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Reid, Alan; Dillon, Justin; Ardoin, Nicole; Ferreira, Jo-Anne – Environmental Education Research, 2021
Three decades have passed since approximately 1,700 scientists signed the "World Scientists' Warning to Humanity" highlighting severe environmental problems and trends affecting local and global communities. To reverse the situation, their 1992 Warning argued we need to change our behaviour. In 2017, a larger group issued a second…
Descriptors: Scientists, Environmental Education, Social Change, Environmental Influences
Pradhan, Mahesh; Mariam, Ayombi – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2014
This article will focus on involvement of Higher Education Institutions in promoting Education for Sustainable Development through UNEPs flagship programme Global Universities Partnership on Environment and Sustainability. To achieve this, the activities of the network are centered on three pillars: Education, Training and Networking.
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Colleges, Environmental Education, Partnerships in Education
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Ogbuigwe, Akpezi – International Review of Education, 2010
This paper outlines the contribution made by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) towards enhancing the integration of sustainable development concerns in Africa through its initiative, the Mainstreaming Environment and Sustainability in Africa (MESA) Universities Partnership, during the United Nations Decade of Education for…
Descriptors: Role of Education, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Natural Resources
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Ogbuigwe, Akpezi – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2008
Mainstreaming Environment and Sustainability in African Universities Partnership (MESA) is a programme which grew out of the coming together, in 2004, of a number of African universities met with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), UNESCO and several African regional environment and education projects to assess the status of…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Setyowati, Lestari; Widiati, Utami – English Teaching Forum, 2014
Although many fields of study are increasingly promoting awareness of the need to protect the ecosystem by thinking and acting "green," the concept of environmental education actually has a long history; for example, concerns about global environmental problems were discussed at a 1972 United Nations Conference (Nkwetisama 2011), which…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Student Attitudes
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Sarabhai, Kartikeya V.; Ravindranath, Shailaja; Schwarz, Rixa; Vyas, Purvi – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2012
Chapter 36 of Agenda 21, a key document of the 1992 Earth Summit, emphasised reorienting education towards sustainable development. While two of the Rio conventions, the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), developed communication, education and public awareness (CEPA)…
Descriptors: Climate, Environmental Education, Organizations (Groups), Biodiversity
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Pavlova, Margarita – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2011
The importance of addressing education for sustainable development (ESD) through technology education has been argued by a number of researchers; it appears increasingly in curriculum document statements; and some resources have been developed for use by teachers. However, when the concept of sustainable development is discussed within technology…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Technology Education, Learning Activities, Class Activities
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Chiotha, Sosten S. – International Review of Education, 2010
In 2004, Mainstreaming Environment and Sustainability in African Universities (MESA) was formally launched by UNEP, UNESCO and the Association of African Universities. This paper sets the stage for a critical analysis of ESD by reviewing historical perspectives of conservation in Africa as a means of appreciating the need for African universities…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Forestry
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Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2008
This declaration was developed at the 4th International Conference on Environmental Education (ICEE) in November 2007. The conference was sponsored by UNESCO, UNEP and the Government of India and hosted by the Centre for Environment Education (CEE) at Ahmedabad, India. The drafting process involved nearly 1,600 participants from 97 countries.…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Conferences (Gatherings)
El-Hinnawi, Essam – 1992
This publication highlights major achievements of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) activities over the period 1970 to 1990. Chapter 1, "The Stockholm Conference and the Establishment of UNEP," describes the establishment of UNEP. Chapter 2, "The Role of UNEP," covers program development, environment and…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Global Education, International Programs, Program Descriptions
Miller, Norman N. – American Universities Field Staff Reports, 1979
Described is the history of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) since its formation in 1972. Also included is an examination of UNEP's major programs and projects, and an assessment of the organization's problems and future prospects. The function of UNEP is to coordinate the management and assessment of the world's environment by…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Environmental Education, Environmental Research, Global Approach
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). – 1977
This report outlines the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP). After an introduction to the UNEP governing council, secretariat, environmental fund, and coordinating board, the activities of the UNEP are summarized. Some of the principal activities are: (1) environmental assessment; (2) environmental education, training, and information;…
Descriptors: Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Environmental Education, International Organizations
United Nations Environment Programme, Nairobi (Kenya). – 1986
This report to the Governing Council of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) was prepared to provide the governments of member nations with information on what UNEP had done during 1985, and to serve as a communications mechanism to replace the usual meeting of the Governing Council in 1986. It contains chapters on: (1) the year in…
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Governing Boards
Sauve, Lucie; Berryman, Tom; Brunelle, Renee – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2007
The UNESCO-UNEP International Environmental Education Program (1975-1995) provided impetus for developing, legitimizing, and institutionalizing environmental education. More recently, UNESCO was mandated by the United Nations to carry out a worldwide shift towards education for sustainable development. As international organizations'…
Descriptors: Nonformal Education, Environmental Education, Guidelines, International Organizations
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Lotz-Sisitka, Heila; Lupele, Justin; Ogbuigwe, Akpezi – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2007
This paper traces the translation processes associated with the mobilization of resources and human agency in the development of a United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Innovations Course for universities in Africa. University teachers are often neglected in teacher education initiatives. There are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Education Courses, Teacher Educators
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