Timely new publication explores key issues in Education for Sustainable Development


At a time of heightened global interest in how to address contemporary sustainability challenges through education, UNESCO has just launched Issues and trends in Education for Sustainable Development, the newest volume of the series Education on the move.

This publication is launched at a time when ESD is not only recognized as an integral element of quality education but also as a key enabler of all 17 Sustainable Development Goals in the framework of the 2030 Agenda.

Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) is globally acknowledged as a powerful driver of change, empowering learners to take the decisions and actions needed to build a just and economically viable society respectful of both the environment and cultural diversity.

By exploring key issues and trends related to ESD policy and practice, UNESCO aims to help accelerate the reorientation of education towards achieving a sustainable and resilient world. The publication presents an overview of ESD and highlights key topics including key ESD competencies and themes, policy, changes in the learning environment, teacher training, youth as lead actors, scaling-up action, and the monitoring of progress towards Target 4.7 of SDG4 on education.