The Global Schools Program hosted a Stockholm + 50 Associated Event in partnership with Mission 4.7, the Masters in Development Practice Program, and the Harbour School Hong Kong
On Friday, June 3rd, Global Schools hosted a Stockholm + 50 Associated Event titled: “Education for Sustainable Development as a Pathway for Community Resiliency and
Environmental Sustainability.” Over 80 participants came together to hear the keynote, panel, and interactive discussions linking education for sustainable development to the Stockholm + 50 agenda.
Stockholm + 50 was held on June 2nd and June 3rd. The theme was: “a healthy planet for the prosperity of all – our responsibility, our opportunity.” Stockholm + 50 is a high-level meeting that follows months of consultations by individuals, communities, organizations, and governments on climate action and policy.
Global Schools’ event fell under Leadership Dialogue 2, “Achieving a sustainable and inclusive recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic”. The purpose of the event was to link education and climate action, sharing best practices as well as showcasing youth actions being taken at both the K12 and higher education levels.
The speakers included:
The UN Secretary General’s Youth Advisor on Climate Change, Vladislav Kaim;
Program Manager of the Global Schools Program, Amanda Abrom;
The Sustainability Coordinator at Harbour School Hong Kong, Handrich Hernando;
The Director of the Masters in Development Practice, Lucia Rodriguez;
The Chair of Mission 4.7 and the Director of Education at the Center for Sustainable Development, Dr. Radhika Iyengar.
A recording of the event can be found here.