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Education for sustainable development

Education is one of the salient pillars towards human progress. Accordingly, to advance sustainable development,  people of all ages must acquire the necessary abilities and skills to shape our world's future in a collective effort.

windenergy quizThus, education for sustainable development, in short, ESD, is about teaching the learners how to sustainably shape our common future. With the announcement of the Decade of Education for sustainable development  2005-2014,  the UNESCO called all educational actors of of possible learning spaces to adopt a perspective of lifelong learning and integrate the principles, values and practices in their teaching approaches.

The United Nation "Decade of Education for Sustainable Development" 2005-2014 (DESD) ties in with these educational demands. The goal is to synchronize  educational and training measures with the principles of sustainable advancement in every formal, informal and non-formal learning sphere.

In Harburg, daycare centres, schools, the Technical University (TUHH) and extra-curricular learning opportunities foster the learners' so-called participation skills.

Click on the links below and find out how Harburg teaches the young and the old how to combat the global challenges of the 21st century at the local level. You are welcome to contact our office team if there are other local sustainable educational or training projects and initiatives you support or know about.


ESD guide for schools

This German publication - sponsored by the local parliament - addresses education for sustainable development from a practical point of view and aims to raise public awareness about it.  ...more

Nursery schools

Education for sustainable development in early childhood education ...more

Sustainable schools in HARBURG

Environmental education and global learning are now an integral part of Hamburg's guidelines for formal education. ...more


is a forum of and for educationalists aiming to increase the number of sustainable school projects and local schools including such projects in their curricula.  ...more

Virtual learning space

The internet is a vast pool of information and thus offers users ample opportunities to learn about all aspects of both online and offline life - when and where ever they want. ...more

Sustainable Science

Research aims to advance society technologically and culturally and by now there are many approaches and activities around climate and sustainability. ...more
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