Speech of HM King Mohammed VI

HM King Mohammed VI sent a message to the participants of the 7th World Environmental Education Congress (WEEC), which kicked off Sunday in Marrakech under the chairmanship of Her Royal Highness Princess Lalla Hasna, President of the Mohammed VI Foundation for the Protection of the Environment.

Here follows the full text of the royal message which was read out by HRH Princess Lalla Hasna:


Education à l’environnement, mouvement mondial, Roland Gerard

En organisant le septième congrès mondial de l'éducation à l'environnement le Maroc fait faire un grand pas en avant à cette éducation en émergence dont le 21ème siècle à besoin.

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Au premier jour du WEEC 7 le 9 juin, tout le monde se mettait debout dans la salle plénière du palais des congrès de Marrakech, c’était la princesse Lalla Hasnaa qui entrait, elle fera la lecture du message du Roi qui donne son haut patronage au congrès. Autour d’elle au premier rang était présente, Irina Bokova, Directrice générale de l’UNESCO, Achim STEINER, Directeur Exécutif du PNUE, Lahoucine Tijani Président délégué de la Fondation Mohammed VI, Jan Eriksen Président de la Fondation pour l’éducation à l’environnement, Othman Attwiri directeur général de l’ISESCO, et Mario Salomone secrétaire du WEEC. Rare que nous ayons d’aussi éminents personnages autour du bébé EEDD. Tous disent « Transition vers une économie verte », ils invoquent : « un changement structurel des modes de production et de consommation », ils disent : « l’EDD est la clé » ou « il n’y aura pas développement durable sans EDD ». Le directeur du PNUE insistera beaucoup sur l’autonomie, il parlera de « l’autonomisation des populations » pour qu’elles puissent faire « des choix éclairés ». Il y a plus de 1200 personnes de 105 pays assemblés.

Read the full text here


The Marrakech Appeal Has Been Launched

At the end of the closing ceremony of the 7th WEEC (World Environmental Education Congress), held from 9 to 14 June in Marrakech (Morocco), an Appeal was launched to emphasise the role of environmental education and the need to activate more and more political and economic tools in this sector.
The appeal was drawn up by a selection of the more than 1,800 delegates who attended this year's lavish WEEC (ten years old this year), which was organized by the Permanent Secretariat of the WEEC Network (chaired by Mario Salomone) in collaboration with the Mohammed VI Foundation for the Environment, the local organizing Committee.
A comprehensive document assessing the congress and the recommendations will soon be available.
To read the complete text of the Appeal, click here


The WEEC Goes in the Mail

francobollo weec2013To celebrate the Seventh World Environmental Education Congress (7th WEEC) the Moroccan Postal System has issued a commemorative stamp.

For the first time in the history of Moroccan mail, the stamp will be accompanied by an envelope printed on recycled paper, dedicated to the first date of issue.


The Environmental NGOs are increasing in Morocco

36 NGOs coming from all over the World take part into the WEEC, an opportunity to meet and show them up.
Wednesday June 12th is the NGOs' day at the WEEC. Thirty-six associations, representing the 16 regions of the Kingdom, have been invited by the Foundation Mohammed VI for the protection of the environment to participate in to this world event, which includes more than 1500 participants, coming from several countries.
The environmental associations represent a quite recent phenomenon. Nevertheless, in a country open to the world, the media presence of environmental actors, especially since the Rio conference in 1992 and the COP7's held in 2001 in Morocco, a fundamental step in the long path of the international summits, have helped Moroccan citizens in understanding that they have a main role in the challenge against the global warming.


Deadline registration fees

We inform you that the deadline to PAY ONLINE the registration fees to participate in to the 7th WEEC as AUDITOR is the 2nd of June 2013 directly from your WEEC account by credit card or, by bank transfer: all the details are available (you have to log in) in the user menu page down the field "Payment". 

After that 2nd of June 2013, if you want to take part in the Congress, you must pay directly at the accreditation point.


Plenaries program

We are very pleased to welcome you to the 7th Edition of the World Congress of Environmental Education (WEEC 2013) and we have the pleasure to inform you that the official opening ceremony will be held under the presidency of Her Royal Highness princess Lalla Hasna Sunday, June 9 at the Palais des Congres in Marrakech, followed by a show and a welcome cocktail.

Will be present at the ceremony Ms. Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, Mr Achim Steiner, UNEP Executive Director, Mr. Jan Eriksen, President of FEE and Dr. Altwaijri, Director General of ISESCO.

In order to attend the opening ceremony  Sunday, June 9, the participants WEEC Congress must to be at the Congress Palace before 4:00pm. The doors will be closed at 4:30pm.

It is prohibited the use of cameras during the Opening plenary

Click here to see the plenaries program

WEEC Permanent Secreatariat

c/o Istituto per l'Ambiente e l'Educazione Scholé Futuro ONLUS Via Bligny 15, 10122 Torino (Italy) - Ph./Fax +390114366522

WEEC Permanent Secretariat

c/o Istituto per l'Ambiente e l'Educazione Scholé Futuro ONLUS

Via Bligny 15, 10122 Torino (Italy) - Ph./Fax +390114366522
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Fondation Mohammed VI pour la Protection de l'Environnement

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