Global Youth Biodiversity Network
We are living in a social-ecological crisis. Societal values and principles, colored by systemic inequalities, are shaping our economies, policies, and institutions in unsustainable and inequitable ways. The result is an global social-ecological crisis—manifesting in climate change and the unprecedented loss of the biodiversity and cultural diversity underpinning our survival and well-being.
Education can address the root causes. Education is a powerful tool to effect lasting change. Young people all over the world recognize the massive potential of education in achieving a better future. Yet, we also believe that educational systems of today do not yet meet the needs to elicit the needed transformative change.
We, therefore, call for transformative education–in policy and practice. Transformative Education refers to diverse approaches to formal, non-formal, and informal education that foster societies that are fully capable of stewarding us toward a sustainable, peaceful and equitable future in harmony with nature.
Transformative education… • …holistically nurtures connectedness, reciprocity, and kinship to nature. • …is accessible, rights-based, inclusive, and celebrates diversity. • …fosters sustainable, responsible, proactive, and critical societies. • …is intergenerational, of high quality and actively supported.
More information: gybn.org/education