Meeting the sustainability challenge requires human capital that is able to adapt and respond to the evolving needs of our society, the environmental challenges and the fast changing economic and technological landscape.

Recognizing the changing global scenario and the need for the transformational change, the policy makers around the world are speeding up their efforts to mainstream sustainability in education.

More and more academic institutions are striving to embed sustainability in their operations and in their curriculum, courses and in teaching and learning materials. Moreover, the demand for green human capital is mounting as businesses go green and the shift towards sustainable and resource efficient economy intensifies. The consumer demand for eco products is now at all time high and the green trend continues to rise. Stringent laws are coming into force to protect the deteriorating environmental conditions, energy crisis are deepening and the scarce and finite natural resources are fast depleting. These are some of the major factors that will continue to boost the demand for green human capital across the globe.

In short, the education for sustainability is no longer a choice but the only way forward.


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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


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.