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7/9/2017
Summer School on Water in sustainable development, 9-16 July 2017, Warsaw, Poland
7/13/2017
Summer School on integrated management for Biosphere Reserves, Sardenia, 13-20/7/2017
9/9/2017
9th WEEC: 9-15 September 2017, Vancouver Canada
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A downloadable booklet with advice for designing, creating, and maintaining five types of educational gardens.
The guide provides detailed advice for designing, creating, and maintaining five types of educational gardens: windowsill gardens; vertical gardens; raised beds and container gardens; cold frames, tunnels, and greenhouses; and large-scale gardens.
A downloadable booklet with advice for designing, creating, and maintaining five types of educational gardens.

The guide provides detailed advice for designing, creating, and maintaining five types of educational gardens: windowsill gardens; vertical gardens; raised beds and container gardens; cold frames, tunnels, and greenhouses; and large-scale gardens.

The guide contains everything from advantages and disadvantages of each type of garden to materials checklists and harvesting instructions.

Year of edition: 2012

 

 
 
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We would like to share with you, your organization and partners the Call for Applications for the UNESCO Regional ESD Flagship Training Programme, taking place in Beirut, Lebanon from 1-3 August, 2017

We write you as the co-convenors of the UNESCO Regional ESD flagship training program, which is a three days regional workshop in which we invite you, the youth activist (18 - 35 years old), to think through the interdisciplinary concerns surrounding the Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The training program, organized in collaboration with UNESCO Beirut, GAP on ESD Partner Network 4 and UNESCO Headquarters, will mainly focus on exploring the nexus between issues of social justice, environmental health, human rights and sustainability. The desired outcome is for participants to strengthen their understanding of the interconnected nature of the contemporary sustainability crisis, thus fostering a community of emerging, interdisciplinary sustainability leaders working on strategic interventions to create systemic, meaningful changes on a local, regional and global level.

This project’s objective is to empower selected youth leaders to inspire and mobilize other young people to take action towards building more sustainable and resilient communities.

UNESCO Regional ESD FLAGSHIP training program dates: 1-3rd of August 2017

Location: Beirut, Lebanon

Application Deadline: Sunday May 21st 2017

Travel sponsorship: The travel and accommodation expenses for selected participants will be covered by UNESCO for the duration of the workshop.

Organizers: UNESCO Beirut office, “Organisation De Development Durable” ngo (ODDD, GAP on ESD PN4)

Additional info regarding the training program details, the target audience, how to participate and the application form can be found on ODDD fB page event: link https://www.facebook.com/events/797053680449498/

 
 
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The openlittermap.com is now online. 

If you would like to become an expert litter-mapping Citizen Scientist on the OpenLitterMap platform, please watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8E0c5TIYzNI


All data is free to view and download by anyone to fix the problems of plastic pollution! 

NOTE: This web-app is currently optimized for non-mobile use on Google Chrome. If you are using safari on a mobile, you will experience errors. Stay tuned for updates soon!

Happy mapping :-)
To know more about this application contact Mr Sean Lynch: seanlynch(at)umail(dot)ucc(dot)ie

 

 

 
 
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SUMMER SCHOOL

Integrated Management Approaches and Sustainable Tourism Strategies
for Biosphere Reserves

Tepilora, Rio Posada and Montalbo future MaB UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

Sant’Anna di Lodù (NU) – Tepilora Regional Parck - Sardinia, Italy,

13-20 July 2017


SCOPE

The Summer School seeks to provide a high quality training to post graduate students, young scientists and managers of Biosphere Reserves (BRs) from European countries, more specifically from South Europe and Mediterranean countries, on Integrated Management Approaches and Sustainable Tourism Strategies for Biosphere Reserves.

Additionally, the Summer School provides the participants with the opportunity to be informed about the successful procedures of preparing the dossier of the application of the proposed Biosphere Reserve (officially belonging to the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Programme, MAB/UNESCO).

The Summer School intents also to highlight the rich natural and cultural heritage of the “Tepilora, Rio Posada and Montalbo” MaB UNESCO future Biosphere Reserve and, generally of the island of Sardinia.


