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ESD allows every human being to acquire the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values necessary to shape a sustainable future.
Sustainable development means different things to different people. It's an evolving concept with three major and interconnected dimensions - environmental, economic and social. Our responsibility is to manage and improve the quality of life of the global population in ways that will not harm the lives of future generations.
ESD may involve incorporating key sustainable development issues into teaching and learning; for example, climate change, biodiversity, poverty reduction and social justice. It may also involve motivating and empowering learners to change their behaviour and take action for a sustainable future.
School of Education
Use of medieval artifacts to allow students to connect with the past and to develop skills of observation and analysis.
School of Geography
The role of an Environment Champion and examples of sustainability development in the School of Geography.
University projects implementing ESD
Essential characteristics of ESD
Courses and modules with an ESD focus
The 4C model for sustainable futures
Dr Sarah Speight
School of Education and Chair of the ESD Grand Challenge Group
The University of NottinghamUniversity Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD
telephone: +44 (0) 115 846 7206
fax: +44 (0) 115 951 4159