International conference on sustainability education in September

International conference on sustainability education in September
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With an aim to draw out the challenges related to sustainability education Mobius foundation is going to organize an educational conference ICSE (International Conference on Sustainability Education)-2019.

New Delhi: With an aim to draw out the challenges related to sustainability education Mobius foundation is going to organize an educational conference ICSE (International Conference on Sustainability Education)-2019. The conference would be held in the national capital on 9th and 10th of September. It would try to explore the pathways to address the challenges by empowering learners with new skills, values, and attitude. The conference will have around 400 participants from across the globe. There will be a group of stakeholders from many other disciplines including policy makers, teachers and educators, scientists, environmentalists, individuals from private sectors and civil society etc.

Around 400 school students from across the country including 40 Australian students sponsored by Climate Reality Project for the conference. Education system has to deal with global as well as regional and national issues which are particularly relevant to South Asia. To bring such changes we need to change the curriculum & pedagogies and to empower educators. Besides sharing expertise, the conference will encapsulate a set of recommendations and action plans that will help formulate the future strategy.

Dr Ram Boojh, Director Programme, Former Unesco, Environment Programme specialist, Mobius Foundation said, "Education helps us bring desired changes in the society and by imbibing sustainability principles we can deal with environmental problems too. Most of these problems are manmade and can be resolved by human efforts only." Education has been used as a tool for social change since time immemorial. Today, owing to growing environmental challenges, there is a need of change in ideas and attitudes towards planet earth which can be brought only through education.

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