Global Environmental Education Partnership Meeting held in Washington, DC

(Global Environmental Education Partnership)

Date: October 16-17, 2017

The “Global Environmental Education Partnership (GEEP) Meeting” jointly supported by EPA Taiwan and the U.S. EPA was held October 16-17, 2017 in Washington, DC. The EPA Taiwan and U.S. EPA invited around 30 environmental education experts from 15 nations belonging to both the government and non-government sectors to plan strategies for global and regional cooperation on environmental education. At the opening ceremony, the Director-General of EPAT’s Department of Comprehensive Planning Liu Tsung-Yung said many regions had been severely affected by the threat of extreme weather caused by climate change. The Environmental Education Act has come into force in 2011 in Taiwan. Taiwan has achieved good performance based on our efforts.  Taiwan is proud to be a model in environmental education field and willing to share our experiences. There was an urgent need for environmental education in order to create a sustainable future. The meeting reviewed back on the rich history of the field of environmental education, and the accomplishment since the intergovernmental conference in Tbilisi in 1977. GEEP issued ten global action calls to improve environmental education. Concerned members of the public can participate through the website