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Handprint is a measure of ESD action; action that is directed to decrease the human footprint and make the world more sustainable. read more

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Curriculum Support Material



Environmental Information System-ENVIS : India read more


List of ENVIS Centres

Fourth International Conference on Environmental Education
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DESD (Decade of Education for Sustainable Development)
In its 57th meeting in December 2002, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development, 2005- 2014,  (DESD) 'emphasizing that education is an indispensable element for achieving sustainable development'. It also designated UNESCO as the lead agency to promote and implement the Decade. read more

Inside Classrooms in India - Education for Sustainable Development

DESD India

India , like any other developing country is spread across in vast subcontinent and enveloped in diverse colours of community, culture and religion. We live in a rapidly changing developing world and nowhere is it more evident than in India . It is a country experiencing both an accelerating growth rates alongside unequal socio-economic development with new concerns of environmental conservation and protection emerging as vital issue. These issues are of immediate concerns as it has inevitable consequences in terms of environmental degradation felt particularly on socio-economically marginalized community. .read more





Regional Centres of Expertise

An RCE is a network of existing formal, non-formal and informal education organisations, mobilised to deliver education for sustainable development to local and regional communities. A network of RCEs worldwide will constitute the Global Learning Space for Sustainable Development. read more

Education for Change (EfC)

Education for Change (EfC) is the ENVIS Newsletter of Centre for Environment Education. EfC seeks to share views about the role of education in different aspects of development; the need for reorienting educational processes. read more

DESD Quaterly Highlights

The DESD Quarterly Highlights- November, 2009, is now available. Click Here to view/ download.

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In Focus

DESD Global Monitoring and Evaluation: Phase II Assessing ESD
3. in 2015: focusing on impacts and outcomes of the DESD. .... through an on- line consultation process hosted by UNESCO DESD Secretariat More...

UNESCO Strategy for the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development , 2005-2014
UNESCO Strategy for the Second Half of the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development more...

Seeking forestry and natural resource professionals
6-12 month International Fellowship Program

WFI International Fellowship Program - Term: 6-12 months - Applications accepted year-round.  The WFI Fellowship brings professionals in natural resources to conduct a practical research project at the World Forestry Center .More...