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World Symposium on Green Offices (WSGO 2022)
Call for papers or proposals

The Research and Transfer Centre 'Sustainable Development and Climate Change Management' in Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, (host organisation of RCE Hamburg) has recently established the 'Green Office for Sustainability Services' of HAW Hamburg. The aim is to contribute to the overall sustainability of the University and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. RCE Hamburg invites RCEs that are involved in similar initiatives to collaborate and exchange their experience.

No matter how they are formally called (Green Offices, Offices of Sustainability or Office of Sustainability Services), Green Offices provide an invaluable assistance towards ensuring that matters related to sustainable development at universities are not only pursued systematically but also in a continuous way. But even though Green Offices are important tools to better integrate sustainability as part of university operations, there is a paucity of specialist events where their activities may be discussed in an integrated way.

Based on this need, the World Symposium on Green Offices (WSGO 2022) is being organised by the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences and Manchester Metropolitan University, under the auspices of the European School of Sustainability Science and Research, and the Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme. The World Symposium on Green Offices (WSGO) will be held as an online event from 10.00 to 16.00 on Wednesday, 7th December 2022. This will take place in parallel to the 'World Sustainable Development Teach-In Day' 2022. Expressions of interest to contribute to the event, initially consisting of a 300 words abstract describing the planned paper and with the full contact details of the authors, may be submitted to the IUSDRP team at: The deadlines are as follows:

Deadline for the submission of abstracts: 12th June 2022
Deadline for the submissions of papers: 30th September 2022

A registration fee of €100 will be charged for each participant submitting a paper to help offset some of the preparation costs. Accepted papers will be published in the book 'Supporting the Integration of Sustainability Initiatives in Higher Education: the role of Green Offices'. The book will be published as part of the 'World Sustainability Series' with Springer. Further details will be shared with the authors of the accepted contributions. 

Join RCE Dobong-gu's Global ESD Youth Project Neuru II
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RCE Dobong-gu invites youth to join 'Project Neuru II', a project to improve ecological literacy and glocal leadership. The name 'Neuru' is a Korean word meaning 'for a long time, not all at once', which could be translated to aiming for a sustainable life for youth for a long time. Last year, the project was held under the main topic 'The Truth of Hamburgers'. This year, it will be held under the main topic 'Sustainable Fashion'. RCE Dobong-gu hopes many RCEs will participate in Project Neuru II, which is conducted with a Zoom-based photo-voice research method. For more information, refer to the flyer and operation guideline.

Read more about Project Neuru here.

Call for Contributions: Higher Education Summit 2022 'Daring to transform learning for a future-proof economy'
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After a successful online teaser event in 2021, the Higher Education Summit 2022 will take place as a physical conference from 6-8 September, 2022 in Hasselt, Belgium, organised by the COPERNICUS Alliance (European Network on Higher Education for Sustainable Development) and Hasselt University (Belgium). Under the theme 'Daring to transform learning for a future-proof economy', the summit will bring together those who wish to transform higher education for the benefit of a ‘safe and just space for humanity': people who study, teach, research, and contribute to governance at higher education institutions, and representatives of the business world, government, and civil society.

The 3-day programme of the conference will be composed of multiple creative formats. The Call for Contributions is currently open and submissions are welcome until 15 March, 2022. Read more 

Call for Papers: Invitation to Contribute to an Editorial Project on the SDGs
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A call for papers for a major editorial project on the SDGs, ‘Implementing the UN Sustainable Development Goals - Regional Perspectives’ has been announced. 

The process leading to the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has been negatively influenced by the COVID-19 pandemic. The health crisis as a whole, and its substantial socio-economic impacts in particular, have led to many setbacks. These vary from the emergence of competing priorities, to restrictions in the availability of financial resources needed to implement the SDGs. The extent of this problem may be better understood if it is considered that there are at present doubts, as to whether the SDGs may be reached by 2030. 

This state of affairs suggests that new - and innovative approaches - to support the implementation of the SDGs are needed. One of them is the support to regional implementation efforts across the various geographical regions, and the documentation and promotion of these experiences. It is also important to promote studies, research, projects and good practice, which illustrate how the SDGs may be implemented in practice. 

