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Publications
Handbook on methods used in Environmental Education, prepared and published in the framework of MEdIES.
This handbook aims to provide an ensemble of elements, both theoretical and practical, for the implementation of programmes on Environmental Education (EE) or Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). The handbook is available to download for MEdIES e-members (free on line registration) in english, french and arabic language, alongside with other ESD materials in many languages.
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The Regional Environmental Centre for Central and Eastern Europe-CEE provides courses on ESD and the Green Pack available in English and Russian on the web.
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Rethink Refuse Reduce... Education for sustainability in a changing world by Ken Webster. Field Studies Council Publication. A book written for practising classroom teachers with a responsibility for delivering education for sustainability. It offers alternative approaches to the current ways in which we teach education for sustainability.
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ESD project performed in Lithuania by Public Company "Vandens namai" (Water House) and weekly newspaper for schools "Dialogas".
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Evaluating Environmental Education - IUCN Commission on Education and Communication (CEC) ESD publication in 1999.
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ESDebate - a book presented in 2000 by the IUCN Commission on Education and Communication (CEC)
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The IUCN Commission on Education and Communication provided in 2002 the ESD publication: Education and Sustainability: Responding to Global Challenge
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Achieving Environmental Objectives - The role and value of Communication, Education, Participation and Awareness (CEPA) in Conventions and Agreements in Europe. Presented by the World Conservation Union in 2004.
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Engaging people in Sustainability - Published by The World Conservation Union, IUCN, Commission on Education and Communication (CEC). 2004
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List of publications and other materials related to ESD which have been prepared by the Institute of Chemistry and Sustainable Development of the Russian University of Chemical Technology.

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Criteria For Sustainable Development - a Teachers’ Guide provided by ASEKO to raise students’ awareness of the meaning of “ sustainable development ”.
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Society, Environment, Economy: Sustainable Development.
Education through action - a text book for students of the 10th and 11th grades.
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ASEKO -- Association for Environmental Education has prepared a methodological study guide incorporating study aids, a reader, a collection of exercises for pupils, and also detailed methodological aids for teachers.
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Coalition Clean Baltic produces and translates information material and reports to increase the knowledge and to raise the public awareness on environmental problems in the Baltic Sea and about constructive, realistic measures to address them.
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World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) provides publications in capacity builiding.
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Armenian Women for Health and Healthy Environment (AWHHE) presents Best Practices examples for Education for Sustainable Development.
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On-line teaching module for environmental journalists in Russian. This module presents structured information on ecological conventions implemented by Central Asian countries; Central Asian countries ecological problems; chemical problems; biodiversity and biosafety; climate changing, etc.
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Information Center of the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan for Nature Protection
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Social learning towards a sustainable world - This comprehensive volume, containing 27 chapters and contributions from six continents, presents and discusses key principles, perspectives, and practices of social learning in the context of sustainability

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"COPERNICUS Guidelines for Sustainable Development in the European Higher Education Area". These Guidelines address the forthcoming meeting of the European Ministers responsible for Higher Education (May 2007, London).
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UNESCO is pleased to make available the e-version of a compilation of Academic articles on "Drivers and Barriers for Implementing Sustainable Development in Higher Education".
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Social Learning Towards a Sustainable World- This volume presents and discusses key principles, perspectives, and practices of social learning in the context of sustainability.

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Higher Education and the Challenge of Sustainability Problematics, Promise, and Practice - This book provides a variety of valuable theoretical and practical resources for students, teachers, researchers, and administrators who seek to integrate sustainability in higher education.
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Learning to make change: This book focuses on an African university's efforts to become more innovative and responsive to community needs and the challenges posed by sustainability.
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Quality Criteria for ESD-Schools - the set aimed to provide guidelines to enhance the quality of Education for Sustainable Development.

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Swedish National Commission for UNESCO has produced a booklet Baltic Sea Project 15 Years - a Report on Best Practices for the UN Decade on Education for Sustainable Development.
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Progress to date on DESD (UNESCO, January 2006)
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Guidelines and Recommendations for Reorienting Teacher Education to Address Sustainability (UNITWIN/UNESCO Chair on Reorienting Teacher Education to Address Sustainability (York Univesity, Toronto) and the International Network of Teacher-Education Institutions)
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Climate Literacy: The Essential Principles of Climate Science - This guide, prepared under the U.S. Climate Change Science Program and compiled by an interagency group led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, helps individuals of all ages understand how climate influences them and how they influence climate HTML
UNESCO has produced a set of draft regional guidelines for pedagogy-technology integration in the professional development of teachers (Asia and Pacific region)
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Integrating ICTs into the Curriculum: Analytical Catalogue of Key Publications (Asia and Pacific region)
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Individual's Ecological Culture: Ways of Formation and Means of Up bringing and Education (in Armenian)
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Bibliography on SD and ESD publications in Russian
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Specialized encyclopaedia of environmental education and ESD. Tool for higher education teachers (in Czech)
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Guide pratique: école et environnement
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Le site franco-belge présente et commente plus de 3000 outils pédagogiques en éducation à l'environnement
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Specialized encyclopaedia of environmental education and ESD. Tool for higher education teachers
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Newsletter “Partners for Environmental Cooperation in Europe”
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"Bringing Sustainablity into the Classroom”, an Earth Charter Guidebook for Teachers
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L'Observatoire de la Consommation Alimentaire a publié en août 2006 une nouvelle étude quantitative auprès des consommateurs belges afin de mesurer les attentes et les critères de choix d'un produit alimentaire et d'un magasin alimentaire.

