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Education for Sustainable Development: The Concept and its Connection to Tolerance and Democracy
Education for sustainable development: The concept and its connection to tolerance and democracy
Michael J.Scoullos
Introduction—The Historical Background

The concept of Environmental Education (EE) emerged in the late 1960s. In 1972, during the Stockholm UN Conference on the Human Environment, it was recognized as an important tool to promote the protection of the environment and, later was acknowledged as the pre-requisite for any development. Principle 19 of the ‘Stockholm Declaration’ called for EE from grade school through adulthood to ‘broaden the basis for enlightened opinions and responsible conduct by individuals, enterprises, and communities in protecting and improving the environment in its full human dimension’. The Belgrade (1975) and Tbilisi (1977) meetings described the principles of ...

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