About us

BNE-Zentrum (ESD Centre)


The Educational Centre for Sustainable Development (ESD) is providing advice to regional teachers, educators and multipliers. We also open for pupils, the engaged public in Berlin and international exchange, esp. German-Greek.
We are connecting you with our network in Berlin, national and international to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) of the United Nations.

This includes, for example, interdisciplinary topics such as climate protection or methods such as self-organized learning. The ESD-Centre is operating in cooperation with the the Berlin Ministry for Education (Senatsverwaltung für Bildung) Botanical School and also with the Botanical Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem as part of  Freie Universität Berlin.

Responsible body: Bildungswege e.V.
The BNE-Zentrum is managed on a volontary basis.

Head: Dipl. Phys. Wolfgang Schwarz, StR. i.R.
Physics teacher and educational consultant for physics, education for sustainable development ESD/BNE, climate protection, cooperative learning, school development and coordinator of „Berliner Klima Schulen” at the Berlin Ministry for Education (Senatsverwaltung für Bildung) until 2016.
Member of Senior Expert Service supported by the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
Member of the advisory board of the local Coordination Office for Environmental Education (Koordinierungsstelle Natur-, Umwelt- und Nachhaltigkeitsbildung Steglitz-Zehlendorf)
at Freie Universität Berlin.

Our main partner: Botanikschule (Botanical School)

logo_botanikschuleThe educational advisory centre of the Berlin ministry for education (Senatsverwaltung für Bildung) called Botanikschule, offers materials, pedagogical advice and advanced training on botany, environmental education and sustainable development.
The offer is used annually by many thousands of teachers, educators, pupils and students to learn at the Botanical Garden and Botanical Museum and to implement topics of the curriculum.
The pupils come to contact with the diverse plant world and recognize the connections between plants, the environment, global development and their everyday life.
The Botanikschule has been run since 1987 by the Berlin Ministry for Education (Senatsverwaltung für Bildung) in cooperation with the Botanical Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem.

Botanikschule (in German)  Flyer Botanikschule (in German)


Botanikschule (Botanical School)

Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum  (Botanical Garden and Botanical Museum) Freie Universität Berlin


Schüleruniversität (Schools at University)   Film (en) 7 min

Respekt für Griechenland e.V. (Respect for Greece)
advise for Climate Schools in Athens
education for climate protection in Greek schools as part of  “Campaign for War Guilt”

Koordinierungsstelle Natur-, Umwelt- und Nachhaltigkeitsbildung Steglitz-Zehlendorf

Unabhängiges Institut für Umweltfragen e.V.

Open Horizons (Athens)  implements innovative programs aimed at improving life quality in municipalities and schools of Greece

Community Energy River, Athens

Bina Cita Utama School, Palangka Raya, Kalimantan (Borneo), Indonesia: Accompaniment of school exchange  Film (en) 7 min      OZONE Kantong Plastik film 3 min


Deutsche UNESCO-Kommission, Netzwerk der BNE-Akteure

στα Ελληνικά: http://athensecoschools.gr/

Designed for better learning in Athens