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Global Action Programme on ESD

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Rapid, sweeping, and long-lasting change is altering our planets environment in an unprecedented manner, while societies are undergoing profound shifts in their demographic makeup and social and economic fabrics. To create a world that is more just, peaceful and sustainable, all individuals and societies must be equipped with and empowered by knowledge, skills and values as well as be instilled with a heightened awareness to drive such change. There is now a growing international recognition of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) as an integral element of quality education and a key enabler for sustainable development.

The GAP contributes to achieving the vision put forward by the Decade of ESD: “a world where everybody has the opportunity to benefit from education and learn the values, behaviour and lifestyles required for a sustainable future and for positive societal transformation”;

The Objectives of the Global Action Programme on Education for Sustainable Development:

  • to reorient education and learning so that everyone has the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes that empower them to contribute to sustainable development
  • to strengthen education and learning in all agendas, programmes and activities that promote sustainable development”

In Austria the FORUM Umweltbildung serves as a Focal point for the Global Action Programm on ESD.

Global Action Programme (in German language)

Download: UNESCO Roadmap on the Global Action Programme for ESD (in English)

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