The Global Action Programme on ESD in Germany

The UNESCO Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) seeks to generate and scale-up concrete actions in ESD. It makes a substantial contribution to the Agenda 2030 process. The GAP is the follow up to the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014).

The German Federal Government is taking part in the GAP and attaches considerable political importance to its national implementation. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research has taken the lead on national GAP implementation. It is also a key partner of UNESCO to promote GAP implementation globally.

The Web Portal Education for Sustainable Development ( provides information about German ESD activities and the Global Action Programmme.

Offering a comprehensive overview of themes and stakeholders, programmes, events and awards, it facilitates cooperation and networking at the national level. Furthermore, it provides international users with information on GAP implementation in Germany.

This website is a project of the German Commission for UNESCO and is financed by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

Overview of German activities during the UN Decade of ESD

Overview of German ESD activities and stakeholders (in German only)

Höhepunkte des Weltaktions­programms BNE 2015 bis 2019