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Cette analyse des résultats, après une enquête réalisée par la Direction générale de l’Enseignement obligatoire en collaboration avec le service communautaire SIPES/ULB-PROMES de l’École de Santé Publique de l’Université Libre de Bruxelles, dévoile une série de recommandations destinées à initier les écoles à une réflexion sur le développement de bonnes pratiques et d’actions santé.
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Les pays en développement doivent-ils se soucier de l'environnement alors qu’ils luttent avant tout contre la pauvreté ? Neuf questions-réponses qui montrent clairement que, dans la lutte contre la pauvreté, la préservation de l'environnement est à prendre en compte.
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La Nouvelle Stratégie de l'UE en faveur du Développement Durable adopté en juin 2006 fait des références à l’éducation au DD et en particulier à la stratégie de Vilnius.
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La Communauté française présente Les ressources pédagogiques de l’éducation à la citoyenneté.
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Les liens entre les questions de développement durable et celles de citoyenneté sont présents dans les travaux internationaux suivants:
Conseil de l’Europe : Conférence d’évaluation de l’Année européenne de la citoyenneté par l’éducation de 2005 - Apprendre et vivre la démocratie : la voie à suivre.
Union européenne : Éducation en vue du développement durable vers une citoyenneté globale et responsable

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"The Earth Charter in Action: Toward a Sustainable World”, the Earth Charter Initiative
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The Guide to Study and Research on Sustainability in Germany (a comprehensive overview of key fields of study and research in
Germany universities and research institutions active in the field of sustainability)
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Programmes
“Promotion of the Education for Sustainable Development into the system of higher education of Kazakhstan”. This is the name of the CAREC pilot project which will be implemented in collaboration with the OSCE Centre in Almaty based in Pavlodar State Pedagogic Institute.
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The regional network of partners of the CAREC Environmental Education Programme is widening.   
New contacts with heads of Career Enhancement Institutes (CEI)
of Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan have been set up as with a new target group. 
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Daniella Tilbury and Wendy Goldstein, IUCN Commission on Education and Communication (CEC) from Australia, report on six recent developments in their region: ESD indicators project, national UNDESD strategy, Pacific ESD Framework, university ESD policy, online EfS resources, WCLN Oceania.

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ESD Indicators Project in Asia-Pacific - A project to gauge the success of action in Education for Sustainable Development by the IUCN-CEC member Daniella Tilbury, who reports on a meeting in Hiroshima to set guidelines for ESD indicators in Asia-Pacific countries.

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Efseurope is a famly of websites with a growing membership, within and beyond Europe. It's part of the Field Studies Council (UK)'s contribution to the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development 2005-2014
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ACP-EU Cooperation Programme in Higher Education - EDULINK
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In April 2006 CAREC, in cooperation and with support of the OSCE Centre in Almaty, has started implementation of a new project named “Promotion of education for sustainable development in formal and informal education of Kazakhstan”, devoted to fulfilling commitments of Kazakhstan according to the adopted UNECE Strategy for Education for Sustainable Development.
INTERREG CADSES Project RAVE Space (Raising Awareness of Values of Space through the Process of Education), dealing with issues on spatial planning and sustainable spatial development in primary and secondary schools.
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Kids and Youth
The carbon detectives’ kit is an online carbon footprint calculator for schools in England. The project was funded by the Department for Education and Skills and was developed by the Field Studies Council (FSC) Environmental Education Unit.
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This is an online schools ecological footprint calculator and interactive modelling environment for schools in Wales developed by the Environmental Education Unit of the Field Studies Council (FSC) between 2005 and 2006.
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Stop Disasters: A disaster simulation game from the UN/ISDR that 9-16 year old children: anyone can play and enjoy the game, and everyone will learn more about preventing disasters.

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The Division for Social Policy and Development at the United Nations invites children from all over the world from age 5 to 15 years to participate in an art competition on the theme “We can end poverty”. The best 6 designs will be presented during the commemoration of the International Day on the Eradication of Poverty, on 17 October 2007.

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Climate Change: The new theme of the International Children’s Painting Competition on the Environment. It is organized by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Japan-based Foundation for Global Peace and Environment (FGPE) inviting children all over the world to submit their paintings to the UNEP office in their regions.

