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SDG4 UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development: Outcomes

Wed, 19 May 2021 to Sat, 19 Jun 2021

Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2021 to Saturday, June 19, 2021
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On 19 May 2021, with the adoption of the Berlin Declaration for Sustainable Development (ESD), more than 2,800 participants from 161 countries at the UNESCO World Conference on ESD, with 10,000 viewers online, committed to promoting ESD as a guiding principle at all levels of education and for lifelong learning. A report launched at the event, titled Learn for our Planet, focuses on the extent to which environmental themes are embedded in education. The findings underline the potential of ESD being a key enabler of the significant transformation needed in creating a more sustainable future for all. The conference, followed by regional technical meetings, kicked off the activities towards the new UNESCO ESD for 2030 program. York University´s UNESCO Chair will contribute, in partnership with its global networks, by designing and implementing research to add science-based knowledge to the discussion. We will soon reach out to network partners in more than 50 countries to define our particular research approaches to support the ESD for 2030 Roadmap and make optimal use of the toolbox provided by UNESCO. Join the discussion on social media and share your views using #LearnForOurPlanet and #ESDfor2030.