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6th to 8th of Nove mber 2013 COOPERATION PARTNERS: HAMBURG UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES, FACULTY OF
6th to 8th of Nove mber 2013
COOPERATION PARTNERS: HAMBURG UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES, FACULTY OF LIFE SCIENCES, RESEARCH & TRANSFER CENTRE
"APPLICATIONS OF LIFE S CIENCES", GERMANY │ CLIMATE CHANGE TECH NOLOGY TRANSFER CENTRES IN EUROPE & LATIN AMERICA │ ADAPT »
UNIVERSITY OF MODENA & REGGIO EMILIA, ITALY │ ORGANISER: EUROPEAN ORGANISATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT » ETECH
CENTER FOR APPLIED EN VIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGIES, GERMANY
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In these fast chang ing and demanding times, changes in e ducation sector are inevitable. Transform ing education to meet the 21st Century cha llenges is now one of the key focuses of a ll major efforts to co mbat environmental deterioration, social problems and econo mic crisis. There is widespread realizatio n that it is through embedding sustainab ility in education tha t our society can find lasting solutions to climate change and gl obal warming, loss of biodiversity and extin ctions, human rights and poverty, energy and food security an d many other colossa l challenges. Making the needed transform ation happen require s dialogue among sta keholders, sharing of experiences, building synergies and worki ng together to overc ome the barriers to change and to create a sustainable future.

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The International Greening Education Event (IGEE) 2013 will gather stakeholders from around the globe to discuss about embedding sustainability across the educational landscape. The event will examine the critical role of education, the academic institutions and the educators in creating environmentally, socially and economically sustainable world. It will be a forum for discussions, presentations, sharing of ideas and experiences, n etworking and exploring collaborations to embed sustainability in curricul um, courses, teaching and learning material and in the operations of academic institutions.

This global gathering provides an excellent oppor tunity to discuss about equipping both young and adult learners with the knowledge, competencies a nd skills that they need t o succeed in addressing today’s and tomorrow’s challenges. It will also be an opportunity to examine the integration of values and ethics in ed ucational programs for preparing today’s students to be tomorrow’s responsible leaders, activ e citizens and stewards o f planet earth.

THE INTERNATIONAL GREENING EDUCATION EVENT

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What educational institut ions and educators need to do to effectively resp ond to the fast changing global sce nario? How to successfu lly position academic ins titutions as one of the key leaders in creating a sustainable w orld – environmentally, s ocially and economically? What co mpetencies, capacities, abilities, skills and at titude are increasingly in demand a nd will be the “must-hav es” in the future? How to engage young and adult learners in sustainable developm ent?

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IGEE is a powerful and n eutral platform where in ternational academics, p olicy makers, developme nt organisations, teache rs, sustainability practitione rs and other stakeholders from all over the world with diverse backgroun ds get together for creating and sharing knowledge a nd building effective net works to incorporate su stainability in education . A wide range of issues will be addressed during the upcoming three day event.

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The impact of global challenges on education and the role of educational

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The Unfolding Challenges

HOW GLOBAL ISSUES ARE SHAPING EDUCATION?

HOW GLOBAL ISSUES ARE SHAPING EDUCATION?

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The Paradigm Shift » Moving towards a sustai nable future │ » The whole system thinking and the emergence of educat ion for sustainability

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» Principles and values│ » Social, economic and eco logical interdependence » Sustainability in curriculu m and courses and throu gh co­curricular activities│ » Leading edge programs t hat responds to the emer ging business practices and the needs of a sustainable s ociety

Sustainability Education

Teaching and learning in the 21st Century » Equipping students to co ntribute in creating a sus tainable world and in ensuring intergenerational equity │ » Responsibilities, challeng es and opportunities of educatio nal institutions and educ ators in times of transition

Deliberate on the role of values and ethics in education

Exchange ideas, share experiences and knowledge and discuss best practices that help embed sustainability in academic programs

Discuss the knowledge, competencies and skills that the businesses and societies increasingly need as the demand for green human capital grows around the world

