September 27, 2003


Environmental Education Law Enacted

Keywords: Education Government Policy / Systems 

The Law Relating to the Increase of Motivation for Environmental Conservation and the Promotion of Environmental Education, or Environmental Education Law, was enacted recently by the National Diet of Japan. The law aims to promote training for instructors and implementation of environmental education in schools, workplaces and communities.

Regarding human resource utilization, the national government will register programs undertaken by private organizations in order to develop and certify citizens who are well informed about environmental protection issues, such as nature conservation and the prevention of global warming. The government will also be called upon to supply this information so that teachers and other environmental education planners in need of instructors can have easier access to personnel inventory. In addition, national and local governments will be called upon to provide the necessary financial support and tax incentives to promote environmental education.

This law will go into effect on October 1, 2003, with the exception of the provisions regarding the personnel registration and certification programs, which will go into effect a year later.

Posted: 2003/09/27 11:51:50 AM
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