5th Americas Regional Conference

Americas RCE Conference
19-23 October 2016, Curitiba, Brazil

The Regional RCE Meeting of the Americas was hosted by RCE Curitiba-Parana in Curitiba, Brazil from 19-24 October, 2016 with the support of United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS). The theme of this year’s meeting was "Renewable Energy and Sustainable Education", and was held in parallel with a regional symposium on Low Carbon Economy, Renewable Energy and Cities. RCEs throughout the region were encouraged to attend and contribute to the development of a regional strategy for the Americas in addressing sustainability challenges through education and capacity building. 

The Conference provided a regional platform to discuss, debate and launch activities that reinforce the fundamental role that education plays in achieving a sustainable future worldwide. The Conference aimed to create a regional action plan toward the next Americas RCE Conference as well as to discuss strategies toward the 10th Global RCE Conference held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia from 23-25 November 2016.

In addition to this, in order to create a regional action plan, and to promote RCEs’ contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Secretariat asked each RCE to submit an Action Plan by using the template below. The objective was to share planned activities of each RCE in the Americas and to promote collaborations among RCEs. 

The outcomes of the conference can be found here.

Action Plan Template can be downloaded here

The minutes and photos of the conference will soon be updated here.