Special Session/Workshop

1. Green School Program

Organized by The Climate Reality Project India, as a learning laboratory for developing climate change and sustainability practices, the session on Green Climate School Education Program aims at exploring how schools can become green and more sustainable through talks and presentations.

2. Innovative ways to teach the SDGs

A delightful workshop for the educationalists by Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) will include the discussion of innovative ways to inculcate the learnings of Sustainable Development Goals. An activity to emphasize the interlinkages within the SDGs and the challenges faced by educators from a pedagogical perspective will also be discussed.

3. Promoting Community based ESD

Organised by UNESCO Bangkok and UNESCO New Delhi, a panel of speakers will share their experience, achievements and lesson learnt from the Pilot Implementation in India, Japan and Philippines.

4. Youth Conclave on SDGs

Organised by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), Youth Conclave on Sustainable Development Goals, provides an opportunity for youth to enhance their understanding on issues concerning innovation, youth engagement and sustainable development; network with like-minded people; exchange ideas; and form a common network to work towards achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

5. Youth Involvement in Sustainability Education

The session, organized by The Climate Reality Project India will discuss the case studies of youth engagement in sustainability education from Indonesia, Australia, Brazil, Sri Lanka and other countries. Various successful models of youth engagement are used to sensitize, involve and to train them in sustainability and climate change concepts to encourage positive attitude and actions.

6. Youth Workshop FEE and YRE

A three-hour workshop by Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) and Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE), will brief about 17 SDGs as an effective tool for ESD and building leadership and media skills in youth. Making Youth Leaders, in particular, aware of the power of their messages and understand how to report on environmental issues in a constructive way in order to initiate positive changes and help build responsible communities.

7. Successful Stories of Formal and Non-Formal Approaches Delivering Conservation Education

An educational workshop by Wildlife Trust of India, providing a platform to explore the possible avenues of educating and sensitizing next generation on the aspects of conserving biodiversity. Through this workshop, WTI will showcase experience of working on education modules along with experiences from other educators in the field. The program will comprise of a Panel Discussion on Encouraging conservation practice through non-formal learning followed by formalization and delivery of conservation education. Panellists will include educators, policy makers, biodiversity conservation experts, course curriculum development experts, media representatives and influencers.

8. World Environment School

The Mobius Foundation is in the process of setting up the World Environment School (WES) in Kodagu, Karnataka. The Centre for Environment Education (CEE), India is working with the Mobius Foundation helping develop the curriculum and pedagogical approach for the school. The task involves developing and facilitating the implementation of the environmental education (EE) and education for sustainable development (ESD) programmes at WES. The working group session on World Environment School aims to bring together people with varied experience from India and abroad in EE and ESD at the School level to comment on the proposed curriculum framework of WES which will be presented during the session. Experts will share their experiences, and while the discussion will focus on WES, it is also to be seen as a model for such residential schools elsewhere.

9. Earth Observation Education in Sustainable Development

Earth observations can track global change in high resolution and in real time, and their use in SDG monitoring and decision-making is essential in capturing the sustainability of developments underpinning the SDG framework. EO has the potential to expand monitoring capabilities across sectors and provide more dynamic disaggregated data to help nations and other stakeholders make informed decisions, plans, and on-going adjustments that will contribute toward achieving the SDGs.

10. Handprint Action For Sustainability

Handprint represents positive action towards sustainability. Launched in 2007 by Centre for Environment Education (CEE) at the UNESCO’s 4th International Conference on Environmental Education, the Handprint is today widely used by many projects globally. It has come to stand for commitment, measurement, connecting – joining hands and is a symbol of care.

11. A Value based Education for a new world

The brief of the session is “Sri Sathya Sai University for Human Excellence which has been established primarily for bringing about Human Excellence in an integrated way, organised in May 2019 a 3-day Global Education Conference - ‘Values Based Education for a better world’ in which educationists, teachers, administrators, policy makers, and every passionate proponent of values-based education from around the world concurred on a global value education model/framework for the 21st century based on spirituality, which could redefine and broaden the understanding of the term “Quality education”.

12. Education for Climate Emergency

Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) in Collaboration with the United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC) is taking session on Climate change education. The problem and impacts of climate change are now being realized globally as a crisis on a global scale. There is now an unprecedented awakening for climate actions to avoid the impending catastrophic situation to humanity and much of the world's remaining ecosystems. This urgency has reflected in the discussions and demands for declaring a Climate Emergency!

13. STEM

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. STEM Education is important because it pervades every part of our lives. Science is everywhere in the world around us. Technology is continuously expanding into every aspect of our lives. Engineering is the basic designs of roads and bridges but also tackles the challenges of changing global weather and environmentally-friendly changes to our home. Mathematics is in every occupation, every activity we do in our lives. By exposing students to STEM and giving them opportunities to explore STEM-related concepts, they will develop a passion for it.

14. Mainstreaming Sustainability Education

A Breakout Session- By WIPRO Foundation and UN Environment Education and Youth Alliance, focussing on the educational sector which plays a critical role both as a fountainhead of new ideas and innovations and as an enabler of social and ecological change. Strengthening holistic thinking at the formative years of an individual’s development will go a long way in ensuring that collectively as a society, we integrate sustainability solutions rather than dealing with problems post-facto.

15. Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB)