Increasing training for sustainable development

Meeting training needs for a sustainable society
Training for sustainable development
Many new skills are required if and when humanity moves towards a sustainable society. At the professional and technical levels, there will be great need for specialists in environmental matters. They will need a broad understanding of the principles of a sustainable society, which entails understanding how systems, wether ecosystems or anthropogenic systems, work and interrelate. Skills can be facilitated by improved telecommunications, education, personnel and information exchange. These needs may be met by increased NGO, independent community action, private sector and governments activities.
This strategy features in the framework of Agenda 21 as formulated at UNCED (Rio de Janeiro, 1992), now coordinated by the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development and implemented through national and local authorities.
Providing in-service training on sustainable development laws
Networking on sustainable energy
Ensuring sustainable industrial development
Including sustainable development issues in journalistic education
Educating for integrated island management
Establishing environmental training programmes to meet needs of special groups
Expanding environmental management education and training
Training environmental impact assessors
Improving training on sustainable development law
Facilitating exchange on training for sustainability
Training youth for employment in sustainable development
Training decision-makers in use of environmental economics
Creating environmental education partnerships with industry
Improving ability to analyse information on sustainable development
Training local environmental technicians to assist local communities
Preparing training manuals on population and sustainable development
Strengthening training for sustainability in development aid projects
Integrating sustainable development issues into all training curricula
Establishing regional training centres on sustainable development laws
Identifying workforce training requirements for sustainable development
Developing new approaches for training on environmentally sound practices
Expanding sustainable development education
Including sustainable development in company education and training programmes
Training specialists for interdisciplinary programmes on sustainable development
Including sustainable development information in professional training programmes
Establishing post-graduate training for decision-makers on sustainable development
Including sustainable development in education and training programmes in companies
Giving higher priority to budgets in sustainable development education and training
Including environmental management in training programmes for all sectors of society
Setting up training programmes in sustainable development for education professionals
Preparing national strategies to meet basic learning needs for sustainable development
Improving education and training of indigenous peoples for sustainable self-development
Integrating sustainable development ethics into education, training and research programmes
Including sustainable development issues in curricula and training programmes for journalists
Extending environmental training programmes of United Nations system to employers and workers groups
Assessing impact of environmental training programmes on productivity, health, safety and environment
Facilitating capacity-building and training programmes for local authorities on sustainable development
Assessing environmental training needs of people in geographically, socially or culturally isolated situations
Increasing training and awareness programmes on environmental threats and emergencies
Type Classification:
D: Detailed strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal