International Greening Education Network

To build a global educational community of practice committed to a sustainable Earth.

To provide a global forum that promotes and supports embedding of sustainability across the educational landscape.

IGEN aims to:
» Foster cooperation and collaboration among members that advance sustainable development;
» Provide a strategic forum for policy discussions among the key stakeholders;
» Identify and promote leading practices on embedding sustainability in programs, courses and curricula and on greening the operations and facilities of educational settings at all levels ;
» Encourage and support research, promote knowledge creation and sharing and support for the development of collaborative programs in the context of education for sustainability;
» Stimulate international debate on transformational learning about sustainability;
» Recognize institutions and professionals who are pioneers in making sustainability an integral part of teaching and learning; and
» Launch initiatives to create global leaders in the field of Education for Sustainability

» To be part of a global forum of institutions and professionals committed to make a positive difference in the world;
» To collaborate, discuss, learn, share and contribute in mainstreaming sustainability as a lifelong learning practice;
» To inspire others by showcasing your institution’s green initiatives to international audiences; and
» To get global recognition for your efforts to help create a sustainable world.

If you would like to be a change maker and be part of this global forum of institutions and professionals committed to reshaping the educational landscape, please contact us via email: mail [@]

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 [@]


About the Conference »

The Aims »

Institutions Represented @ IGEE »»
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Changing Education for a Changing World »

IGEE │From Knowledge to Action »

Education & the Sustainability Challenge »





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.