Date: Wednesday, 4 May 2011
Time: 1.15-2.45pm (EST)
Venue: UNU Video Portal
This is a side event of the 19th UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD19) in New York organized by UNU-ONY and the Interagency Committee (IAC) for the Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD).
The side event aims to highlight the role of education in promoting consumption and production systems that lead to low carbon, inclusive growth. In order to meaningfully contribute to this goal, the stakeholders of sustainable consumption and production (SCP), including children and young people, need to be engaged in empowering learning processes, leading to more sustainable practices.
Members of the Interagency Committee for the DESD will present and assess ESD (Education for Sustainable Development) actions that have the potential to reorient modern consumption and production patterns. The discussion will focus on analysis of the processes and projects that simultaneously pursue two interrelated goals: 1) engagement and empowerment of the key SCP stakeholders, including youth and children, through learning processes, and 2) facilitating consumption and production that leads to low carbon inclusive societies. By doing so, both process and results of learning and empowerment will be discussed.
- Kazuhiko Takemoto, Senior Fellow, United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies
- Zinaida Fadeeva, Research Fellow, United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies
- Mark Richmond, Director, Division of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development, UNESCO
- Stephanie Hodge, Programme Specialist responsible for Cross-Sector Coordination, UNICEF
- Suchitra Sugar, Consultant, UNICEF Education Section
- Jean-Marc Coicaud, Director, United Nations University Office in New York
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From Maria Em