About education and training

Environmental education and training promotes attitudes and value systems that influence environmentally ethical behavior.

It also empowers people to build societies that are both ecologically sustainable and socially just. Environmental education – including learning, research and innovation – is fundamental to sustainable development. Likewise, awareness-raising and training are essential to UN Environment’s mission to “inspire, inform and enable” nations and peoples to live more sustainably.

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People and partners

The Environmental Education and Training Unit is located at UN Environment headquarters in Nairobi. However, many staff work on education across the organization and in the regional offices, reflecting the truly integrated nature of environmental education. We also partner with other UN agencies, international organizations, governments, educational institutions, civil society organizations and the private sector to ensure effective holistic approach with sustainable outcomes. Some of our key partners are listed below: