“What is Our Responsibility for a Clean Air in Bangalore?”
Climate Change, Sustainability & Equity: a Civil Society approach
International Consultation on "Youth Responsibility for Environment, Peace and Sustainable Development” in New Delhi, India -1st April 08
Workshop on "Intergenerational Partnerships for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation"
Forever Young, Forever Green
The fourth International Conference on Environmental Education organized by UNESCO, UNEP and other partners in collaboration with Centre for Environment Education, Ahmedabad, India was held in Ahmedabad between November 24 and 28, 2007.
There were around 30 working group sessions varying from Non Formal Spaces of Learning, Education towards sustainability concerns of Natural Resources in Fragile Ecosystems to Youth: Trend setters of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). More than 100 youth representatives from 25 countries, including India, Rwanda, Costa Rica, Canada, Australia and France had gathered to share their experience and propose their Plan of Action for the Decade of Education for Sustainable Development.
The youth working session had several case study presentations on ESD initiatives involving youth. During the presentation there was a deliberation on the values and principles which guide Education for Sustainable Development.
Almost all the members of the Earth Charter Youth Initiative led by Dominic Stucker (International Coordinator) were present and contributed in many forms at the conference promoting the values and ethics drawing from the Earth Charter.
Anugraha John representing the youth network SAYEN (South Asia Youth Environment Network) presented to the young participants at a workshop on various activities of the World Youth Water Alliance, China-India Forum and local grassroots social activities in Bangalore, India inspired by the Charter of Human Responsibilities.
The participants stressed on the importance of setting up an integrated strategy that could be led, or at least include young people in any effort to achieve sustainable development. It was proposed at the Conference that Not only should ESD target young people, but it should also include them in the design and implementation process, as well as promote youth cooperation.
Working Group 07 "Youth: Trend Setters of ESD"
Youth perspective on Sustainable Development - "Sustainable Development is the commitment to balance all development activities of society while conserving the environment. We must ensure environmental integrity by working together to engage and empower the population, creating a secure future for all."
Recommendations from the youth workshop