Encyclopedia of Sustainability in Higher Education

2019 Edition
| Editors: Walter Leal Filho

Environmental Behaviour and Sustainable Development

  • Arminda do PaçoEmail author
  • Rozélia Laurett
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-11352-0_14

Environmental Behaviour Definition

This behavior involves adopting attitudes and behaviours aiming to minimise any adverse effects on natural environment.

Sustainable Development Definition

Ensuring that this generation meets its needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs; taking into account three main dimensions: economic, social and environmental.


In order to deal with environmental challenges and develop practical solutions for a sustainable world, some international organisations have actively committed to launching relevant projects, as is the case with the United Nations (UN). On January 1st 2016, the UN officially launched the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) designed to held attain the 2030 Agenda. These 17 SDGs are to be adopted by every country, and are the following: No Poverty; Zero Hunger; Good Health and Well-Being; Quality Education; Gender Equality; Clean Water and Sanitation; Affordable and Clean Energy,...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Management and Economics, NECEUniversity of Beira InteriorCovilhãPortugal

Section editors and affiliations

  • Luciana Brandli
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Passo FundoPasso FundoBrazil