Environmental Education Act
In response to the increasingly complex and serious environmental isseues, the promotion of environmental education (EE) has been receiving international attention since the 1970s. By developing environmental literacy, it is hoped that the attitude and value towards the environment will be changed, which in turn leads to the implementation of environmental actions.
The United States was the first country in the world to enact legislation specifically on environmental education, along with Brazil, Japan, the Philippines, Korea, and Taiwan currently implementing environmental education laws. Through legalization, environmental education is strengthened in depth and width by improving the implementation system, funding, and certification system to promote the involvement of all citizens.
The government promotes environmental education at all aspects of society through a variety of policy tools, such as legislation, personnel training, financial stability, professional certification, information and educational materials provided, penalties, evaluation, counseling and incentives.