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The climate emergency is being talked about across the media. But how do we, as educators, talk with learners, and sort the truth from misinformation? Here are some of the top picks of sites with high quality resources for tackling this most topical subject in your classroom:

Campaign Against Climate Change has a list of excellent resources, including a blog piece on how to talk to children about the climate

The Climate Coalition has a pack for schools, and really accessible campaigns to take part in

The Economist Educational Trust has produced a fabulous workshop for children aged 10+ which includes critical look at the news about climate


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The climate emergency is being talked about across the media. But how do we, as educators, talk with learners, and sort the truth from misinformation? Here are some of the top picks of sites with high quality resources for tackling this most topical subject in your classroom:

Campaign Against Climate Change has a list of excellent resources, including a blog piece on how to talk to children about the climate

The Climate Coalition has a pack for schools, and really accessible campaigns to take part in

The Economist Educational Trust has produced a fabulous workshop for children aged 10+ which includes critical look at the news about climate


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The publication presents a collection of
successful case studies to spark innovative
ideas from educational centres, decision
makers, stakeholders as well as citizens and
to promote the adoption of sustainable actions.
In addition, this work intends to inspire the
aforementioned groups to take environmental
action to decrease the impact of their current
lifestyle.

The publication presents a collection of successful case studies to spark innovative ideas from educational centres, decision makers, stakeholders as well as citizens and to promote the adoption of sustainable actions. In addition, this work intends to inspire the aforementioned groups to take environmental action to decrease the impact of their current lifestyle.

Sixteen case studies of noteworthy projects and initiatives were selected from 16 Mediterranean countries, representing just a small volume of the important work already in place at a regional level, at formal and non formal education level.

The publication concludes with some key messages to inspire policy, makers, educational institutions and other relevant stakeholders to adopt and include Education for Sustainable Consumption and Education foe Sustainable Development.

MIO-ECSDE / MEdIES have contributed a case in the pubication about 'Ocean Literacy'.

Find here the link to the Publication (in PDF)

 

 
 
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The Report on the implementation of Education for Sustainable Development in the framework of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Developmen was presented by UNESCO on October 14, 2019, at the United Nations General Assembly and was unanimously welcomed demonstrating a clear acknowledgement of education key role in the 2030 Agenda. The report offers a review of the implementation of ESD, in particular through the GAP, in the framework of the 2030 Agenda. It also provides an overview of the draft framework for ESD for the period from 2020 to 2030, entitled ESD for 2030 making recommendations for ESD implementation in the future.

This new framework aims to strengthen ESD in an effort to build a more just and inclusive world. The framework will be officially launched at the Global Conference on ESD , to be held in Berlin, Germany in June 2020.

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UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay has named the three winners of this year’s UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD): the Camphill Community Trust in Botswana, the Sustainable Amazon Foundation (Brazil) and the city of Hamburg (Germany). Each of the three laureates will receive an award of US $50,000, in a ceremony that will take place at UNESCO Headquarters on 15 November, within the framework of the General Conference of UNESCO.

The winners of this year’s UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development were chosen by an independent international jury from a record number of 115 nominations, submitted by the governments of 63 UNESCO Member States and ten organizations in official partnership with UNESCO. The core selection criteria were the projects’ potential for transformation, their innovative quality and ability to embrace all three dimensions of sustainability: the economy, society and the environment.

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Animation4Water 2019 activities completed!


The core of the project "Animation4Water" is raising of awareness of the Mediterranean youth on the challenge of water vunluerability due to climate change and the opportunities that the 'non-conventional' water resources (NCWR) using the short video animation tools and a story-board exhibition . The exhibition of the story-boards and animations were accompanied with training activities for educators and hands-on activities for the youth (see more below on the events).

The project started in 2017, with the collaboration among:

- The Department of Graphic Design and Visual Communication of the School of Applied Arts and Culture of University of Western Attica (UoWA), and in particular the Animation Course professors Dr. E. Mouri and Dr. S. Siakas, who promoted the water topics for the year 2017; So, the students' projects for the course of Animation were dedicated to showcase the water vunlerability, climate change and NCWRs in Greece, and the Mediterranean, in general. To this end, they made a relavant desk study and introduced to the issue by Prof Scoullos (see below)

- The UNESCO Chair and Network on Sustainable Development Management and Education in the Mediterranean of the University of Athens. Prof Scoullos was a guest lecturer to the University of Western Attica.

- The Energy & Water Agency of Malta, who hosted at the Ghajn National Water Conservation Awareness Centre, the English version of the Exchibition and supported the related awareness raising events,

- GWP-Med, providing advice and expertise,

- MIO-ECSDE/MEdIES being the coordinator of the project.



