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Jul 2011 - Education for the Environment - Fashion or Pledge for Change?

In 2010, 30.6 gigatonnes of carbon dioxide were released into the environment and over 25% of fish stocks were in a state of collapse or had already collapsed. Locally, we're struggling to meet a paltry 10% of energy production from renewable energy. These cold statistics reflect on the state of our environment, yet, since 2005 UNESCO has been promoting a Decade of Education for Sustainable Development.

In this talk, Prof. Paul Pace did not simply stop at reflection on the current situation, but also offered concrete ideas on how this trend can be reversed. His ideas revolved around how the public can achieve change through environmental education, and focused particularly on a grassroots approach exemplified in EkoSkola, a worldwide programme that is run locally through Nature Trust.