About RCE Greater Western Sydney

The Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development – Greater Western Sydney (RCE-GWS) network has a range of educational regional partners. All stakeholders are committed to the RCE vision of building collaborative and innovative platforms for transformative teaching and learning. Four interwoven regional challenges have been identified for GWS:

  • Transitioning to a low carbon economy
  • Developing sustainable communities; health, housing and transport
  • Ensuring agricultural sustainability and food security
  • Conserving biodiversity and river health

RCE-GWS has gained international and national recognition for its work and is a proven international framework for engaged research, teaching and community engagement.

Given the complexity of these sustainability challenges the RCE-GWS constituency recognises this work is an ongoing process of action, learning and reflection via its forums, programs and governance processes. Using a hybrid form of Open Space Technology, partners have developed a series of themes that they will work together on to address the Sustainable Development 2030 agenda.