Proceedings the East Asia Workshop on Education for Sustainable Consumption and Promoting Sustainable Lifestyles in China, Japan and Republic of Korea

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Proceedings the East Asia Workshop on Education for Sustainable Consumption and Promoting Sustainable Lifestyles in China, Japan and Republic of Korea

In early December 2010, over forty participants met for a two day workshop on Education for Sustainable Consumption in China, Japan and Republic of Korea. The workshop was organised in cooperation between the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) in Japan, the Environmental Education Center at Beijing Normal University (EEC-BNU), and the Center for Environmental Education and Communication under the Ministry of Environmental Protection China (CEEC-MEP). The participants included relevant government officers, practitioners and civil society members, and experts in ESC from research universities and international organisations including UNESCO and UNEP. This workshop allowed the opportunity to investigate the current status of ESC in each country, to address the current policies and strategies of the three countries’ governments for promoting sustainable consumption, and to exchange productive dialogues on how best to strengthen the implementation of ESC in East Asia. It was recognized that it is necessary to increase the capacity of governments to plan and implement effective ESC, and several recommendations were formulated on how best to achieve this.

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