Education for sustainable development in an unequal world: Populations, skills and lifestyles
Mankind is facing enormous challenges such as climate change, environmental degradation, depleting resources, poverty and inequality. The 2030 Agenda, and the associated sustainable development goals (SDGs), constitutes a global effort to meet these challenges. In this context, education for sustainable development (ESD) has become increasingly recognized as political priority and it is often described as a key instrument to achieve the SDGs. Consequently, the Global Action Programme on Education for Sustainable Development (GAP) is currently under implementation worldwide. In the countless reports and leaflets that have emerged from this initiative a recurrent message is that ESD unites humanity in a common pursuit towards a better, more equal, and ‘greener’ life for all.