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Education and Sustainable Development



Brookings Center for Universal Education released a policy statement to address a missing component at the Rio+20 Earth Summit discussions: Education.  The policy statement entitled “Unsustainable Development: The Missing Discussion about Education at Rio+20” outlines the roles in which education contributes to the goals of sustainable development and priority issues such as green jobs, social inclusion, natural disasters, climate change, and sustainable energy consumption and production.

The summit is scheduled to take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from 20-22 June 2012, beyond which the international community looks to form an agreement on a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  Ahead of Rio+20, conventionally known as the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNSCD), a “Zero Draft” of the conference outcome document was released, from which it was deemed that education was positioned outside priority issues such as those listed above.

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Unsustainable Development: The Missing Discussion about Education at Rio+20