-Pacific RCE Meeting 2019

4-6 June, 2019, Hangzhou, China

(Photo credit: Yang Yi)

The 12th Asia-Pacific RCE Meeting took place in Hangzhou, China, from 4th June, 2019, in conjunction with the Symposium on 'Enabling a Low-Carbon Society through Education for Sustainable Development' (held on 5th June, 2019), followed by a thematic workshop and field trip on 6th June, 2019.

All events were hosted by RCE Hangzhou with the support of the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS). This event also celebrated World Environment Day 2019 on 5th June, 2019, which encourages awareness and action for the protection of our environment.  

Over 100 participants from across the Asia-Pacific region were in attendance. The meeting aimed to strengthen inter-RCE collaboration through showcasing successful cases in ESD in the context of the SDGs and the GAP.

Discussions in some sessions produced possible future collaborations among RCEs, including mutual learning on low carbon and the expansion of Youth Challenges on Sustainable Development and joint strategies on integrating SDGs into curriculum at universities within RCEs in the region.

A recap of the meeting is available here.

The Global RCE Service Centre wishes to thank the team at RCE Hangzhou for their wonderful support and efforts in making this event a success.


DETAILS

Dates
4-6 June, 2019

Location 
Hangzhou Low-carbon Science & Technology Museum, China
1888 Jianghan Road, Binjiang District, Hangzhou, China

Programme
The programme can be accessed here.  

Presentations:

DAY 1: 4 JUNE, 2019

Presentation Presenter/s
Review of the 11th AP RCE Meeting Ms. Brittany Hardiman, RCE Greater Western Sydney
Updates from the Global RCE Network: 2018-2019
RCE Logo and Social Media Guidelines
Dr. Philip Vaughter, Research Fellow, UNU-IAS
Report on Inter-RCE Collaborative Initiatives Dr. Abdhesh Kumar Gangwar, RCE Srinagar

 

Lightning Presentations

Presentation Presenter/s
RCE Greater Western Sydney, Australia Lucknow Student Immersion Program: Water and Health for Sustainability in India RCE Greater Western Sydney
RCE Greater Shangri-La in China RCE Greater Shangri-la
RCE Kuching, Malaysia RCE Kuching
ESD Okayama Award (2015-2019) RCE Okayama
RCE Qingdao (China): Ocean RCE Qingdao
RCE Southern Vietnam RCE Southern Vietnam
Learning & Sharing for Sustainable Future RCE Tongyeong
Communicating Sustainable Development Goals, Aichi Biodiversity Targets and Paris Climate Agreement at Religious and Spiritual Congregations RCE Srinagar
Creation of Low Carbon School Campuses in Kerala, India RCE Thiruvananthapuram
Ecological Civilization Education in China RCE Tianjin
RCE Waikato Lightning Asia-Pacific RCE Hangzhou 2019 RCE Waikato
Innovations and Actions on Adaptation to Climate Change and Conservation of Biodiversity through Traditional Knowledge and Customary Sustainable Use RCE Sundarbans
The Value and Strategy of Natural Education Curriculum Development RCE Hohhot
Low Carbon Awareness among Primary School Students through Iskandar Malaysia Eco-Life Challenge (IMELC) RCE Iskandar
RCE Kodagu RCE Kodagu
Moving toward Low Carbon Agriculture through ESD: Case Study of Kampong Cham Province, Cambodia RCE Greater Phnom Penh
RCE Hyogo-Kobe RCE Hyogo-Kobe
Ise-Mikawa Bay Bioregion SDGs Design Project RCE Chubu
RCE Youth SDG Challenge - Asia-Pacific RCE Youth Network RCE Greater Western Sydney
RCE Hangzhou RCE Hangzhou

 

DAY 2: 5 JUNE, 2019

Presentation Presenter/s
Keynote Session Dr. Gendong Shi, Executive Director of Chinese National Working Committee for UNESCO on ESD
Declaration of the Chinese Regional Centers of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development (Chinese RCEs) - 'Hangzhou Declaration' Prof. Wu Weidong, Director of RCE Hangzhou

