Education has been recognized as one of the important tools to aid the processes
leading to the effective implementation of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets. Education
for Sustainable Development (ESD) is of seminal relevance to this process, as it
has the power to move society from awareness of biodiversity and sustainability
issues to concerted action. The rapid development of the cross-cutting, multi-disciplinary
approach of ESD has provided valuable tools, skills, methodologies, pedagogies and
expertise for biodiversity conservation benefitting the environment, the economics
and the society.
There are several result oriented ESD initiatives across countries that can be aligned
to almost all the Aichi Biodiversity targets. These valuable and meaningful stories
that are shared here by several practitioners and conservation enthusiast convey
valuable lessons of the educational processes. They do enhance the understanding
of the scope of education, the depth of its impact and the power it demonstrates
to bring the desired change. Go through these stories and get inspired. Innovate,
experiment, practice and share your story too.