Climate Education

“Education is crucial for climate action because it has the exceptional power to make evolve mindsets and behaviours in the long run. Because education can change minds, it can change the world.” Audrey Azoulay, Director-General, UNESCO
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.
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 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


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