• Mrs Bidulata Sahoo Research Scholar, Ravenshaw University
  • Prof. Dr. Sudarshan Mishra HOD, Department of Education, Ravenshaw University, Cuttack, India


Sustainable Development, Education for Sustainable Development, Sustainable Development Goals, Sustainable Competencies


Climate change, biodiversity loss, resource depletion, and poverty growth are just a few of the issues that have arisen as a result of human development activities. ESD includes learning and educational activities aimed at developing alternative values and transformative actions that lead to problem-solving and the realisation of a sustainable society by taking the initiative to accept the problems of modern society as our own and addressing the problems in our immediate environment (think globally, act locally) in order to ensure that future generations will be able to live in abundance. The goal of ESD is to empower children, youth, students, and adults to participate in the creation of a more ecologically friendly, socially equitable, and economically efficient environment. The major purpose is to educate young people with the education and knowledge they need to make long-term decisions that will benefit global development. Children will learn how to tackle and cope with global challenges in order to make the world a better place through ESD. As a result, UNESCO seeks to improve society through changing education, assisting individuals in developing the information, skills, and behaviours necessary for long-term growth. This is referred to as long-term competencies. It is critical to acquire sustainable capabilities through education in order to solve problems successfully in a given environment and achieve Agenda 2030's sustainable development goals. This article discusses the competences for sustainable development, the various types of competencies established by UNESCO, and the methods through which these competencies can be obtained by students who are accountable for making the world a more sustainable place.


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Mrs Bidulata Sahoo, & Prof. Dr. Sudarshan Mishra. (2021). COMPETENCIES IN EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT. International Education and Research Journal (IERJ), 7(12). Retrieved from