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Opportunities for Sustainable Consumption and Production integration into the National School Curriculum in Bhutan

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Opportunities for Sustainable Consumption and Production integration into the National School Curriculum in Bhutan
Year: 2022
Language: English
Country: Bhutan

Education is one of the priority sectors in Bhutan for integrating and mainstreaming sustainable development and SCP. Anchoring SCP-related knowledge and skills into the education curriculum of tomorrow’s active citizens and work force will enable a broad mainstreaming of SCP practices within the society and economy, including in various economic sectors and areas of production.

A comprehensive understanding of SCP education further facilitates policy processes with relevance for SCP, including in the agriculture and forestry, energy, and tourism sectors. In terms of skills and competencies built, it can be important for Bhutan’s goal of self-sufficiency, and it is also relevant to the economy and labour market of Bhutan. Students will be able to use their SCP understanding and skills when they are a part of the workforce, shaping various economic sectors and strengthening the direction of sectoral development towards SCP. Students are also important contributors to broadening the understanding of their families on environment and sustainability. A broader societal understanding of the concept of SCP and its relevance also supports the government’s commitment to SCP and sustainable development. With this report, the SCP Facility seeks to contribute to the important process of mainstreaming SCP and making it an integral part of Bhutan’s education approach, school curriculum, schools and students’ learning.