Encyclopedia of Sustainability in Higher Education

2019 Edition
| Editors: Walter Leal Filho

Attitude Change to Sustainable Development

  • Qudsia KalsoomEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-11352-0_160

Synonyms

Definition

Attitude change towards sustainable development (SD) may be defined as a change in one’s feelings towards the issues related to environment, society, or economy. It is about developing a concern and feeling for the planet earth and life on it (humans and other living creatures). In other words, a change in attitude towards SD refers to feeling bad for environmental destruction, climate change, oppression, and socioeconomic injustice. It also involves a strong feeling of undertaking pro-sustainability actions at individual or collective levels.

Introduction

Attitudes towards sustainable development (SD) may be described as enduring feelings towards the issues related to environment, society, or economy. SD or sustainability refers to two ideals, i.e., sustaining and developing. Nature (earth, biodiversity,...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of EducationBeaconhouse National UniversityLahorePakistan

Section editors and affiliations

  • Evangelos Manolas
    • 1
  1. 1.Democritus University of ThraceThraceGreece