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UNESCO Roadmap for implementing the Global Action Programme on Education for Sustainable Development (2014)

With the closure of the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD 2005 – 2014, UNESCO, has developed Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development (END), to build on the achievements of DESD and create new momentum. The GAP comes with detailed implementation Roadmap that explains the Programme’s goal, objectives and priority action areas in order to enable strategic focus and stakeholder commitment, together with implementation and monitoring strategies. It comes at a time when a new set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will replace Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) post 2015.

Biodiversity Education : A Comprehensive Framework for an Educational Strategy for Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Use (2014)

This Framework developed by the Centre for Environment Education (CEE), India (2014), gives the background, rationale and a brief description of the development process; defines the goals, objectives and the priority areas; outlines the possible actions and intended outcome, broadly for each Aichi Biodiversity Target under the five strategic goals, integrating ESD components; discusses the communication methods; proposes the implementation structure and evaluation of the educational strategy at the national level. This framework serves as a support tool to develop the country specific educational strategy. The template provided in the Appendix is meant to assist Parties to plan the educational strategy.

Biodiversity Education: A Tool for Developing National Biodiversity Education Strategies (2014)

This is an abridged version of Comprehensive Framework for an Educational Strategy for Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Use, developed by the Centre for Environment Education (CEE), India (2014). This tool sets out a framework outlining the possible actions, broadly for five strategic goals and for four focused stakeholder groups. Integrating the concepts of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and Strategic Plan for Biodiversity, the tool aims at supporting countries in the development of an educational strategy for facilitating implementation of the 20 Aichi Biodiversity Targets in the UN Decade on Biodiversity (UNDB).

Outcome Document on Education and Biodiversity Conservation of the parallel event at COP 11 (2012)

Over 250 educators, communicators and experts who met at the two day International Conference on Biodiversity Conservation and Education for Sustainable Development: Learning to Conserve Biodiversity in a Rapidly Changing World - a parallel event held at COP 11, Hyderabad, India(October, 2012), brought out the Outcome Document through a consultative process, outlining ‘a way forward while providing recommendations towards the proposed strategic plan of action’. The concerns, the challenges, the rationale and the recommendations integrating ESD and Strategic Pan for Biodiversity are captured in the Outcome Document.

Education for Sustainable Development - Good Practices in Addressing Biodiversity (2012)

This UNESCO publication intends to support the growing interest in biodiversity issues and education for sustainable development (ESD). It contains 24 examples of programmes addressing biodiversity in ESD settings and practices. These good practices and shared experiences, provided by a range of different stakeholders, showcase successful implementation of ESD in different fields and sectors, from the political to the school level including formal, non-formal and informal learning situations. This publication is expected to assist stakeholders in the implementation of programmes related to biodiversity education across the Globe during and beyond DESD http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0022/002203/220307E.pdf

Education for Sustainable Development Lens: A Policy and Practice Review Tool (2010)

This publication has been prepared by UNESCO to support the policy-makers and practitioners of the UN Member States to initiate the process of re-orienting education, particularly the formal education system, towards sustainable development. It is meant to assist policy makers to respond to the challenges and to integrate the understandings, skills and values inherent in sustainable development into all aspects of national education plans.

Communication, Education and Public Awareness (CEPA) : A Toolkit for National Focal Points and NBSAP Coordinators (2007)

This toolkit is a CBD, IUCN- CEC publication. It provides guidance on where, when and how to use a wide range of education and communication interventions. The toolkit consists of four sections that contain guidance and tools for CEPA interventions. The toolkit is meant to serve both as a resource for the regional training workshops for NBSAP coordinators as well as a resource base for them for National Focal Points (NFPs) when they are back in their work place and are dealing with CEPA issues as part of their daily responsibilities.