Biodiversity for Sustainable Development


Contributions of Biodiversity to SDG 4: Quality Education

Raising awareness of the importance of biodiversity for sustainable development through education systems will be key to achieving this and other SDGs. Increasing awareness and knowledge of biodiversity and ecosystems is a key element for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles. Traditional and indigenous knowledge are important to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and these knowledge systems should be harnessed through culturally sensitive educational initiatives, including agricultural extension services.

Related SDG 4 Targets

  • SDG Target 4.7: By 2030, ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development (related to Aichi Targets: 1, 19)

Relevant Aichi Biodiversity Targets
Awareness of biodiversity increased
Sharing information and knowledge

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