Proceedings of the Southeast Asia Workshop on: Education for Sustainable Consumption & Promoting Sustainable Lifestyles in Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand

Conference Proceeding
Proceedings of the Southeast Asia Workshop on: Education for Sustainable Consumption & Promoting Sustainable Lifestyles in Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand

On 11th of March 2014, fourteen participants gathered for a one-day intensive web-based workshop on Education for Sustainable Consumption (ESC) and Promoting Sustainable Lifestyles (SL) in Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand. The workshop was originally intended to be a two-day workshop to be held in Bangkok; however, due to the political situation in Bangkok, the workshop was postponed twice leading to the decision to hold the workshop on a web-based platform. The participants included relevant government officers, practitioners, and civil society members, and experts in ESC from research universities and international organizations, including the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) and United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP). The workshop allowed the opportunity to investigate the current status of ESC in each country, to address the current policies and strategies of national governments for promoting sustainable consumption, and to exchange productive dialogues on how best to strengthen the implementation of ESC in Southeast 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 strengthen that capacity.

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