It is against this background that the series ‘Implementing the UN Sustainable Development Goals - Regional Perspectives' is being produced by RCE Hamburg and Region. The Series aims to support the acceleration needed for the implementation of the SDGs, by mobilising the academic community, industry and the civil society by generating information and communicating on experiences focusing on the SDGs deemed as being most important for the world’s regions.

RCEs are warmly invited to take advantage of this opportunity, with expressions of interest currently open. The deadline for abstracts is 30 September, 2021, and further details can be seen here.

Call for Papers: COVID-19 and Economic Impacts and Prospects - Challenges and Policies
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A two-day virtual international conference on 'COVID-19 and Economic Impacts and Prospects: Challenges and Policies' will be held 20-21 May, 2021. Organised by Universal Wiser, Singapore in collaboration with the Department of Economics, University of Jammu, India and University of Kashmir, India, papers are currently being accepted on the following sub-themes, but are not limited to:

1. COVID-19 and severity of economic impacts
2. Uncertainty and possible economic growth outcomes
3. Widespread informality and health and economic consequences of the pandemic
4. Human and economic tolls of the pandemic in developing countries
5. Regional macroeconomic implications of the pandemic vulnerabilities
6. Impact on global value chains, trade, production, and financial markets
7. Long-term impact on investment, human capital, employment, and poverty
8. Pandemic and the implications of cheap oil
9. Challenges and prospects of economic recovery
10. Need for health and economic policy action
11. Protecting vulnerable populations to deal with similar future events
12. Restoring medium-term fiscal sustainability
13. Creating investment climate and sustaining growth

The deadline for abstract submissions is 31 March, 2021. Further details are available here.

Call for Papers: 2nd International Symposium on Disaster Resilience and Sustainable Development
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The '2nd International Symposium on Disaster Resilience and Sustainable Development' will be held from 24-25 June, 2021 at the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand (in-person and virtual). Organised by the Asian Institute of Technology, the event will bring together discussion on various dimensions of higher education systems in the Asia-Pacific region with a focus on Disaster Risk Reduction and Sustainable Development. The International Symposium will focus on various dimensions of existing and future risk scenarios and concerted efforts of the scientific communities to find new adaptation methods.

Delivered in hybrid mode, the program will include keynote speeches, panel discussions, technical sessions, poster presentations, and academic exhibitions. The Symposium is one of the initiatives of the ProSPER.Net project 'Disaster Education for Integrating SFDRR and SDG in Asia' led by the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand along with partner universities in the Asia-Pacific Region.

The symposium will also provide an opportunity to develop a Higher Educational Institution Platform on DRR to address the cross-cutting issues on Disaster Resilience and Sustainable Development and also understanding regional challenges that result from complex problems generated by natural hazards and human-induced threats.

Abstracts are currently being accepted until 31 March, 2021. Further information is available in the conference brochure or the event website.

Call for Papers: Special Issue of Contemporary Social Science
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The Chair of RCE Ogun (Prof Evans Osabuohien) is Guest Editing a Special Issue of Contemporary Social Science. The theme is ‘Socioeconomic Shocks, Inequality and Food Systems in the Global South’ to be published by Taylor and Francis, and will comprise of innovative ideas to contribute to the expansion of the frontiers of knowledge as required by various institutions, such as international development agencies, with respect to socioeconomic shocks, inequality, and food systems in the Global South. The deadline for submissions of manuscripts is 2 February, 2021. View details

Call for Abstracts: III International Symposium 'Education for Sustainable Development for All Generations – Social Agreement'
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Abstracts are currently being accepted for the III International Symposium 'Education for Sustainable Development for All Generations – Social Agreement', to be held at the Belarusian State Pedagogical University named after Maxim Tank, Minsk, Belarus, from 2-3 December, 2020.

This event is part of the Action Plan for 2020-2021 of the National Council for Sustainable Development and of the Action Plan of the UN Youth Campaign 'Towards The Future We Want', implemented by the Ministry of Education in Belarus and UN Country Office with support from UN Agencies in Belarus.

The Goal of the Symposium: To summarise the best ESD practices and provide expertise to the continuous education mechanisms which have impact on ensuring ecological integrity, economical sustainability, social welfare and development of the human resources in the regions.

