Education for Sustainable Development (ED/PSD/ESD)

Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) allows every human being to acquire the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values necessary to shape a sustainable future. This means including key sustainable development issues such as climate change, disaster risk reduction and biodiversity into teaching and learning, and making teaching and learning participative and empowering.

UNESCO’s Section of ESD focuses on:

  • Strategic advocacy in order to highlight the relevance of ESD at the international level and to integrate ESD into the global education and sustainable development agendas. This includes strengthening the evidence base regarding ESD’s contribution to quality education and to achieving sustainable development objectives.
  • Policy advice and technical assistance to Member States to integrate ESD into education policies, plans and curricula. This includes providing teachers and educators with ESD tools, and collecting and disseminating good practice in ESD.
  • The ESD Section also coordinates the work that UNESCO is undertaking as lead agency for the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD, 2005-2014), which will culminate in the UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development in November 2014 in Japan.

Contacts

Mr Alexander LEICHT
Chief of Section
a.leicht(at)unesco.org

Ms Rosalyn McKEOWN
Programme Specialist
r.mckeown(at)unesco.org

Ms Yoko MOCHIZUKI
Programme Specialist
y.mochizuki(at)unesco.org

Ms Julie SAITO
Programme Specialist
j.saito(at)unesco.org

Ms Julia VIEHOFER
Associate Expert
j.viehofer(at)unesco.org

Ms Julia HEISS
Programme Specialist
j.heiss(at)unesco.org

Mr Bernard COMBES
Information officer
b.combes(at)unesco.org

Mr Jutaro SAKAMOTO
Associate Expert
j.sakamoto(at)unesco.org

 

 

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