EMBEDDING SUSTAINABILITY IN THE DNA OF EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS

Deliberate on the role of values and ethics in education Exchange ideas, share experiences and knowledge

» Preaching what you teac h – Educators as Sustaina bility Role Models » Greening education facil ities and the operations to make educational institutions living laboratory for practicing sustainability│ » Establishing best practices for greening education and embraci ng sustainability

Deliberate on the business case for educational institutions to go green

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The International Gr eening Education Eve nt brings together c reative, enthusiastic and motivated stakeholders from ar ound the world to dis cuss the emerging iss ue of education for s ustainability. It gives an opportunity to deliberate on vario us models, programs and initiatives that w ere developed and implemented in several countries. Th e diverse background of conference partic ipants and the diverse view points a nd experiences stimu lates creativity and f resh ideas. The confe rence provides attendees with new perspectives and inn ovative approaches for reorienting educ ation. Through presentations, forma l and informal discu ssions and deliberati ons, the delegates t ake back home latest information a nd knowledge of ins piring programs as well as tremendous passion to put education for sustaina bility into action.

 

IGEE is a global forum to:

   

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Keep academia and st akeholders abreast of latest in education sector

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Gain strong insight on education for sustain ability and

address the challenge s in embedding sustai nability in the education system

   

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Actively participate in discussions, Q&A ses sions, networking hours and formal and informal g et­togethers and examine a variety of greening educatio n models

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Showcase best practic es, share proposals an d get feedback from educators and o ther stakeholders ded icated to sustainable developm ent

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Explore effective ways to green the building s of academic institutions and reduc e ecological footprint .

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Meet like minded peo ple from around the w orld, invigorate knowledge sharing an d foster collaboration s

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Build synergies with i nstitutions represente d at the event

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Discuss how to lead s ustainability initiative s, engage

stakeholders and prod uce results that help c reate a world

that is socially just, ec ologically sound and e conomically viable

   

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The mulit­stakholder event is attended by: » Education Policy Make rs and Representative s of INTERNATIONAL
 

The mulit­stakholder event is attended by:

   

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Education Policy Make rs and Representative s of

   

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Governments, Interna tional Development A gencies and Sustainable Developm ent Organisations

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Representatives of Te chnical, Vocational Ed ucation and Training (TVET) Institu tions;

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interested in transfor ming education and tr aining to address the economic, social a nd environmental cha llenges that the world faces

   
 
     
 
 

IGEE is a hallmark event with the mission to pro mote greening of educat ion around the world an d to support educational ins titutions on their sustai nability journey. It prov ides a global platfotrrm to educators and other stak eholders for sharing idea s, experiences and knowl edge and for demonstrat ing and discussing effective ways to integrate sustain ability across the educati on sector.

 

This premier event also f osters collaboration amo ng senior faculty member s, policymakers, sustaina ble development practitioner s, teachers from across t he globe and those who are helping to create a m ore sustainable world.

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LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION The conference will take place in the city of Karlsr uhe in Germany.
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The conference will take place in the city of Karlsr uhe in Germany. It is located on the Rhine River be tween the mountains of the Pal atinate, the Vosges and t he world renowned Black Forest. Karlsruhe enjoys excellent air, rail and road links. Fra nkfurt International Airpo rt, one the world’s larges t is just an hour away by direct train. The city is at the intersection of the major A utobahn (German Freeway) A5 Hamburg­Karlsruhe­Basel A6/A8 (Paris).

It is a cultural center and home to several museums including the largest cultural history museum in the region. Karlsruhe is also k nown for technology, for German Justice (home to Germany’s highest courts) and above all for being a “Gre en City”.

LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION The conference will take place in the city of Karlsr uhe in Germany.
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Optional:

3­Day Conference | 6th to 8th of November 201 3

Excursion/ informal get together on the 9th of November 2013

09:15 ­ 17:00 Hours | A fter 17:00 Hours: Dedicated Networking Hour follo wed by Get­Together & Dinner

REGISTRATION

REGISTRATION

REGISTRATION

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