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Environmental education is being taught at various levels worldwide. It provides an opportunity for the students in understanding the current context of the environment. Many variables complicate the existing problems of the environment threatening life on this planet. The Supreme Court of India has made Environmental Studies compulsory in higher education enabling students of all streams to study and gain knowledge about the problems the environment faces and help solve them. Not only India but various countries across the globe have realised the importance of environmental education at school/ college level and are working towards making it a necessary component of their education system. This article summarises the necessity for a well structured syllabus for environmental education and tries to throw light on the various opportunities that are associated with it.


Environmental Education, Environmental Issues, Opportunities, The Supreme Court, Syllabus.