NEEAP Action Commitments

Republic Act 9512 (Environmental Awareness and Education Law): Challenges for Action
   
I. Overview


II. Presentations


III. Action Commitments to the National Environmental Education Action Plan: A Road Map for the Implementation of R.A. 9512 for 2009-2014


EE Inter-agency Committee


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AKAP SURVEY RESULTS


EMB-DENR commissioned the Philippine Information Agency to conduct a baseline survey on the Awareness, knowledge, attitudes, and practices of its selected stakeholders (Local Government Units, Pollution Control Officers, Teachers). Download the report here

THE NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION ACTION PLAN

NEEAP envisions an environmentally-literate and proactive citizenry imbued with a sense of responsibility to care, protect and enhance environmental quality that is conducive to their well-being and supportive of the nation’s economic development and unified in its pursuit of peace, social justice and equity in the use of natural resources.


The Plan aims to:

  1. improve the institutional systems, making them more relevant towards the delivery of environmental education to all segments of society.
  2. mobilize resources and encourage more private/public investments and partnerships in supporting programs for environmental education.
  3. establish a critical mass of committed environmental educators and practitioners who will spearhead the environmental education movement.
  4. promote environmental ethics which will instill the right values and attitudes as a way of life among the Filipinos.
        
The NEEAP will also echo, in an operational manner, the stipulation pertaining to environmental education as embodied in the major environmental laws of the country.  Lastly, it will address the issues/concerns highlighted in the review of EE in the country.

The three-fold objectives of the NEEAP are as follows:

  1. to initiate mass-based action on environmental conservation through information, education, and communication (IEC) campaign;
  2. improve the delivery systems for environmental education at the formal and non-formal levels; and
  3. to produce the environmental human power needed for the decade.

The major strategies that shall be adopted by the DENR, in tandem with the major education departments (DepEd, TESDA and CHED), in attaining these objectives are as follows:

  1. help in the establishment of centers of excellence in environmental education in the different regions of the country;
  2. provide an incentive support to deserving professionals who would wish to pursue specialization in the fields of environmental science and management;
  3. strengthen the environmental education role and advocacy work of NGOs;
  4. improve the technical capability of the DENR and the education departments, in the delivery of environmental education to the general public and other concerned agencies;
  5. mobilize the youth in environmental enhancement projects; and 
  6. promote an integrated approach in educating the local communities on environmental management.

On the basis of the findings and recommendations of multi-stakeholder consultations, the following had been identified as essential in the implementation of the NEEAP:

  • Institutional Development
  • Curriculum and Materials Development 
  • Research and Development 
  • Training 
  • Information,  and Education Campaign  and Social Advocacy
  • Upgrading of Facilities and Equipment
  • Policy Development and Reforms