Environmental education is still a relatively nascent value addition to the education system, and thus is not fully integrated at the primary and secondary levels as it should be. Most individuals entering the practical world are still harbouring a ‘nature deficit disorder’.
The world has entered a population of 8 billion, and the size of the population below the age of 30 accounts for more than half of this.
The size of this young population continues to grow at a ‘robust pace’ particularly in developing economies.
According to the UN, the youth will be the “new global power reshaping the world” and thus it is ever more essential that policies and programmes tackle the ‘youth bulge’ and provide them with the necessary and correct skills in order to prepare them for the onset of a new era i.e the anthropocene