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RCE Engagement in National and International Sustainability Processes: RCEs of the Americas

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Presentation and panel discussion 'RCE Engagement in National and International Sustainability Processes'
RCE Engagement in National and International Sustainability Processes: RCEs of the Americas
Kim Smith, RCE Greater Portland
11th Global RCE Conference
7-9 December, 2018
Cebu, the Philippines

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RCE Engagement in National and International Sustainability Processes: RCEs of the Americas

  1. 1. RCE Engagement in National and International Sustainability Processes: RCEs of the Americas GLOBAL RCE CONFERENCE DECEMBER 7, 2018 CEBU, PHILIPPINES KIM SMITH, PH.D., RCE GREATER PORTLAND
  2. 2. The Role of Civil Society: We Are Still In
  3. 3. GAP Priority Action Areas (2015-2019) 1 2 3 4 5
  4. 4. Advancing Policy www.pcc.edu/sustain
  5. 5. Transforming Learning and Training Environments
  6. 6. Building Capacities of Educators and Trainers ✓ Curriculum Development ✓ Green Outcomes ✓ Conferences ✓ Webinars ✓ Professional Certificates ✓ Resource Clearinghouses
  7. 7. RCEs of the Americas (October, 2018): ESD, Conservation and Climate Change in the 2030 Agenda
  8. 8. Teacher Training for ESD in Higher Education (RCE Bogotá, Colombia) ❖ ESD initiative to incorporate climate change issues into teacher training at the university level ❖ Encourage young people to develop action research projects
  9. 9. Empowering and Mobilizing Youth: Americas Youth Network (RCE Georgetown, South Carolina, USA) ❖ UN Global Youth Corps ❖ Similar to the youth network among the Asia-Pacific RCEs ❖ Virtual Youth Conference
  10. 10. Accelerating Sustainable Solutions at the Local Level: Strategies for Community Engagement (RCE Greater Atlanta, Georgia, USA) ❖ Take stock of the current state of community inclusivity ❖ Identify ways to support engagement
  11. 11. Native Trees Education Project (RCE Cuenca del Plata, Posadas, Argentina) ❖ Education for native biodiversity to mitigate climate change ❖ Teach the planting and care of native trees ❖ Preserve and raise awareness of native biodiversity within the Americas ❖ Create a database of educational material on planting and care of native flora
  12. 12. “Individuals must become sustainability change-makers. They require the knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes that empower them to contribute to sustainable development.” (2017)
  13. 13. Cross-cutting Key Competencies for Achieving the SDGs ▪ Systems thinking ▪ Anticipatory competency (evaluate multiple futures, consequences, and risks) ▪ Normative competency (norms, values, and actions, in context of conflicts of interests) ▪ Strategic competency (innovative actions) ▪ Collaboration ▪ Critical thinking ▪ Self-awareness ▪ Integrated problem-solving
  14. 14. Thank you! Comments? Questions? Ideas? Dr. Kim Smith kdsmith@pcc.edu www.gpsen.org

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