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Earth Charter Education Conference 2019

January 29, 2019 - January 31, 2019


A conference on education, the Earth Charter, and the Sustainable Development Goals: Leading the Way to Sustainability 2030

Earth Charter Initiative is organizing a conference on education around the Sustainable Development Goal 4 target 7 implementation and the importance of education for the Earth Charter Initiative mission. The overall objective is to bring together academics and practitioners who have been using the Earth Charter in the sphere of education (through teaching or research), to present their experiences and share their lessons learned, and how these connect with the SDG 4.7, which states:

By 2030, ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development.

This conference will contribute to the overall objectives of the EC+20, and will serve as a preamble for the major EC+20 networking event to take place in 2020.   In addition, the conference will offer some training opportunities for participants.

  1. To share experiences and research on pedagogical approaches and lessons learned of the use of the Earth Charter in education settings, in connection with Education for Sustainable Development or Global Citizenship Education as indicated in the SDG 4.7.
  2. To generate a dialogue on a pedagogical approaches and research agenda for the EC Center for ESD, and its partners and affiliates to advance the implementation of the SDG 4.7 and the mission of the EC Initiative with regards to education
  3. To highlight programmes and offer some training opportunities that provide support to partners and the larger ESD community in using the Earth Charter to promote values related to sustainability and global citizenship education.

This event will also offer an opportunity to plan future conferences and identify research initiatives of common interest.


January 29, 2019
January 31, 2019
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University for Peace
El Rodeo de Mora
Ciudad Colon, San José Province Costa Rica
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