Launch of the Accord on Education for a Sustainable Future

Launch of the Accord on Education for a Sustainable Future

Climate Justice and Educational Responsibility
Featuring Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis

The Association of Canadian Deans of Education (ACDE) is pleased to partner with the UBC Faculty of Education in presenting Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis. During the event, ACDE will launch its Accord on Education for a Sustainable Future, which outlines the responsibilities of faculties of education to understand, promote and contribute to a socially and ecologically just, healthy and flourishing society.

Date and time

March 29, 2022 beginning at 5:30 pm Pacific time

Climate Justice and Educational Responsibility

The evidence of climate change is irrefutable. What is less apparent is how different groups—rich and poor, Indigenous and non-Indigenous, youth and elders—are differently affected by climate change and related risks such as extreme weather events, floods, and wildfires. How can we bring together educators, activists, policy makers, Indigenous communities and elders, scholars and frontline communities to ensure we are all working towards environmental justice? What role does education play in supporting and preparing youth to participate in and address the crisis?

Event Description

The distinguished lecture series highlights ongoing work to address some of society’s most pressing problems. Following the distinguished lecture, the Association of Canadian Deans of Education will launch its Accord on Education for a Sustainable Future, a document that highlights the role of education in preparing for the crisis that is on our doorstep.

Distinguished Speakers

Professors Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis, Department of Geography, UBC

Featuring

Dr. Richard Barwell, Dean, Faculty of Education, University of Ottawa

Dr. Sharon Wahl, Dean, Faculty of Education, University of New Brunswick; President, Association of Canadian Deans of Education

Download the Accord on Education for a Sustainable Future