The UNESCO Associated Schools Network (ASPnet) links educational institutions across the world around a common goal: to build the defences of peace in the minds of children and young people. The over 11,500 ASPnet member schools in 182 countries work in support of international understanding, peace, intercultural dialogue, sustainable development and quality education in practice.

ASPnet – a driver for innovation and quality in education – is recognized as an effective tool for reaching target 4.7 on Global Citizenship Education (GCED) and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) of Sustainable Development Goal 4 – Education 2030.

In the framework of the implementation of the Global Action Programme on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), a pilot group of schools from
UNESCO’s Associated Schools Project Network (ASPnet) is introduced to the concept on a whole-institution approach (WIA) to Education for Sustainable Development, with a specific focus on climate change. The aim of the project is to support ASPnet schools in their efforts to reduce climate change by taking action at all school levels, and to empower young people, girls and boys, to play an active role in this process.

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