The Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme: https://www.haw-hamburg.de/ftz-nk/programme/iusdrp.html invites to the
Symposium “Sustainability Literacy: Faculty, Staff, and Students as Agents of Change”, which will be held at the College of Charleston,
USA, on 12th-13th February 2020. This event will be especially handy for North American experts, who“Accelerating the Implementation
of Sustainable Development in the Curriculum”, Stockholm, Sweden
are usually unable to travel to Europe to attend our events. Yesterday and today, for instance, we have been running the Symposium
Symposium “Accelerating the Implementation of Sustainable Development in the Curriculum”, in Stockholm, Sweden
https://www.haw-hamburg.de/en/ftz-nk/events/stockholm2019.html which has been a success, but with only one presentation from North America.
The aims of the Symposium in Charleston are as follows:
i. to provide teaching, research and sustainability staff at universities with an opportunity to display and present their works on sustainability literacy (i.e. curriculum innovation, empirical work, activities, case studies and practical projects);
ii. to foster the exchange of information, ideas and experiences acquired in applying sustainability literacy, especially successful initiatives and good practice;
iii. to network the participants and provide a platform so they can explore the possibilities for further cooperation.
The Symposium will also focus on the means to integrate, promote or otherwise catalyse efforts to implement the UN Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and will contribute to the further development of this central topic. The Symposium is a further event organised as part
of the “Accelerating Sustainable Development Series”, which consists of a series of key gatherings on the subject matter of sustainable development. Last but not least, a further aim of the event will be to document and disseminate the wealth of experiences on implementing sustainability research available today. To this purpose, papers which have been accepted, presented and discussed at
the Symposium may be submitted for a special issue of the International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, published by Emerald Publishing (UK), which is the world´s leading journal on sustainability in a higher education context: www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/ijshe.htm.
The details can be seen at: https://www.haw-hamburg.de/en/ftz-nk/events/sustainabilityliteracy-usa.html.