DLSU-D Associate Professor and SHS Asst. Director Marlon Pareja recently participated in the drafting of the Singapore Declaration on Research on Education for Sustainability spearheaded by National Institute of Education – Nanyang Technological University of Singapore. The DLSU-D researcher was the only participant invited from the Philippines.
The Declaration, crafted by a selected pool of experts on sustainability and environmental education from various universities all over the world, will be presented during the Singapore Sustainability Symposium – a high level gathering of Singapore government and business leaders- happening in May 2019. Once approved and ratified, the Declaration will become the template for Singapore on how researches on education that promote sustainability and sustainable development will proceed.
Pareja was selected to become part of the team due to his experience as the former Director of the university’s Environmental Resources Management Center (ERMAC) and his work on numerous scientific papers and articles pertaining to sustainability. He was also invited as a peer reviewer on the International Council of Science under UNESCO publication on how science can assist in the attainment of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
“It was an honor to work again with educators, experts, fellow authors, co-authors and publication editors on sustainability coming from top universities all over the world. The Singapore Declaration is a goal and a culmination of various conferences and meetings on sustainability organized by Nanyang Technological University over the past years but it is also a great leap forward or start of many collaborative researches, policy development and practices that is to come on education for sustainability of these universities. A small but very significant contribution in making a sustainable future for humankind and all the creatures of the planet,” said Pareja.