Scotland's United Nations Recognised Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development

Learning for Sustainability and ESD

Within UN processes, this form of learning is called Education for Sustainable Development (ESD).  In Scotland, the term Learning for Sustainability (LfS) has been adopted to reflect an extended concept that weaves together the three fields of Sustainable Development Education, Global Citizenship and Outdoor Learning. When LfS reaches its fullest potential, it is a transformative experience: changing our understanding of the world, our place in it and our interactions with it. LfS is a developing field and the form learning must adopt to reach its full transformative potential is not yet fully understood.