International Year of Global Understanding. An Interview with Benno Werlen

Benno Werlen

Abstract


The interview with Benno Werlen, Executive Director of the International Year of Global Understanding (IYGU), was conducted by the Italian Association of Geography Teachers (AIIG), focussing this initiative of the International Geographical Union (IGU) and highlighting relevant aspects from the educational and didactical point of view. The initiative recognizes that global social and climate changes require a global level of understanding. It aims to bridge the gap in awareness between local actions and global effects and it will provide information on culturally differentiated ways to reach global sustainability. The International Year of Global Understanding develops a blueprint for a new geographical view of a radically changing world. It is relating to global warming and sustainability debates, disparities of power, sustainable production and consumption of “less developed countries”.

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