Unesco Green Citizens

Education for Sustainable Development

Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) empowers people with the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to change the way they think and act towards a sustainable future.

UNESCO aims to transform society by changing what, where and how we learn in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, and meet the global challenges of climate change and biodiversity loss. It seeks to improve access to quality education on sustainable development at all levels and in all social contexts. ESD reorientates education so that individuals of all ages are encouraged to be responsible actors and change-makers, who resolve challenges collaboratively and contribute to creating a more sustainable world.

Learn more about UNESCO’s work on Education for Sustainable Development : https://en.unesco.org/themes/education-sustainable-development

Themes
Themes
Biodiversity
Education for Sustainable Development
Hydrology
Indigenous and Local Knowledge
Oceans
Sub-themes
Sub-themes
Agriculture
Forests and desertification
Natural disasters risk reduction
Natural resource management
Participatory science/citizen science
Sustainable lifestyles
Country
Country
Bahamas
Benin
Brazil
Cameroon
Canada
China
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Denmark
Egypt
Finland
France
Greece
Guatemala
India
Indonesia
Iraq
Ivory Coast / Côte d'Ivoire
Jamaica
Jordan
Kenya
Malaysia
Mali
Mexico
Morocco
Mozambique
Namibia
Netherlands
Niger
Peru
Senegal
Serbia
South Africa
Sri Lanka
Tunisia
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
United States of America
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Amelëm: Tree Nursery

Determined to restore the forests of New Calendonia, Dr Christine Poellabauer is working with local researchers to set up a vast tree nursery. The aim? Grow indigenous trees and share knowledge with the local community.

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Carbone Scol’ERE

How can we change our behaviours to help reduce greenhouse emissions? For the Carbone Scol’ERE team the answer lies in a programme designed to overcome obstacles to adopting greener habits.

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WaterWise Ways

In South Africa’s Cluster Gouritz Biosphere Reserve, the WaterWise Ways project has helped reduce water usage and change behaviours. How? By giving local inhabitants access to simple yet effective methods.

Sustainable management of natural resources and climate change Huñuq Mayu Peru
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Sustainable management of natural resources and climate change

Working with farming families in Peru, local NGO Huñuq Mayu draws on ancestral knowledge to develop new ecological methods to manage water and improve crop yield.

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WESSA Eco-Schools programme

Eco-Schools in South Africa give students the opportunity to actively contribute to the local community with a hands-on approach designed to drive positive change.

Accion sostenible team Peru
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Acción Sostenible

Acción Sostenible is the first student organisation promoting Education for Sustainable Development in the Universidad del Pacífico. The aim? Drive projects and organise events to help students understand environmental challenges and get involved.

WWF Nature Academy
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Nature Academy

By uniting students, teachers and staff working in Protected Areas, the WWF Nature Academy paves the way for a new kind of Environmental Education in Serbia and beyond.

Sustainability Course: A Powerful Tool in University Curriculum Universiti Sains Malaysia
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Sustainability Course: A Powerful Tool in University Curriculum

Teachers Mohd Sayuti Hassan and Rahimi Binti Che Aman are convinced that students have a key role to play in developing a “sustainable culture” across the campus and in the community. To achieve this, they imagined an innovative class format at University Sains Malaysia.

Jardiner mon école Laboratoire sur l'agriculture urbaine
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Garden my school

Vegetable gardens and allotments are springing up in schools across the globe. But how can we ensure these projects flourish over time? The Laboratoire sur l’agriculture urbaine coordinates the first online resource library for pedagogical gardens.

Future Conservationist of Africa Cheetah Conservation Fund
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Future Conservationist of Africa

How can wild animals and farmers co-exist in harmony? How can cheetahs live alongside cattle? For Dr Laurie Marker, this involves reconciling animal conservation and economic development in rural Namibia.

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