Education for Sustainability (EfS) is a combination of values, skills, and knowledge - all of which are essential for students and graduates looking to gain meaningful employment in the future.
UNESCO defines EfS values as:
By delivering the kind of education that is based on these values, students are empowered to become 'global citizens' who appreciate their place and impact on the world. This makes them better decision makers and moves us closer to achieving sustainability.
You can be a good leader but if you don't have a view of where the world is heading, then you won't have the skills to make your business succeed
In the light of an uncertain future, employers are looking for all-important sustainability skills to safeguard them against risks. Sustainability skills are similar to some generic graduate skills but are used to achieve long-term goals. Examples include:
There is no definitive list of 'sustainability knowledge', indeed it is a topic that we learn more about every day. A useful way of understanding the breadth of sustainability could be to take a look at the 17 Sustainable Development Goals which cover a range of topics from Quality Education and Health and Wellbeing, to Life on Land and Below the Seas.