Sustainability Education and the Challenges of Sustainable Development

A Lecture by Dr. Victor Nolet

Western Washington University

US Delegation to the UNESCO International Network


 March 20, 2013 at 4:00 pm in the Student Center Ballroom

 What is Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)? The focuses of ESD are: biodiversity, climate change education, cultural diversity, indigenous knowledge, disaster risk reduction, poverty reduction, gender equality, health promotion, sustainable lifestyles, peace and human security, water, and sustainable ubanization.

In 2004, the United Nations declared 2005-2014 the Decade for Education for Sustainable Development (DESD).  To Further this agenda UNESCO promoted Education for Sustainable Development which gives rise to Teaching Education for Sustainable Development (TSD).  Among the major nations, the United States has been one of the most reluctant to participate in this process.  Although the United States has many experts in this field, it did not want to create an American delegation to the UESCO International Network.

The Center of Pedagogy invites you to join us to learn about ESC, how it can be taught in K-16 settings and the information of the American delegation.

For further information please contact:  Leslie Wilson/The Agenda for Education in a Democracy & the Center of Pedagogy