Topic 1: Introduction

GreenComp – The European Sustainability Competence Framework

One of the policy actions set out in the European Green Deal was the development of a European sustainability competence framework. In accomplishment of this objective, the EU developed the GreenComp, a framework that identifies 12 sustainability competences to feed into education programmes to help learners develop knowledge, skills and attitudes that promote ways to think, plan and act with empathy, responsibility, and care for our planet and for public health. The following framework provides common ground for students and guidance for educators, advancing a consensus definition of what sustainability as a competence entails.