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
Local and Indigenous Knowledge
Ocean
Sub-themes
Sub-themes
Forests and desertification
Natural disasters risk reduction
Natural resource management
Participatory science/citizen science
Sustainable lifestyles
Country
Country
Argentina
Australia
Bahamas
Belgium
Benin
Brazil
Cameroon
Canada
Chile
China
Colombia
Costa Rica
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Denmark
Egypt
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Ghana
Greece
Guatemala
India
Indonesia
Iraq
Italy
Ivory Coast / Côte d'Ivoire
Jamaica
Japan
Jordan
Kenya
Madagascar
Malaysia
Mali
Mexico
Morocco
Mozambique
Namibia
Nepal
Netherlands
Niger
Panama
Peru
Philippines
Russian Federation
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Senegal
Serbia
Singapore
Solomon Islands
South Africa
Sri Lanka
Tunisia
Turkey
Uganda
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
United States of America
Uruguay
Viet Nam
Zimbabwe
The Ocean Purpose Team turning plastic waste into fuel and hydrogen
#Women #Youth

Ocean Purpose Project

What if we turned waste into fuel? An Indonesian social enterprise has created a unit to transform plastic into hydrogen.

Inhabitants drink from a solar-powered water kiosk
#Africa #Women #Youth

Project Maji

The Maji project was designed to provide sustainable access to clean water in Africa.  An innovative model, in its design and management, of a solar powered water kiosk.

A woman teaches a girl a traditional threshing method
#Women #Youth

Odsiha Green College

In India, the Odsiha Green College project provides a forum to Adivasi Youth to find solutions within.

River Cleanup pillars – Clean, Educate, Transform
#Africa #Women #Youth

River Cleanup

It all started in 2017 with a challenge to pick up trash for only 10 minutes! Since then, the River Warriors have created a model that combines people and technology. Their Ripple Model is an approach that can be easily duplicated and used in different countries or regions.

A river clean-up in India
#Women #Youth

Earth5R

A young Indian has created a platform to train citizen leaders through climate action.

River Whale waste collector
#Women #Youth

River Whale

Inspired by a whale and its baleen, three Frenchmen have designed a system that filters water and retains waste in rivers.

Inhabitants monitor the growth of pumpkin vines
#Africa #Women #Youth

Lukenya University Hydropan

In Kenya, students at Lukenya University have designed a hydropan, a water reservoir that uses cover crops to reduce water evaporation.

Plastic waste collected on a beach in Greece
#Women #Youth

Young Reporters for the Environment

Through various media tools, Young Reporters for the Environment engages youth to become the voice of the environment. A platform allows them to research environmental issues and promote solutions through investigative reporting, photography and video journalism.

Launching of a submarine device monitoring ocean health
#Women #Youth

Preserving the ecosystem of the Al Hoceima National Park Marine Protected Area

How to protect the threatened marine ecosystem of the Al Hoceima National Park in Morocco? By establishing No-Take Zones that involve the fishing communities.

Villagers of Bosmun in Papua New Guinea
#Women #Youth

Sacred Land Film Project

Films can have an impact to protect biodiversity and cultural diversity! This is the challenge that the Sacred Land Film Project team has taken up.

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