Outlined below are a number of key questions. You are invited to provide your feedback on each question.
There is also a space at the end of the template for any other more general comments you may wish to
make that are relevant to the issue of education for sustainable development.
1. A definition of sustainable development is provided on the background paper as `development which
meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own
(Defined by the Our Common Future (The Brundtland Report) - Report of the 1987 World Commission on Environment and Development;
Quoted in Our Sustainable Future - A Framework for Sustainable Development in Ireland, p.10)
How would you define `education for sustainable development'?
2 What is the key priority for making education for sustainable development a reality?
II. Objectives, challenges and actions
Objective 1: Embedding education for sustainable development at every level of the education system
3. How can education for sustainable development be most effectively embedded at every level of the
education system? Please give practical examples if possible.
4. What are the key challenges relating to this objective?