Policy Think-Tank @ EIT – Educating for a Sustainable Future
In 2015 the United Nations developed 17 Strategic Development Goals (SDGs) for achieving a positive sustainable future for all. These SDGs address major global challenges aiming to transform our world through; promoting sustainable, inclusive and equitable economic growth, creating greater opportunities for all, reducing inequalities, raising basic standards of living, fostering equitable social development and inclusion, and promoting integrated and sustainable management of natural resources and ecosystems. If we are to achieve a sustainable future for our region we must aim to integrate sustainability activities across all that we do – in practice, teaching, research and relationships. We need to promote “ecological intelligence” as a core learning outcome across the many levels of education, providing individuals with the ability to apply what they learn about their impact on the environment to make positive changes in their behaviour for a sustainable future.
So the questions are, what does this mean to different individuals, what is already in place and what more can we do to address the issue of ecological intelligence through education in our region?
Lead discussants: Professor Natalie Waran, EIT Executive Dean and Professor One Welfare
Drinks and light refreshments provided.
RSVP by Tuesday, 19 March to RIC_Admin@eit.ac.nz