Education and Training for Sustainability

The time for change has come. The keyword today is sustainability and balancing its three pillars – economic, environmental and social – is the challenge of our times. The prerequisite for meeting the sustainability challenge is undoubtedly the development of human capital that is able to adapt and respond to the evolving needs of our society, the natural environment and the unfolding economic crisis around the world.

Having recognized the emerging needs, more and more educational institutions are striving to embed sustainability in their operations and in their academic programs. The number of those institutions ready to incorporate sustainability in their curricula, courses and teaching materials is growing fast.

Moreover, the global call to action for mainstreaming sustainability across the education system is getting louder and more powerful.

At the same time, the markets and regulatory requirements are forcing industry to adapt a more responsible way of doing business. As a result, the demand for green human capital is continuously growing. The energy challenges and the depletion of scarce and finite natural resources are further boosting the demand for green human capital across the globe.

In short, the education and training that is based on the principles of sustainability is not a choice but the only option.

For past over seven years, EOSD has been playing a key role in stimulating debate on investing in human capital development for sustainable economy, designing capacity building programs to address the emerging needs of businesses and society, bringing stakeholders together to share best practices and support public institutions, trade associations and other major players to launch initiatives that help prepare human capital for creating a greener and a more sustainable world.

A number of academic institutions are also strategic partners of EOSD in reshaping education to meet the challenges of 21st century.

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The global academic community and other stakeholders interested in the subject of transforming education meet annually in  Karlsruhe, Germany. If you would like to discuss your active participation, you are welcome to contact us via e-mail: mail [@]


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What academic institutions and educators need to do to effectively respond to the fast changing global scenario?
How to successfully position academic institutions as one of the key leaders in creating a sustainable world – environmentally, socially and economically?
What competencies, capacities, abilities, skills and attitudes are increasingly in demand and will be the “must-haves” in the future?
How to engage young and adult learners in sustainable development?
These and many other fundamental questions need to be extensively discussed and answered to launch or to intensify our efforts for mainstreaming sustainability in education.


Education Policy Makers and Representatives of Governments, Multilateral Institutions and Sustainable Development Organisations
Heads/ Senior Members of Academic Institutions
Faculty Members of Universities and School Teachers

Who Attends?

Research Scholars and Human Development Professionals
Representatives of Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Institutions
Environmental Educationists
Senior Managers/ Administrators of Educational Institutions


Sustainable Development Practitioners, Environmental Professionals, HR Trainers and all those involved or interested in shaping education and training for the changing world


2014: Lord Mayor of Karlsruhe Dr. Frank Mentrup (Left) of the host city of Karlsruhe and Ambassador of Romania to Germany & Former Minister of Foreign Affairs His Excellency Mr. Lazăr Comănescu (Right) addressing the IGEE conference delegates

The Education for Sustainability │International Greening Education Event is a hallmark event for transforming education and making it more responsive to the 21st century challenges. It is a well known platform world-wide that supports educational institutions on their sustainability journey. This premier event also fosters collaboration among global academic community, policymakers, sustainable development practitioners, teachers and those who are working to create a more sustainable world.