Komalsingh Rambaree argues that social work education should consider ecological and environmental sustainability. Environmental social work is an approach that provides a more holistic view on social work as it focuses on ecological and environmental sustainability as well as justice within the context of sustainable development
"Social workers are important for social change"
Komalsingh Rambaree points out that the fact that climate changes and major climate emergencies cause poverty, migration/displacement, famine and mental illness makes it an obligation for social work to consider environmental sustainability within its education and practice.
“Environmental threats to human well-being and our continued existence demand a major social shift towards social sustainability within all social sectors, and here the social worker can play a vital role to facilitate a necessary social transition.”
“Social workers have a political mandate in their professional ethics to strive to protect all life on the planet, but very few universities focus on this area. My study provides important arguments as to why environment sustainability should be included in the social work curricula.”
Article: Environmental social work: Implications for accelerating the implementation of sustainable development in social work