Environmental Management

, 19:157

Sustainable development and environmental protection: A perspective on current trends and future options for universities

Authors

  • John Lemons
    • Department of Life SciencesUniversity of New England
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DOI: 10.1007/BF02471987

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Lemons, J. Environmental Management (1995) 19: 157. doi:10.1007/BF02471987

Abstract

Problems of sustainable development and environmental protection pose a challenge to humanity unprecedented in scope and complexity. Whether and how the problems are resolved have significant implications for human and ecological well-being. In this paper, I discuss briefly recent international recommendations to promote sustainable development and environmental protection. I then offer a perspective on the roles and prospects of the university in promoting sustainable development and environmental protection.

Key Words

Sustainable developmentEnvironmental protectionEnvironmental educationUnited NationsAgenda 21
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