Bolivia

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Overview

Environmental education in Bolivia has a strong foundation in several national policies and continues to grow. While the majority of environmental education comes from non-governmental sources, the government has expanded projects to reach more of the public. Most importantly, the people of Bolivia have demonstrated a deep interest in their natural resources.

National Policy

The most important Bolivian law in regards to environmental policy is the Environment Act. In the 5th article, the Environment Act establishes the incorporation of environmental education in environmental public policy. In addition, the 81st to 84th articles mandate that policies and strategies be defined in order to plan and develop formal and informal environmental education programs.

http://www.mmaya.gob.bo/uploads/documentos/ley_1333.pdf

EE in K-12 Education

The Ministry of Education and Culture ensures the inclusion of topics regarding the environment in the curriculum of all the levels of the educational system. The students approach environmental education through an interdisciplinary perspective where environmental concerns are included to supplement core studies like biology and economics. 

Professional Development 

The Ministry of Education and Culture ensures the inclusion of topics regarding the environment in the curriculum of all the levels of the educational system. The students approach environmental education through an interdisciplinary perspective where environmental concerns are included to supplement core studies like biology and economics. 

National EE Campaigns and Funding 

Bolivia contributes to the United Nations Environment Programme by improving the legislation and programs of environmental education in the country and across Latin America.

The Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Environment and Water, and the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Environment administer national environmental education programs. Most funding comes from private donors and civil organizations, such as Fondo Verde, a major contributor to many projects. 

Organizations

Liga de Defensa del Medio Ambiente (LIDEMA)
Ministry of Education and Culture
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