Education and Sustainable Development

Education for sustainable development (ESD), a complex and evolving concept, incorporates key themes of sustainable development—themes such as climate change, environmental protection, health, human rights, and poverty alleviation—into the education system. The world is greatly affected by the impacts of global warming and climate change, which have created havoc in recent years. The world’s affluent people are most responsible for causing climate change and global warming, but the poorest people suffer most from their ravaging effects. Underdeveloped and developing countries are more vulnerable than developed countries due to poor health and inadequate health care, long-term flawed natural resource management policies and practices, flimsy housing, increased population density, rampant corruption, settlements in fragile ecosystems, poor governance, and high demand for natural and environmental resources.

In 2007, ...

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