Learning for sustainable development: understand education for sustainable development – then act
Sustainable development is a buzz word: often used – not so easy to fully grasp. This module intends to make it a crisp reality for UN staff or other stakeholders whose work is deeply concerned with the educational dimension of sustainable development. Use it as a clarifier and an entertaining reminder of the basics of education for sustainable development: Think you know it all? Browse the contents below, and take the quizzes…
Why do we care: an introduction to why Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) is needed
- It’s social: this page explains what social issues have to do with the environment and sustainable development.
- It’s environmental: find out how environmental issues interact with every aspect of human life – and why urgent action is needed.
- It’s economic: an overview on the economics of sustainable development.
- It’s cultural: highlights how SD concerns people-to-people relationships.
Are you an armchair activist or a real expert? Find out and take the quiz!
Getting it right: a vision of global framework initiatives and policies
- A worldwide priority: a clarification of how ESD relates to international goals and is at the crossroads of major UN initiatives.
- How to implement education for sustainable development: yes we can really make it… if we all act and at once. This page gives an overview of the relevant approach to ESD at the global level.
- We all have a role in achieving sustainable development: an overview of main actors’ roles within the international implementation scheme.
- What challenges the implementation of Education for Sustainable Development? Will ESD remain a mere slogan? Read about challenges and pitfalls that need to be addressed.
Think you know it all already? Challenge yourself and take the quiz!
Action stories – good practices from innovative programmes
Read about short stories related to education programmes.
The UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014): time is running …
The objective is to encourage changes in behaviour, for a more sustainable society for all.
The approach is global: simply focusing on nature is a dead end. Society, environment, economy and culture cannot be dissociated if we are to make SD a reality.
UNESCO is the lead agency for the Decade – its staff and partners must be at the forefront of understanding – and action.Back to top