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Diagnosing and Enhancing Environmental Literacy of Citizens to Raise Green Awareness
Place of publication | Year of publication | Collation: 
Sejong | 2021 | 160 p.
ISBN 979-11-5980-560-8
Jeong-yoon Yeom; Nam-soo Kim; Haeng-woon Jeong; Woo-hyeon Jeong
Corporate author: 
Korea Environment Institute (KEI)
Asia and the Pacific

1. Research purpose

  • A nationwide consensus on the understanding on and necessity of the environmental policy is needed in order to successfully achieve the policy objectives.
  • The necessity of environmental education is being highlighted but in reality, there is a lack of objectives and specific indicators to verify its effect.
  • The goal of environmental education should be the expansion of environmental literacy and indicators to measure this should be developed.


2. Research scope

  • Summarize the concept of environmental literacy and develop the scales for adults
  • Measure the level of environmental literacy of citizens
  • Confirm the predictors and consequences of environmental literacy
  • Understand citizen types via cluster analysis


Resource Type: 
Policy and strategy materials
Case studies and research papers
Sustainable development / Sustainability / Environmental
Level of education: 
Lifelong learning
Non-formal education


Environmental literacy; Environmental education; Environmental issues; Ecological citizenship; Lifelong learning