HomeJPAIR Multidisciplinary Research Journalvol. 7 no. 1 (2012)

Education for Sustainable Development as Strategy for Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation: A Literature Review

Donna Lou E. Neri

Discipline: Literature



<p style="text-align:justify">The World Health Organization (2003) stated that there is growing evidence that changes in the global climate will have profound effects on the well-being of citizens in countries throughout the world. The "business as usual" frame of mind in dealing with this phenomenon is no longer feasible. Rather, there is a great need for a "sense of urgency" to empower and actively involve every individual to adapt and to mitigate the worsening of climate change. A great number of studies show that the leadership of the educational system in developed countries for more than 2 decades has been successful in promoting environmental sustainability. Some of these studies are reviewed and documented in this paper so that vulnerable countries may learn and benchmark from their experiences.</p>