Building Sustainability Through Environmental Education: Education for Sustainable Development

Building Sustainability Through Environmental Education: Education for Sustainable Development

Ediola Pashollari (World Assembly of Youth, Malaysia)
Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 17
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-7727-0.ch004

Abstract

Education is an important informative tool used to maintain the prevailing values of a society. It is the best thing anyone can acquire; it is an asset, an act of attaining knowledge, developing sense of analyzing and perception in preparing oneself. Quality education is one of the 17 Global Goals that make up the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. There are three types of education, namely formal, non-formal, and informal education. Vulnerable young people are often excluded from educational systems. Inclusive polices are needed to ensure access to education for poorest youth in cities and remote areas, youth affected with HIV, refugee youth, and migrant youth. This chapter explores education and sustainable development.
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Effects Of Climate Change

Listed according to the seven (7) UNPFII’s indigenous regions is a brief overview of the climatic climate.

Africa

One of the major areas to be affected by climate change in Africa is the Kalahari Desert. There are 2.5 million kilometres of dunes in southern Africa which are covered in vegetation and used for grazing. However, the rise in temperatures and the expected dune expansion along with increased wind speeds will result in the region loosing most of its vegetation cover and hence, becoming less feasible for indigenous peoples living in the region. As their traditional resource base diminishes, the traditional practices of cattle and goat farming will no longer survive. There are already areas where indigenous peoples are forced to live around government drilled bores for water and depend on government support for their survival. Food security is a major issue for indigenous peoples residing in the deserts and they are on the frontline of global climate change.

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