Mobius Foundation To Host the International Conference On Sustainability Education (ICSE), 2021
NEW DELHI, Sept. 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The 3rd International Conference on Sustainability Education (ICSE) is being organized on 9-10 September 2021, between 14:00 – 18:00 hrs, by Mobius Foundation in partnership with some of the key environmental organizations, Climate Reality Project, UNESCO, UNEP, Centre for Environment Education (CEE), Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE, Copenhagen), The Energy and Resource Institute (TERI), Earth Day Network, IUCN, Earth Overshoot, WWF India, PFI, WTI, TERRE Policy Centre etc. The year 2021 marks the launch of the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (2021 – 2030).
The first day of the ICSE 2021 will, therefore, focus on the theme ‘Education for Ecosystem Restoration.’ The deliberations of the 2nd day will be devoted to the theme of ‘Climate Literacy’, in view of the urgent need to create enlightened citizenry for concrete action on climate change. This is being organized in continuation to the ‘Climate Literacy Conclave for South Asia‘, which was organized by Mobius Foundation with Climate Reality Project and Earth Day Network to mark the 51st anniversary of the Earth Day on 22nd April 2021.
The Conference will look at the innovations and trends on sustainability education in school system from across the globe. It’s an initiative to explore different path ways to sustainability education. Quality is missing in the current educations structure, and this is where ‘International Conference on Sustainability Education 2021’ will come into play; it will challenge the existing paradigms in education.
More than 1000+ participants from across the globe will take part in the online event, which will have various sessions on sustainable education. There will be 4 plenaries and 11 parallel technical sessions besides exhibition, poster sessions and e-resource centre. Almost over 70+ eminent experts will participate in the conference. Speakers like Mr. Rajendra Singh, Water Man of India and Ramon Magsaysay Award winner for community leadership in 2001, Padma Shri awardee Dr. Anil Prakash Joshi, who is the founder of Himalayan Environmental Studies and Conservation Organization (HESCO), Shri Atul Bagai Head, UN Environment Country Office, India, Mr. Tery Spahr, Founder and Director, Earth Overshoot, Mr. Kartikeya Sarabhai Founder and Director, Centre for Environment Education (CEE) and Karuna A Singh, Regional Director Asia, EARTHDAY.ORG, will address the event.
Below are the quotes by eminent dignitaries and speakers during the conference:
Mr. Pradip Burman, Chairman of Mobius Foundation hoped that this conference will be a path breaking event in Sustainability Education.
Ram Boojh, CEO, Mobius Foundation: “ICSE is a flagship initiative of Mobius Foundation conceptualised in partnership with some of the world’s leading environment and sustainability organizations, educators and leaders.”
Mr. Tery Spahr, Founder and Director, Earth Overshoot: “The problem is, we have run out of places to go and new areas to exploit. We have invaded every corner of the globe and we must recognize this fact, begin to contract voluntarily, and live within the means of one planet. We have to be massive cheerleaders for a better, safer, less-crowded and more sustainable world.”
Karuna Singh, Regional Director Asia, Earthday.org: “In today’s world of unprecedented changes in climate and biodiversity, Climate Education provides a critical foundation on which to build climate literacy and stewardship for the environment from a young age. With this in mind we call upon governments across the globe to mandate compulsory, assessed climate and environmental education that motivates all to play a major role to help ‘Restore Our Earth.”
Shri Atul Bagai Head, UN Environment Country Office, India: “India has the largest youth population in the World. They are perhaps the most important stakeholder group and an important vehicle towards achieving the sustainable development goals as they are the innovators, creators, builders, and leaders of the future. But they can transform the future only if they have skills, good health and are empowered to make the right choices.”
ICSE is a platform that works as a bridge between educators and practioners. It tries to find out various methods to include sustainable education in the current education system.
About Mobius Foundation:
The Mobius Foundation is a non-profit organization promoting environmental sustainability through sustainable, relevant solutions that enable communities to break longstanding practices which are detrimental to human existence on Earth.
It spearheads various educational programs in India, which include setting up a residential green school in Karnataka and a day school in Uttar Pradesh. It also promotes population stabilization and ecological conservation through Project Aakar and Project Sanjeevani.
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