- Sustainable Lifestyles and Education
In preparation of the UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development on 17-19 May 2021, in Berlin, Germany, in which ESD for 2030 framework will be officially launched, UNESCO is organizing a series of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) online workshops in cooperation with the Federal Ministry of Education and Research of Germany, and with the German Commission for UNESCO as advisory partner. The aim is to explore how ESD contributes to building a world that is more sustainable and equitable, and how ESD provides the basis for how to recover and rebuild beyond the Covid-19 pandemic.
The session sets the tone of the 7-part online workshop series and provides an introduction to key issues to be addressed among the ESD community with regards to the new program and the relevance of ESD for the discourses related to Covid-19.
Series of online workshops:
Participants reflect on the key issues and key questions that need to be raised in the ESD community which were exposed or accentuated through the Covid-19 pandemic particularly in the fields of resilience, climate change and lifestyles and their observations from the Covid-19 pandemic.
• What world do we want to live in beyond Covid-19? What are the key questions we need to ask in the current crisis?
• How can this world be created? What is necessary to rebuild and recover in a more sustainable and equitable way and not fall back into unsustainable habits and structures?
• What role does education and particularly ESD play and how does it contribute to the transformation needed?