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Environmental Education - an Important Tool for Sustainable Development

Vira Kutsenko and Halyna Trillenberh
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Vira Kutsenko: Public Institution "Institute of Environmental Economics and Sustainable Development of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine", Kyiv
Halyna Trillenberh: Ternopil National Economic University

Economics of Nature and the Environment, 2014, pages 20-22

Abstract: The essence, importance and significance of sustainable development are revealed, as well as its structure and interconnection of components: economic, ecological and social. Taking into consideration the human factor as the top prerequisite for sustainable development, the article focuses on the education of a person who would treat environment, and, particularly, its ecological improvement, carefully. The main principles of economic growth's ensuring in the context of preservation of the environment are stated. It is emphasized that the economic education has not become the key factor of sustainable development's ensuring yet, and the reorientation of educational programs to favour the quality of ecological environment is still on the agenda. We provide the global experience of solving the above-mentioned problem. The particular attention is paid to the foundation of necessity of the ecological science being multistage and permanent, as well as to the grounding of ways of further improvement of ecological education in all teaching and educational institutions.

Date: 2014
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