- 1 Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)
- 2 Sustainable Development: Definition
- 3 Video: What is Education for Sustainable Development?
- 4 GreenComp - EU Competence Framework
- 5 Articles, Checklists and Method
- 6 Materials: Education for Sustainable Development/ Global Learning
Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)
Empowers learners with knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to take informed decisions and make responsible actions for environmental integrity, economic viability and a just society. UNESCO.
A detailed description of Education for Sustainable Development's learning objectives can be found in the brochure: ESD Learning Objectives
The subject of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) is defined by the term "sustainability", coined by the United Nations Commision "Our Common Future". Although environmental issues are central to this approach to education, this definition shows that they are not the sole core. Sustainability here is related to the environment, the social, the economic. In addition, "development" refers to the fact that ESD is a transformative approach to education - towards a more sustainable world.
This also shows how strongly ESD is linked to active citizenship education, the commitment to a democratic and sustainable society.
Video: What is Education for Sustainable Development?
GreenComp - EU Competence Framework
The European sustainability competence framework, created in 2022 by the European Commission/Joint Research Centre.
GreenComp identifies a set of sustainability competences to feed into education programmes to help learners develop knowledge, skills and attitudes that promote ways to think, plan and act with empathy, responsibility, and care for our planet and for public health.
Materials: Education for Sustainable Development/ Global Learning
The European sustainability competence framework
How to Engage Citizens with the Sustainable Development Goals
Inspiration, tools and cases by Finnish Development NGOs Fingo
Handbook: Sustainable Entrepreneurship
Non-formal education methods collected in the project Growing Green by Fora Copenhagen.
Global Citizenship Education
Wintersteiner, Grobbauer, Diendorfer, Reitmair-Juárez
Citizenship Education for Globalizing Societies
Global Youth Work
Activities for Global Citizenship
The Everyday Beyond
European, international and global dimensions of learning processes.
Polish-German Youth office's online tools for Education for Sustainable Development in German and Polish
Environment and Civil Involvement
Zimmermann, Galfayan, Wehrsig
How Can We Connect Education for Sustainable Development and Active Citizenship Empowerment? Download
Teaching & Learning for a Sustainable Future
UNESCO Toolbox Web
Youth Xchange towards sustainable lifestyles
UNEP and UNESCO Toolbox Web
Global Education Guidelines
Handbook for Educators by the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe Download
Education for Sustainable Development Learning Goals
UNESCO's learning goals on ESDPDF
PISA Global Competence Framework
OECD's Global Competence Model PDF
T-KIT 13 - Sustainability and youth work
E. Keen, J. Pinkeviciute, A. Hayes, A. Berecz, B. Akyüz for CoE/EUC Download