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Education for Sustainable Environment and Development

M. K. Prasad*

Understanding Sustainability

Following the report of the Brundtland Commission, formally known as the World Commission on Environment and Development (WCED) 1987, the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro accelerated the process of awakening the world to the urgency of sustainable development, and secured the beginnings of a process of international cooperation on development and environmental issues. Among the historical documents signed at Rio was Agenda 21, through which countries committed themselves to promoting sustainability through a great variety of means, including education.

However, the issues underlying sustainable development are complex, and they cannot be encapsulated ...

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