10th International Conference on Environmental Education and Sustainability
The Conference aims to encourage discussions between national and international experiences, thus contributing to the strengthening of networks based on reflections and actions that suggest alternative ways to combat socio-environmental issues. The “worlds” referred to in the event name include several countries and notions of environmental education and sustainability, rural and urban contexts, northern and southern continents, and scientific and traditional knowledge.
The Conference was created by the University of South Africa (UNISA) in 1998. The “worlds” highlighted in the name of the event, according to the Conference founders, Prof. Callie Loubser and Prof. Johann Dreyer, University of South Africa (UNISA), include several countries and notions of environmental education and development; rural and urban contexts; northern and southern continents; as well as a wide range of interpretations, without attempting to value one aspect over another, but aiming at stimulating the sharing of experiences, perceptions, practices, research and knowledge in environmental education. Therefore, it seeks to enhance the character of articulation and complementarity required for social-environmental practices and thinking, marked by a context of environmental degradation and social inequality.
In 2019, the 10th edition of the Conference will return to Brazil, held by SESC SP, that is also a member of the international technical committee. It is a result of the joint work developed in 2014 and the convergence between the educational proposals of the institutions involved in the event.