The International Greening Education Event (IGEE) is a premier global annual event which is being held since 2009. It brings together stakeholders from around the world in Karlsruhe, Germany to shape the future of education and discuss the challenging issue of integrating sustainability across all academic disciplines. It provides policy makers, senior faculty members, teachers, members of multilateral institutions and other stakeholders a unique opportunity to share and learn the latest in education, examine how to redesign curriculum and courses, reform teaching and learning, green academic facilities and create and deliver innovative education programs that meet the requirements of changing society as well as the natural environment.

The conference features best practices examples from around the world. A range of initiatives that have been taken in different countries are presented, fresh ideas are exchanged, failures analysed and successes celebrated. This global gathering of innovative and creative professionals is also about socializing with those who have shared interests. It is also about exploring possibilities of cooperation with institutions interested in re-shaping education and leading the transformation process. Moreover, the conference provides a distinctive opportunity to get to know practitioners having experience of embarking on the sustainability journey.

The next global gathering will take place in October 2016 (tentatively). The registrations are currently open. If you are interested in attending this event and benefiting from the collective knowledge, ideas, intelligence, expertise and enthusiasm of global delegates committed to make education more relevant to changing needs of the society and the natural environment, please send us an email: mail[@]

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The global academic community and other stakeholders interested in the subject of transforming education will be meeting in October 2016 in Karlsruhe. If you would like to discuss your active participation, you are welcome to contact us via e-mail: mail [@]


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What academic institutions and educators need to do to effectively respond to the fast changing global scenario?
How to successfully position academic institutions as one of the key leaders in creating a sustainable world – environmentally, socially and economically?
What competencies, capacities, abilities, skills and attitudes are increasingly in demand and will be the “must-haves” in the future?
How to engage young and adult learners in sustainable development?

These and many other fundamental questions need to be extensively discussed and answered to launch or to intensify our efforts for mainstreaming sustainability in education.


Education Policy Makers and Representatives of Governments, Multilateral Institutions and Sustainable Development Organisations
Heads/ Senior Members of Academic Institutions
Faculty Members of Universities and School Teachers

Who Attends?

Research Scholars and Human Development Professionals
Representatives of Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Institutions
Environmental Educationists
Senior Managers/ Administrators of Educational Institutions


Sustainable Development Practitioners, Environmental Professionals, HR Trainers and all those involved or interested in shaping education and training for the changing world


2014: Lord Mayor of Karlsruhe Dr. Frank Mentrup (Left) of the host city of Karlsruhe and Ambassador of Romania to Germany & Former Minister of Foreign Affairs His Excellency Mr. Lazăr Comănescu (Right) addressing the IGEE conference delegates

The Education for Sustainability │International Greening Education Event is a hallmark event for transforming education and making it more responsive to the 21st century challenges. It is a well known platform world-wide that supports educational institutions on their sustainability journey. This premier event also fosters collaboration among global academic community, policymakers, sustainable development practitioners, teachers and those who are working to create a more sustainable world.