SUSTAINABLE SCHOOLS AND ENVIRONMENT CONSCIOUSNESS INDICES FOR ECO-SCHOOLS

Research Team: Koyel Mandal, Vivek Venkataramani
LEAD Centre: Centre for Development Finance (CDF)
Focus Area: Environment & Climate Change
Project Geography: U.A.E
Partner: EWS-WWF
Status: Ongoing

Background:

The Eco-Schools programme is an international initiative of schools promoting an environmentally sustainable future. This study, undertaken by the EWS-WWF in collaboration with IFMR, aims to develop a Sustainable Schools Index (SSI) and Environmental Consciousness Index (ECI) for Eco-Schools. While the former index captures the environmental knowledge, attitude & perceptions and behaviour of students, the latter ranks students based on specific environmental performance indicators. This study would constitute a baseline assessment for the Eco-Schools programme implementation