Living Sustainably: the Australian Government’s National Action Plan for Education for Sustainability has been prepared in conjunction with the National Council on Education for Sustainability by the Australian Government Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts.
The council is a non-statutory body providing expert advice to the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts and the Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts on needs and priorities of education for sustainability activities and issues in Australia.
This is Australia’s second national action plan. It builds on the foundation laid by the first plan released in 2000 and represents a significant contribution to Australia’s participation in the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development, 2005-2014.
Part 1 of the document sets out the work to date on education for sustainability in Australia, the present situation and the issues to be addressed over the coming years. Part 2 comprises the plan’s vision and mission, with strategies and actions to achieve the plan’s objectives.