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The Earth Charter Center for Education for Sustainable Development at the University for Peace

Principle 14 of the Earth Charter emphasizes the importance of “Integrating into…education and life-long learning the knowledge, values, and skills needed for a sustainable way of life”.

Education is fundamental to the mission of Earth Charter Initiative. ECI has therefore created the Earth Charter Center for Education for Sustainable Development at the University for Peace in Costa Rica. The Center deepens participants’ understanding of sustainability vision and practice while building the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values needed to shape a sustainable future. Learn more.

Principle 14a calls to “Provide all, especially children and youth, with the educational opportunities that empower them to contribute actively to sustainable development.” The Center heeds this call with programming specifically designed for youth. More information on trainings, webinars, and workshops is available on the youth education page.

 

Earth Charter Education

To reinforce the legitimacy of the Earth Charter Center and the importance of its mission, a UNESCO Chair on Education for Sustainable Development and the Earth Charter was created as a collaborative effort between UNESCO, Earth Charter International, and the University for Peace.

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The Earth Charter Center for Education for Sustainable Development UNESCO Chair on Education for Sustainable Development and the Earth Charter The Earth Charter Center for Education for Sustainable Development at the University for Peace is Costa Rica´s first educational institution whose facility was built following Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) sustainable certification procedures. Read more.

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