Education for Sustainable Development

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Education for Sustainable Development
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Education for Sustainable Development means :

SDABC2015.png The ABC for Sustainable Cities - A glossary for policy makers. 1st edition (2015)

Education for sustainable development (ESD) aims to help people to develop the attitudes, skills and knowledge to make informed decisions for the benefit of themselves and others, now and in the future, and to act upon these decisions. ESD supports five fundamental types of learning to provide quality education and foster sustainable human development: learning to know, learning to be, learning to live together, learning to do and learning to transform oneself and society.

ESD concerns all levels of education and all social contexts (family, school, workplace, community). It allows learners to acquire the skills, capacities, values and knowledge required to ensure sustainable development, and fosters responsible citizens.

UNESCO is leading the United Nations Decade on Education for Sustainable Development (UN DESD) – 2005-2014.

UNESCO Institute for Statistics, UOE data collection on education systems, 10.1 World Declaration on Education for All, Jomtien, 1990, Art. 1, para. 1.)