Perth to welcome the 14th World Environmental Education Congress (2026) – CMW

Business Events Perth has announced that the Western Australia capital has been selected to host the World Environmental Education Congress (WEEC) 2026. The decision was unveiled following a collaborative bid led by the Australian Association for Environmental Education (AAEE), supported by Business Events Perth.

WEEC 2026 is a gathering that promotes the exchange of ideas and strategies for addressing pressing environmental challenges.

The congress is expected to draw hundreds of high-profile delegates, including leading environmentalists, policymakers, and educators from around the world.

WA minister for tourism, the Hon. Rita Safiotti described securing the event as “a major achievement for Western Australia”.

“This congress is another fantastic opportunity to showcase Western Australia and all we have to offer to global leaders, environmentalists and educators from all around the world.

“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,” the minister added.

Western Australia is home to multiple UNESCO world heritage listed sites and unique, vast and extraordinary landscapes are to be found within the state.

Vice-presidents and co-chairs, Jennifer Pearson and Jason Pitman, of the Australian Association for Environmental Education (AAEE) said: “The work we are doing in Western Australia on environmental conservation and education on sustainability puts us as a leading destination.

“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.”

Tourism Australia managing director Phillipa Harrison said supporting Perth’s bid for WEEC 2026 via the Business Events Bid Fund Programme presented a huge opportunity for Australian tourism.

“Given the importance of business events to our tourism sector, and the increasing focus on sustainability globally, we are so pleased to be supporting this latest event win for Perth, Western Australia, through Tourism Australia’s Business Events Bid Fund,” Harrison said.

Gareth Martin, CEO Business Events Perth, added that the congress would not only showcase the State as a hub for innovation and knowledge but also stimulate conversations and collaborations that will have a lasting impact on key environmental initiatives.

“WEEC 2026 reinforces the State’s global standing as a destination for impactful conferences and provides the opportunity to spotlight Western Australia’s commitment to environmental conservation and education to the world,” said Martin.


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