GREEN MANAGEMENT, CLIMATE CHANGE AND SMALL BUSINESS IN BRAZIL: IMPLICATIONS FOR TRAINING AND EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

TitleGREEN MANAGEMENT, CLIMATE CHANGE AND SMALL BUSINESS IN BRAZIL: IMPLICATIONS FOR TRAINING AND EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsSoubihia, DF, Jabbour, CJC, Filho, WL
JournalJournal of Baltic Science Education
Volume9
Issue4
Start Page324-333
Date PublishedDecember/2010
Type of ArticleOriginal article
ISSN1648-3898
Other NumbersICID: 925831
Keywordsclimate change, education for sustainable development, environmental training
Abstract

This paper presents the results of a study on the analysis of training needs regarding environmental (green) management and climate change topics in micro and small enterprises (MSEs) in Brazil and its implications on education for sustainable development. It reports on an e-mail survey of Brazilian small enterprises, whose results indicate that they are indeed interested in environmental management and climate change topics in an education for sustainable development context. The study indicates that proposals for courses on environmental management and climate change should follow a systemic perspective and take sustainable development into account. By applying factor analysis, it was found that the topics of interest can be grouped into thematic modules, which can be useful in the design of training courses for the top management leaders of those companies.
The study indicates that proposals for courses on environmental management and climate change should follow a systemic perspective and take sustainable development into account. By applying factor analysis, it was found that the topics of interest can be grouped into thematic modules, which can be useful in the design of training courses for the top management leaders of those companies. There is a special interest in topics about “development of green products” and “Influence of environmental management and climate change on businesses. Thus, education for sustainable development must consider small enterprises.

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