Sustainability: urging government to take action
At a time when the Chief Government scientist has identified climate change to be the single most dangerous threat to humankind and when a recent report suggests that oil reserves may run out within the next 5 years, it seems quite incredible that the UK election is being fought with hardly a mention of the issue of sustainability.
London South Bank University will be hosting a conference on 29 April which will seek to put this back on the agenda and endorse a message to government, urging ministers to take urgent action to make sustainability a key component of all policy areas.
Together with WWWF-UK and the Education Dialogue Group, LSBU’s Education for Sustainability programme is bringing together a range of speakers to address the key issues for educationalists over the next 10 years and to promote the start of the UN Decade for Education for Sustainable development. These include Judy Ling Wong of the Black Environmental Network and Lyn Spires from the government’s Environmental Audit committee.
The conference will also launch the book ‘The Sustainability Curriculum’ (2005), edited by John Blewitt (Exeter University and external examiner of the EFS programme) with contributions from Stephen Sterling (EFS consultant, tutor and writer), Ros Wade (LSBU), Jenneth Parker (EFS Course Directors), and Hugh Atkinson (SPS). Notes to editors
The conference will be held at London South Bank University, 8th floor of the Keyworth Centre on Friday 29 April from 10.30am to 4.30pm. Journalists are welcome to attend. Please contact the Press Office on 020 7815 6717 for more information.
Posted: 27th April 2005