The Conference will host four plenary sessions:
1. Celebrating a Decade of Action
The opening plenary aims at celebrating ESD successes and, in light of current global challenges, highlighting the urgent need for ESD. It will introduce participants to the Conference objectives.
2. Reorienting Education to Build a Better Future for All - ESD as an integral element of quality education
Plenary II aims at illustrating that quality education calls for integrating sustainability principles into education. It will make the case for ESD’s contribution to education for global citizenship
3. Accelerating Action for Sustainable Development - enhancing the sustainable development agenda through education
Plenary III will highlight ESD’s catalyst function for taking action on sustainability issues such as climate change, disaster risk reduction and biodiversity loss.
4. Setting the Agenda for ESD beyond 2014
The closing plenary will draw conclusions from the Conference discussions for ESD work after the UN Decade in 2014.