Environmental Memoirs is an initiative to collect a series of biographies from people living in degrading ecological environments. The biographies record the history of individuals and communities experiencing the stress of declining living standards due to degraded natural environments.
The memoirs use examples of people of all ages and aim to illustrate the relationship between the environment, society and the economy and the impact of change over a single generation.
The biographies are collected in Turkey, Turkmenistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Mongolia, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. Environmental Memoirs is developed by Andrew Rickard and Eider Huertas as part of the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014).
An exhibition on the same theme is taking place until 5 November at UNESCO, Miollis Building, Paris.
Direct access to Environmental Memoirs
Learning our Way to Sustainability – UNESCO’s work in Education for Sustainable Development