Policy & Curriculum Guidance

Please find an overview of our publications on policy and curriculum guidance here. 


Policy Guidance: 

Here and Now! Education for Sustainable Consumption

This publication provides recommendations and guidelines aimed at policy makers and educators on how to best integrate and implement Education for Sustainable Consumption (ESC) in the formal education sector. Also available in Chinese and Spanish!


Country Specific Adaptations of Here and Now! Education for Sustainable Consumption: 

These publications are an adaptation of the UNEP publication seen above. These publications are part of the UNEP pilot project on the “Institutional Strengthening of Education for Sustainable Consumption, Advancing Education for Sustainable Consumption Policy and Implementation Strategies,” implemented in Indonesia.

Introduction to Education for Sustainable Consumption (ESC) in Indonesia: National Recommendations and Guidelines for Policymakers and Educators

Indonesia is the second richest country in the world in regards to biodiversity. Our lifestyle and consumption choices are putting pressure on the environment and natural resources, and it is crucial for our education system to address this reality. Introduction to Education for Sustainable Consumption (ESC) in Indonesia provides national recommendations and guidelines. 

Available for downloading in following languages: EN / ID

National Guidelines on Education for Sustainable Consumption for Tanzania

The publication aims to guide Tanzanian policymakers and educators in implementing, advancing and mainstreaming ESC nationally and locally in education sectors. The guidelines equip educators, teacher educators and education practitioners in formal and informal education, with necessary information and teaching techniques that can bring widespread behavioural change needed to shift towards more sustainable consumption habits and lifestyles. 

Available for downloading in following language: EN

UNESCO Policy Brief:  Education for Sustainable Development and the SDGs: Learning to Act, Learning to Achieve

Didham, R. J. (January 2018) Education for Sustainable Development and the SDGs: Learning to Act, Learning to Achieve. Policy brief; UNESCO Global Action Programme on Education for Sustainable Development – partner network 1. UNESCO: Paris. /  https://en.unesco.org/sites/default/files/gap_pn1_-_esd_and_the_sdgs_policy_brief_6_page_version.pdf

Pathways to Sustainable Lifestyles: Global Stocktaking Report

The purpose of this  stocktaking report is to contribute to the overall development of the Sustainable Lifestyles and Education Programme of the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production (10YFP) by delivering a better understanding of the complex relations between lifestyles and sustainability, briefly explaining the relevant role of research, policy development, education and civic action as fundamental tools to enable, strengthen and safeguard sustainable lifestyles, and identifying regional, sub regional, national and local initiatives and actions that indicate a shift towards more sustainable lifestyles or the safeguarding of sustainable traditional knowledge and cultural practices.


Curriculum Guidance:

Good Practices Booklet Series

The series of booklets focus on formal education systems as well as informal education and provide an overview of policies and practices from diverse countries to assist further action around the globe.