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ERIC Number: EJ1159528
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Dec
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0141-8211
The Leapfrogging Opportunity: The Role of Education in Sustainable Development and Climate Change Mitigation
Sarabhai, Kartikeya; Vyas, Purvi
European Journal of Education, v52 n4 p427-436 Dec 2017
Recognising that the current paradigm of development which is fossil fuel based and high on consumption and waste is not a viable option for the future, developing countries need to take an alternative path towards sustainable development. All too often, they merely imitate solutions which are already being discarded in the West. The confidence levels in their own traditions and good practices are often low. With the knowledge which is available today, it is possible to leapfrog from low levels of development to sustainable development without going through conventional fossil fuel-based economies. Education plays a key role in this transition. This article gives three examples--the Bus Rapid Transit System, the adoption of decentralised solar energy systems, and a large scale adoption of renewable energy--of how education plays a vital role in this process.
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Language: English
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