The Animation4Water Exchibition

The Exhibition that has been produced in two languages, ENG and GR, and consists of:

• 4 posters - 70x100 cm -about the World Water Day and the exhibition.

• 30 student’s posters - 50x70 cm, with the storyboards of the animations (see below).

• 8 appealing and creative video clips (animations) simulating environmental concerns around water and climate change challenges: freshwater over-consumption and shortage, water resources pollution, technology and science opportuniies, NCWRs, etc.

Technical information: The set up of the Exhibition needs a space of about 50 m2, equipped with benches or tables. The animations need a projection machine -projector, projection screen, laptop or PC, with connected speakers.


The Events

All events organized in the context of the 2019 World Water Day themed "Leave no-one behind".More particularly:

GREECE

In May, the exhibition was presented in teachers trainings and in public schools where students and teachers watched the videos, went through the storyboards and participated in hands-on awareness raising activities. Totally, 773 students and 65 teachers participated.

MALTA

The exhibition was hosted at GHAJN Center the National Water Conservation Awareness Centre during the open weekend 24-29 April 2019, where~ 643 visitors took part in guided tours in the Exchibition and were handed the project's bookmarks . See more here:http://medies.net/articles.asp?cID=8&aID=1301


The project received support from the EU LIFE+ through the Operating Grant for NGOs for MIO-ECSDE


For more information contact:

Vassilis PSALLIDAS: info[@]medies.net, psallidas[@]mio-ecsde.org ++30 210 3247 490 (ext. 201)

 
 
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The guide is intended to help empower museums (small or large and of any kind, anywhere), museum workers, museum networks and their partners to contribute to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs for short).

The SDGs are not just for governments: they are an invitation to all sectors of society, in all places, to collaborate and participate in the achievement of the 2030 Agenda. Obviously museums have a key role to play in this.

ACCESS THE GUIDE.

 
 
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UNESCO - through its Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) programme - is a member of the One Planet network formed to implement SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production) and the 10 Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production (10YFP).

As part of the portfolio of joint activities under the framework of the Sustainable Lifestyles and Education (SLE) programme, the Anatomy of Action initiative has been developed  and looks at sustainability in daily life (3 easy actions in 5 daily life domains – food, stuff, move, money and fun) (www.anatomyofaction.org).
It will be physically launched on 12 September at an event jointly hosted and held at UNESCO. A digital Take Action Challenge will follow from 15 to 30 September. Each day, diverse and global influencers will post on what they do to live more sustainably based on Anatomy of Action ideas. Every 3 days, a new area will be highlighted and (at least) one influencer will start posting.
In the Challenge, influencers, partners and people can connect, engage and encourage more sustainable living – based on what we know will truly make a difference. The campaign will show that small actions, taken collectively, can really impact the planet - and anyone, anywhere can contribute.
I will soon share with you additional information, visuals, and sample actions for the Challenge.
Get involved in this challenge and share this “how-to-join” flyer widely!

The One Planet network to implement SDG 12  on Responsible Consumption and Production and the 10 Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production is launching the Anatomy of Action initiative looking at sustainability in daily life with 3 easy actions in 5 daily life domains:  – food, stuff, move, money and fun) (www.anatomyofaction.org).

The Campaign will be launch on 12 September 2019 (at UNESCO) the digital Take Action Challenge from 15 to 30 September. Each day, diverse and global influencers will post on what they do to live more sustainably based on Anatomy of Action ideas. Every 3 days, a new area will be highlighted and (at least) one influencer will start posting. In the Challenge, influencers, partners and people can connect, engage and encourage more sustainable living – based on what we know will truly make a difference. The campaign will show that small actions, taken collectively, can really impact the planet - and anyone, anywhere can contribute.

More at https://www.anatomyofaction.org/

 

 
 
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Call for proposals: Transforming Education Conference for Humanity (TECH), Vizag, Andhra Pradesh, India, 10-12 December 2019

The third edition of Transforming Education Conference for Humanity (TECH) will take place in Vizag, Andhra Pradesh, India on 10-12 December and is organized 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.

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

Email: tech2019.mgiep@unesco.org

Website: http://mgiep.unesco.org/tech2019

 
 
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Plastic is light, cheap and useful. But the impacts of plastic waste on the environment and our health are global and can be drastic. Around 80 % of marine litter is composed of plastic, often affecting marine life and birds.

From 2021 a ban will be in place for single-use plastic cotton bud sticks, cutlery, plates, straws, drink stirrers and balloon sticks, as well as food and beverage containers – including cups – made of expanded polystyrene. These items will all have to be made from more sustainable materials or replaced with reusable alternatives. All products made of oxo-degradable plastics will also be banned.

Read more, watch the short videos, and spread the word on the seductive power of single use plastics (and how to resist it!): https://www.bereadytochange.eu/en/

 

 
 
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