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#EducationCan: Sustainable development begins with education


#EducationCan: Sustainable development begins with education

Education is a fundamental right, and it is also the most powerful tool we have for sustainable development. Investing in a quality education for every child, youth and adult is essential - not only to achieve the education related goals and targets, but to realize the other sustainable development goals and targets.

The UN Secretary General’s Global Education First Initiative has produced a new video that shows the power of education in acting as a catalyst for development.

#EducationCan- Sustainable development begins with education (Bisaya Bersyon)


UNESCO Chair Charles Hopkins on Education for Sustainable Development


Prof. Peter Higgins and Prof. Charles Hopkins - UN Sustainable Development Goals

Professor Peter Higgins, Personal Chair in Outdoor and Environmental Education, and Professor Charles Hopkins, UNESCO Chair of Education for Sustainable Development, deliver the sixth lecture in the 2015 Our Changing World series.

By October 2015 world leaders will have adopted the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that will guide global development until 2030. In implementing these SDGs, Learning for Sustainability (LfS), will play a key role.

This lecture will reflect on global LfS developments, and consider LfS in the UN SDGs and the Global Action Programme from a Scottish and UK perspective.

Recorded on 3 November 2015 at the University of Edinburgh's George Square Lecture Theatre.

The Best Start in Life: Early Childhood Development for Sustainable Development | SDG Academy on edX

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What does a successful early childhood care program look like? How has a child’s brain developed at the age of 3? How does nutrition impact the future well-being of a child into adulthood?

Learn the answers to these questions and more in The Best Start in Life: Early Childhood Development for Sustainable Development. With leading experts in the field – hailing from Harvard University, New York University and UNICEF, among other institutions – we’ll explore how neuroscience, sociology, anthropology and other studies have influenced our understanding of early childhood development.

This course is for:
Graduate students and advanced undergraduate students in international development, teaching, nursing and medicine, and other fields who are interested in the key concepts and practices in early childhood development
Teachers, healthcare professionals and other practitioners interested in the societal and biological factors impacting the children they support
Sustainable development practitioners who want to understand the lifecycle of needs and support necessary to help children globally, including those who work for international aid organizations and nonprofits in the realms of poverty, nutrition and education
What You Will Learn
All about the brain: how neurological makeup affects children’s development
The intersection of childcare, education and other programming with policies at the national level and beyond
Case studies: how factors such as forced migration impact a child’s future

2030- SDG 4- Quality Education- Ted talks

A selection of Ted talks to understand global education and what can be done. The fourth sustainable development goal for 2030.


Measuring universities’ contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals

Times Higher Education is set to launch the world’s first university impact ranking.

The initiative – the first global attempt to document evidence of higher education impact – is designed to capture unique new insights on universities’ work towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Universities contribute a huge amount to society, and this data can offer a new perspective on how they’re addressing some of the most pressing global issues.

This work has never been fully explored in the past, and has never been recognised in global rankings. The need and desire for clear, new metrics on impact is strong, and while this is a highly challenging area of data collection, it’s also an important and necessary step forward.

Version 1 is not going to be perfect nor will it capture all the impact that is occurring. It will also remain subject to ongoing consultative discussion as we expect it to develop over time. This is why your opinions and insights on our work are valuable. So we are listening and open to discussing suggestions, concerns and ideas.

Education for Sustainable Development - The Leadership Training 2012 / 2013

Berlin 2013. A group of young professionals from india, mexico, south africa and germany came together to join the leadership training for Education for Sustainable Development, ESD. What is ESD about? Why do we need ESD? And how differ ESD from other educational conceps like environmental education?

UN Sustainable Development Goals | Quality Education (4)

Hello there! In this video, we talk about of the fourth of the sustainable development goals, which is all about ensuring an equitable, quality education for all people. Make sure to spread the word about sustainable development to your friends and family!


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Credit goes out to the UN for the facts, figures, goals, targets, and most of the pictures you see in the videos in the playlist linked on the end screen.

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Education for Sustainable Development

British Council in partnership with State Committee of Uzbekistan on Ecology and Environment Protection, British Embassy in Tashkent and Delegation of European Union in Uzbekistan launched a programme on Education for Sustainable Development.

The Way For Education - SDG#4

What is SDG#4 about? SDG #4 defines the aim to ensure that all children have access to free primary and secondary education by the year 2030 and also what measures can be taken to achieve this goal.

This video was produced by the volunteer author: Stacey Moran
Responsibility for the accuracy of the content provided resides solely with the authors

This video was created in the context of the UNSSC and simpleshow foundation Volunteer Initiative:

Student-led education for sustainable development // Examples of active student participation at UU

At CEMUS (Centre for Environment and Development Studies), students are hired to facilitate university courses. Find out more at

Incorporating Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Values in School Community

Our project aims to educate youth in school and campus communities about the importance of climate action (via energy literacy) toward environmental sustainability and realization of SDGs. There are three interrelated factors in achieving efficient use of energy in a building which are building design, services design and occupant behaviour. The first two factors require high cost involving retrofitting and renovation. However, the occupants’ behavior is the low-hanging fruit which requires low cost but comes with a long-term effect especially when the energy literacy could be passed down as a transferable climate action skill from one youth to another.

The Role of Education in Economic Development - Douglas Beal - WISE Spotlight

This session drew on an upcoming report on sustainable economic development by The Boston Consulting Group.The speaker demonstrated the importance of education in sustainable economic development based on recent research that will be highlighted in the new report.

Jaimie Cloud on Education for Sustainability

Jaimie Cloud on Education for Sustainability from Chris Landry

Prof Hulme and Kothari on the Sustainable Development Goals

Professors David Hulme & Uma Kothari in Conversation discussing the Sustainable Development Goals which were adopted on September 2015, to follow on from the Millennium Development Goals. Find out more about our work on the SDGs at

Bringing Awareness and Action on the SDGs to the Classroom

Nord Anglia Education student's take a leading role in the global discussion as they join senior representatives from the UN and UNICEF and respective governments during the High-Level Political Forum.

The side-event co-chaired by the UN Ambassadors for Bulgaria, Malaysia and Argentina, UNICEF and Project Everyone showcased the importance of student engagement to raise awareness and achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

Through the use of the Worlds Largest Lesson initiative, Nord Anglia students shared the details of their work over the last nine months and the impact that it has made on their local school and wider communities.

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#EducationFirst for Sustainable Development

Watch the highlights from the Global Education First Initiative’s (GEFI) high-level event at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit, as 2014 Nobel Laureates, Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi, join forces in their tireless fight for the right to education. The new video from GEFI outlines the bold statements made at the26 September event, by Heads of State and Government, international advocates and UN Principals.

Britt aims to promote education in sustainable development - #ProudlyGriffith

Griffith business graduate Brittany Laidlaw has been selected as a student speaker for her graduation ceremony in December of 2014.
So we asked Brittany to join our #proudlygriffith video campaign and share with us some of the highlights from her business degree studies the goals she has for the future as an advocate for education in sustainable development.
Brittany graduates from the Bachelor of Business (Sustainable Enterprise) program and plans to open a school to educate others about sustainable development.

Education for sustainable Development (Value Clarification Exercises )(ESD - WWF-India)



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