Environmental fragility and ELT

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British Council
Publication Type:
Chapter
Citation:
English across the fracture lines: the contribution and relevance of English to security, stability and peace, 2017, pp. 49 - 56
Issue Date:
2017-11
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John Kerry’s statement was made at a conference on global leadership in the Arctic and focused, in part, on the dire effects of climate change in that region. In this part of his address, Kerry refers to the challenges posed by recent refugee movements from the Middle East into Europe, ostensibly as a consequence of ‘extremism’, and suggests that climate change and environmental degradation will lead to even greater instability, violent conflict and movements of people across the globe in the near future. In this chapter, I explore some of these complex links between environmental degradation and migration, and consider the implications for English language education to promote environmental awareness and intercultural understanding, and to work towards stability and sustainability in a fragile world.
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