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Scotland's United Nations Recognised Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development

Conference 19.11.13

On 19 November 2013 Learning for Sustainability Scotland held the first annual conference at the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation in Edinburgh.

The conference entitled: Cracking the Cultural Code: learning to create a sustainable society – booked up in 48 hours with 100 people attending to take part in talks, workshops and to listen to the varied and thought provoking speakers.

During the conference, Caran Gilbert, our poet-in-residence spent the day listening to the discussions and conversations and created a wonderful poem entitled ‘The Gift of Sustainability‘ which she presented at the end of the day. After the event, she spent some time taking in all the information gathered from the conference and penned two further poems which you can read The Journey Parts 1 & 2 here and A Sense of Place, here. We were honoured to have such a fine poet spend the day with us and create such wonderful work from our own collaborations and efforts.

This conference was organised in partnership with the Scottish Government as the latest in the series of conferences contributing to Learning for Change: Scotland’s Action Plan for the second half of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (UNDESD).  The conference celebrated what has been achieved during the UNDESD and marked the start of the post-Decade phase of action.

For more details of the talks & workshops click on the agenda. If the presentations are available, links are provided below, however all presentations and photographs copyrighted, without permission for reproduction and therefore for private study only.  If you do wish to use the content of any of these presentations, please contact the speaker for permission.

Andy Wightman (to follow)

UNDESD soapbox presentations:

The Conservatoire

General Teaching Council Scotland

Gordon Maloney – President of NUS Scotland leading NUS Scotland’s work on education, equality, student welfare and the environment.