Make links and go global!
Get your students talking about the issues important to them through our calendar of international events and activities in the run up to World Environment Day and the Rio+20 Conference! There will be opportunities to work with young people from across the project whether it’s online, offline or via live video link up. Here is just a taster of what's to come!
Join the discussion group for each event and we will keep you up to date with information, activities and lesson plans to download. If you’re interested in a link up please contact us or find a school to link with here
World Habitat Day: Cities and Climate Change - 3rd October 2011
In this new urban era with most people now living in towns and cities, we must bear in mind that some of the greatest impacts of disasters resulting from climate change begin and end in cities. Cities too have a great influence on climate change.
COP 17 – 20th November – 9th December 2011
Join government representatives from around the world in sunny Durban to tackle the big issues of climate change and be part of the debate about what should be done to curb emissions. You could even host your very own virtual climate summit!
Check out the road to Durban so Far
International Women’s Day: Women in a changing climate – 8th March 2012
Whether it is gradual changes in agriculture and living conditions or the devastating impacts of a cyclone or flood people will be affected differently by climate change and it is argued that women and especially girls will be affected disproportionately
Despite their vulnerabilities women have an important role to play in combating climate change and supporting communities to adapt to its impacts.
World Water Day: Water and Food Security – 22nd March 2011
Food security exists when all people, at all times have access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food and this is heavily dependent on the sustainable supply of water. Discover the hidden water costs involved in food production and join our group to start taking action!
World Oceans Day: Youth, the next wave for change – 8th June 2012
Every year more and more people join together to celebrate and honour the body of water which both provides for us and links us. Join the wave of young people cleaning up the seas, tackling sustainable fishing and raising awareness of ocean conservation.
Rio plus 20 – June 2012
Join representatives in Brazil to review government progress to date, address new and emerging challenges and thrash out government commitments to sustainable development
Big themes this year
- Environment vs economy - Building a green economy and the eradication of poverty through sustainable development
- National, Regional and Global: Strengthening institutions to tackle and monitor sustainable development