WA secures congress for 2026

The World Environmental Education Congress will head west when it returns to Australia for the first time in 15 years.

The 14th World Environmental Education Congress (WEEC) will be hosted by Western Australia, attracting delegates from all around the globe.

WEEC 2026 will bring leading environmentalists, policymakers, and educators to Perth in September 2026.

The collaborative bid was led by the Australian Association for Environmental Education (AAEE) supported by Business Events Perth.

WA Tourism Minister, Rita Saffioti, said the congress is a fantastic opportunity to showcase Western Australia.

“Importantly, these large-scale business events also provide direct benefits to Western Australians, with an increase in visitation set to inject millions of valuable dollars into our local businesses and hospitality providers,” Ms Saffioti said.

WEEC 2026 promotes the exchange of ideas and strategies for addressing pressing environmental challenges.

AAEE co-chairs, Jennifer Pearson and Jason Pitman, jointly welcomed Perth as the chosen host of the event.

“The work we are doing in Western Australia on environmental conservation and education on sustainability puts us as a leading destination,” they said.

“We welcome environmental educators locally and from around the world to attend WEEC 2026 to benefit from international discourse and showcasing best practice.

“WEEC 2026 will allow us to make stronger connections between Australasian neighbours, countries in the Oceania region and further afield by sharing community responses to the climate crisis and sharing cultural understandings about living sustainably.”

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