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Fact sheet: Education for sustainable development


The 2030 Agenda is a plan of action for universal and sustainable environmental, social and economic development. It is made up of 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Goal 4 emphasises quality education as a prerequisite for sustainable societies and lifestyles.


Education for Sustainable Development concerns everyone: government agencies, civil society organisations and local communities. It is therefore incorporated into regulations at all levels of the Swedish education system.