The pressure on our environment is increasing due to diverse negative impacts of excessive consumption of natural resources and unsustainable lifestyles. Models of development are therefore needed to ensure transitions to environmentally sound production and consumption patterns and reduce the diversity and scale of impacts on our planet. A vision for a sustainable future is equally important and has to be supported by appropriate action. Education is an important driver to achieve this much needed transformation. ESD ( Education for Sustainable Development) not only creates awareness but also builds our capacity and decision making abilities, so that we can engage in well informed action.
The Handprint is a new tool being developed by CEE to help measure such action at different levels. The Handprint analyses positive impacts on three interrelated aspects of action towards sustainability ; viz.; environment, society and the economy.