About the programme

The Sustainable Lifestyles and Education Programme aims to foster the uptake of sustainable lifestyles as the common norm. Through a global network of experts, practitioners and learners the SLE programme develops tools and resources that allow policy makers, businesses and civil society to build sustainable systems of living. Through the application of these resources and the uptake of sustainable lifestyles the SLE programme aims to address global challenges such as biodiversity conservation, resource efficiency, climate change mitigation, poverty reduction and social well-being. 

In the spotlight

Actors of the programme

Programme leadership

The SLE programme is co-led by the Ministry of Environment of Japan and the Government of Sweden, represented by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) and Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) respectively. A Multistakeholder Advisory Committee and large network of partners on the ground are working on the concrete implementation of projects.

Portfolio of work

Through the activities of its many partner organisations, the SLE programme has a robust portfolio of work that includes ongoing projects and a range of resources from across the globe. To see how you might be able to benefit or contribute, take a look at what kinds of activities are currently underway in each of the official work areas of the programme. 

Work areas

How to get involved

The SLE programme derives its strength from the breadth and diversity of organisations and individuals working towards its common objectives. The programme will continue to grow only as long as there is active collaboration from different stakeholders. Come have a look at how you can join the programme to learn, share, and scale up your projects.