In 2016, Wande Gomba, a representative from SISC and the Greater Shangri-La RCE, submitted a paper on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) for the 2016 International Conference on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services for the Sustainable Development Goals: Policy and Practice. For more information see here.
This conference, the fifth of its name, held the Sirindhorn International Environmental Park Cha-am, Phetchaburi, Thailand, saw speakers on various aspects of the Sustainable Development Goals. The event was also an opportunity to celebrate the birthday of the HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn.
Wande Gomba submitted a paper for this Conference using the case of Bazhu Village on the Tibetan Plateau as a case study. ESD programs in the area have seen communities inspired and engaged to effect environmental changes, and empower themselves to enact sustainable development in the village.
Conferences like this one continue to validate The Shangri-La Institute’s message and allow for cooperation, dissemination of information and a greater understanding of how ESD can be used to empower communities.