In April 2016, SCC convened its first webinar series and online dialogue on what sustainability educators need to know about UN Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) initiatives. The first 3 webinar video recordings are available for review.
Webinar #1: Wednesday, April 13, 1PM Eastern
Kim Smith, Coordinator of the Greater Portland Sustainability Education Network (GPSEN) and Instructor at Portland Community College, discussed recent developments in UN education for sustainability (EfS) initiatives at the international level, specifically Agenda 2030’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Ahmedabad Plan of Action, and the Global Action Programme (GAP) on ESD. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9bq7caY6q0&feature=youtu.be
Webinar #2: Tuesday, April 19, 1PM Eastern
Julia Heiss, ESD Team Leader at UNESCO, provided her perspectives on the outcomes of the UN Decade of ESD, and the agenda for UNESCO Global Action Programme on ESD endorsed by the UN General Assembly (2014), as well as exemplary climate change education and ESD programs for educators. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EyBR0DPzQY
Webinar #3: Thursday, April 28, 1PM Eastern
Melissa Goodall, Associate Director of the Yale Office of Sustainability, discussed the role that higher education institutions (HEIs) can play in advancing more robust solutions to governing the global commons. In addition to summarizing her research which evaluated ESD activities across six UN entities, she described “smart partnerships” and the key benefits and challenges to UN/HEI collaborations. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6KkeP9xq4M