Sustainable Lifestyles and Education Programme

Sustainable Lifestyles and Education Programme

Current Stage: Step 3

The Sustainable Lifestyles and Education (SLE) Programme is jointly developed by UNEP and UNESCO and is expected to be launched at the UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development, in Aichi-Nagoya, in November 2014.

The concept note of the Programme is now available for public consultation until 17 October 2014. The concept note was developed based on the following consultative processes:

  • December 2013: Informal brainstorming meeting 

  • June-July 2014: online survey (171 respondents)

  • July 2014: 2-day expert meeting held at UNESCO (30 participating experts)

  • June-September 2014: stocktaking in the regions (exercise undertaken by PERL report to be published in October)

This process is supported by the “Expert Advisory Group on SLE”, an 10-member group including the government of Japan, the government of Sweden, UNU, IGES, Consumers International, Akatu Institute, PERL, SWECHHA, Rhodes University, Business for Social Responsibility has been set up to provide support, guidance and feedback for the shaping of the programme.

Public consultation on the concept note

The Concept Note outlining the proposal for the Sustainable Lifestyles and Education programme of the 10YFP is now available for public consultation and comments. This document summarizes the challenges and opportunities identified throughout the consultative process and through the global stocktaking exercise. It outlines the vision and goal for Sustainable Lifestyles and Education, and proposes 3 work areas for the programme.

We are now inviting all interested stakeholders to provide comments on this Concept Note. This public consultation will end on 17 October 2014.

To that end, the following documents are available:

This consultation is also the opportunity for stakeholders to express their interest in taking an active role in this programme, serving as the Programme Lead or co-Leads, as members of the Multi-stakeholder Advisory Committee (MAC) or as a partner of the programme.

We are inviting stakeholders to express their interest in taking an active role in the programme by 17 October 2014.

To that end, the following documents are available:

Following this consultation, the concept note will be revised, and the lead actors and MAC members will be identified. They will submit the programme proposal to the 10YFP board for their approval during the 4th week of October. It is foreseen to launch the programme at the UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development in Nagoya, Japan, in November 2014.

Get involved today!

The 10YFP Sustainable Lifestyles and Education (SLE) is open to organizations and individual experts interested in joining a collaborative platform to support activities that relate to sustainable lifestyles and the objectives of the programme. 

Contact us: If you are interested in further information or being involved in development of the Programme, please email the Secretariat at 10yfp@unep.org.

Register your sustainable lifestyles and education activities and get the latest news on the SLE at the Global SCP Clearinghouse: http://www.scpclearinghouse.org