The first of its kind International Conference on Sustainability Education (ICSE) 2019 was held at the India Habitat Centre in New Delhi on September 9-10, 2019. It was jointly organised by Mobius Foundation, the Climate Reality Project, India in partnership with United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) New Delhi office.
i. It was attended by Dr Ram Boojh, Director Programmes, Former UNESCO and Environment Programme Specialist; Pradip Burman, Chairman, Mobius Foundation among others.
ii. Conference looked into the ways to address the challenges of sustainable education, climate change education and environmental education in the current course curriculum.
iii. The other partners of the conference were Centre for Environment Education (CEE) and Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE).
Launch of Asia’s first environment school- WESc
i. Asia’s first environment school named World Environment School, Coorg (WESc) was launched on the occasion. It is set up in Coorg, Karnataka.
ii. It will be operational from 2021 for grade 6 to 12 students and educate the next generation of environmental leaders.
iii. It will create a nurturing environment, in which young people can unleash and realise their potential in making a positive contribution to society and the nation.
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