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Kolenick, Paul – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2018
As a central part of the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD) from 2005 to 2014 Regional Centres of Expertise (RCE) serve as agents of education for sustainable development through multi-stakeholder networks with an interest in the advancement of sustainable societies. In this article, the question is raised about…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Conservation (Environment), Expertise, Postsecondary Education
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Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2012
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), through its Article 6, and the Convention's Kyoto Protocol, through its Article 10 (e), call on governments to develop and implement educational programmes on climate change and its effects. In particular, Article 6 of the Convention, which addresses the issue of climate…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Climate, Access to Information, Stakeholders
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Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2012
Desertification means land degradation in arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid areas, generally known as "drylands". It is a process by which fertile land becomes degraded, typically as a result of drought, deforestation or inappropriate agriculture. Even though desertification is one of the significant challenges of these times, many people do not…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Environmental Education, Agricultural Education, Sustainable Development
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Fadeeva, Zinaida; Galkute, Laima – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2012
In defining quality of higher education, competences achieved by graduates are interpreted as essential criteria. There are two political processes in education dealing, among other issues, with competence development: the Bologna Process in European Higher Education Area and a global process--the United Nations (UN) Decade (2005-2014) of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Holistic Approach, Quality Control, Sustainable Development
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Sakurai, Hiro – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2010
This article is the edited text of the presentation made by the author at the Parliament of the World's Religions in Melbourne, Australia, 3-9 December 2009. The session was titled "Healing the Earth with Care and Concern: Religious Responses to the Earth Charter". The article highlights some of the efforts that the Soka Gakkai International (SGI)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Consciousness Raising, Sustainable Development, Conservation (Environment)
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Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2010
Humanity is part of a vast evolving universe. Earth is alive with a unique community of life. The forces of nature make existence a demanding and uncertain adventure, but Earth has provided the conditions essential to life's evolution. The resilience of the community of life and the well-being of humanity depend upon preserving a healthy biosphere…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Ecology, Conservation (Environment), Global Approach
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Sheehan, Mike; Laitinen, Jaana – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2010
For ten years now the Earth Charter has been inspiring global citizens to engage in conversations and actions that benefit everybody. This article describes e-GLO, the Earth Charter Global Learning Opportunity, the Earth Charter International's semester-long, online leadership course inspired by the Earth Charter. It is developed and implemented…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Youth Leaders, International Cooperation, Conservation (Environment)
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Mathar, Reiner – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2010
The integration of Earth Charter into everyday practice of schools in Germany has to be combined with the curriculum development in different subjects. Two states of Germany started this process by organizing inservice training for primary and secondary teachers. Additionally they translated and adopted the Earth Charter Teachers Guidebook to…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Inservice Teacher Education, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development
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Podger, Dimity; Piggot, Georgia; Zahradnik, Martin; Janouskova, Svatava; Velasco, Ismael; Hak, Tomas; Dahl, Arthur; Jimenez, Alicia; Harder, Marie K. – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2010
This descriptive report outlines an innovative project in which Earth Charter International is actively involved. The project aims to develop approaches, indicators and tools for Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) to be able to measure values-based aspects and impacts of their work at the project level. Many CSOs have an intuitive feeling that…
Descriptors: Research Design, Social Change, Global Approach, International Cooperation
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Ngassa, Franklin Chamda – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2010
Biofuels may contribute to both rural economic development and climate change mitigation and adaptation. The Gota Verde Project in Yoro, Honduras, attempts to demonstrate the technical and economic feasibility of small-scale biofuel production for local use by implementing a distinctive approach to feedstock production that encourages small farm…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Rural Economics, Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries
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Hill, Linda D. – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2010
Forging Inclusive Solutions describes the aims, methodology and outcomes of Inclusive Leadership Adventures, an experiential education curriculum for exploring the Earth Charter. Experiential education builds meaningful relationships, skills, awareness and an inclusive community based on the Earth Charter principles. When we meet people where they…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Sustainable Development, International Programs, Conservation (Environment)
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Pigozzi, Mary Joy – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2009
At the UNESCO Bonn conference, more than 50 ministers from around the world met privately to discuss education for sustainable development (ESD) and progress made in support of the Decade of Education for Sustainable Development. Their wide-ranging discussion touched on the purposes of education, the nature of education, the importance of the…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, International Education, International Cooperation, Conferences (Gatherings)
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Mochizuki, Yoko – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2008
Concerns have been expressed about the United Nations University's (UNU) Regional Centres of Expertise on education for sustainable development (RCE) initiative. While many have discussed RCE's contribution to the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD), there has been no attempt to contextualise the RCE initiative in…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Global Approach, Conservation (Environment), Environmental Education
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McKeown, Rosalyn; Hopkins, Charles – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2007
Many educators think of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) on a disciplinary level--what is Environmental Education's (EE) contribution to a more sustainable future? Briefly, we describe differences and similarities between EE and ESD. Next, we examine four levels of activity--disciplinary, whole school, educational system, and…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, Intellectual Disciplines, Definitions
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Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2007
This article has been compiled from materials produced and collected by UNESCO and partner organisations committed to advancing Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). Due to the great diversity in the implementation of the DESD at regional, national and local levels, this report highlights trends and developments that have emerged during the…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, International Organizations, Regional Planning, Regional Programs
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