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Education for Sustainable Development: A Roadmap
Place of publication | Year of publication | Collation: 
Paris | 2021 | 66 p.
ISBN 978-92-3-100394-3(eng); 978-92-3-000139-1(kor)
Corporate author: 
© UNESCO 2020

This roadmap sets out the urgent challenges facing the planet and underlines the implementation of the new Education for Sustainable Development: Towards achieving the SDGs (ESD for 2030) framework, which was adopted with the aim of increasing the contribution of education to building a more just and sustainable world. ESD for 2030 will step up actions on five priority action areas on policy, education environments, building capacities of educators, youth and local level action, stressing further ESD’s key role for the successful achievement of the 17 SDGs and the great individual and societal transformation required to address the urgent sustainability challenges. The roadmap also underlines the key areas of implementation of the ESD for 2030 framework. ESD is widely recognized as an integral element of Agenda 2030, in particular Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4), and a key enabler of all the other SDGs.


Resource Type: 
Programme reports and evaluations
Civic / Citizenship / Democracy
Sustainable development / Sustainability / Environmental
Transformative initiatives / Transformative pedagogies
Level of education: 
Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE)
Primary education
Secondary education
Higher education
Lifelong learning
Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET)
Non-formal education


Global citizenship education; Education for sustainable development; Sustainable Development Goals; GCED; ESD; SDGs; Education 2030