Summary: These seminar proceedings constitute a key reference work on the nature, scope and purpose of educating for sustainable development. The Introduction and the five parts consider the many facets of education for sustainable development, ranging from the need for global action, through the sustainability of education itself, sustainable rural development and poverty eradication, to the current context and new perspectives. Contributors include: Kader Asmal, Paul Cappon, Jacques Diouf, John Fien, Rob Fincham, Monique Fouilhoux, Kul C. Gautum, Hans van Ginkel, Mayor Hagiwara, Griselda Keynon, Heila Lotz-Sisitka, Marina Marcos Valadão, Koichiro Matsuura, Bedrich Moldan, James T. Morris, Tony Pigott, Thomas Rosswall, Tove Skutnabb-Kangas, Niels Thygesen, Daniella Tilbury.
This book provides groundbreaking analyses of the interlinking of world heritage with the increasingly complex processes of (post)nationalism, the preservation and representation of cultural diversity, tourism, and sustainable development and the conservation of authenticity.
This report analyses all aspects of cultural diversity, which has emerged as a key concern of the international community in recent decades, and maps out new approaches to monitoring and shaping the changes that are taking place. It highlights, in particular, the interrelated challenges of cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue and the way in which strong homogenizing forces are matched by persistent diversifying trends. The report proposes a series of ten policy-oriented recommendations, to the attention of States, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, international and regional bodies, national institutions and the private sector on how to invest in cultural diversity. Emphasizing the importance of cultural diversity in different areas (languages, education, communication and new media development, and creativity and the marketplace) based on data and examples collected from around the world, the report is also intended for the general public. It proposes a coherent vision of cultural diversity and clarifies how, far from being a threat, it can become beneficial to the action of the international community.
The Arctic is undergoing rapid and dramatic environmental and social transformations due to climate change. This has ramifications for the entire planet, as change spreads through interconnected global networks that are environmental, cultural, economic and political. Today, with the major thrust of research shifting away from deciphering causes and monitoring trends, the central preoccupation of a growing circle of actors has become the exploration of strategies for responding and adapting to climate change. But to understand the far-reaching nature of climate change impacts and the complexities of adaptation, a truly interdisciplinary approach is required. Unique in the UN system, UNESCO b...