education has been recognized as an essential component for sustainable
development. It is recognized for the important role in improving livelihoods
worldwide and has made many valuable contributions to and development globally.
Quality education should prepare societies to actively participate in global
politics and economics, as well as provide people with the skills necessary to
make informed decisions and take responsible actions. Throughout the world,
societies have recognized education as a key component of sustainable
education is not only just a program to teach about the natural world and functioning
of ecosystems, but also it is the process of identifying and acknowledging
values and clarifying concepts to develop skills and attitudes essential to
understand and appreciate the inter-relatedness of man, his culture and his
biophysical surroundings. Environmental education cannot be considered as a field
of study. Rather it is a lifelong process that is infused in various other
fields of study.
role of environment education can also positively influence the management of
the world’s increasingly stressed natural resources through the incorporation
of successful techniques of environmental education. Environmental education
provides students with the knowledge, skills, and experiences essential to
become successful community leaders, as well as making intelligent decisions
pertaining to the management of their natural resources.
sustainable development is all about working towards the development of economy
without compromising or depletion of natural resources. The United Nations
defines “sustainable development as a development strategy that focuses on
meeting the demands and needs of present-day citizens without compromising the
future’s ability to meet theirs.”
objective of Environment Education for Sustainable Development is not only to be
environmental-friendly; in fact, it also involves life-skills development that
includes leadership, communication and management; all of which are extremely
important for personal development. By equipping young people with these
relevant capabilities in addition to their environmental knowledge, they can
excel at living lives which not only further humanity, but that care for and
respect our planet’s resources too.
research continues to expand our understanding of the field, but there are no
recent reviews of the literature addressing the impact of these educational
interventions. The objective of this paper is, to examine the role of
environment education and highlight its impact as a key enabler in the
realization of the sustainable development goals.