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
Benin
Brazil
Cameroon
Canada
Chile
China
Colombia
Congo
Costa Rica
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Denmark
Egypt
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
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
Russian Federation
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Senegal
Serbia
Solomon Islands
South Africa
Sri Lanka
Tunisia
Uganda
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
United States of America
Uruguay
Zimbabwe
Yawanawá people from the the Yawanawá Life Plan
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The Yawanawá Life Plan

The Yawanawá communities have established governance and a plan to protect their well-being in the Gregorio River indigenous reserve in the Brazilian Amazon.

A garden in a sustainable school
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TAGMA

TAGMA is building the first network of sustainable public schools in Latin America. The aim of this association? To train change agents in all sectors of society, able to build a sustainable future.

Training on the use of drones to monitor forests
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Reforzando el conocimiento ancestral

In Panama, around the Darién National Park, local populations are disconnected from the world. A project has been devised by citizens to give the indigenous people access to information and to be able to defend their land rights.

“Red Campus Sustentable” Network promoting sustainability in Chile
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Red Campus Sustentable

Cooperating to educate for sustainability is the principle of the Red Campus Sustentable network. A pioneering citizen initiative that enables higher education institutions to adapt to sustainability.

A youth group learning to produce vegetables in an agroecological way
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Training Youth in production and processing of agroecological vegetables and fruits

Getting young people back into farming and ensuring the production of healthy food in Chile are two key issues for Maryanne Muller and her team. With the Origen Foundation, she has created an agroecological school in the Pirque region.

A boy volunteering with his family to help recycling waste
#Youth

Razdelny Sbor

There is a lack of separate waste collection infrastructure in Russia for individuals. The Razdelny Sbor movement helps citizens to set up selective collection systems.

Preeti repurposing temple flowers
#Women

Phool – A Story Of Change

In India, the fragrance of sacred flowers has inspired Ankit Agarwal. This scientist avoids the pollution of the Ganges by floral waste discarded by temples by recycling it into incense sticks and cones and creating jobs for women in marginalized sections.

Children playing in a tree on a rooftop playground in Japan
#Youth

Fuji Kindergarten

To preserve children’s understanding of the natural environment, the Fuji Montessori School in Tokyo designed a special building. Its roof is the only play equipment.

Education for Sustainable Development in a rural community
#Africa #Women #Youth

Rise for Nature

The Rise for Nature project was initiated by citizens, volunteers of CCREAD-Cameroon. A holistic and integrated approach that ensures it is fully community-based.

The Instituto Juruá conservation program
#Women #Youth

Instituto Juruá

Rural communities have a central role in the conservation of biodiversity. Based on this conviction, ecologists and researchers formed Instituto Juruá for the Conservation of the Amazon.

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