Sustainable Lifestyles and Education Programme

Sustainable Lifestyles and Education Programme

Current Stage: Step 2

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 concept note of the Programme is currently being 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 (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. 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).

The formal proposal for this 10YFP programme will be submitted to the 10YFP Secretariat and Board in October 2014 for approval and validation. It is foreseen to launch it at the UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development in Nagoya, Japan, in November 2014

Maybe we could add the Get engaged today block – as for the other programmes

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

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