ELIA in collaboration with the BEC prepared the Special Edition 2014 of Studies in Applied Pedagogy: Education for Sustainability: The Case of Catholic Secondary Schools in Mauritius. This issue covers the foundations, applications, best practices, and lessons learned of the Education for Sustainability programme The articles bring together a rich diversity of perspectives through contributions from students, educators, academics, sustainability professionals, and management. It documents the journey of the EFS programme since the beginning when it started in 2011 until now and with a view on the future that it prepares the EFS pilot schools for.
ELIA contributed to a chapter entitled Energy Policy Planning for Climate-Resilient Low-Carbon Development, in Energy Policy Modelling in the 21st Century (Hassan Qudrat-Ullah, Ed.), Springer, New York, 2013. ABSTRACT – Energy Policy Planning for Climate-Resilient Low-Carbon Development, by Andrea M. Bassi, Prakash (Sanju) Deenapanray, and Prof. Pål Davidsen: “Climate change has emerged as arguably the biggest threat facing human development in the twenty-first century. The current stock of atmospheric greenhouse gas (GHG) is large enough to cause climate change and climate variability. International efforts have been undertaken to stabilize atmospheric GHGs and to limit average global temperature rise to 2 °C (Randall, WIREs Clim. Chang. 1:598–605, 2010). If current emissions continue unabated, it is expected that the temperature rise will be between 4 °C and 6 °C; that can be reached towards the end of this century. Under this “do nothing” scenario, all nations would be losers. It is, therefore, in humanity’s interest to do something about the current state of affairs. Although adapting to climate change and climate variability is important, the safest adaptation would be large-scale reduction in atmospheric GHG emissions. It has been shown recently that limiting global temperature increase to 2 °C above pre-industrial levels could be achieved through the “wedging the gap” approach consisting of 21 coherent major initiatives that together would trigger greenhouse gas emission reductions of around 10 Gt CO2e by 2020, plus the benefits of enhanced reductions in air-pollutant emissions (Blok, Höhne, van der Leun, Harrison, Nat. Clim. Chang. 2:471–474, 2012). Emissions reductions can be achieved broadly through a combination of: (1) policy measures that provide for financial and economic incentives (e.g., feed-in tariffs for renewable energies) or disincentives (e.g., carbon tax), and (2) market-based mechanisms such as carbon trading, both of which would be required to implement the “wedging the gap” approach. Further, this novel approach would require unprecedented global scale coordination and cooperation.”
ELIA contributed to a chapter entitled A Green Investment Analysis Using System Dynamics Modelling – The Case of Mauritius, in Small States: Economic Review and Basic Statistics, Volume 16. This book includes four articles focusing on the green economy: The Implementation of Low-carbon and Green Economy Measures in Small Island Developing States by Vernese Inniss; From Brown to Green Opportunities for Environmentally Sound Development in Small States by Cletus I Springer; A Green Investment Analysis Using System Dynamics Modelling – The Case of Mauritius by Andrea M Bassi and Prakash N K Deenapanray; and Rethinking the Institutional Framework for the Implementation of the Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States and the Mauritius Strategy for the Further Implementation of the BPOA by the Commonwealth IAESD Group
Sustainability Indicators – A Companion, by Sanju Deenapanray. Forthcoming 2014. Click here for a sneak preview of the Table of Contents