Symposium Participants: Providers of ESD practices at the local, regional and national levels, educational institutions, scientific and expert communities, non-governmental organisations, representatives of the legislative and executive branches, ministries and public authorities.

Participation Formats:

  1. On-site:
    1. input at the plenary session;
    2. contribute to the thematic research group, meet-up session, panel discussions;
    3. host a workshop;
    4. present a poster.
  2. Online:
    1. contribute to the panel discussions and thematic research group through Zoom platform (the link will follow).
  3. Correspondence:
    1. submit abstracts for publication.

Working languages: Russian, Belarusian, English.

Symposium Topic Areas:

  1. Education for Sustainable Development for All Generations as a key driver for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
  2. Building human potential and social cohesion as strategic guidelines of the continuous teacher education.
  3. International best practices and methodologies for involving all generations in the sustainable development processes at national, regional and local levels.
  4. Educational support for local communities and stakeholders engagement in the climate adaptation and mitigation processes.
  5. Inter-institutional cooperation and cross-sectoral partnership for the benefit of regional sustainable development.
  6. Youth engagement in sustainable development of the regions.

Working Formats: Plenary session, panel discussions, round table, thematic research group, workshops, poster-session within interactive exhibition and expertise of the best ESD practices, wrap-up session.

The organisers will provide live streams of the main Symposium events.

In order to participate in the Symposium, please complete the application form and send your abstract by 15 October, 2020 to the Organising Committee via e-mail:

Abstracts reviewed for compliance with the topic areas of the Symposium will be selected and included into the Symposium proceedings. The electronic version will be published on the website of the Coordination Center 'Education for Sustainable Development' BSPU (

The Symposium participation fee for on-site participants (drafting and publication of the abstracts, coffee-breaks) is 15€. The participation fee for online participants (drafting and publication of the abstracts, info-package mailing) is 10€*. Correspondence participation (drafting and publication of the abstracts) is 5€*.
NB. The participation fee is transferred only upon the acknowledgement statement from the Organising Committee. The account details will be reported via information e-mails to the authors of abstracts accepted for the publication.

Abstract Submission Guidelines:

  1. The total length of the abstracts must be no more than three (3) text pages A4 long, incl. figures, graphs, list of references and a short summary.
  2. Abstracts should be submitted in MS Word 2003 or later versions, formats doc., docx.
  3. Font type and size: Times New Roman, 12 pt, line spacing: 1,0, margin requirements: top and bottom margins – 20 mm, left margin – 30 mm, right margin – 15 mm; paragraph indentation – 12,5 mm. Full text alignment.
  4. The paper title should be centred and bolded, in capital letters, hyphenation is not allowed. Beginning a new paragraph, in italic, centred is written the name of the author. Next paragraph – author's affiliation. Next paragraph – city and country. Short summary and key words (3-5) are inserted subsequently in one file.
  5. General text of the paper starts beginning a new paragraph in one blank line. While formatting text it isn't allowed to use tabs or space bar to indent lines, to hyphenate words, to condense spaces and to change the margin sizes. Graphs, pictures and figures are pasted as embedded objects. Reference numbers are enclosed in square brackets inside the text. Reference list is formatted following MLA Citation Style.

Contact phone numbers: +375 17 327 6372; +375 17 327 8750 (Coordination Center 'Education for Sustainable Development' BSPU).

Call for Papers: Special Issue on Pandemics, Socially Equitable Economic Advancement, and Resilient and Sustainable Systems
Call for papers or proposals

Sustainability: The Journal of Record invites contributions to a special issue focused on pandemics, socially equitable economic advancement, and resilient and sustainable systems. The special issue will explore the impacts of the pandemic, how it has revealed injustices across economic advancement and other sustainability measures, and how it may inform risk-based and opportunity-based best practices that move communities toward sustainable prosperity. The deadline for abstract submissions is 18 August, 2020, with paper submissions due by 14 October, 2020. More details are available here.

