6th Americas Regional Conference

6th Americas Regional Conference: “Sustainable Cities and Communities: Exploring the Role of ESD in the Development of a Green Culture”

13-15 September, 2017, Vancouver, Canada

RCE British Columbia (Northern Cascades), with the support of United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS), will be hosting this year’s regional meeting in the Americas.

The Conference will provide a regional platform to discuss, debate and launch activities that reinforce the fundamental role that education plays in achieving a sustainable future worldwide. The theme of the Conference will be “Sustainable Cities and Communities: Exploring the Role of ESD in the Development of a Green Culture”. The Conference also aims to take stock of regional initiatives, including the role of ESD in implementing sustainable development on the ground in the Americas.


Photo: Northern Cascades by Ronald Woan

The meeting will be held back to back with 9th World Environmental Education Congress (WEEC). Participants to both events can receive a special code for registration discount at WEEC. You can register on their website (http://www.etouches.com/weec2017). For more information, please refer to Form A (Registration Form).


The Programme can be downloaded here.


Registration is now open. If you wish to attend the meeting, please submit Form A (Registration Form) to RCE British Colombia (dbz@sfu.ca) and the Global RCE Service Centre (rceconference@unu.edu) by 18 August 2017

For those who would like to apply for financial support, please submit Form B (Request for Financial Support) after reading instructions mentioned in the form. If you wish to make a presentation at the Conference, please submit your abstract by sending Form C (Abstract of an RCE Presentation). Please submit Form B and/or C to both RCE British Colombia (dbz@sfu.ca) and to the Global RCE Service Centre (rceconferece@unu.edu) by 25 July 2017.

For those who need a visa support, please submit Form D (Visa Support Request) along with a copy of your passport to the Global RCE Service Centre (rceconference@unu.edu).

In addition to this, in order to further the goals of our regional action plan, and to promote RCEs’ contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement, the Secretariat would like to ask each RCE to review last year’s regional action plan in preparation for the meeting. We will be updating the action plan during the meeting, so please bring your ideas with you on this topic to Vancouver.

Any information regarding the Conference will be updated here. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to your active participation.