6th Americas Regional Conference

6th Americas Regional Conference: “Sustainable Cities and Communities: Exploring the Role of ESD in the Development of a Green Culture”

13-15 September, 2017, Vancouver, Canada

RCE British Columbia (Northern Cascades), with the support of United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS), will be hosting this year’s regional meeting in the Americas.

The Conference will provide a regional platform to discuss, debate and launch activities that reinforce the fundamental role that education plays in achieving a sustainable future worldwide. The theme of the Conference will be “Sustainable Cities and Communities: Exploring the Role of ESD in the Development of a Green Culture”. The Conference also aims to take stock of regional initiatives, including the role of ESD in implementing sustainable development on the ground in the Americas.


Photo: Northern Cascades by Ronald Woan

The meeting will be held back to back with 9th World Environmental Education Congress (WEEC). Participants to both events can receive a special code for registration discount at WEEC. You can register on their website. 


The Programme can be downloaded here.


Registration is now closed.  If you need assistance, please contact the Global RCE Service Centre (rceconference@unu.edu). Please note the meeting is now at full capacity and late registrations cannot be processed.

To further the goals of the regional action plan, and to promote RCEs’ contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement, the Secretariat would like to ask each participating RCE to review last year’s regional action plan in preparation for the meeting. We will be updating the action plan during the meeting, so please bring your ideas with you on this topic to Vancouver.

Any information regarding the Conference will be updated here. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to your active participation.