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Pass the Can to raise funds
Use your social network to make a big impact on real-world recycling. Alcoa will donate $1 for each can ‘recycled’ online to the IUCN Commission on Education and Communication and other eco-charities. More
Reconnecting CEC and YEE, Youth and Environment Europe
The IUCN CEC Regional Vice-Chair for Europe, Katalin Czippán, represented the Commission at the annual meeting of YEE in Oucmanice, Czech Republic. Full story >>
Tbilisi+35 commemorates the 1977 Tbilisi Declaration and 35 years of global educational efforts toward a sustainable world. The event is 6-7 September 2012 in Georgia. Read more >>
European Conference on Effective Approaches to Outdoor Learning
A European Conference by the Real World Learning Network in the Czech Republic starts 21 January 2013 near Prague. Read more >>
Building capacity for biodiversity conservation in Ukraine
CEC member Elena Tarasova announces a joint network and training project of the Ukrainian Environmental Club and the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Full story >>
Animals in biodiversity education: Tiere Live workshop in Europe
IUCN CEC members from Austria, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Romania, Serbia and the United Kindgom participated in a March 2012 workshop organized by the Bavarian Academy for Nature Conservation and Landscape Management (ANL) in partnership with IUCN CEC.
Tiere Live Toolkit
Tiere Live has a toolkit in German, with some chapters in English.
IUCN CEC members who would like learn more about the "Tiere Live" toolkit and are interested in its adaptation into their national context are encouraged to contact Tiere Live. You can find more information about the toolkit in German >> And here you can download few translated chapters in English >>
IUCN CEC is eager to learn your opinion about the toolkit Send your opinion, questions or apply to: Dr. Christian Stettmer at email@example.com
International Greening Education Event
A three-day International Greening Education Event will be held 19-21 October 2011 in the green city of Karlsruhe, Germany.
European Union asks members to support Education for Sustainable Development
The Council of the European Union has adopted conclusions on ESD, reports CEC Regional Vice-Chair Katalin Czippan.
Several CEC members supported their governments’ negotiation to prepare the Commission Conclusion on Sustainable Development initiated by the Belgian government under their EU Presidency. This is good news because all CEC members who works in EU countries can refer to that statement to influence their government to take measures it is a strong argument that a strong body like the EU recognises the importance of ESD.
The Council conclusions of 19 November 2010 on education for sustainable development (2010/C 327/05) are excerpted below. For the full text, click here >>
THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,
1. The European Union faces a considerable number of interlinked challenges in the early 21st century, including the economic and social consequences of the global financial crisis, climate change, declining water and energy resources, shrinking biodiversity, threats to food security and health risks.
2. In a continuously changing world, all European citizens should be equipped with the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to understand and deal with the challenges and complexities of modern day life, whilst taking due account of the environmental, social, cultural and economic implications, as well as to assume their global responsibilities.
Education and training are indispensable to achieving a more sustainable Europe and world. ESD should be regarded as crucial in the process of lifelong learning and should, where appropriate, be mainstreamed into all levels and aspects of education and training, in order to strengthen the capacity of citizens to cope with imminent unpredictable problems and to find long-term solutions for these in many different situations throughout life.
ACCORDINGLY INVITES THE MEMBER STATES TO:
Take appropriate measures at the relevant level of responsibility — local, regional or national — in order to encourage the further development and implementation of ESD and its integration into the education and training system at all levels, in non-formal and informal learning just as in formal learning.
European strategies to rally political will for biodiversity conservation
In Germany, a CBD capacity development workshop showed enthusiasm for stakeholder engagement and strategic communications for biodiversity. CEC member Wiebke Herding reports.
Missione Biodiversita guigno 2011
“Missione Biodiversità: educare e comunicare per la vita e lo sviluppo” è un primo Corso di qualificazione sulla comunicazione e l’educazione per la Biodiversità. Da Maurilio Cipparone, membro del CEC.