Environmental Education and Sustainable Consumption: The Case of Mexico

Édgar González-Gaudiano


Environmental education for sustainable consumption is one of the most recent challenges in the field of education. In the terms of Chapter 36 of Agenda 21 and the priorities of the schedule of work of the Commission for Sustainable Development, UNESCO itself recognises that this field is "in its infancy." Given the large number of sustainability definitions available, I understand sustainability to be a process that links social equity, economic growth and environmental protection. Therefore sustainable consumption is a mode of consumption congruent with this meaning of sustainability. It is a complex challenge for all of us for it alludes to complexities of modern life, which go beyond the very usual of formal and informal educational processes.

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