Encyclopedia of Sustainability in Higher Education

2019 Edition
| Editors: Walter Leal Filho

Climate Change and Sustainable Development

  • Bila-Isia InogwabiniEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-11352-0_462


Despite being a natural occurrence, climate change is, certainly, one of the phenomena that humanity will continue to face throughout the centuries to come. Its emergence, as a response of nature to human activities, is among historical singular moments that challenge the very ideas people have of their own worldwidely. Dealing with climate change poses not only the question of how nature will respond to its major effects but also what would happen if its effects go beyond projected consequences of these effects economically, socially, and, in many ways, existentially. Saying so equates to stating that climate change is to be viewed as an important impediment to sustainability. This essay is a discussion of how climate change will impact the possibilities of sustaining development on earth. Methodologically, this means that the essay will have two major lines of ideas. Firstly, it will present the core ideas of what climate change stands for and, secondly, what these ideas...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Research and Communication in Sustainable Development (CERED), Faculty of Agricultural and Veterinary SciencesThe Jesuit Loyola University of CongoKinshasaCongo
  2. 2.Swedish University of Agricultural SciencesUppsalaSweden

Section editors and affiliations

  • José Baltazar Salgueirinho Osório de Andrade Guerra
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Sustainable Development (Greens)Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina (Unisul)TubarãoBrazil