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Ahmedabad Declaration (2005)

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This Declaration was made on January 20th, 2005, by more than 800 learners, thinkers and practitioners from over 40 countries, engaged in education for sustainable development, at the Education for a Sustainable Future conference held at Centre for Environment Education, Ahmedabad, India.

As the first international gathering of the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD), we warmly welcome this Decade that highlights the potential of action education to move people towards sustainable lifestyles and policies.

If the world's peoples are to enjoy a high quality of life, we must move quickly toward a sustainable future. Although most indicators point away from sustainability, growing grassroots efforts worldwide are taking on the enormous task of changing this trend.

We accept our responsibility and we urge all people to join us in doing all we can to pursue the principles of the Decade with humility...

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