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
Argentina
Australia
Bahamas
Benin
Brazil
Cameroon
Canada
China
Colombia
Congo
Costa Rica
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Denmark
Egypt
Finland
France
Greece
Guatemala
India
Indonesia
Iraq
Italy
Ivory Coast / Côte d'Ivoire
Jamaica
Jordan
Kenya
Malaysia
Mali
Mexico
Morocco
Mozambique
Namibia
Netherlands
Niger
Peru
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Senegal
Serbia
Solomon Islands
South Africa
Sri Lanka
Tunisia
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
United States of America
Zimbabwe
Agustina Besada taking microplastic samples
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Unplastify

To unplastify the world, we need to change our relationship with plastic. To take us one step closer and reduce single-use plastic, Agustina Besada and Rocío González set up Unplastify, an Argentine social enterprise focusing on local action and systemic change.

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Bee the Buzz of the Reserve

Fusing climate-smart technologies, sustainable education and the green economy, Otis Jeffers is championing bees at the UNESCO St Mary’s Biosphere Reserve on the Caribbean Islands of St Kitts and Nevis.

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Energieke Scholen (Energizing Schools)

What if students could help make their schools greener and more energy efficient? This is exactly what the Energieke Scholen (Energising Schools) programme is doing in the Netherlands.

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Sustainable Product Design

To bring to life the importance of sustainability in every aspect of our lives, Filimon Diamantidis, a technology teacher from Athens, invites his students to design and build green products.

Proyecto Tití

The cotton-top tamarin is emblematic of the rich biodiversity in Colombia’s tropical north. To protect this endangered species and support local livelihoods, Proyecto Tití have developed an integrated approach involving communities.

#Africa #Women #Youth

The future is green

Mohammed Adnan El Guennouni is convinced that education can make the future greener. To bring this belief to life, he launched a citizen’s initiative encouraging young Moroccans to learn new skills through growing plants.

#Africa #Youth

Terre d’école

As well as vegetables, Terre d’école also cultivates academic learning, ancestral knowledge and environmental understanding. In the heart of the Congo, this programme aims to help children succeed at school, while also raising awareness about environmental challenges.

#Women #Youth

Sustainable High School

In Costa Rica, two high school students, Fabricio Madrigal and Andrea Sanclaudio, launched an initiative to help young people play an active, hands-on role in sustainable development.

#Africa #Women #Youth

Classroom Africa

By supporting schools and training teachers, Classroom Africa raises awareness about the importance of protecting the environment, while involving the wider community in local conservation initiatives.

Université des Colibris (Hummingbird University)

For the Colibris citizen’s movement, giving as many people as possible the knowledge to lead a greener way of life is essential for the ecological transition. To achieve this, the association set up the Université des Colibris (Hummingbird University).

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