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UNECE Assesses Progress on Education Strategy

30 March 2010: The “Weekly” newsletter of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), for the period 29 March-2 April 2010, reports on the implementation of the Strategy on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), adopted in 2005 by the education and environment ministers of the UNECE region as a roadmap for the reform of education systems in over 50 participating countries.

The Strategy promotes the integration of sustainable development issues, including climate change, into education, including life-long and non-formal learning. The list of successful ESD examples carried out by UNECE and the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) include: “One Ton Less - Danish Climate Campaign;” Poland's “Change your habits for good, change your climate for better;” and the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) Denmark's “Children's Climate Forum Copenhagen 2009.” The review of implementation is due to be completed in October 2010, to identify areas of work for the next five years. [UNECE Weekly] [ESD Good Practices List]