Climate change education

Climate change education
Last update: July 25, 2022

Education is crucial to promote climate action

It helps people understand and address the impacts of the climate crisis, empowering them with the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes needed to act as agents of change.

The international community recognizes the importance of education and training to address climate change. The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Paris Agreement and the associated Action for Climate Empowerment (ACE) agenda call on governments to educate, empower and engage all stakeholders and major groups on policies and actions relating to climate change. 

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Education for Sustainable Development

 

Climate action is one of the key thematic priority of ESD for 2030, the Education for Sustainable Development’s global framework for the next 8 years.

Through its Education for Sustainable Development programme, UNESCO has been working to make education a more central and visible part of the international response to climate change.

 

Climate change education for social transformation - webinars

Climate change education for social transformation

 

UNESCO and UNFCCC are launching a series of monthly conversations on climate change education for social transformation: 

On the road to COP 27, webinar series from April to November 2022.

 

Skills development and climate change action plans: enhancing TVET's contribution
UNESCO
UNEVOC
2021
UNESCO
0000376163
Education for sustainable development: a roadmap
UNESCO
2020
UNESCO
0000374802
Integrating action for climate empowerment into nationally determined contributions: a short guide for countries
UNESCO
2020
UNESCO
0000373762
Country progress on climate change education, training and public awareness
UNESCO
2019
UNESCO
0000372164