ESD in China: A Brief Review of the Recent Progress and Suggestions for the Future Work

Wang Qiaoling, Shi Gendong
2020 Education Journal  
Abstracts: This paper is a part of the preparations work made by Chinese National Working Committee for UNESCO on ESD to welcome and participate in the world ESD Conference (2021) to be held in Berlin. The purpose of this study is to review China's experience in implementing GAPESD, and to put forward suggestions to the international community to continue to promote ESD in the next 10 years. In the process of summing up the experience of GAP implementation in the first five years, the expert
more » ... ears, the expert group has conducted an investigation in more than 300 ESD experimental school principals in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangdong, Inner Mongolia and other regions. In writing the relevant suggestions, we have listened to the opinions of more than 10 experts from universities and research departments. Since 2015, the expert team of Chinese National Working Committee for UNESCO on ESD and a large number of principals, teachers, education experts, social personages and administrative leaders at all levels all over the country have completed 10 main tasks of theoretical research and practical exploration for the implementation of UNESCO Global Action Programme (GAP) on ESD. According to the guidance of Chinese government on promoting sustainable development and ecological civilization construction, and the important spirit of the document Education for Sustainable Development: Towards achieving the SDGs (2020-2030) issued by UNESCO, the expert team summarized achievements of promoting ESD in China in the past five years and made suggestions for international community to scale up ESD in the next 10 years.
doi:10.11648/ fatcat:afm4vvqcdre67e2qsdfrc52kwa