COSTS

The organisers cover the training fees and the accomodaton, however the participants should cover their travel cost. There maybe a few places left, for interested young people, wishing to know more about the management and sustainability options of a Bioshere Reserve.


REGISTRATIONS

To know more about the summer school and the registration process please read carefully the following announcement.

Deadline for registrations: 31 May 2017

View the Announcement (PDF).

View the Agenda (PDF) (v4).

Download and fill the Registration form (DOC).


 
 
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GWP CEE is organising at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences in Warsaw (Poland) on 9 - 16 July 2017 the Summer School "Water in the sustainable development – current challenges and opportunities", in co-operation with partner organisations from the region and under the patronage of UNESCO Chair on Sustainable Development and Ecological Awareness, Technical University in Zvolen, Slovakia.

The Summer School is open to students in existing MSc and PhD water management related programmes, especially from universities which are registered partners to GWP-CEE and GWP Mediterranean. The participants must be able to communicate fluently in English.

Financial support, covering the prize of the course and accommodation, for students from Partner universities of GWP CEE and GWP MED will be provided on first come-first served basis (travel costs have to be covered by the participants). The summer school is open also to MSc and PhD students from any other university in Europe that show an interest in enhancing IWRM knowledge and broader aspects of water security.

More information, tentative Agenda and registrations here: http://www.gwp.org/en/GWP-CEE/WE-ACT/news/2017/gwp-cee-summer-school/ and gwpcee@gwpcee.org.

Deadline for applying is 31 May 2017.


 
 
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The "Topics and Learning Objectives" publication is the first pedagogical guidance from UNESCO on global citizenship education, with the aim of helping Member States integrate GCED in their formal and non-formal systems education systems.


Drawing on the UNESCO publication "Global Citizenship Education: Preparing learners for the challenges of the 21st century" and on the outcomes of three key UNESCO events on global citizenship education, organized between 2013 and 2015, this publication presents suggestions for translating global citizenship education concepts into practical and age-specific topics and learning objectives in a way that allows for adaptation to local contexts.

Download the publication: - Arabic - English - French - Danish -  Korean - Portuguese - Russian - Spanish

 

 
 
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The manual comprises advice and suggestions for trainer's in Global Learning for their own work. It focuses on nonformal education with adults but also offers impulses for all domains of education.

The trainer’s manual “Global How?” is the result of the project “Facilitating Global Learning - Key Competences of Members from European CSOs”, which was carried out in response to the evident need for quality training for GL facilitators working in the context of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs).

The title “Global How?” relates to a baseline study entitled “Global What? A Study on Facts and Needs of Global Learning in Germany, Portugal and Romania”, which was conducted at an earlier stage of the project. The manual is strongly based on the project partners’ expertise in training facilitators as well as their experience from conducting test training courses in three different European countries.

Download the publication: http://www.finep.org/files/fgl_manual_global_how_print_version.pdf

 
 
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World Water Day 2017: Why waste water?

This year's World Water Day, on 22 March (every year) is dedicated to "wastewater" and the campaign, ‘Why waste water?’, is about reducing and reusing wastewater. Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) target 6.3 requires us by 2030 to “improve water quality by reducing pollution, eliminating dumping and minimizing release of hazardous chemicals and materials, halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse globally.” Progress towards target 6.3 will also help achieve the SDGs on health and well-being (SDG 3), safe water and sanitation (SDG 6), affordable and clean energy (SDG 7), sustainable cities and communities (SDG 11), life below water (SDG 14), and life on land (SDG 15), among others.


Some facts:

- Globally, over 80% of the wastewater generated by society flows back into the ecosystem without being treated or reused.

- 1.8 billion people use a source of drinking contaminated water... Unsafe water, poor sanitation and hygiene cause around 842,000 deaths each year.

- 663 million people still lack improved drinking water sources.

- By 2050, close to 70% of the world’s population will live in cities, compared to 50% today. Currently, most cities in developing countries do not have adequate infrastructure and resources to address wastewater management in an efficient and sustainable way.

