International Experience in Education
The International Environmental Forum "Environment for Ukraine" is the integration strategy of "green" economy in the socio-political, economic and social life of Ukraine. The purpose of the Forun is to ensure sustainable development of the state, the cooperation of state agencies, local governments, NGOs, scientists, business solving environmental problems, the implementation of "clean" resource and new technologies in all sectors of the economy, ecologically balanced system of environmental management and conservation of ecosystems and to ensure environmental safety and health of the population, as well as international cooperation.
Program of the forum included: the International Conference «“Green” Economy: Prospects for Implementation in Ukraine», Round-table «Public appraisal of state environmental policy in Ukraine», International Business Forum «Policy of Sustainable Consumption and Production as a Basis of the “Green” Economy in Ukraine», International Exhibition «ENVIRONMENT 2012» and All-Ukrainian Research and Training Conference «National education system for sustainable development: practice and prospects for introduction». The issues for discussion were the analysis of needs and the state of affairs with implementation of education for sustainable development (ESD) in Ukraine in the context of international commitments to implement UNECE strategy in ESD, definition of current requirements for the national system of ESD in the context of the Agreement (draft) on EU Association, structural model of the National Strategy and the National Action Plan on implementation of educational system for sustainable development, environmental education – the basis of education for sustainable development, integration of the environmental component in economic education, system of integrated indicators for evaluation of effectiveness of ESD implementation at the national level.
Summing up the work of the Forum, participants adopted Resolution International Environmental, which suggested specific ways to implement the concept of "green" economy in the context of sustainable development, which will help to achieve social development and environmental improvement.