Global warming and other acts of environmental destruction have significant consequences for both the social and economic sectors. The protection of the environment and the promotion of green consumption by governments have increased more recently. Environmental education builds awareness, creates the skills and knowledge essential to communicate complex environmental problems, teaches students how their choices and actions influence the environment and generate ways that can keep our environment sustainable for the future. In this regard, it is vital for children to have environmental education and to put this knowledge into practice. Environmental education should not only be considered in the field of education. Within the scope of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), child-friendly schools and the best interest of the children should also be considered. Therefore, this study will examine the place of environmental education within the scope of SDGs, UNCRC, and child-friendly schools and will evaluate the relationship between environmental education and each concept from a critical point of view.
Gulsah Dost, University of Durham, United Kingdom
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