Sustainable Lifestyles and Education Programme

Sustainable Lifestyles and Education Programme

Current Stage: Step 1

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

The content of the programme was discussed last December during an informal expert meeting held in Paris, as a brainstorming session on key elements for the SLE programme. On the basis of this elements, an initial global online survey has been launched to analyse needs, barriers, gaps, and priorities of all interested stakeholders across the globe, and to identify potential involvement of key partners. We invite all interested stakeholder to take part in this survey before the 14th of July:

To access the survey click here:  EN / FR / ES    

In parallel, a stock taking exercise of existing initiatives and trends in the area of SLE is conducted.

Results of these two processes will be presented during a 30-person Expert Meeting to be held in Paris on 9-10 July 2014. During these two days, a mix of presentations and workshops will allow participants to brainstorm and provide inputs on the programme outline and content to further its development.

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. The Advisory Group members contributed to the design of the online consultation, the agenda of the Expert Meeting and is providing comments on the drafts of the programme outline. In the next month, they will also support the public consultation on the concept note and the call for expression of interest to be a lead actor or a member of the Multi-stakeholder Advisory Committee (MAC).