UNESCO ESD Youth Conference 2014

Apply now – Your chance to take part in the UNESCO Education for Sustainable Development Youth Conference in Japan!

Are you between 18 and 35 years old? Are you involved in Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)? Do you have success stories and innovative ESD initiatives you could share? Would you like to meet and collaborate with other ESD youth leaders from around the world? Do you want to add your voice to youth-focused recommendations that will be presented at the World Conference on ESD?

Now’s your chance: send your application by 1 June 2014 to join!

More information in the UNESCO website

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1st World Youth Sustainability Summit 2013

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Young people are a key to find sustainable and common solutions to the problems – climate change, environmental degradation, social inequities…– we face today, youthinkgreen organises the 1st World Youth Sustainability Summit this May (10.-20.05.2013) in Berlin.

We are the future. Thus we shall ask ourselves how we want to live in this future and how we want to create it!

Our current ways of living pose problems for our future. We know that we have to rethink and change them. Besides, as young people from all over the world, you have different perspectives to offer which, brought together, can spring concrete solution models.

Which lifestyle do I support for today – tomorrow – the future? How can the individual live? In which aspects are politics, economy and civil society responsible for the organisation of a humane life? Doesn’t the wish for a future socially and ecologically secured belong to the catalogue of human rights?

Coming from all around the world, experts, representatives of sustainable ways of living and young people will come together to draft a common position paper on the topic “Youth and Sustainability in Everyday Life – Challenge, Reflect on and Develop New Global Ways of Living” .

You want your voice to be heard, come and join the Summit and movement.

Be part of it!

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Energy, environment and development in Cuba.

By: José Antonio Suárez (a), Pedro Anibal Beatón (a), Ronoldy Faxas Escalona (a), Ofelia Pérez Montero (b).

a Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of the Orient, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
b Integrated Coastal Zone Management Center, University of the Oriente, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

In Cuba, since 1959, the energy, environment and socio-economic development have been given high priority in national development plans.

Fifty years later, the Cuban people have achieved a society with notable advances in literacy and education, health, culture, sports, social security and per capita of the gross domestic product (GDP), which has permitted the attainment of a sustainable development, according to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) report in 2006.

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