A working seminar "Sustainable development and social-and-ecological standards in science and education" took place on May, 23-24, 2019 in House of the UN (Moscow, 9, Leontievsky per.). The organizer of the seminar was Department of the Green Economy of the International Alliance of BRICS Strategic Projects at an assistance the Russian office of UNEP and Open Ecological University of Moscow State University. An event was sanctified to the having a special purpose question of multilevel harmonization of professional and educational standards in part of social-and-ecological responsibility.
A working seminar was conducted within the framework of three sectional meeting: "Ecological ethics and social-and-ecological responsibility in education, "Practical examples of teaching methodologies on sustainable development in classic and business education, international programs (branch cases, professional standards) ", "Progress of ecological education trends. Training of personnel for a cyclic economy: schools, universities, public organizations, enterprise unions, administrative organs. Innovative methodological approaches".
The representatives of international academic science, business and public organizations took part in the seminar. A seminar passed in a warm friendly atmosphere, with the high mutual understanding and desire of collaboration.
Catherine Tegina, adviser of the Russian office of UNEP, welcoming the participants of event, marked that the aims of sustainable development, accepted by community of incorporated nations, can not be executable without realization of the declared values in the programs of training and education of the younger generation. "Education is the most powerful tool for the formation of a new economic order, called a cyclical economy. Children (the younger generation) are the most valuable thing we have, and our duty is to support and teach them a safe and healthy life, to give the necessary knowledge and skills, to cultivate love for nature, respect for the human person, health and the environment." E. V. Tegina also noted the multilateral work of UNEP in support of social and social projects that contribute to the implementation of sustainable development goals. "We appreciate and support the idea of introducing a part of social and environmental responsibility in educational and professional standards, as well as the implementation of this aspect in scientific and educational activities," Ekaterina said, wishing the seminar good and productive work.
Denis Popov, the representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, made a welcoming speech to the participants of the event. He emphasized the practical importance of educational policy in international cooperation and expressed support for the initiative working for the benefit of future generations. D. Popov noted that currently the integration of the educational space is becoming closer, this is facilitated by global technological and social processes. To ensure a peaceful and healthy life, for the sake of the future of the country of the world it's necessary to build a competent policy in the field of training of the younger generation, to promote the harmonization of educational aspects related to sustainable development. "The development of the direction of social and environmental responsibility in science and professional standards, the work on the dissemination of knowledge in the field of environmental protection should become priority areas of national and international policy", stressed the representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The support of national ministries and agencies should and will contribute to international activities that bring countries together in order to develop security and create conditions for a dignified and peaceful life on the planet Earth.
Tatyana Smetanina, Director of the Department of Green Economy of the international Alliance of BRICS Strategic Projects, sincerely thanked the distinguished guests and participants of the workshop for their kind guidance in the work, assistance in the preparation of the event, ideological and political support. The head of the Department noted the importance of public announcement and practical activities in the field of social and environmental responsibility related to its consolidation in the state educational and professional standards, development, implementation and bilateral harmonization. "An important vector of movement in this direction is international cooperation, which contributes to the development of agreed solutions that facilitate the implementation of scientific projects that promote broad international cooperation and the growth of commodity exchange in the construction of a cyclical economy," - such words welcomed the organizers of the event.
Valery Petrosyan, Honored Professor of Moscow Lomonosov State University, rector of the Open ecological University of Moscow, opening the plenary session, highlighted in details current issues of academic science related to the growing problems in the field of environment, especially in the field of waste accumulation of human activity. As a current UN expert on chemical safety, V. Petrosyan spoke about technological tasks and programs aimed at solving these problems, noting the key importance of education and enlightenment in achieving the sustainable development goals. The topic was supported by Vera V. Strukova, representative of the Department of nature management and environmental protection of Moscow, who noted the role and activities of the capital in the implementation of important tasks of educational activities.
The result of the workshop was the formation of a Resolution, which sets out the planned aspects of strategic activities, the creation of a Road map on social and environmental responsibility in education, harmonization of professional and educational standards, contains appeals and recommendations for the responsible state administrative structures, ministries and departments. The resolution is being finalized and the final collection of important targeted scientific, organizational and practical proposals covered in the course of the seminar is being prepared for publication.