Environmental Education in the context of the CPLP: An Urgent Challenge

  • Luísa Schmidt ICS-Universidade de Lisboa
  • João Guerra ICS-Universidade de Lisboa
  • Joaquim Ramos Pinto ASPEA
Keywords: Environmental Education, Lusophone Countries, Survey, National performances.


Portuguese-speaking countries are at di erent levels in promoting Environmental Education (EA). A rst survey conducted in 2017 shows that EA is mostly the responsibility of the Ministries of Environment and Education, with a role reserved for local administration and schools. While more signi cant in Brazil and Portugal, public support is widespread in most countries. The support of international organisations is mainly found in African countries and East-Timor while, albeit at di erent levels, national NGOs, foundations and national companies are present in all countries and contexts. In sum, although unevenly and in some countries still embryonic, these early results demonstrate that EA has already entered the public and political agendas of all Portuguese speaking countries. Therefore, to enhance the e ectiveness of implementation, to improve public policies, and to ensure greater resilience to face the coming challenges, it is of particular importance to deepening the analysis and the knowledge of the EE eld in the Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries.


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How to Cite
Schmidt, L., Guerra, J., & Ramos Pinto, J. (2018). Environmental Education in the context of the CPLP: An Urgent Challenge. AmbientalMENTE Sustentable, 23-24(1), 11-23. https://doi.org/10.17979/ams.2017.01.023-024.3361