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The World Education Centre

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What is ESDGC?

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Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship (ESDGC) is about the things that we do every day. It is about the big issues in the world - such as climate change, trade, resource and environmental depletion, human rights, conflict and democracy, - and about how they relate to each other and to us.
It is about how we treat the earth and how we treat each other, no matter how far apart we live. It is about how we prepare for the future. Every one of us has a part to play.

Or, to put it more formally Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship is about:

  • The links between society, economy and environment and between our own lives and those of people throughout the world
  • The needs and rights of both present and future generations
  • The relationship between power, resources and human rights
  • The local and global implications of everything we do and the actions that individuals and organisations can take in response to local and global issues.

ESDGC Documents