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ERIC Number: EJ885069
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-1533-015X
The United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014): Learning to Live Together Sustainably
Combes, Bernard P. Y.
Applied Environmental Education and Communication, v4 n3 p215-219 2005
Sustainable development is basically about learning. It is a process that develops awareness, knowledge, and understanding of the environment and critical thinking skills. It is about respecting, valuing, and preserving the achievements of past generations. The socialization patterns of past centuries taught people to live unsustainably, thereby creating the social and environmental problems that people must now address. Learning to change the world to make it more viable and sustainable is quite a challenge and calls for the need for learning to be personally empowering and enriching, and to respond to learners' diverse learning needs and intelligences. In this article, the author discusses the challenges that must be addressed in the promotion of the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (UNDESD). He discusses how to develop an international implementation scheme for the Decade and presents guiding principles for the promotion of the Decade and approaches for implementation. The author stresses that this great endeavour calls for cooperation and collaboration from the grassroots level upward, as well as for new and creative forms of partnership. (Contains 2 footnotes.)
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Language: English
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