Encyclopedia of Sustainability in Higher Education

2019 Edition
| Editors: Walter Leal Filho

Public Policies on Education for Sustainable Development

  • Estevam Tiene Amorim de Oliveira
  • Júlio César de Lima Ribeiro
  • João Luiz de Moraes HoefelEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-11352-0_323

Definition

Public Policies on Education for Sustainable Development focuses on policy options to improve the integration of environmental considerations into the working of the economic system and to address some of the social and educational consequences of better integration. High priority needs to be put on building stronger support within governments and society for comprehensive implementation of sustainable development policies. Sustainability depends on maintaining basic ecosystem services, a healthy environment and cohesive societies and balancing these elements will require stronger public policies on education.

Introduction

The concept of Sustainable Development became known and widely used after the publication of the Brundtland Report, which resulted from work in 1987 by the United Nations Commission on the Environment and Development in 1987 (UNCED 1988). However, judging by the number of problems that the definition of Sustainable Development poses, and even by its...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Estevam Tiene Amorim de Oliveira
    • 1
  • Júlio César de Lima Ribeiro
    • 2
  • João Luiz de Moraes Hoefel
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Núcleo de Estudos em Sustentabilidade e Cultura - NESC/CEPECentro Universitário UNIFAATAtibaiaBrazil
  2. 2.Department of LawCentro Universitário UNIFAATAtibaiaBrazil

Section editors and affiliations

  • Patrizia Lombardi
    • 1
  1. 1.Politecnico di TorinoTurinItaly