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Greek Universities Addressing the Issue of Climate Change

  • Constantina SkanavisEmail author
  • Aristea Kounani
  • Ioannis Ntountounakis
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Abstract

Nowadays, a great challenge, that most countries are struggling with, is the rapid change of Earth’s climate. Meanwhile, the sea level is constantly rising, floods and droughts are increasing and global greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise. Climate change (CC) is a wide world worriment, which requires international confederates, such as industries, educational institutions, individual civilians to come in agreement, in order an environmental and energy revolution process to be somehow initiated. Universities, as having the important mission of educating the future decision makers, indisputably can contribute to mitigating and adapting CC. The scope of this survey is to assess whether or not Greek universities have incorporated into their curricula and research a significant CC content. Additionally, it is aimed to identify the outreach of the Universities to the Greek society, through civic ecology procedures. Greece is a country that generates electricity by burning coal, in a high quota, to cover inhabitants’ diurnal energy needs. The findings of this research would enlighten on whether the higher educational institutions in Greece have given the pertinent significance to the issue of CC.

Keywords

Greek universities Greece Climate change Higher education 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Constantina Skanavis
    • 1
    Email author
  • Aristea Kounani
    • 1
  • Ioannis Ntountounakis
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EnvironmentUniversity of the Aegean, University HillMytileneGreece

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