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Sustainable Development Goals

Foundations for a better future

As educators we have the opportunity and responsibility to lay the foundations for a better future. The Globeducate agenda is a tangible framework for addressing the UN Sustainable Development Goals for 2030 in our classrooms and communities all over the world. 

To bring the aims and spirit of the UN's SDGs and our Globeducate agenda to life for our students and teachers, and their families, we have formed partnerships with carefully chosen, internationally recognised change-makers such as WWF (World Wildlife Fund) and Eco-Schools.

What we hope to achieve

The UN SDGs address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice. They provide a blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, and each Globeducate student, from pre-school to 18 years old, is invited, encouraged and enabled to take part in active discussions, summits, debates, projects and competitions across all disciplines, which address these goals and give real value to the learning taking place.

Our first Globeducate Agenda partnerships

In 2020, Globeducate initiated two-year projects in which schools address specific goals that help students to respect and appreciate the ideas, perspectives and values of others, and that give them the tools to use their voice and to take action to sustain the well-being of their wider community and planet. In the first project, Globeducate schools focused on UN SDGs 6, 12, 13, 14 and 15, which address the key environmental challenges faced by the planet.

Our Global Agenda achieves maximum impact across our entire network in 12 countries. Through our Globeducate partnerships with WWF and Eco-Schools, each student´s contribution has meaning and currency inside and outside the classroom.  Our schools are leading the way in making sustainability education an intrinsic part of life in our school communities.

eOur planet faces unprecedented social, economic and environmental challenges

Inequalities in wealth and opportunity are widespread, and climate change and the depletion of natural resources require urgent action.

These global trends are already affecting our lives.  Our young people will need to care about the well-being of their wider community and planet. 

Did you know?*

  • Over three billion people depend on marine and coastal biodiversity for their livelihood
  • Electronic waste will grow by 38% between 2020 and 2030 but less than 20% is recycled
  • 10% of the world´s population still lives in extreme poverty today
  • Of the 1 billion people living with disabilities, 80% live in developing countries
  • In 2019, the number of people fleeing war, persecution and conflict exceeded 79.5 million
  • 8 in 10 children from age 1 to 14 were subjected to some form of psychological or physical punishment at home in 69 countries between 2012 and 2019

*Data from United Nations 2021

In Globeducate schools we inspire students to play an active role in their community, and to work with others to help build a more equal, fair and sustainable world. We connect young minds, bodies and spirits for a global perspective and are working on the future every day, continually striving to build the best educational journey that will prepare each student to become a global citizen who can shape the world. We deliver sustainability education meaning our students drive change. 

During the school year 2022 to 2023, 16 Globeducate schools launched sustainable energy projects working with regional clean energy providers and with students, encouraging student participation in recording and evaluating energy use. These projects include solar power installation and empowers our next generation students to become leaders in the fight against climate change.  The projects currently run across Cyprus, France, Italy, Portugal and Spain. Click here to read more about this project.