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Sustainable Development at Universities: New Horizons


Walter Leal Filho

This book, prepared in the context of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD), also known as Rio+20, contains the papers submitted to the World Symposium on Sustainable Development at Universities (WSSD-U-2012), which took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on 5 and 6 June 2012. It pursues the following main aims: to document and disseminate experiences from universities all round the world regarding education for sustainable development; to foster the exchange of information, ideas and experiences acquired in the execution of projects; and to introduce methodological approaches and projects which aim to integrate the topic of sustainable development in the curriculum of universities. Last but not least, a further aim is to document and disseminate the wealth of experiences available today, providing a truly global coverage. Sustainable Development at Universities: New Horizons is a highly comprehensive publication on sustainability in higher education. It is meant to go beyond a description of the current state of knowledge, and shall open the way for new thinking and new horizons in what is a rapidly expanding field, of central interest to both industrialised and developing countries.


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action learning 371–81 action research 261–72 active learning 931–41 adaptability 605–18 Aga Khan University 299–306 agent based modelling 557–62 aggregation method 273–90 art and aesthetics 371–81 authentic learning spaces 157–70 Baltic Sea 713–21 Baltic Sea Region 459–66 behavior change 291–97 behavioral intention 291–97 beliefs and attitudes 291–97 biogas 697–711 brownfield 449–58 business 307–19, 557–62 business school 371–81 business school curriculum 291–97 calculation methods 273–90 campus sustainability 7–16, 171–80, 333–49, 361–70, 467–80, 697–711, 921–30 Canadian 307–19 carbon sequestration 449–58 case study 743–59 change management 351–60 Chatham University 405–13 cleaner production 235–48 climate change 591–603 climate justice 195–203 climate services 669–83 collegial networks 351–60 communication 147–56 communications 307–19 community service learning 147–56, 449–58 competence management 891–903 competences for sustainable development 425– 36 competencies for sustainability 891–903 complexity 171–80 contextual assessment 157–70 cooperation with social partners 649–56 critical friends 351–60 curriculum 181–94, 307–19, 575–90 curriculum development 261–72 curriculum innovation 863–75 dialogue 481–92 discursive institutionalism 723–32 Earth Charter 517–28 eco-auditing 371–81 ecohumanities 205–12 ecological discourses 171–80 ecological literacy 205–12 ecologism 171–80 economics 931–41 education 47–57, 181–94, 223–34, 307–19, 393– 404, 509–15, 557–62, 575–90, 863–75...

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