Category Archives: Environment

Why universal secondary education can help fight climate change

By Raya Muttarak, Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital (IIASA, VID/ÖAW and WU), and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Austria. Not only have climate scientists agreed that humans are contributing to climate change, but recent … Continue reading

Posted in Citizenship, Climate change, Disaster preparedness, Environment, Post-2015 development framework, sdg, sdgs, Secondary school, Sustainable development | 5 Comments

Education: A powerful response to climate change

By Colin Bangay, the senior education adviser for the UK government’s Department for International Development in India; the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the UK government’s official policies. With a new World Bank report warning climate change could push more … Continue reading

Posted in Climate change, Developing countries, Disaster preparedness, Environment, Poverty, Rural areas, sdg, sdgs, Sustainable development | 3 Comments

The sustainable development goals won’t be achieved without education

Over the course of the next few days, UN Member States will be meeting in New York for the next intergovernmental negotiations on the post-2015 development agenda. They will be discussing global indicators for each of the sustainable development goals … Continue reading

Posted in Aid, Basic education, Conflict, Donors, Economic growth, Employment, Environment, Famine, Finance, Gender, Health, Human rights, Learning, Millennium Development Goals, Post-2015 development framework, Poverty, Quality of education, Sustainable development | 4 Comments

Monitoring progress in education among individuals with disabilities

By Daniel Mont, an Honorary Senior Research Associate at the Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre at University College London.  During his ten years at the World Bank he co-chaired the analytical working group of the UN Washington Group … Continue reading

Posted in Environment, Equality, Equity, Health, Learning, Marginalization, Testing | 8 Comments

Learning Today for a Sustainable Future             

Today marks the end of the World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in Aichi-Nagoya, Japan. It also marks the end of the UN Decade on Education for Sustainable Development. Although the focused activities framed around the ESD decade … Continue reading

Posted in Developing countries, Economic growth, Environment, Equality, Millennium Development Goals, Post-2015 development framework, Sustainable development | 1 Comment

New GMR booklet: Sustainable development begins with education

As the General Assembly kicks off in New York, the GMR has produced a new widely-supported booklet showing that education is a catalyst for each of the proposed post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals. Education is positively intertwined with each of the proposed … Continue reading

Posted in Basic education, Climate change, Conflict, Democracy, Developed countries, Developing countries, Disaster preparedness, Economic growth, Employment, Environment, Equality, Famine, Gender, Governance, Health, HIV/AIDS, Human rights, Millennium Development Goals, Nutrition, Post-2015 development framework, Poverty, Reproductive health, Skills, Sustainable development | 2 Comments

No progress in reducing out of school numbers, with some exceptions

By Aaron Benavot, director of the EFA Global Monitoring Report and Albert Motivans, head of Education Statistics at the UNESCO Institute for Statistics. There has been no global progress in reducing the number of children who are denied their right … Continue reading

Posted in Aid, Environment, Equality, Out-of-school children, Primary school, Quality of education | 3 Comments