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Betsy Boze


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Betsy Boze

  1. 1. The Post-2015 ESD Framework for Action: Higher Education’s Commitment to the Future Dr. Betsy V. Boze March 21, 2014
  2. 2.  United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change  The Kyoto Protocol  IAU Kyoto Declaration Kyoto Protocol
  3. 3. “Development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the needs of future generations” IAU Kyoto Declaration of Sustainable Development
  4. 4. “Make an institutional commitment to the principle and practice of sustainable development within the academic milieu and to communicate that commitment to its students, its employees and to the public at large” IAU Kyoto Declaration of Sustainable Development
  5. 5. “…every individual has dignity; and hence, the right to freedom, equality and a basic standard of living that includes freedom from hunger” United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDG)
  6. 6. Goal 7: Environment Sustainability + Goal 8: Global partnerships for Development = Education for Sustainable Development United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDG)
  7. 7.  Integrate the principles of sustainable development into country policies and programs; reverse loss of environmental resources  Reduce biodiversity loss United Nations Millennium Development Goal 7
  8. 8. Address the special needs of least developed countries Address the special needs of landlocked developing countries and small island developing States United Nations Millennium Development Goal 8
  9. 9. “We are in danger of destroying ourselves by our greed and stupidity. We cannot remain looking inwards at ourselves on a small and increasingly polluted and overcrowded planet.” Stephen Hawking
  10. 10. Teach sustainable development concepts Encourage research on sustainable development issues Green our campuses Support sustainability efforts in our communities Engage with and share results through international frameworks Rio + 20 People’s Sustainability Treaty on Higher Education
  11. 11. Demonstrates our shared belief that Higher Education must seek to create a sustainable future for all and that Higher Education must provide the intellectual, economic, environmental and cultural conditions for this future. IAU Iquitos Statement on Higher Education for Sustainable Development
  12. 12. Commitment to pursuing sustainable development goals at and through our institutions to reconsider higher education and its role in the transition to more sustainable societies to develop new actions, strengthen current initiatives and respond proactively Make the world better for the present and future generations. IAU Iquitos Statement on Higher Education for Sustainable Development
  13. 13. “SIDS have not sustained high levels of economic growth and continue to be negatively impacted by food insecurity, lack of adequate transport networks and other infrastructure, degradation of our coastal and marine environments, water insecurity, inadequate waste management systems, heavy debt burdens and the adverse impacts of the global economic and financial crisis.” Small Island Developing States (SIDS).
  14. 14. Invest even more in the education and training of our people. Achieve higher rates of economic growth and job creation, Address high rates of unemployment Slow migration of labour and brain drain. Have effective and sustainable economic management, and sustainable debt 3rd International Conference on Small Island Sustainability (draft)
  15. 15. Degree in Small Island Sustainability Bahamas Agricultural and Marine Institute Cape Eleuthera Institute Rerofitting facilities for energy efficiency Oral History Institute to Blend Higher Education and Traditional Knowledge Folk Medicine project with Culinary Institute The College of The Bahamas
  16. 16. Expand sustainable development actions, Create opportunities to share the lessons learned Encourage your colleagues and other stakeholders to connect to international and regional efforts. Work to develop new actions and to strengthen your institution’s current initiatives. IAU Iquitos Statement on Higher Education for Sustainable Development
  17. 17. I touch the future, I teach Christa McAullif