Online Certificate on ESD

This unique programme is designed to provide participants with the opportunity to deepen understanding, knowledge, and skills to integrate Education for Sustainable Development and Education for Global Citizenship into classrooms, schools, and curricula.
It contributes to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, with a specific focus on SDG 4, target SDG 4.7. Unlike most programmes in sustainability, in these courses the Earth Charter (EC) is used as a central feature of this approach.

Unlike most programmes in sustainability, in these courses, the Earth Charter (EC) is used as a central feature of this approach. The EC provides a broad, inclusive and powerful values-based orientation that can be infused within the missions and purposes of most educational programmes. The methodologies introduced are ones that can be applied to all learning across the curriculum and across grade levels.

This Certificate on ESD is implemented under the UNESCO Chair on Education for Sustainable Development with the Earth Charter, which generates educational programmes and research activities at the intersection of sustainability, ethics and education. 

Participants who successfully complete this Online Programme will be invited to join the Earth Charter Educators Network.

“The Program is an eye-opener and life changer about how to view our place on this Earth and what we can do to make it a better for all going forward.”

Dr. Rose Cardarelli, FACHE
Executive Council, KDP | NGO/DPI Representative to the UN
CEO, Education For All Coalition



This Certificate Programme is designed under the framework of the UNESCO Chair in Education for Sustainable Development with the Earth Charter, coordinated by the Earth Charter Center for Education. The Chair is a collaborative effort between UNESCO, Earth Charter International, and the University for Peace to develop educational programmes and research activities related to education, sustainability, and ethics using the Earth Charter as a fundamental reference.

Course fee

The course fee is US$ 1,300
30% discount offered for groups of 3 or more.

A few number of partial scholarships are available. For information on how to apply contact apply@earthcharter.org

Payment methods:
Credit card
Bank transfer
*Flexible payment plans available.


For more information on payment contact apply@earthcharter.org