Call for Papers: The Future of Food: Responsible Production, Acquisition, Consumption, and Disposition
Call for papers or proposals

Can we sustainably feed a world population of 11 billion as the pressures on negative impacts of climate change, scarce land and waste resources, and food waste intensify? A collaboration between Emerald Publishing, RCE Kuching and UCSI University, this special issue of the British Food Journal, ‘The Future of Food: Responsible Production, Acquisition, Consumption, and Disposition’, calls for papers to investigate how food supply can be sustained through responsible production, acquisition, consumption and disposition, how food waste can be effectively addressed/reduced, as well as food-related issues linked to the SDGs. The deadline for submissions is 31 March, 2021. Read more 

Call for Papers: Cross-innovations for Sustainability Skills – Linking Environment, Media and Education
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The research group for Sustainability, Environmental Education and Communication Skills (SEEMIK) at Tallinn University, Estonia, is now calling for papers for their Symposium 2020, to be held at Tallinn University, Estonia, from 28-29 August, 2020 under the theme ‘Cross-innovations for Sustainability Skills: Linking Environment, Media and Education.’ Practitioners and researchers are invited to explore the role of digital innovations for the use of enhancing citizens’ environmental and sustainability skills, especially in the context of media and education. The deadline for abstract submissions is 10 May, 2020. Find out more and the details for submission here

Call for Papers: ICUE 2020 on Energy, Environment and Climate Change
Call for papers or proposals

Organised by the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), the International Conference on Utilities and Exhibition on: Energy, Environment, and Climate Change (ICUE 2020) will be held 20-22 October, 2020 in Pattaya City, Thailand. The call for papers is now open, covering a range of topics including energy resources and technology, energy policy, environment, and climate change. The deadline for submissions is 31 July, 2020 (extended). Find out more and how to apply here

Call for Expressions of Interest: World Sustainable Development Teach-In Day 2020
Call for papers or proposals

The 1st World Sustainable Development Teach-In Day, a concept pioneered by the Research and Transfer Centre 'Sustainable Development and Climate Change Management' of the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, was held on 3 December, 2010 and was attended by over 500 universities and nearly 20,000 students. It was repeated in 2013 (view a summary here).

Now, 10 years after the first event was organised, the 'World Sustainable Development Teach-In Day 2020' (WSD-TD 2020) will be held on Friday, 4 December, 2020. Coordinated by RCE Hamburg and the region, WSD-TD 2020 is a major online event, which provides lecturers & learners with the latest information, the latest trends and insights on sustainable development, and in particular, the SDGs, and will showcase strategies and practical examples of projects from all over the world.

The open access action nature of the event aims to facilitate networking and knowledge transfer within a truly international digital learning environment. Academic staff from universities all over the world are encouraged to hold a Teach-In-Day lecture on 4 December, 2020, becoming a part of a global sustainability movement. They will provide a vast amount of tailored presentations including helpful teaching notes to be used by lecturers worldwide. This will make the WSD-TD 2020 not only instructive, but also very interesting to learners.

Colleagues who may wish to become involved and prepare a presentation to be used as part of WSD-TD 2020 can obtain further details here.

WSD-TD 2020 is organised by the European School of Sustainability Science and Research (ESSSR) and the Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme (IUSDRP) and led by the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (Germany) and Manchester Metropolitan University (UK).

Call for Contributions: Higher Education Summit 2020
Call for papers or proposals

From 31 August – 2 September, 2020, educators from around the world will gather at the Higher Education Summit 2020 in Bern, Switzerland. Co-organised by the COPERNICUS Alliance, saguf, td-net, the University of Bern, and the University of Lausanne, the three-day summit will address the question, “How can we assure quality and transformative learning for sustainable development?”. Lecturers and researchers at higher education institutions, experts in professional development in higher education, managers of higher education institutions, experts in quality assurance, students and lifelong learners, and civil society actors are invited to this thought-provoking event. Contributions are now being accepted, with a deadline of 16 March, 2020. Details can be found here. Registration for the event will open on 15 May, 2020.

Call for Abstracts: International Conference on Phytochemistry, Textile and Renewable Energy for Sustainable Development
Call for papers or proposals

Under the theme, ‘Advancing Science, Technology and Innovation for Industrial Growth’, the International Conference on Phytochemistry, Textile & Renewable Energy for Sustainable Development will be hosted by Moi University in Eldoret, Kenya, and is to be held from 11-15 August, 2020. This conference aims to provide a platform for academic researchers from all over the world to meet key industry professionals and actively share knowledge, while advancing the role of research in industrial development, particularly in the developing nations. The conference welcomes industrial exhibitions, research papers and presentations in the fields of Phytochemistry, Textiles, Renewable Energy, Industry, Innovations and Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM). The deadline for abstract submissions is 15 March, 2020. Further information and submission instructions can be found here.

