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N. 5 - 12 mag 2010
ISSN 2037-4801

International info   a cura di Cecilia Migali

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Brasilia: a world meeting on environment for children and youth  

The Brazilian government's Ministry of Education invites all United nations (Un) countries to participate, in partnership with Unesco and Unep, in the Children and youth international conference  'Let's take care of the planet', that will take place June 5-10, 2010 in Luziania (Brasilia). The conference is under the sponsorship of the Italian national research council (Cnr) that participate in the Italian organizing committee with different institutes. It aims at uniting children and youth between the ages of 12 and 15 in discussions about global socio-environmental problems with a special focus on climate change.

The international conference emerged from the experiences of three national conference 'Let's take care of Brazil', which involved 13 million people in 20,000 schools across the country between 2003 and 2009.

The principal objectives of the conference are to enable children and youth from the whole world to take on global commitments locally, assuming responsibilities for the construction of sustainable societies and promoting a network of planetary protection.

Close to 600 children and youth participants will collectively construct the final product of the conference - the charter of responsibilities 'Let's take care of the planet' through a combination of fun activities, practical workshops and inter-cultural and intergenerational discussions. The charter will outline the collective responsibilities and actions to be assumed and implemented globally.

The international conference is a far-reaching environmental education action, since the stages leading up to the conference take place at both school and national levels in all participating countries. The national processes mobilize students, teachers and local communities, and insert the environmental subject into the formal education systems.

The international conference project is part of the Un Decade of education for sustainable development
(2005-2014).

For more information

confint2010.mec.gov.br

Fonte: Francesca Alvisi, Istituto di scienze marine, Bologna, email f.alvisi@ismar.cnr.it

Fonte: Diego L. Gonzalez, Istituto per la microelettronica e microsistemi, Bologna, tel. 39 051 639.9142, email gonzalez@bo.imm.cnr.it

Per saperne di più: - www.confint2010.com