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ERIC Number: EJ1064021
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Mar
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-0973-4082
Climate Change Education for Sustainability in Brazil: A Status Report
Trajber, Rachel; Mochizuki, Yoko
Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, v9 n1 p44-61 Mar 2015
This article maps and explains Brazil's policies, strategies, plans and initiatives related to Climate Change Education (CCE), in the overall context of Environmental Education (EE) and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). The case of Brazil offers useful insights on how to enhance climate response through education because of its unique strength in climate policy making and its established EE tradition. The article traces the development of EE in Brazil and provides an overview of the relations between EE and climate change legislations and public policies. Although Brazil established a strong legal framework for EE and the Ministries of the Environment and Education have adopted a number of initiatives to implement the EE policies, climate change legislation addresses education rather superficially. Many other challenges remain, including fully integrating EE in the mainstream work of the Ministry of Education, enhancing the impact of EE policies and programmes, and creating synergies between EE and a number of climate-related education initiatives developed in other areas such as science and technology.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Brazil