climate change

ESD and Climate Emergency: Bend the curve for climate change

UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development – Pre-conference workshops

Since COVID-19 outbreak, the world’s attention has been focused on the pandemic and the coordination of the emergency response to the crisis. Meanwhile, major sustainable development challenges, including the greatest challenge of our times – climate change – remain unresolved.

Human activities such as burning fossil fuels, cutting down rainforests and farming livestock are responsible for the rise of the earth’s temperature. The only way to counter climate change is to transform our lifestyles and establish sustainable patterns of consumption and production worldwide.

Education has been recognized as a crucial element to counter climate change and is one of the priority areas of Action for Climate Empowerment (ACE) because it has the power to transform the way people feel, think and behave. Education contributes to raising awareness on the physical mechanisms and the emergency of climate change and its impacts. Education empowers people to take action by promoting values, problem solving and critical thinking skills.

But, concretely, how can this happen? How can Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) contribute to urgent action for green and sustainable societies in light of the climate emergency?

This workshop will raise the parallels between the pandemic and climate emergency and discuss how the lessons learned from the public response to the Covid-19 crisis can help ‘flatten the curve of climate change,’ in particular through ESD’s contribution. This installment will also address the aforementioned question looking at examples from youth action and from formal education, and will review some recent data.

Register here: https://unesco-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_C482BnaSQVWNpW5f5EYIRQ

Read more: https://en.unesco.org/themes/education-sustainable-development/ESDfor2030-workshops

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CoNGO Notes: For more information on the NGO Committee on Financing for Development, please visit ngosonffd.org. For more information on the NGO Committee on Education, Learning, and Literacy, please visit facebook.com/NGOCELLatUN.

[#GGKP webinar] Green Jobs and a Just Transition: Country Perspectives from Argentina, South Africa and ILO

Please join #GGKP for an important and timely webinar,

Green jobs and a just transition: Country perspectives from Argentina, South Africa and ILO

Why must green jobs be central in national recovery strategies?

What sectors are leading in green jobs creation? What are some new green job profiles?

How can governments support workers during a green transition? What are key social protections as job profiles change or shift to new green sectors?

How can businesses lead in the green jobs transition, and how can going green make a business more competitive?

On 18 November (2-3:30pm CET), join the GGKP for a discussion on how governments and business can lead a just transition to greener economies featuring country perspectives from Argentina and South Africa. The discussion will be moderated by Moustapha Kamal Gueye, Coordinator of the Green Jobs Programme at the International Labour Organisation (ILO).

The ILO Guidelines for a just transition to environmentally sustainable economies and societies for all provide a policy framework for inclusive, employment-centered green transitions for workers, enterprises and communities. This webinar is the third in a five-part #GGKPwebinar series held under the project, Green Economy Transformation in Cooperation with the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) – Synergies between low-emission pathways and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) through its International Climate Initiative (IKI), and is implemented jointly by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and UN Environment.

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CoNGO Notes: For more information on the NGO Committee on Financing for Development, please visit ngosonffd.org. For more information on the NGO Committee on Sustainable Development-Vienna, please visit ngocsdvienna.org. For more information on the NGO Committee on Sustainable Development-New York, please visit ngocsd-ny.org.

[Webinar] Human Rights, Ethics and Climate Change

Webinar 3 on Human Rights, Ethics and Climate Change

Co-organized by Soka Gakkai International, World Council of Churches, the Lutheran World Federation, Dominicans for Justice and Peace, Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University, and the Geneva Interfaith Forum on Climate Change, Environment and Human Rights

Warm greetings from Switzerland.

On behalf of our Economic and Ecological Justice Programme, please find below the invitation already appeared on our website: page : https://www.oikoumene.org/en/press-centre/events/webinar-series-human-rights-and-climate-change to attend our last upcoming “Webinar 3 on Human Rights, Ethics and Climate Change”, taking place on Wednesday 1st July 2020 from 17:00-18:00 (CEST), through this link: youtu.be/RO5Xrcb33B4

To find the time where you are, please consult this website: thetimezoneconverter.com

This last webinar will be in Spanish only.

¡Reciban nuestros cordiales saludos desde Suiza !

En nombre del Programa de Justicia Económica y Ecológica del Consejo Mundial de Iglesias (CMI), tenemos el agrado de invitarles al ultimo seminario web « Webinar 3 – Derechos Humanos, Ética y Cambio Climático », que se llevará a cabo el miércoles, 1 de julio de 2020 desde las 17h00 a las 18h00 (CEST), a través de este enlace : https://youtu.be/RO5Xrcb33B4 .

La serie de Seminarios web ha sido anunciada en el sitio web del Consejo Mundial de Iglesias, como sigue:

https://www.oikoumene.org/en/press-centre/events/webinar-series-human-rights-and-climate-change

Para saber a qué hora tendrá lugar el seminario web en su ciudad/región, le recomendamos que consulte el sitio web indicado a continuación:  http://www.thetimezoneconverter.com/ 

Este ultimo seminario web será solamente en castellano.

Speakers:

• Marcelo Leites, World Student Christian Federation, LAC
• Salvador Nieto, Integration System for Central America (SICA)
• Igor Bastos, Global Catholic Climate Movement, Brazil
• Fernanda Zúñiga, Lutheran World Federation Youth representative
• Juan Chavez-Quispe, World Council of Churches Indigenous People’s Reference Group
• Moderator: Elena Cedillo, Lutheran World Federation

While the COVID-19 crisis is affecting the whole of humanity in various ways, posing a far-reaching threat to human rights, it brings to light our responsibility to ensure we do not return to behaviors that leave the vast majority of the human family behind. This webinar series will discuss climate change and human rights from an ethical and spiritual perspective, bringing together a diversity of voices.

Questions on Youtube Live or to: faithclimatechange1@gmail.com

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CoNGO Notes: For more information about the Committee of Religious NGOs at the United Nations, please visit rngos.wordpress.com.  For more information on the NGO Committee on Freedom of Religion or Belief, please visit unforb.org.