Call for Submissions: Case Studies for the 5-Year Progress Review of SDG 4 in the Asia-Pacific
Call for papers or proposals

UNESCO Bangkok and UNICEF (East Asia and Pacific Regional Office and Regional Office for South Asia), as co-chairs of the Regional Thematic Working Group on Education 2030+, will gather case studies from across the Asia-Pacific region on good practices on SDG 4 (Education 2030) implementation. These case studies should illustrate policies, programmes and projects which have contributed towards achievement of one or more of the 10 targets of SDG 4. Target participants are government and private-sector institutions, research organisations, community-based organisations (CBOs) and non-government organisations (NGOs). The deadline for submissions is 30 April, 2020. Further information and submission instructions can be found here.

ICUE 2020 on Energy, Environment and Climate Change
Call for papers or proposals

Organised by the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), the International Conference on Utilities and Exhibition (ICUE 2020) on Energy, Environment and Climate Change is now calling for paper submissions.

The ICUE 2020 follows the series of ICUE conferences organised by AIT since 2006, and will be held from 20-22 October, 2020 at the Jomtien Palm Beach Hotel and Resort, Pattaya City, Thailand.

ICUE 2020 aims to bring researchers, academicians, private sector, business, industry, policy personnel, non-governmental organisations, international and regional institutions, consulting agencies and research scholars/students to present their recent research and findings, share their experiences, and provide a platform for networking and discussion of new opportunities for collaborative research and outreach.

Find out more about the conference here. The deadline for paper submissions is 31 May, 2020.

Call for Chapters: Institution Development for Sustainable and Inclusive Economic Growth in Africa
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This publication from IGI Global aims to focus on building strong and viable institutional frameworks that can engender the sustainable utilisation and management of resources for the sustainable development agenda in Africa, as well as to promote economic growth that is inclusive and sustainable. As a continent that is vast and varied, there are differing narratives that have shaped the trends in the economic development trajectories across African countries. Thus, it is not surprising that African countries are pursuing a number of development agendas towards achieving economic growth that are inclusive, pro-poor and sustainable, particularly the type that can unleash the potentials of women and the booming youthful population. As expected, efforts are being made in a host of African countries to have country-specific visions (e.g. Vision 2030 of Algeria, Kenya, and South Africa) that are in tandem with the African Union’s Agenda 2063 and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

This publication seeks strategies for building resilient institutional frameworks for sustainable resource management, sustainable development, and inclusive growth. It anticipates extending the frontiers of knowledge by soliciting quality contributions from academics and practitioners that highlight and address the above issues with relevant and actionable recommendations. To find out more, view the open call here. The proposal submission deadline is 11 January, 2020.

Call for Abstracts: Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability Special Issue on 'Slow Onset Events related to Climate Change'
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Authors are invited to submit abstracts for a special journal edition on emerging understanding about slow onset events, climate change impacts, and loss and damage.

The editors of Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability (COSUST) and the UNFCCC Executive Committee of the Warsaw International Mechanism are soliciting contributions for a special journal issue on environmental sustainability in relation to slow onset events. The overall aim of the special issue is to bring together literature review and synthesis articles that:

  • Evaluate the nature of slow onset events and highlight emerging topics in the scientific literature on slow onset events
  • Identify the gaps and challenges in understanding slow onset events and their local, national, and regional impacts, and possible approaches to manage these

Accepted papers will enhance the knowledge base and highlight potential approaches to assess and address slow onset events at the local, national and regional levels. The deadline for submissions has been extended to 30 November, 2019. Further details are available here.

Call for Abstracts: 2020 International Forum on Telling Live Lessons from Disasters
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The 2020 International Forum on Telling Live Lessons from Disasters will be held from 24-26 January, 2020 in Kobe, Japan. In commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake, individuals and institutions who are engaged in telling live lessons from disasters in various parts of the world will congregate in Kobe, deepen exchange and partnership, and cross-learn new initiatives and trends.

The call for abstracts for the poster session is now open, with submissions to be received by 15 September, 2019. For further information, please view the open call here.

