VCIES-2021: ESD Beyond Schools: Translating global goals to local actions through lifelong learning

This year’s 2021 CIES conference, held virtually under the theme ‘Social Responsibility within Changing Contexts’, featured a session ‘ESD Beyond Schools: Translating global goals to local actions through lifelong learning’ on 27 April, 2021, chaired by Prof. Shinobu Yamaguchi, Director, UNU-IAS. A panel from UNU-IAS and UNESCO shared research perspectives highlighting the importance of local implementation in the achievement of the SDGs and addressing education for sustainable development (ESD) beyond the classroom.

New Video Features RCE Climate Projects During the GAP

During the Global Action Programme (GAP) on ESD, from 2015-2019, close to 140 climate education projects were conducted by RCEs across 32 countries. Not only did these projects have a focus on SDG 13 (Climate Action), but all were tied to SDG 4 (Quality Education) and covered a range of other sustainable development challenges.


RCE Projects Tackle Climate Action in New Publication from UNU-IAS

A new publication from the Education for Sustainable Development Project at UNU-IAS has been launched today, featuring a number of outstanding climate education projects from Regional Centres of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development (RCEs).


RCE Salisbury Hosts Lecture with the Grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, Dr. Arun Gandhi

RCE Salisbury hosted a virtual lecture with the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, Dr. Arun Gandhi, entitled 'How is Anger a Gift', on 20 April, 2021 at 6:00 pm, EDT. This lecture was part of the annual 'One Person Can Make a Difference Lecture Series' from the host RCE Salisbury, the Bosserman Center for Conflict Resolution.

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Localizing SDGs Roundtable

A series of virtual roundtables are being organised jointly by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Development Partners Network for Decentralization and Local Governance (DeLoG), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) from 19 to 22 April 2021. The roundtables will explore key components that contribute to creating an enabling environment for localising the SDGs 2030 where subnational and local governments are able to contribute meaningfully to the national SDG agenda.