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International ESD Workshop “Horizon 2015”

The Shangri-la Institute recently attended the International Education for Sustainable Development Workshop, held in Bonn. The event was organised by the German Commission for UNESCO over February 27th and 28th and focused on the development of recommendations for activities beyond the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD, 2005-2014). A total of 50 participants from 30 countries attended including: Gerhard de Haan – Chairperson of the German National Committee for DESD; Charles Hopkins – UNESCO Chair in Education for Sustainable Development; Olivier Laboulle – Head Secretariat, UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development; Alexander Leicht – Chief, Section of Education for Sustainable Development and Daniella Tilbury – University Director (Sustainability). Shangri-la Institute contributed to the discussion on international ESD development, in particular sharing our experience from China and the role of our newly established Regional Centre of Expertise.

The Bonn Recommendations on ESD can be downloaded here.