Call for papers or proposals

The third edition of Transforming Education Conference for Humanity (TECH) will take place in Vizag, Andhra Pradesh, India on 10-12 December, 2019 and is organised by UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP) in partnership with the Government of Andhra Pradesh. The Conference aims at showcasing the role of digital technologies in enabling a shift from 'transmissive pedagogies' to 'transformative pedagogies' to create more peaceful and sustainable societies in line with the SDG 4.7. The Conference invites applications from academics, researchers and practitioners from the fields of social and emotional learning, games for learning, education for sustainable development, global citizenship education, data science and artificial intelligence in education.

The call is currently open for proposals on Theme 2 - Reimagining Learning Spaces for Planetary Citizenship:

To achieve a more peaceful and sustainable society, we need to move away from a culture of competition towards a culture of peace and collaboration, recognising spatial and temporal interdependence amongst us, and our embeddedness and dependence on the ecosystems. For education to be transformative, it must explore notions of intersectionality and create learning spaces conducive for people to take multiple perspectives, engage in dialogue and critical reflection, and transform society through self-transformation. Experts and practitioners of education for sustainable development (ESD), global citizenship education (GCED), global learning, human rights education, peace education, education for gender equality and education in general are invited to explore approaches to build a culture of peace and sustainability at school and community levels. This may include efforts facilitated by technology, face-to-face interactions, scenario exercises, and community-based activities.

Participants are invited to:

  • Organise a scenario building workshop to envision probable, possible and desirable futures
  • Share good practices of integrating ESD, GCED, global learning, human rights education, peace education, education for gender equality etc. in whole school approaches or informal or non-formal learning spaces
  • Showcase examples of innovative practices for using games or simulations to build awareness on concepts of peace and sustainability, or Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)

Proposal submission deadline: 31 August, 2019. To submit proposals, please click here.

To see more details concerning proposal submission, please click here. To see the Concept Note, please click here.

Contact information:
UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP)
ICSSR Building, First Floor,
35 Ferozshah Road,
New Delhi-110001
Tel: +91-11-23 07 23 56-60

Call for Papers: Southeast Asian Geography Association (SEAGA) Conference
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The Southeast Asian Geography Association (SEAGA) Conference 2020, to be held 10-13 March, 2020 in Bangkok, Thailand, has announced a first call for papers. Under the conference theme, 'Opportunities and challenges for Sustainability in the 2020s: Understanding environments, societies, and identities in Southeast Asia', abstracts of paper / workshop / panel proposals are currently being accepted, which invite multidimensional perspectives on this issue from scholars, policymakers, entrepreneurs, and educators. Jointly organised by SEAGA, Siam University, Thammasat University and Chulalongkorn University, the aim of the conference is to advance the discourse on the issues of sustainability, space, place, and cultures in Asia to inform the decision-making and actions of society, private enterprise, and governments. The deadline for submissions is 30 November, 2019. For further information, visit the website here.

UNESCAP seeking case studies from Asia & the Pacific
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The theme of the 2019 High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) and the Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD) is “Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality.” The specific goals under review are SDGs 4 (quality education), 8 (decent work and economic growth), 10 (reduced inequalities), 13 (climate action), and 16 (peace, justice and strong institutions), together with SDG 17 (partnerships for the goals).

As a way to enrich the regional dialogue among governments, civil society, academia, the private sector and other stakeholders on this theme, UNESCAP are seeking inspiring, informative and credible case studies that illustrate practical measures for empowerment and inclusion that have led to more equitable outcomes for specific marginalized and vulnerable groups/communities.

Selected case studies may be featured in a variety of ways, but will mainly support analysis for a report on the theme by UNESCAP, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and UNDP to be launched at the 2019 APFSD.

The report will pay special attention to elements of an empowerment and inclusiveness approach to policy making as emphasized by the 2030 Agenda, which includes addressing harmful norms and practices (e.g., socio-cultural or institutional); protection of rights and access to justice; an enabling environment for participation and voice; and access to, and the mobilization of resources and capabilities.

Informed by a series of sub-regional consultations held in South-East Asia, the Pacific, North-East Asia, North and Central Asia, and South and South West Asia, the report will explore regional challenges such as climate action and livelihoods; resource mobilization for the SDGs; and civic participation and engagement, as well as others.

