Front Line of ESD in Japan. Prof. Shuichi NAKAYAMA Hiroshima Univ. of Economics At German-Japanese ESD Symposium Japan German Center, Berlin August 19, 2008. 1. ESD: Major Achievements in Japan. 1. Mandated CSR Report since 2004 2. National Movement since 2005
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Front Line of ESD in Japan
Prof. Shuichi NAKAYAMA
Hiroshima Univ. of Economics
At German-Japanese ESD Symposium
Japan German Center, Berlin
August 19, 2008
1. Mandated CSR Report since 2004
2. National Movement since 2005
3. Japan’s Action Plan for UNDESD 2006
Environment Basic Law 1993
1stEnvironment Basic Plan 1994 (Environment, Parasitism, Participation)
2nd Environment Basic Plan 2000
Basic Plan 2006 (Sustainable Society)
Plan for the UNDESD 2006
1993 1994 2000 2003 2004 2005 2006 2008
National Movement Team Minus 6%
Revised National Curriculum 2008
Environment =CSR Report
Promotion Law 2003
(2) Corporate Sector should publish CSR Report and take business actions on the basis of CSR Report of others
(3) Citizens should take seriously CSR reports when they take economic activities
●Activities can be seen at the Website “CSR Project” by Nippon Economic Newspaper Co.
● Six Recommended Actions for CO2 reduction
1. Set air conditioners to 28 degrees C in summer and to 20 degree C in winter.
2. Turn off the faucet every time you finish using it.
3. Drive your car more efficiently.
4. Choose eco-friendly products.
5. Say no to excessive packing.
6. Unplug electric appliances when no in use.
◆ Team Member as of June 30, 2008
Individual 2,302,513 Businesses/civil groups 21,795
●To ensure that anyone can benefit from quality education, and that the principles, values, and actions necessary for promoting sustainable development are incorporated in all forms of education and learning environment, thus bringing about a revolution of action for realizing a sustainable future with respect to the environment, economy and society. ( p.3)
2. Educational institutions, NPOs, enterprises, and administrative organizations incorporate in their programs actions for building a sustainable society.
3. Everyone to extend their willingness of participate for building a sustainable society in developing countries. (Japan’ Action Plan p.4)
●In Chapter 3 Guidelines for Implementing ESD
◆How to learn & teach = ①Willingness to participate
◆Abilities to be developed = systemic thinking,
critical thinking , data analysis, communication skills
◆Sense of ESD values = respect for human life and dignity, diversity, non-exclusiveness,equal opportunity, & environment
● The importance of ESD : A special mention was made at subjects in Junior High School : Science, Geography and Civics.
●In Civics = Building a Sustainable Society
is a perfection of social studies
◆Senior High School : to be implemented
by December 2008
Japan’s Ultimate National Goal is
an Advanced Environmental Country
or A Nation of “HERB”
Healthy, Beautiful, Rich + Ecology and Economy
“An Image of Sustainable Society”
（3rd Environment Basic Plan 2006, pp.4-5)
Every subject area
a paradigm shift of
contents and teaching methodology on the basis of Japanese Image of ESD World
from the traditional principles
to the new ESD principles