Journal of Sustainable Development Education and Reseacrh

Sustainable development or sustainability is a concept of development with regards to fulfilling the present needs without sacrificing needs fulfillment of the future generation. This contains two key concepts: (1) the concept of needs, in particular the essential needs of the world's poor, to which overriding priority should be given, and (2) the idea of limitations imposed by the state of technology and social organization on the environment's ability to meet present and future needs.

Development is usually related to the attempts of achieving the aim of improving the people’s welfare. As to the economy, at the national level, it is designed for economic growth as measured by certain indicators, such as the improvement of gross domestic product (GDP), gross national product (GNP) and income per capita, which often include output from exploiting the natural resources at the cost of environment.

The attempts of improving the people’s welfare inevitably have the economic, social, and environmental effects such as the increase in social costs for environmental repairs. Therefore, it needs wise and careful development policy and implementation. For this regard, the application of sustainability concept which takes into consideration the present needs without sacrificing fulfillment of the future generation’s  is important. Therefore, even though the concept is just related to ecological problems at the beginning, it has now included various other fields such as the economy and social balance.

The implementation of sustainability program should take the exploitation effects into account to prevent the environmental damage as best as it can. To achieve this, it needs development agents who are not only equipped with the certain level of competence and professionalism but also wisdom and virtue, based on the awareness of the importance of preserving the natural environment in a wider context. Since the particular issue has become the global one, this should be applied to the national development in every United Nation’s member country as Global Action Program (GAP).   

It is believed that the quality of human resources, as the agents of the development, exerts a significant influence on the application of the concept. The quality of human resources is the product of education since education plays an important role not only in the attempt of shaping the skills, knowledge, understanding and awareness of sustainability but also in the attempt of innovating technology which may produce eco-friendly products. Application of the concept also needs studies in regard to investigating solutions of the sustainability-related problems. These include those in the environment, economic, social and cultural fields. Hance education and research play a very important role in the application of sustainability concept.

As regards to sharing and disseminating the related expert work in the sustainability education and research, it needs a journal publication as a medium. This journal is expected to become an effective medium of which experts, professionals, academicians, and researchers communicate and disseminate their research results and strategic ideas and concepts concerning sustainable development.   

Vol 1, No 1 (2017)

Table of Contents


Wachyu Sundayana, Fuad A. Hamied, Mohammad Ali
Umezawa Osamu
Imas Komariah, Toru Matsumoto
Lucia E. Yamamoto, Keiko Ikeda, Akihito N
Phan Hoang Thu Thao, Takaaki Kato
Susanti Agustina
Ili Atiqah Bte Md.din, Ruslin Bin Amir
Lee Swee Poh, Mohd Mahzan Awang, Shahlan Surat
Ahmad N.A., Hassan S.A., Ahmad A.R., Chua L.N., Othman N