Issues of international cooperation in the field of environmental education to be discussed in Samarkand
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- From 1 to 5 October 2023, the Central Asian Youth Environmental Camp and the international dialogue “Strategy for Environmental Education of the Youth of Central Asia” will be organized in Samarkand.
The event is rganized with the support of the Ministry of Ecology, Environmental Protection and Climate Change, the Ministry of Preschool and School Education, the Ministry of Youth Policy and Sports, the Zamin International Public Foundation, international organizations and non-governmental institutions.
The purpose of the event is to provide high-quality climate education in a coordinated and effective form, improve the environmental situation in the region, develop mutual communication and practical cooperation in the field of ecology and environmental protection, and systematic organization of environmental education.
Participants of the Youth Environmental Camp from Central Asian countries will be involved in the discussion of improving the environmental education system and the negative consequences of climate change.
The event will also include an international dialogue and presentation of the regional strategy for environmental education, developed on the basis of the UNESCO Green Education Partnership (GEP) initiative.
The Green Education Partnership (GEP) is a UNESCO initiative launched after the 27th United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Sharm El-Sheikh (COP27), aimed at providing quality environmental education in a coordinated and effective manner. More than 800 organizations have already joined this initiative. Currently, the number of participating countries is more than 70.
GEP focuses on the following four key areas:
– Green schools. The introduction of the green school concept or green accreditation for educational institutions will include training and retraining of teachers.
– Green programs in education. This implies an increase in educational institutions implementing environmental education programs at least twice as much as the current level of 45%.
– Greening teacher training and the capabilities of the education system as a whole. Improving the competence of school leaders and key participants in the education sector.
– Greening of society. Involving all sectors of society in the climate agenda by integrating environmental education into lifelong learning.
It is worth noting that Uzbekistan’s participation in the GEP contributes to the development of eco-schools, educational programs and teacher training, improving education for sustainable development and preparing students to solve climate problems.