iAct Dialogues for Sustainability

With partners Sustainability Leaders Network and the IUCN Task Force on Intergenerational Partnership for Sustainability, Earth Charter International is co-organizing a series of three webinars in conjunction with the IUCN World Parks Congress (which is being held in Sydney, Australia in November 2014). These “iAct Dialogues for Sustainability” are interactive, global webinars that inspire intergenerational discussion and collaboration on sustainable planetary futures.

People of all generations from around the world are welcome to participate for free! Funding from the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) and in-kind support make this project possible.

Links to the webinars will be posted here shortly.

The dates and topics for the events are:

Pre-Congress Webinar: “Global Contributions to the New Social Compact: Towards effective and just conservation of biological and cultural diversity” Thursday, October 16, 14:00 UTC

Webinar link: http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/2211324-iact-dialogue-2-iucn-wpc-new-social-compact

Learn more about the New Social Compact (NSC) and offer solutions-oriented ideas to help ensure that biodiversity conservation and social justice are mutually supportive. Small group discussion inputs will be delivered to NSC and Congress Stream Leaders and made available online.

Hybrid Webinar / Live Congress Session: “Intergenerational Dialogues for Protected Areas Management” Friday, November 14, 23:00 UTC (online), Saturday, November 15, 10:30 AEDT (Sydney)

Learn about concrete case studies: A New Generation of Marine Conservation, Global Youth Biodiversity Network, and Seniors’ University. Discuss how intergenerational learning and collaboration can advance conservation. Small group inputs will be delivered to case study presenters.

Post-Congress Webinar: “Building Momentum for the Young Peoples Pact and Action Plan” Thursday, December 11, 14:00 UTC

Learn about the Young Peoples Pact and Action Plan that were largely developed at the Congress. In small groups, discuss ways to embody the Pact and implement the Action Plan in your region. Inputs will be organized according to region and added to the Action Plan.

Watch this space for information on joining our webinars live: www.tinyurl.com/iActWebinar

In the meantime, join our iAct Facebook Group: www.tinyurl.com/iActFacebook

Learn more about the IUCN World Parks Congress: http://www.worldparkscongress.org/

We are looking forward to seeing you online and hearing your creative ideas for showing what sustainability looks like in practice!

Dominic Stucker (Sustainability Leaders Network)
Douglas F. Williamson (Earth Charter International)
iAct Working Group (IUCN Task Force on Intergenerational Partnership for Sustainability)