If you have direct insights on a relevant case study, you are invited to fill in the form below with details related to the initiative:

Case studies may support action and improved outcomes at the household, community, provincial, national, or regional levels and help reveal the importance and impact of people-centered and planet-sensitive approaches to development.

For more information, please contact Christopher Dekki ( The deadline is 22 October, 2018.

Call for Papers: Global Engagement & Empowerment Forum on Sustainable Development (GEEF)
Call for papers or proposals

The Institute for Global Engagement & Empowerment (IGEE) at Yonsei University in Seoul, in collaboration with the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens in Vienna, will hold the second annual Global Engagement & Empowerment Forum on Sustainable Development (GEEF) on February 14-15, 2019, at Yonsei University. As IGEE’s signature annual event, GEEF is the cornerstone for fulfilling the mission and vision of the organisation - accomplishing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. GEEF will serve as a platform for world leaders, academia, practitioners, and the young generation to collaborate towards that goal.

Interested presenters must submit an abstract of at least 300 words but not exceeding 500 words, in English, no later than October 15, 2018, as an e-mail attachment to Abstracts should be directly relevant to one of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). For example, parallel sessions during GEEF 2018 covered various topics including water management; climate change adaptation; responsible consumption and production; social economy and community development; youth’s path to engagement and empowerment; safeguarding youth in the digital age; and ICT for higher education.

Abstracts should be single-spaced, within one-page, and include the following information: (1) author(s) name, position, affiliation, and official address; (2) contact information of corresponding author(s); and (3) title and abstract of the paper. After an anonymous review by the GEEF 2019 Scientific Committee, abstract decision letters will be sent via e-mail no later than November 15, 2018 to the authors invited to give oral presentations. A full paper must be submitted to no later than January 15, 2019. Registration deadline for presenters is January 31, 2019.

Travel grants can be considered for international scholars and graduate students from non-OECD countries. For questions about the possible travel grants, please contact

Call for Proposals: The Toyota Foundation Research Grant Program 2018
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The Toyota Foundation is now accepting applications for its Research Grant Program 2018, for project proposals under the theme “Exploring New Values for Society”. The grant aims to support ambitious projects that adopt a panoramic view of the world and look generations into the future in order to seek new values for society by fundamentally exploring novel philosophies and arts to address difficult issues to be faced by future society; issues that are on a global scale; issues that transcend generations; and nascent problems that will only fully manifest themselves in the future. Applications close 3 August, 2018 and full details can be found here:

Call for Submissions for New RCE Publication: Disaster Risk Reduction in ESD
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The Global RCE Service Centre would like to invite RCEs from around the world to contribute to a publication on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in Education for Sustainable Development. While RCEs can certainly indicate other themes that the ESD project or practice includes, the focus of this work will be on Disaster Risk Reduction in education. Any authors interested in sharing an ESD project related to DRR are asked to:

  1. Send an expression of interest to the Global RCE Service Centre ( as soon as possible
  2. Complete the new ESD project template in full and submit it to the Global RCE Service Centre ( by 30 November, 2018. Download the template here.

Should you wish to join this project, all authors must declare from the outset the novelty of the content, that no parts of the manuscript have been published, nor are currently being considered for publication elsewhere, and that the authors are willing to provide the required information in the guidelines provided in the template, including securing the permission of all organisational actors involved in the project in addition to any established timelines.

While we will be collecting material throughout 2018, this project will not move to the publication stage until 2019 at the earliest.

Please note if you want to nominate your project for an RCE Award, your RCE will still have to submit this project into the RCE Portal through a separate process.

If you have any specific questions for clarification, please contact Dr. Philip Vaughter ( with a copy to the Global RCE Service Centre. We look forward to receiving your submissions!

** Please note the deadline for submissions has now closed. **

Call for Proposals: Future Forward Summit on Sustainable Higher Education
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The COPERNICUS Alliance Conference 2018, 'Future Forward Summit on Sustainable Higher Education', co-organised by Ecocampus, the Flemish government programme for higher education for sustainability, is now calling for proposals. The Future Forward Summit aims to bring together those who are connected to higher education and who are a part of making a positive change for sustainability. Proposals should provide fresh perspectives and share innovative practices or renewal processes that support a sustainable future. Details on topics and how to submit a proposal can be found here. The deadline for submissions is 25 May, 2018.

