Australia's response to UN Decade in Education for Sustainable Development

Daniella Tilbury

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    The United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD) 2005-2014 provides a significant platform to enhance the profile of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in formal and informal learning spaces and ultimately to assist in transforming our future into a more sustainable one. The article presents a brief summary of Australia's response to the DESD since its announcement in 2003. It argues that if stakeholders interpret the Decade as 'business as usual', rather than as a chance to reflect on how to be more strategic and reach out to key decision-makers or how to be more effective in involving a greater number of stakeholders in learning and change for sustainability, then the opportunities presented by the DESD will be missed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)77-81
    Number of pages5
    JournalAustralian Journal of Environmental Education
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2006


    • sustainable development
    • international policy


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