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Training workforce for addressing environmental and ecosystem issues


18.07.2019, 11:40

On 23 August, Day 1 of the WorldSkills Conference 2019 will host the session “Our planet in 2050: young people’s aspirations for an aware and responsible society”, where young Russian and international researchers will share their vision of solutions to global environmental issues.

The 18-year-old President and Founder of Green Hope Foundation Kehkashan Basu, the 13-year-old finalist of 3M-Discovery Young Scientist Challenge Anna Du, and engineer and inventor of galvanic waste disposal technology Anastasia Fedosova will tell their inspiring stories about development and implementation of projects addressing environmental issues and preserving the ecosystem, as well as about integrating the knowledge on climate change into educational programmes.

Environmental issues have become increasingly relevant in the modern world. It is no doubt that the society is ought to take care of them, otherwise, the world’s future is threatened. Sustainable development depends largely on the environmental education that changes people’s attitude towards nature, their patterns of thinking and behaviour, as well as economic and social development mechanisms. It also implies every country’s and every person’s commitment to the new principles of ethics, culture, and justice based on a system of restrictions and prohibitions that the law of biosphere development dictates.

Environmental education of the new generation is presently one of the main tasks, a challenging but interesting and rewarding one offering many opportunities and, when completed, resulting in grateful parents and children willing to make their school, street, city, and country clean and beautiful.

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WorldSkills Kazan 2019

The 45th WorldSkills Competition – the main international event of 2019 in Russia – will take place in Kazan on 22-27 August 2019. More than 1,300 Competitors from 63 countries and regions will compete in 56 skills.

Kazan won the right to host the Competition in 2015 having been ahead of other WorldSkills International member countries after voting. The WorldSkills Russia movement embraces all 85 Russian regions and is one of priority vocational talent development projects.

Press Office of WorldSkills Kazan 2019 Competition Organizer