Call for Papers: Special Issue of Sustainability – "Competencies in Education for Sustainable Development"
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An upcoming special issue of Sustainability will focus on ESD competencies from preschool to higher education and in non-formal and informal education. The special issue is calling for papers, with potential topics including, but not limited to, the integration of ESD competencies in policies, strategies and programmes, innovative pedagogical approaches to ESD competencies, curriculum developments, and processes and tools to assess ESD competencies. The deadline for manuscript submissions is 30 November, 2018. Further details can be found here.

Call for Papers: Special Issue of Sustainability – "The Future of Education for Sustainable Development – Between the Power of Technology and the Need for Responsible Citizenship"
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An upcoming special issue of Sustainability, the monthly open access journal for studies related to sustainability and sustainable development, will focus on ESD – in particular on the new ways of learning that enable citizens to actively shape sustainable socio-ecological transformations. The special issue is calling for submissions in the form of cases, reviews, and research articles that discuss technological applications in the transdisciplinary light of responsible citizenship and engagement for sustainable development. The deadline for manuscript submissions is 30 September, 2018. Further details can be found here

2018 World Social Science Forum (WSSF)
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The WSSF 2018, to be held 25-28 September, 2018 in Fukuoka, Japan, will explore various dimensions of security under the theme “Security and Equality for Sustainable Futures”. Calls for individual abstracts for participation in Specific Panels or Topical Sessions and posters is now open. The deadline is 17 March 2018 (24:00 JST). Further details can be found here.

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Under the theme of "Global Goals: Rising to the Challenge," the 2018 AASHE Conference & Expo will examine the critical role of higher education in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Deadline submission dates vary depending on the sessions, see the conference website for details.

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The University of Hawai’i is calling for proposals for its 2018 SAEA Conference which will highlight models of higher education that represent indigenous knowledge, decolonisation, and socio-ecological resilience in food systems education. The deadline for submission is 5 February, 2018.

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The GSDR, mandated by the UN Member States in the outcome document of the 2012 Rio + 20 conference. As part of its outreach efforts, the IGS is soliciting inputs from a diverse group of scientific and non-scientific communities, from all over the world, in the form of publications supported by short abstracts or descriptions of case studies. They are requesting contributions in (1) interactions among SDGs and their targets, (2) transformation pathways towards sustainable development; (3) looking beyond the SDGs  and (4) the role of science for sustainable development.  If you are interested in click here.

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Central European Review of Economics and Management (CEREM) has issued a call for papers for a special issue on 21st Century skills. Abstract deadline is 15 September 2017. Read more

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The Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme (IUSDRP) provides a concrete contribution towards the efforts of member universities to consolidate their initiatives in the field of sustainable development in many ways.
Call for Papers: Lifelong Learning and Education in Healthy and Sustainable Cities
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This book collects interdisciplinary reflections from researchers, educators and other experts about the linkages between environmental quality, human health, human education and well-being, including inequality, unplanned urbanization, migration, lifestyles, and consumption and production patterns. Contributions of a 200 words abstract with all contact details should be sent to by 15th January 2017.
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UNESCO and the Canadian Commission for UNESCO are jointly organizing the “UNESCO Week for Peace and Sustainable Development: The Role of Education” in Ottawa, Canada, 6-10 March, 2017. This is a unique platform to discuss two key programmes of UNESCO, ESD and Global Citizenship Education (GCED), and their practical contribution in achieving Target 4.7. The Deadline for submission is 23 December 2016.
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In collaboration with the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Resilience Initiative: Anticipate, Absorb, Reshape (A2R), this contest invites solutions on how the world should prepare and respond to climate extremes and climate hazards. Deadline is 10 February 2017.

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The Case for Space aims to strengthen civic space off- and online for youth and civil society organizations working in sustainable development. UNDP and UNESCO invite submissions on different themes related to youth and civic space in the APAC region.

Deadline for submission is 23 October.

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“SDGs and the Nexus Approach: Monitoring and Implementation”. This event will provide a platform for all actors with a sustainable agenda who apply a Nexus Approach to resource management. The event will focus on multifunctional land-use systems and resources management in resilient cities.