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Youth for Sustainable Development

Learning Objectives

In this course you’ll explore:

  • Sustainable Development and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • What it means to be a global citizen.
  • The importance of youth action in achieving sustainable development.
  • Examples of successful sustainable development initiatives led by young people.
  • ECO-UNESCO’s Youth for Sustainable Development Programme

About this Course

The Youth for Sustainable Development online course explores youth action for sustainable development!

In this course you’ll learn about the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), what it means to be a global citizen, and the importance of youth action in achieving sustainable development. By doing this course, you can start your journey in learning how you can make a difference in our world. In the quizzes, you’ll have the opportunity to think critically about how the SDGs affect us all, how they are interlinked, and what actions young people can take to help achieve them.

The course includes:

  • Concept and History of Sustainable Development 
  • The UN’s Sustainable Developments Goals 
  • Case Study of a YSD Action Project
  • Introduction to the YSD Programme

About ECO-UNESCO's ECO-Academy

We are Ireland’s Environmental Education and Youth Organisation that works to conserve the environment and empower young people. Our mission is to protect the natural environment and empower young people by developing their knowledge, skills, and confidence that channels their passion into positive and creative actions that help create a sustainable planet. ECO-Academy is our online learning platform where young people can learn about the environment and sustainable development, and discover how they can take action for a sustainable future!


Youth for Sustainable Development (YSD)

ECO-UNESCO’s Youth for Sustainable Development (YSD) programme will equip you with the knowledge and skills to bring about sustainable changes in your life and in your community. During the YSD programme, participants attend weekly workshops to build an understanding of Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), engage in Peer Education and active global citizenship! At the end of the programme you can carry out an action project to raise awareness about environmental and social issues and improve your community and the world! Find out more here!

Ready to start learning about Sustainable Development? Click “Take this Course” above and let’s begin!