Categoria: Sustainable development

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The spiritual dimension for more sustainable behaviours in higher education institutions

  Creativity emerges as the response of different higher education institutions to the challenge launched by the United Nations and Laudato Si’…It is based on a more holistic pedagogical change that considers not only technical skills, but also the promotion of internal and transversal competences, aiming at sustainable development including the interaction between the self, the micro and the macrosystem. The new forms of the individual’s relationship with nature have...

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The role of European universities for the sustainable transformation of society

It is also essential to map the initiatives that provide a response to the different sustainable development goals and the building of bridges between educational institutions as indicated by the work of Valdés and Comendador (2022), which recommends future research on the best practices of these alliances and deepening the understanding of the differential and common factors in best practices.    In recent years, work highlighting the role of education...

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The challenges of news representations of climate change

Although there are still denialists around the world among politicians, common people and even ‘scientists’ who minimize the effects of climate change, nobody less than the United Nations (UN) states it as the defining issue of our era[1]. With a clear impact on the habitability conditions of our planet, dealing with climate change is not just a matter of cutting carbon emissions and other technical actions, but foremost a human...

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The role played by pastoral care in higher education for the promotion of Laudato si’ and the Sustainable Development Goals

Given that university students are the next generation of leaders who will be the decision-makers and spearheads of new attitudes and values, it is essential to understand how the encyclical Laudato si’ and its objectives (Laudato si’ goals) have been disseminated in higher education, with a view to building an integral ecology that promotes the common good.

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Sustainable Development, Sustainable Development Goals, Integral Human Development, Integral Ecology, Laudato si’ Goals and New Humanism: theoretical and conceptual framework

The importance of the conceptual framework for the development of practical initiatives serving the common home and a new humanism to foster effective and sustainable Integral Human Development.

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The sustainable development goals in higher education curricula: Where we are and where we need to go

Formal, non-formal and informal education must be reformulated to foster a sustainable society. However, it is paramount to recognize the barriers that hinder the promotion of education for sustainable development, namely the lack of teacher training in this field and even the lack of understanding of sustainability issues among higher education teachers © Ana Marta Aleixo, UCP, 2022 Photo by Freepik There are only 8 more years to fulfil the...

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Recognition of the climate refugee for integral human development

(Foto by Hector Retamal/AFP) Ana Marta ALEIXO CADOS, Universidade Católica Portuguesa © 2022 Recognition of the climate refugee for integral human development The status of climate refugee is still not legally recognised, further complicating concerted and specific support action for these displaced persons. The scientific community calls for an international commitment to support the populations most exposed to the scourge of climate change; however, we must not forget that prevention,...

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