Abstract: Humanitarian disaster is increasingly disturbing the human life. The environmental crisis that hits the global world has threatened the future of the human race and that demands the mitigation of the problems through local action at the individual level. It necessitates the review of the environmental education with respect to its goal as well as its pedagogical approaches. The need of the hour is to move beyond emphasis on mere sensitization towards environmental issues for developing practical capacities among the individuals, to analyze the ethical aspects of the environmental issues and take decisions for actions. Thus, the present paper deals with what environmental ethics mean and also attempts to provide the need for environmental ethics education and its inculcation towards creating environment oriented cognizance.

Keywords: Ethics, Environmental Education, Environmental Ethics, Anthropocentrism, Biocentrism, Egocentrism.