Nur University in Santa Cruz, Bolivia hosted the international conference arranged by The International Environment Forum with the support of PERL/UNITWIN in October 2016. The conference dealt with the theme “Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals as communities and individuals”.
The conference dealt with the theme “Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals as communities and individuals” and provided the opportunity for participants from numerous Latin American countries to share experiences and consult on steps forward.
The conference focused on three issues that concern everyone, and are of particular interest to Latin America:
• Responsible and sustainable lifestyles (SDG12)
• Values and education (SDG4)
• Sustainable urban communities (SDG11)
The conference opened with a full auditorium of over 150 people. Arthur L. Dahl, IEF and PERL/UNITWIN, and Isabel Martinez, representing UNEP’s Latin American office, set the stage by describing the SDG process and intentions. During the rest of the conference 18 examples of “bottom-up” initiatives were presented and discussed.
The new Spanish translation of the PERL toolkit for Values-Based Learning using indicators was shared with the conference participants. Download a copy here.