 

Case Study Sessions

Presentation Presenter/s

Education for Ecological Civilization in China - the Role of University

Prof. Xu He, RCE Tianjin

SWAROVSKI Waterschool

Mr. Wande Gongba, RCE Greater Shangri-La

Low Carbon Awareness among Primary School Students through Iskandar Malaysia Eco-Life Challenge (IMELC) Competition Ms. Velerie Siambun, RCE Iskandar
Estimation of Carbon Footprint in Schools & Creation of Low Carbon Campus Plans Kerala, India Dr. C.K. Peethambaran, RCE Thiruvananthapuram
Forest Conservation Education Programme in Rural Schools of Karnataka

Mr. Santosh Raghunath Sutar, RCE Kodagu

Moving toward Low Carbon Agriculture through ESD: Case Study of Kampong Cham Province, Cambodia

Dr. Jeeranuch Sakkhamduang, RCE Greater Phnom Penh

Collaboration, Youth Leadership for Climate Action

Ms. Betsan Martin, Mr. James Young Drew, and Ms. Anya Bukholt Payne, RCE Waikato

The Value and Strategy of Natural Education Curriculum Development

Prof. Dr. Zhiyong Wei, RCE Hohhot
'A River for Everybody' School River Water Quality Project

Ms. Mukvinder Kaur Sandhu, RCE Kuching

5R Campaign Project Ms. Agnes Toner, RCE Kuching

Let's Tackle Global Warming! Virtual Museum of Science Experience

Ms. Tomoyo Kurozumi, RCE Okayama
Innovations and Actions on Adaptation to Climate Change and Conservation of Biodiversity through Traditional Knowledge and Customary Sustainable Use Prof. Dr. Rashed Al Mahmud Titumir, RCE Sundarbans
Promotion of Sustainable Organic Farming in Mekong Delta in Vietnam Dr. Pham Thi Hoa, RCE Southern Vietnam

Collaborations with Multi-stakeholders for Low Carbon City of Tongyeong

Video: Zero Waste Festival

Ms. Su Yeon Park, RCE Tongyeong
Communicating Sustainable Development Goals, Aichi Biodiversity Targets and Paris Climate Agreement at Religious and Spiritual Congregations Dr. Abdhesh Kumar Gangwar, RCE Srinagar
Gathering Sunlight to my Neighbors Dr. Bae Hyunsoon and Mr. Cho Sukkyu, Candidate RCE Dobong-Gu

 

Youth Voice

Presentation Presenter/s

The Air Pollution: Past, Now, and Future

Zhou Jiawei, RCE Hangzhou

River Angels Youth Water Protection Program

Zhang Junlin, Deputy Director of RCE Hangzhou
The Climate Challenge Ms. Anya Bukholt Payne, RCE Waikato

 

DAY 3: 6 JUNE, 2019

Workshops

Presentation Presenter/s

ESD and Rural Vitalization

Ms. Wang Xintong, RCE Hangzhou
RCE Writing Workshop: Crafting your ESD Story

Ms. Ushio Miura, Programme Specialist, UNESCO Bangkok
Prof. Mario Tabucanon, Senior Visiting Professor, UNU-IAS
Dr. Philip Vaughter, Research Fellow, UNU-IAS

Reflection and Planning for RCESDGs Dr. Fumiko Noguchi, Research Fellow, UNU-IAS
Dr. Kiran Banga Chhokar, Regional Advisor to the RCE Community in Asia-Pacific
Ms. Kiyoko Uematsu, Programme Associate, UNU-IAS

*These materials have been prepared by the RCE listed beside each item. Its contents and features are the sole responsibility of the authors. For questions and comments please contact the authors.

 

Photos:

Photos from the meeting have been uploaded on Facebook here.

 

Media Coverage:

Zhejiang TV Youth Channel's report of the RCE Asia-Pacific meeting


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