The conference aims to address the following areas:

COP21, Environmental and Social Sustainability

Examine the climate agreement signed on 12th of December 2015 by 195 countries in Paris.

Conference of the Parties
Twenty-first session
(COP 21)

Discuss what climate agreement means for the education policy makers, senior members of academic institutions, administrators, teachers and the society at large.
Share ideas on the roles and responsibilities of academic institutions and educationists in translating COP21 into actionable initiatives.
Debate on expectations that society places on the academic community in implementing the Paris Agreement.
Take stock of economic and social transformation and its influence on education.

Economic and Social Transformation

Education for a Sustainable Future

Exchange ideas, share experiences and discuss best practices that help embed sustainability in academic programs.

Discuss the knowledge, competencies and skills needed to survive in the 21st century.

Deliberate how systems thinking, critical thinking, creativity and innovation applies to education and help in tackling climate change, reducing environmental degradation and enhancing social equality.

Explore the holistic approach to learning and teaching.

Teaching and learning

Discuss ways to make academic institutions living laboratory for sustainability.

Examine strategies and practices to green education facilities.

Practicing Sustainability

Debate on mobilizing local community stakeholders for sustainability initiatives such as for reducing CO2 emissions, protecting local streams and wetlands and promoting sustainable use of natural resources.

Explore the role of academic institutions in informing, educating and involving local community members for dealing with the sustainability challenge.

Reaching out to Communities

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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.