- The opportunities from exploiting wastewater as a resource are enormous. Safely managed wastewater is an affordable and sustainable source of water, energy, nutrients and other recoverable materials. The costs of wastewater management are greatly outweighed by the benefits to human health, economic development and environmental sustainability – providing new business opportunities and creating more ‘green’ jobs.

- By 2030, global demand for water is expected to grow by 50%.  Most of this demand will be in cities and will require new approaches to wastewater collection and management. Even in cities where wastewater is collected and treated, the efficiency of treatment may vary according to the system used. Traditional wastewater treatment plants may not remove certain pollutants, such as endocrine disruptors, which can negatively affect people and the ecosystems.


More facts in the WWD 2017 factsheet available here:

http://www.worldwaterday.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Fact_sheet_WWD2017_EN.pdf

Visit the WWD special webpage here


 

 
 
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Developed jointly by UNESCO and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) on the occasion of the UN Decade on Biodiversity (2011-2020), this kit responds to the need to develop concrete tools, in support of biodiversity communication, education and public awareness.



French
Kit pédagogique sur la biodiversité
http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0024/002449/244968F.pdf , vol 1
http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0024/002449/244969F.pdf , vol 2

English
Biodiversity learning kit
http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0024/002459/245981E.pdf, vol 1
http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0024/002459/245982E.pdf , vol 2

Spanish
Kit pedagĂłgico sobre biodiversidad
http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0024/002459/245983S.pdf , vol 1
http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0024/002459/245984S.pdf ,vol 2


Collectively all UNESCO kits relevant to biodiversity can be accessed here:

http://www.unesco.org/new/en/natural-sciences/special-themes/biodiversity/biodiversity-education/learning-kits/

 

 
 
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The secretariat of the MAB Programme and the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe are proud to announce the organization of the 2017 MAB YOUTH FORUM - committed to sustainable Development, which will be held in the Po Delta Biosphere Reserve, Italy, on 18‐23 September 2017. You will find more details and a first announcement of this event at: http://www.myforum2017.com/announcement
The MAB YOUTH FORUM will involve young people (age between 18-35) having the following profile:
Youth active in the civil society of the Biosphere Reserve, and/or;
Youth earning their livelihood within the Biosphere Reserve, and/or;
Youth dedicating their attention to Biosphere Reserves for studies and researches.
We apologize for any cross-posting, as you could have already received this announcement from your MAB National Committee / MAB Focal Point or from other UNESCO regional/cluster offices in your region. The MAB Youth Forum Organizing Committee would like to use this chance to call again for your very much appreciated support to the successful organization of the 2017 MAB Youth Forum.
It would be highly appreciated if you could disseminate this announcement and help us reach and identify potential youth participants from your Biosphere Reserve. All selected participants will in fact have to include a letter of support from their respective Manager/Coordinator in their application to the Forum. The on-line application platform is accessible at http://www.myforum2017.com/
Should you have any further enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us at myforum2017@unesco.org, or, closer to you, our colleague GREECE.

 

The secretariat of the MAB Programme and the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe have announced the organization of the 2017 MAB YOUTH FORUM - committed to sustainable Development, which will be held in the Po Delta Biosphere Reserve, Italy, on 18‐23 September 2017.

The MAB YOUTH FORUM will involve young people (age between 18-35) having the following profile:

- Youth active in the civil society of the Biosphere Reserve, and/or;

- Youth earning their livelihood within the Biosphere Reserve, and/or;

- Youth dedicating their attention to Biosphere Reserves for studies and researches.

 

All interested candidates shall:

- make their applications online at http://www.myforum2017.com

- send a letter of support from their respective Manager/Coordinator of their National Biosphere Reserve.


Detailed information is available here: http://www.myforum2017.com/announcement

For any further enquiries contact the Organisers at myforum2017@unesco.org

Or the Management Body of the Biosphere Reserves in your country - The UNESCO List of the BRs in all countries can be found here: http://www.unesco.org/new/en/natural-sciences/environment/ecological-sciences/biosphere-reserves/world-network-wnbr/wnbr/

 

 


 

 
 
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