Climate change, growing inequality, the threat to democratic structures and a lack of political participation – there are various interconnected challenges for a sustainable and just future to address the impacts of the polypandemic. SDG 4 and in particular SDG 4.7 underline the importance of life long learning for tackling those multiple challenges. In this context, ESD offers a key framework for education to be the driving force of an urgently needed social transformation.
In November 2020, UNESCO launched its new programme „ESD for 2030″. It is now the turn of UNESCO member states to translate this programme into concrete action. At the UNESCO World Conference from the 17th to the 19th of May 2021, member states are called to present their plans to realise „ESD for 2030“ in their national context.
What are the outcomes of the UNESCO World Conference on ESD? What does it need to realise the programme „ESD for 2030“ on state level? How can we strengthen civil society’s influence in this process? In our online-seminar we invite you to discuss these questions with us. We will report from the UNESCO-World conference and introduce you to the idea of civil society shadow reports.