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[Exhibition] WHOLE EARTH? A citizen’s guide to the Sustainable Development Goals (and how to save the world)
Event Date: 
Tue, 2018/04/10 - Mon, 2018/04/30
Paris, France

“WHOLE EARTH? A citizen’s guide to the Sustainable Development Goals (and how to save the world)” is an exhibition by the UK-based non-profit organization Hard Rain Project, winner of the 2017 UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD).


The exhibition, displayed on the railings of UNESCO Headquarters, in Paris, throughout April 2018, explains the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to a global audience. Through stunning, award-winning photographs, “WHOLE EARTH?” depicts the immense challenges to sustainable development, while outlining the collective action everyone could take to achieve the ambitious Sustainable Development Agenda by 2030.


“WHOLE EARTH?” was initially designed in 2015 to propose new ways of thinking and incite visitors, particularly university students, to action. It has been touring universities around the world since.


With the support of UNESCO, the UK Permanent Delegation to UNESCO and the UK National Commission for UNESCO, the Hard Rain Project has now adapted “WHOLE EARTH?” to the SDGs, to raise awareness of sustainability challenges and solutions among an even larger public.


The UNESCO-Japan Prize on ESD honours and showcases outstanding ESD projects and programmes in the framework of the Global Action Programme on ESD (GAP). With generous funding from the Government of Japan, UNESCO annually rewards three winners with USD 50,000 each. The 2018 call for nominations is open until 3 May.



Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)

UNESCO-Japan Prize on ESD

Hard Rain Project

Global Action Programme on ESD

Exhibition website

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Education for Sustainable Development

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