Key Publications

On this page you can find key UNESCO publications on Education for Sustainable Development and Climate Change Education.

Shaping the Education of Tomorrow. 2012 Report on the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development

The 2012 report focuses specifically on processes and learning in the context of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). What kinds of learning processes have emerged in the course of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development? What is the role of ESD in supporting them? What changes in ESD have occurred since the early years of the Decade?

ESD+TVET: Promoting Skills for Sustainable Development

The leaflet explains and highlights the important role of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) for sustainable development.

Education for Sustainable Development - building a better, fairer world for the 21st century

The leaflet explains in a nutshell what Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) is and why it is indispensable for a shaping a sustainable future.

Bonn Declaration
The outcome document of the UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development held in Bonn, Germany 2009, including a call for action.

 

Climate Change Starter’s Guidebook: An issue’s guide for Education Planners and Practitioners

The guide provides an introduction and overview for education planners and practitioners on the wide range of issues relating to climate change and climate change education, including causes, impacts, mitigation and adaptation strategies, as well as some broad political and economic principals.

 

Education for Sustainable Development Lens: A Policy and Practice Review Tool

The ESD Lens is a guiding tool for reviewing and improving educational policy and practice using ESD perspectives. It seeks to assist Member States and stakeholders in undertaking a rapid review of existing education plans and strategies for formal basic education systems; to identify gaps and provide recommendations to address them.

Education for sustainable development: Sourcebook

The Toolkit is an easy-to-use manual for beginning the process of combining education and sustainability.

Exploring Sustainable Development: A Multiple-Perspective Approach

The tool provides a multiple perspective approach to education. It is designed to help secondary students to understand and work with complexity.

National Journeys towards Education for Sustainable Development

The publication series aims to document how societies use learning and education to address sustainability challenges. It gives concrete examples of Education for Sustainable Development in practice and identifies lessons learnt to support other countries on their journey towards ESD.

 

YouthXchange Climate Change and Lifestyles Guidebook

The guidebook explores the links between climate change and lifestyles and helps young people consider the actions they might take towards more sustainable lifestyles. It takes into account challenges, opportunities, good practices and case studies on global challenges.

 

More Resources

Teaching and Learning for a Sustainable Future

The multimedia teacher education programme contains 150 hours (divided into 27 modules) of professional development for use in pre-service teacher courses as well as the in-service education of teachers, curriculum developers, education policy makers, and authors of educational materials.

 

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