Ecological Modernization and Environmental Education: An Approach to Social Change
Keywords:Environmental crisis, ecological modernization, policies, Environmental Education
Several approaches have drawn attention to the implications of environmental problems. For instance, estimates indicate that up to 132 million people may fall into poverty by 2030 due to the manifold effects of climate change. This paper focuses on this theme. It aims to discuss the concept of ecological modernization and the development of Environmental Education according to its perspective. Ecological modernization takes into account the structural character of the environmental problematic and provides bases for the development of public policies, such as the environmental education policy. Conclusively, among other analytical considerations, the paper highlights that Environmental Education must develop a conception of ecology that establishes a link between the natural world and the social world, as well as it must also develop an interdisciplinary approach to ecological problems.
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