From climate change to teacher education to new green technologies, UNESCO’s new Web portal on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) demonstrates how education helps societies and individuals to achieve sustainability.
The web content has been entirely updated to set out UNESCO’s priorities for the remaining half of the Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD, 2005-2014). It presents the aims and focus of the DESD and highlights UNESCO’s work in relation to major sustainability themes like climate change, consumption and biodiversity. In addition, it explains how education can bring about the societal change needed to build sustainable societies. Also on the web portal is information related to the ESD work of DESD major partners.
ESD is a key means through which education can engage people, as conscious consumers and responsible citizens, in redefining their lifestyles to address current sustainability issues.