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Climate Change Awareness: Role of Education

  • Luisa P. AbadeEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-71063-1_122-2

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Environmental education is an interdisciplinary process involving educators, teachers, parents, and scientists to stimulate individuals from several ages to explore environmental issues and to contribute to improve and protect the environment. The main objective of environmental education is to help the general public to develop a deeper knowledge of environmental importance and weaknesses and to have the skills to make informed and responsible decisions (Pooley and O’Connor 2000).

The scientific literacy is a process to obtain knowledge and understanding of scientific concepts, essential for individual decision-making, from environment protection, citizenship, and sustainable economic productivity (Spellman and Price-Bayer 2018).

The term climate changerefers to global-scale climate change and/or regional climates over time. It includes significant climate variable changes, resulting in increased air and ocean temperatures, melting ice, rising sea levels, droughts,...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Municipality of Aveiro and Department of Sciences of EducationUniversity of AveiroAveiroPortugal

Section editors and affiliations

  • Luis R. Vieira
    • 1
  1. 1.CIIMAR & ICBASUniversity of PortoPortoPortugal