19 Jun Accord on Education for a Sustainable Future
With the unprecedented crises resulting from climate change, such as melting sea ice, wildfires, desertification in Africa, rising sea levels and extreme weather events, we are running out of time to address the human-linked environmental threats to our planet. As a species we need to review our use of the world’s resources to address overextraction and over-harvesting, and promote regeneration. We have the capacity to enact hope: to make different choices about how we live and work in consideration of our individual and collective environmental footprint. As Canadian Deans of Education, we have an ethical responsibility for the fate of those at the margins who are more vulnerable to the threats from environmental degradation.
We believe that education is a source and reason for hope, inspiration and change.
Read ACDE’s Accord on Education for a Sustainable Future