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"Create Your Future" Web Site with an aim to encourage children worldwide to take interest in and gain an understanding of environmental issues, and to think and act independently in response

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Honoloko, un jeu de société en ligne disponible en 26 langues, gratuit et en libre accès sur internet
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La zone jeunesse, un jeu, qui consiste à mettre en évidence l'existence de relations entre l'environnement et la santé, en particulier pour les enfants
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Environmental Comics
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Environmental Cartoon
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Un site sur les déchets
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Un site d'information et de sensibilisation sur l'eau, dès 10 ans
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Un parc virtuel pour les 8-14 ans
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Avec Jengi, le WWF propose des exercices multimédias, des groupes de discussions, des missions concrètes à réaliser. Il convient particulièrement dans le cadre de cours de géographie, biologie, agronomie, tourisme, économie.
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UNEP flagship magazine for young people TUNZA
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La Fondation Roi Baudouin lance un appel à projets qui vise à soutenir des initiatives améliorant l’offre d’alimentation proposée aux jeunes dans les écoles maternelles, primaires, et secondaires de la Communauté française et de la Communauté germanophone.
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Pour une meilleure alimentation et sport à l'école, le Gouvernement de la Communauté française a mis à disposition le nouveau site du Plan de promotion des attitudes saines en terme d’alimentation et d’exercice physique. Vous pouvez le consulter comme élève, comme parent ou comme enseignant(e).
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Les écoles primaires et secondaires de la Communauté française (Belgique) travailleront concrètement à la sensibilisation des élèves aux enjeux du développement durable HTML
Web Portal dedicated to global warming education, climate change education, science, solutions and many more was created by volunteers: docents, scientists, teachers, students, artists based at California science museums, K-12 schools and University of California campuses.

- Resources Directory for Teachers, Students, Kids, Families, Educators, Everyone. Provides teaching materials (lesson plans, class topics, student projects ); useful links to the information sources (e.g. the digitial library of the National Science Foundation) as well as fact sheets, books, videos; resources which present the basics of climate change, global warming and solutions through multi-disciplinary approaches, including background materials of value in all disciplines.

- Kids Portal Website: links for kids on global warming, climate change and solutions. Provides links to the web-sites, games, streaming videos, books and magazines, science centers and science fair projects, music, movies, DVDs, and many more…






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Announcements
ESD related news in the IUCN Commission on Education and Communication (CEC) website.
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The United Nations Environment Programme, Yale University, and science and technology publishers have created an international consortium to bring Online Access to Research in the Environment (OARE). OARE provides developing countries with access to one of the world's largest collections of more than 1,000 scientific journal titles covering topics ranging from biotechnology to environmental policy to urban planning to zoology.
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The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Goi Peace Foundation are inviting young people from around the world up to 25 of age to enter the International Essay Contest for Young People. This year's theme is "The role of media and information and communication technologies in building a peaceful world"
Deadline: June 30, 2007.
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WHO's photo and video contest "Images of Health and Disability" focuses this year on Health and Environment.
The contest is open until 9 March 2007
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Policy Debate on the contribution of ESD (Council of the European Union, Education Council , 19.05.2006) Presidency summary Information Note
UK Department for Education and Skills has published its second Sustainable Development Action Plan (SDAP)
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The Japanese Ministry of the Environment announced its completion of the 2005 Environmental White Paper for Childrenn HTML
Disaster reduction begins at school - International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) International Campaign 2006-2007 Contact

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La Fondation pour les Générations Futures en partenariat avec l'Agence Alter lance en Wallonie et à Bruxelles son nouvel appel à initiatives: Pas à pas vers un développement soutenable. L'appel concerne des projets issus de tous les secteurs de la société et se clôture au 31 janvier 2006.
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Appel à projets : le développement durable dans le secteur de la jeunesse
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Depuis mars 2005, la France a inscrit la question de l’environnement dans sa Constitution
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News through the Sustainable development website of the UK Department for Education and Skills
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COREN, la STIB et le Ministre bruxellois de la mobilité invitent les écoles primaires et secondaires de la Région bruxelloise à participer à des actions concrètes centrées sur la thématique de mobilité durable : le confort et la sécurité pour tous.
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Le Courrier de l'UNESCO n’est désormais plus disponible qu’en ligne.
Les abonné(e)s sont prévenu(e)s par courrier électronique de la parution de chaque nouveau numéro.
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La base de données Antidiscrimination de la Commission Européenne permet à ses abonné(e)s de recevoir les dernières nouvelles concernant le Programme d'action communautaire de lutte contre la discrimination et les préparatifs pour l’Année européenne de l’égalité des chances pour tous en 2007.
Inscription sur Internet
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The Australian Association for Environmental Education (AAEE) National Conference, that took place in Bunbury (Western Australia) from 3th to 6th of October 2006, discussed the Australian Government's Strategy for the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development, 2005 - 2014, with the themes of Learning Sustainability, Biodiversity Education and Sustaining Futures. The Strategy for the UN Decade could be released soon.
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UNESCO Prepares to Launch New ICT Teacher Training Project (Asia and Pacific region)
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Discussion Forums

Discussion Forum on ESD provided by Learning South West Organisation

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Organisations
The World Conservation Union - IUCN
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Institute of Environmental Studies - Australia

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Environmental Network weblinks - Australia
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Charles University of Prague/ Environment Center
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Czech Environmental Information Agency
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The Earth Charter Initiative HTML /
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Earth Charter /
UNESCO Draft Resolution
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