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ESD

Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) is a term that is used internationally and by the United Nations. The Agenda 21 document first identified education as a vital tool for accomplishing sustainable development and underlined areas of action for education.

Why ESD is Important

Education for Sustainable Development integrates core environmental challenges like climate change into core subjects like math, science and art, and encompasses transforming the teaching-learning process to a more all-encompassing approach. Students are therefore able to relate what they learn to their real life activities, and will progressively be in a better position to take charge in changing behaviors and embracing sustainable lifestyles; the more this kind of education is adopted.

History of ESD

Since the United Nations declared 2005 – 2014 as the decade for Education for Sustainable Development, this subject has been an important topic in schools. Contrary to the customary way of teaching, Education for Sustainable Development means embracing a more all-rounded style to education with the aim of creating a better world for this generation and future generations of all living things on planet Earth. This enables every child to acquire the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values that are necessary to shape a sustainable future.