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
Guinea
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 team of the Polar School opening the sail of a boat
#Youth

L’École des pôles

L’Ecole des Pôles (The School of Poles) embarks young people to give them tools for the ecological transition. Welcome aboard beautiful three masted sailing ships to raise awareness of the climate emergency!

Innovative Sustainable Environment Education class
#Youth

Innovative Sustainable Environment Education

Environmental education requires a close cooperation of all segments of society. Based on this belief, the ISEE project team is building cooperation among students, teachers and families around carbon footprint awareness.

Young people getting involved in cleaning their local beaches.
#Women #Youth

Canal Novo Mundo

Thaiane Maciel’s idea? To raise awareness and clean up public spaces in an easy and fun way. She created Canal Novo Mundo and her enthusiasm is contagious.

Children get involved with waste collection in Senegal
#Africa #Women #Youth

#QuartierVertChallenge

By cleaning and growing trees and flowers in front of his home, a Senegalese citizen launches the #QuartierVertChallenge (GreenNeighborhoodChallenge) movement.

A group of women in rural Zimbabwe
#Africa #Women #Youth

Shangwe village well project

« We are the custodians of our natural resources ». A citizens’ movement is responding to local challenges. In the village of Shangwe in Zimbabwe, drilling a well is an opportunity to engage the community.

Poder y Luz equips Guatemalan schools with solar facilities
#Women #Youth

Poder y luz maya

Through local business development, the NGO Poder y Luz Maya brings energy-efficient solutions to underserved communities in Guatemala.

Young people jumping into the ocean in Martinique
#Women #Youth

Nage avec ta mer

Raise awareness of the environment through learning to swim. This is the original idea of Coralie Balmy in Martinique.

Farmers watering plants in Guinea
#Africa #Women #Youth

One birthday one tree or a tree for one birthday

How to encourage local populations to plant trees to restore forests in Guinea and Senegal? The NGO ACOREC has launched a citizen challenge: #anniversaire_un _arbre ! (One birthday one tree)

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.

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