Environment


B. Combes

Environmental perspectives cover several major themes, reflecting diverse goals and audiences, including:

Water

Climate change

Biodiversity

Disaster prevention

There can be no long-term economic or social development on a depleted planet. Teaching society how to behave responsibly towards the environment lies at the core of education for sustainable development.

Building on more than 30 years of experience in environmental education, education for sustainable development must continue to highlight the importance of addressing the issues of natural resources (water, energy, agriculture, biodiversity) as part of the broader agenda of sustainable development. In particular, ESD must encourage new behaviours to protect the world’s natural resources.