29 June -2 July 2015
Planet and People – How They Can Develop Together?
ORGANIZERS Centre for Environment and Sustainability at Chalmers University of Technology and University of Gothenburg.
THEMES Taking Children seriously in addressing global challenges; Reclaiming sense of place in the digital age; Environmental education and poverty reduction; Learning in vital coalitions for green cities; (Re) emerging concepts for environmental stewardship and sustainability; Mind the gap! Moving from awareness to action; Assessing environmental and sustainability education in times of accountability; Beyond the green economy: educating and learning for green jobs in a green society; New perspectives on research in environmental and sustainability education; Educational policy development for environment and sustainability; Education and learning for climate change adaptation and resilience
PARTICIPANTS 800 delegates of 73 nationalities
ABSTRACT The Congress themes were 11 and ranged from the digital age to poverty reduction, green cities, climate change adaptation and educational policy development for environment and sustainability. Students from Sweden, Slovakia and Turkey were sent by the Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) – coordinated by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) – to report from the congress.