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Lightning Presentation - RCE Greater Sendai


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Lightning Presentation - RCE Greater Sendai
Asia-Pacific Regional RCE Meeting 2018
25-27 September, 2018, Parramatta (Sydney), Australia

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Lightning Presentation - RCE Greater Sendai

  1. 1. Greater Sendai RCE, North East Japan Issue/Challenge By initiative of Miyagi Universityof Education(MUoE),GreaterSendai RCEhave developedESD/SDGsactivity by networking with each regional network in Greater Sendai area. MUoE links the urban area (Sendai City) with agricultural land (Osaki City), mountainous regions (Shiroishi/Shichigasyuku) as well as sea side (KesennumaCity).The regionandconsequentlythe networkwere devastatedbythe earthquakesin2008 and 2011 and now incorporate disaster reduction as part of its core work. Specific activities include promoting nature conservation; reductionof wastes and environmental educationin the urban area of Sendai; wetland conservationandregionaldevelopmentbasedonwet-paddyrice agricultureinOsaki city,namedaGIAHSsite; integrated,systematicenvironmental educationatall levelsof schools,protectionof the marine environment and eco-tourisminKesennumaCity,whereweredamagedbyHuge earthquake in11 March 2011. In addition, a local knowledge base has been created to provide ESD actors the latest scientific information, learning materials and good practices. In Mountain area, Shiroishi/Shichigasyuku, conserve the environment of water and forestsystems. Education Strategy and Response The strategy of RCE Greater Sendai is to practice ESD based on regional characteristics.Itstartsfromenvironmental educationaimingatarecycling-basedsociety,andlaterexpanding the scope to widerESDissues. Each GreaterSendai RCE membershave SDGs Targets Miyagi University of Education: Supports ESD/SDGs curriculum for primary and middle high school (Year1 - 9) NetworkingwithUNESCOSchool inTohoku region(No.4) Sendai City(FEEL Sendai):Topromotegoodconsumptionandproductionmodelandrealising sustainable city(No.11and No.12) Shiroishi/Shichigasyuku UNESCO: Building sustainable forest and water systems, Conservation of forestandwater(No.15) Osaki City (GIAHS): Building sustainable rural area, maintaining important agricultural heritage systems (No.2) Kesennuma city: Building sustainable fishery industry, Practice Slow City, City of Disaster Reduction Education (No.14) Urban Area Mountain Area Satoyama Area Sea Area