Education for Sustainable Development

The National Strategy on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) was developed by the Department of Education and Skills (DES), in consultation with key stakeholders. It provides a framework to support the contribution that the education sector is making and will continue to make towards a more sustainable future at a number of levels: individual, community, local, national and international.

The objectives for the National Strategy on ESD are:

  • Including education for sustainable development at every level of the education system
  • Encouraging public awareness of education for sustainable development
  • Promoting capacity building to support education for sustainable development
  • Encouraging high standards of environmental management in educational settings

Specific actions in the Strategy on ESD include:

  • Integration of ESD into all areas of the curriculum
  • Supporting media and awareness campaigns on sustainable development
  • Promoting research in universities and colleges as well as encouraging collaborative working and industry links
  • Improving the work of the Department of Education in building low energy sustainable building

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