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A Multidisciplinary Approach

Source: Adapted from UNESCO (1992) The Earth Summit, Connect, 17 (2); and UNESCO-UNEP (1978) The Tblisi Declaration, Connect, 3 (1).

Agenda 21 calls on governments to prepare national strategies for environmental education and to undertake a thorough review of curricula to ensure a multidisciplinary approach with environmental and development issues and their socio-cultural aspects and linkages, integrated in all subjects and presented from a scientifically sound perspective.

Environmental education is not to be added to educational programmes as a separate discipline or a subject for study, but as a dimension to be integrated into them. Environmental education is the result of a reorientation of the various disciplines and of various educational experiences to provide an integrated appreciation of, and commitment to, the environment.