Education in environment and sustainable development
Welcome to the pages about environment and sustainable development in education. From here you can find courses and programs that focus on environment and sustainable development. We also have the toolbox that provides ideas and advice on how to integrate these topics into the courses.
What is sustainable development?
The concept of sustainable development was defined in the Bruntland Commission's report "Our common future" published in 1987 on behalf of the UN:
"Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. It contains within it two key concepts: the concept of 'needs', in particular the essential needs of the world's poor, to which overriding priority should be given; and the idea of limitations imposed by the state of technology and social organization on the environment's ability to meet present and future needs."
One way to make the concept more concrete is to define it in terms of different dimensions, for example by talking about ecological, social and economic sustainability.
The UN's Sustainable Development Goals
The Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2030 are the most ambitious agreement on sustainable development that world leaders have ever adopted. By choosing an education at KTH, you get great opportunities to work after graduation to develop the sustainable society of the future. At KTH, you will meet committed students and teachers who, together with you, want to drive development forward for a sustainable future.