As highlighted in the DESD
Final Report, a solid foundation has been laid for Educational for Sustainable Development (ESD).
Data on BT for the treatment of DESD
are very limited.
While the original idea of RME lies more at a micro-level of HEIs and their faculty members, the PRME Secretariat has put it into broader contexts of both the post-2015 Development Agenda process mentioned above and the Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) process that has been institutionalized in the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development 20052014 (DESD
The overall objective is to share critically and reflect upon the activities in EE and ESD within the region and to identify and share best practices and challenges from the first UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development in order to inform the post DESD
framework programme for the Southern African region and contribute to the framework programme globally.
Finlayson, who represented the UK in the mid-Decade World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development in Bonn in 2009, added the UAE can take its experience at the beginning of the sustainability education journey to the world stage in November at the Unesco World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development-Learning Today for a Sustainable Future to be held in Tokyo on the occasion of the end of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD
Building on the successes of the UN Decade of ESD (DESD
), a panel discussion was organised last month in Morocco called the 'Preparation for the future of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)' to help define the future global programme on ESD.
The World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg put in place the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD
), spanning from 2005 to 2014.
Higher education is expected to play a critical role in fulfilling the goals of the United Nations' Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD
Education is such an important tool that government and international agencies decided to make it a joint priority and from the year 2000 adopted four new initiatives (The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Education for All (EFA), The United Nation's Literacy Decade (UNLD) 2003-2012 and The United Nations Decade of Education form Sustainable Development (DESD
) 2005-2014) to work together for development and for education (Adams, 2006).
The sweeping cultural goals in environmental education and sustainability education discourse, expanded by the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD
), remain as troubling paradoxes now framed within the tidal wave of globalized economics (Sauve, Brunelle, & Berryman, 2005).
In line with UNESCO's classification; 'Objective of the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014, DESD
), aims to integrate the various sets of values, principles, and goals for the purpose of learning and continuous growth'.