Why the imperative for SDG and ESD

In broad terms, the SDG identify key thematic areas of action that when pursued together will lead a global transformation from a current situation where the world’s natural resources are under threat from unsustainable development practices. Structural challenges like, high population growth, extreme poverty, environmental crisis and climate change and urbanisation each contribute to an unsustainable pull on the world’s natural resources. ESD represents a crucial means by which the SDG messages and thematic areas of action can be disseminated widely.