Education for Sustainable Development Goals

UNESCO mentions education as a key instrument to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals( SGDs). TROP ICSU subscribes to this thought and aligns with the Action Plan of UNESCO to promote Education for Sustainable Development by aligning with the following Learning Objectives of ESD:

Learning Objectives of ESD

Objective 1.2.4 SDG 4 | Quality Education
Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

Objective 1.2.13 SDG 13 | Climate Action
Take urgent actions to combat climate change and its impact

Objective 1.2.14 SDG 14 | Life below Water
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Objective 1.2.15 SDG 15 | Life on Land
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

Not Just Hot Air: Putting Climate Change Education Into Practice

Pertaining to the Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) program, this publication by UNESCO showcases the recent pilot experience of five countries that have initiated national Climate Change Education for Sustainable Development programs and offers a brief policy review of sixteen others. It also includes some recommendations for policy-makers drawn from the pilot experiences and country reviews and additional research on the related topics. It is an open-access publication and is available here.