Moderated by Stephan de Valk, the EPF Chair, speakers included Simon Wanda, Programme Specialist, Section of Education for Sustainable Development, UNESCO; Rachel Martin, Global Director of Sustainability, Elsevier, co-founder of the Publishing 2030 Accelerator, and chair of the STM Social Responsibility Committee; Eduardo Rodrigues, a publisher from Saber in Brazil and Chair of the IPA’s LatAm EPFG; and Trasvin Jittidecharak, a Thai publisher and Chair of the IPA’a ASEAN+ EPF.

Noting that today’s reality is that our societies need to transform and adapt to climate change and that we have a small window of opportunity to try and meet the targets set out by the Paris Agreement, the meeting set out to show that education is central to achieving this objective. A strong, coordinated, and comprehensive action is needed to both decarbonize our own organizations and schools, and to equip learners with the knowledge, skills, and values needed to tackle this crisis.

The next EPF meeting will be in Paris on 1 December and its theme will be ‘Education and AI’.