The United Nations University officially acknowledged Tasmania as a Regional Centre of Expertise in Education for Sustainable Development on 17 December 2015.
Processes for implementing action in Tasmania:
- Expand the RCE community and build a coherent, linked network by convening regional and state-wide forums.
- Undertake an audit of 'education for sustainable development' initiatives to identify new organisations and encourage collaboration.
- Develop an effective communication network to reduce negative beliefs surrounding sustainability in the Tasmanian community (web information, social media, etc.).
- Organise a series of workshops with partners and stakeholders to characterise the region and identify and map the existing strengths and weaknesses within Tasmania that impact learning and action for sustainability.
- Develop and implement an Education for Sustainability professional learning program for teachers to integrate sustainable development themes in the curriculum.
- Leverage support and obtain funding (particularly through state and local government).
- Develop and build links with the RCE global network to create joint projects, research and mechanisms for sharing experiences, information and best practice.
- Work collaboratively with all organisations with an educative role.
- Establish best practice sustainable development teaching and learning.