United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD, 2005-2014) is an endeavor that aims to reorient education policy, practice and investment to address sustainability.

As the lead agency for the Decade, UNESCO is responsible for ensuring that appropriate mechanisms are in place to optimize the implementation of the Decade. To this end, UNESCO has put in place a three-phase monitoring and evaluation process that spans the life of the Decade complete with relevant methodologies and indicators.

In keeping with the focus and within the framework of Phase II of the Monitoring and Evaluation process, UNESCO has commissioned this expert review on processes and learning for Education for Sustainable Development.

This publication endeavors to identify which commonly accepted learning processes are aligned with ESD and should be promoted through ESD-related programmes and activities. It also seeks to examine which learning opportunities contribute to sustainable development.