Environmental Management

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

  • John Lemons


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 development Environmental protection Environmental education United Nations Agenda 21 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • John Lemons
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Life SciencesUniversity of New EnglandBiddefordUSA

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