UNESCO Chair in Education for Sustainable Development (734), established in 2006 at Lund University, Lund (Sweden).


Education for sustainable development.


  • The purpose of the Chair shall be to promote an integrated system of research, training, information and documentation in the field of education for sustainable development.
  • It will serve as a means of facilitating collaboration between high-level, internationally recognized researchers and teaching staff of the University and other institutions in Sweden and elsewhere in Europe and North America, and in other regions of the world.
  • The short-term objective is to develop on-line courses for sustainable development and to conduct training with a broad range of stakeholders.

Host Institution


  • The Center for Environmental Education and Communications (CEEC) of the Chinese State Environmental Protection Administration (SEPA)
  • Dubai Municipality, UAE
  • Dubai International Award for best practices to Improve Living Environment
  • Zayed University (UAE)
  • Euro-Arab Cooperation Center
  • Foundation for Environmental Education
  • The Swedish Research Council (KVA)
  • UNDP


Progress Report 2006-2008 (short version).


Young Masters Programme on Sustainable Development (YMP)


UNESCO Sector/Office responsible for the Chair/Network



Professor Lena Neij, International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE)
UNESCO Chairholder
E-Mail address – Lena.Neij(at)iiiee.lu.se
Work Phone - +46-46-222-02-68
Street - PO Box 196
City - Lund
Country - Sweden