RCE Gippsland

Regional Centre of Expertise in Education for Sustainable Development in Gippsland

Established in 2011 the organisation has, amongst other achievements, hosted several open space ESD forums, authored a number of research publications and implemented five Sustainable Schools Expos from 2014-2019, attended by over 1200 students and their teachers from across the Gippsland. Over the past 12 months, RCE Gippsland has undertaken internal review and reflection. During that process we identified several distinctive social, environmental, cultural and economic challenges that require a strategic, region-wide approach.

RCE Gippsland’s mission is to mobilise Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in the Gippsland region. Regional Centres of Expertise in ESD are United Nations affiliated organizations mandated to interpret the challenges of their region through the lens of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and educate all sections of the community on how to meet those challenges.


  • Development and delivery of education programs on topics including climate change,
    sustainability and environmental education through a variety of modes including online modules,
    facilitated workshops, public webinars and accredited training programs
  • Support a platform for community knowledge sharing around sustainable development within the
    communities of Gippsland and develop a community of practice
  • Showcase for sustainability best practice in action across Gippsland
  • Assistance in development of implementation plans for the SDG framework with businesses and
    organisations across Gippsland
  • Assist with the development of sustainability goals and objectives within local government areas
    and/or across sectors
  • Research into efficacy of SDG education, behaviour change and planning
  • Student projects across a range of disciplines including sustainability and environmental
    education, economics, ecology, citizen science
  • Organise and host events showcasing sustainability and sustainable development