Marrakech Task Forces

Education for Sustainable Consumption (led by Italy)

The Task Force is set on achieving progress in the introduction of sustainable consumption and production (SCP) issues into formal learning processes considering appropriate links to non-formal and informal education.

The Task Force supports the Marrakech Process through political initiatives, research activities and pilot projects in this sector. It contributes also the work on the UN Decade for Education for Sustainable Development. Efforts are focused towards the achievement of three objectives:

1. Mapping, exchanging and networking

2. The advancement of Education for Sustainable Consumption (ESC) in formal curricula

3. ESC as a support to other policies

The activities developed are:

  • A collection of good practices on ESC

  • A database and a technical planner on ESC

  • Study and analysis on the thematic issue of education (e.g. pedagogic aspects) and the interlinks and interdependencies with consumption patterns

  • The development of guidelines and recommendations for the introduction of ESC into formal learning processes

  • The creation of linkages and synergies between the initiatives of the Task Forces initiatives and relevant regional and international organizations active in the field of ESC

  • The definition of sets of indicators and quality criteria for monitoring and evaluation

Geographical scope

A special focus of the Task Force Education for Sustainable Consumption is on the Mediterranean region, contributing to the implementation of the Mediterranean Strategy for Sustainable Development, and sharing its experiences globally.

Become a partner:

Ministries of Environment and other ministries, above all Ministries of Education and Ministries of Economic Development, are welcome to work together and to join the Task Force, which aims at involving institutional subjects to better influence the process at all levels.

Countries and international organizations from different geographical areas are also invited to join the Task Force and to disseminate information and competences built through their participation on the Task Force.