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The first annual conference of the London Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), titled ‘ESD London: Supporting employability, society and the environment: A curriculum for sustainability, will take place at London South Bank University (LSBU) on 10 June 2014.


Organised in partnership with 4 All of Us, a social enterprise event organization, and supported by The Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC), the London Universities Environmental Group (LUEG) and Green Impact of the National Union of Students (NUS), the event will bring together educationalists, NGOs and employers with the aim of developing a London-wide community of practice in order to inspire and engage the participants in promoting a sustainable future for all. It will comprise a keynote, speeches, a panel Q&A, paper and poster presentations, workshops, networking opportunities and an awards presentation.


The day will begin with a welcome by Professor David Phoenix (Vice Chancellor, LSBU) and an introduction to the day by Professor Ros Wade (Chair, London RCE).


They will be followed by a keynote and two speeches:

  • Keynote | Jane Davidson, Director INSPIRE (Institute for Sustainability Practice, Innovation and Resource Effectiveness), University of Wales Trinity Saint David
  • Professor Stephen Sterling, Head of Education for Sustainable Development, Plymouth University
  • Professor Daniella Tilbury, Dean and Director of Sustainability, University of Gloucestershire, and Chair UNESCO Expert Group on UN Decade in ESD


Among the other presenters are:

  • Harry Scrope, Managing Director, Brompton Dock | Providing an efficient, flexible, healthy and environmentally friendly solution to travel for the future
  • Jo Kemp, Green Impact Programme Manager | Making a Green Impact through ESD
  • Aisling Tierney (ESD Coordinator) and Chris Willmore (ESD Academic Lead) from the University of Bristol | How to implement ESD within Higher Education via NUS Green Impact – a best practice example
  • Esin Esat, Director of Sustainability, Bedford College | ESD in Further Education


Over twenty papers on ESD related themes will be presented.


The formal proceedings will be followed by Green Cabaret performance by The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Moreover, Andrew Jones, Editor of the journal Local Economy, will deliver a brief presentation.


The event will come to a close with a drinks reception and an awards presentation for the best paper and poster submissions.


The London RCE on ESD is part of the UN University’s global RCE network on ESD, comprising 127 RCEs worldwide (as in February 2014).


Image created from the conference website and the logos of London RCE and UN University’s RCE network





ESD London Conference 2014: Website | Twitter

London RCE: Main website | News website\ Twitter

UN University website: ESD page | Regional Centres of Expertise (RCEs)

4 All of Us

The Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC)

Green Impact, National Union of Students (NUS)

The Open Air Laboratories (OPAL) network

Local Economy journal

International Journal of Technology Management and Sustainable Development,id=133/


Professor Ros Wade Lynn Vickery


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