EE and the SDGs: Live Chat with Professor Arjen Wals on Monday, April 29, 11AM – 12PM EDT
In 2015, all United Nations Member States adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet. The agenda set 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries in a global partnership. With many of you working to address sustainability in your work, the Global eePRO community wants to have a conversation about these 17 SDGs and the role environmental educators can have in this global agenda. We hope you can join us for a live chat with Dr. Arjen Wals on Monday, April 29, 11 AM – 12 PM EDT. Submit your questions here on eePRO (more specific instructions coming soon!), and Dr. Wals will answer as many as he can on the 29th.
Dr. Wals is a professor at the University of Wageningen and Gothenburg University in The Netherlands and has more than 30 years of experience in international research and practice in the field of environmental and sustainability education. He served as UNESCO chair in social learning and sustainable development, and was a senior policy advisor to UNESCO’s 2016 Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report “Education for People and Planet” on the role of education in helping realize the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. At University of Wageningen and Gothenburg University, he is responsible for research, education, supervision, acquisition, and outreach in EE and ESE. View a short video where Dr. Wals explains how to engage young people in the big sustainability challenges of our time. You can also connect to Dr. Wals on eePRO.
Hope you can join us!