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Educators everywhere are standing up for the planet and for their students. We have a crucial role to play when it comes to climate action. What we teach matters. The survival of our students matters. We must inspire students and communities to action.

Teach for the Planet aims to ensure that climate education, based on science and with a civic action focus, becomes as fundamental as teaching reading and writing.

The campaign will drive global mobilisation for quality climate education leading up to the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in November 2021.

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Education International Manifesto on Quality Climate Change Education for ALL

27 April 2021

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  1. Teach for the Planet 7 April 2021

    Education International Manifesto on Quality Climate Change Education for All

    The climate crisis is the greatest threat facing humanity and our planet. With little time left to reverse the current course and keep global temperature rise below +1.5°C, climate action is more urgent than ever.

    Read more Education International Manifesto on Quality Climate Change Education for All

#Teach4ThePlanet Research: Grading countries on climate education

  1. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 31 May 2022

    4 alarming findings about education across countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions

    Christina Kwauk

    Last year at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (or, COP26) in Glasgow, Education International unveiled the Education International Climate Change Education Ambition Report Card . The Report Card featured my analysis of 95 updated, revised, or new Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and their attention to climate change education as...

    Read more 4 alarming findings about education across countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions
  2. Climate action and literacy 21 March 2022

    On the road to COP27, the MENA region is far behind on climate change education ambition

    Christina Kwauk

    Next week, the United Arab Emirates will host the first ever Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Climate Week . Many of the international delegates from last year’s COP26 will kickstart their journey to COP27 (to be held in November 2022 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt) by looking to the MENA...

    Read more On the road to COP27, the MENA region is far behind on climate change education ambition
  3. Climate action and literacy

    The Climate Change Education Ambition Report Card: Focus on the Middle East and North Africa

    Christina Kwauk
    21 March 2022

    Conducted by Christina Kwauk, the Education International Climate Change Education Ambition Report Card examines the level of ambition on climate education and the extent to which countries prioritise education as a tool for climate action. This special edition of the Report Card focuses on countries in the Middle East and...

    The Climate Change Education Ambition Report Card: Focus on the Middle East and North Africa
    1. Climate Change Education Ambition Report Card: Focus on MENA
    2. تقرير أداء طموح التعليم في مجال التغير المناخي
  4. Climate action and literacy 3 November 2021

    Who’s making the grade on climate change education ambition?

    Christina Kwauk

    The release of the 6th IPCC report on the physical science of climate change this year raised the alarm around the urgency to act on the climate crisis. Clearly, global leaders did not heed the previous five alarms nor did they listen to recent calls to increase the ambition of...

    Read more Who’s making the grade on climate change education ambition?
  5. Climate action and literacy 28 September 2021

    New research: World fails in climate education despite urgent need to act

    New research from Education International shows that despite the urgency of the climate crisis, countries around the world are not prioritising climate education, a fundamental component for a sustainable future. The research examined the level of ambition on climate education and the extent to which countries prioritise education as a...

    Read more New research: World fails in climate education despite urgent need to act
more: #Teach4ThePlanet Research: Grading countries on climate education

Campaign News

  1. Climate action and literacy 2 May 2022

    Iraq: Kurdistan’s educators advance climate change education

    The Kurdistan Teachers’ Union (KTU) has called for the government of this Iraqi region to provide more funding and pay more attention to climate change and its impact on people. The KTU organised a series of informational seminars for its members during the national week dedicated to tackling climate change...

    Read more Iraq: Kurdistan’s educators advance climate change education
  2. Climate action and literacy

    Education in climate policies: Are countries in North Africa and the Middle East making the grade? (Arabic)

    29 April 2022

    This side event of the Middle East and North Africa Climate Week 2022 discussed the role of education in the fight against the climate crisis and how countries can step up their climate education ambition. With interpretation in Arabic.

  3. Climate action and literacy

    Education in climate policies: Are countries in North Africa and the Middle East making the grade? (English)

    29 April 2022

    This side event of the Middle East and North Africa Climate Week 2022 discussed the role of education in the fight against the climate crisis and how countries can step up their climate education ambition. With interpretation in English.

  4. Climate action and literacy 31 March 2022

    Education in climate policies: Are countries in North Africa and the Middle East making the grade?

    Official side event | Middle East and North Africa Climate Week 2022

    Which countries are prioritising quality climate education for all? On March 31st, Education International presented our analysis of the extent to which education is included in MENA countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).

    Read more Education in climate policies: Are countries in North Africa and the Middle East making the grade?
  5. Equity and inclusion 7 March 2022

    Education – a crucial piece of the climate justice and gender equality puzzle

    Susan Hopgood

    For decades we have mobilised across the world and have worked towards gender equality, and increasingly over the last few years to address climate injustice. However, both fights have often been waged separately with far too little attention given to the critical areas where they overlap.

    Read more Education – a crucial piece of the climate justice and gender equality puzzle
more: Campaign News

#Teach4ThePlanet at COP26

  1. Climate action and literacy 8 December 2021

    COP 26 key outcomes: Why is this important for education unionists?

    Alanah Torralba

    COP 26, shorthand for the 26th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), was touted as the most important climate summit since the Paris Agreement was established in 2015. Owing both to mounting public pressure and the disruption caused by the Covid 19 pandemic,...

    Read more COP 26 key outcomes: Why is this important for education unionists?
  2. Climate action and literacy 10 November 2021

    Education is now on the agenda at COP 26, but there is more work to be done

    Education International (EI), has brought the voice of teachers to the COP2 conference in Glasgow to ensure that education is not overlooked as a necessary component in tackling the climate crisis.

    Read more Education is now on the agenda at COP 26, but there is more work to be done
  3. Climate action and literacy 5 November 2021

    COP26 event | Teaching for climate action: Schools shaping the future

    Event co-organised by the OECD, Education International, and UNESCO

    The education sector has a unique role to play in building a greener twenty-first century. The OECD, Education International, and UNESCO have launched a joint initiative to gather teaching expertise on what makes a difference in empowering students for climate action.

    Read more COP26 event | Teaching for climate action: Schools shaping the future
  4. Climate action and literacy 5 November 2021

    COP26 event | Roundtable: Why climate literacy and civic skill building will solve the climate crisis – Answers from civil society, educators, and governments

    The discussion highlights EARTHDAY.ORG’s Climate and Environmental Literacy Campaign and its mission to ensure every school worldwide has integrated, assessed climate and environmental education with a strong education component.

    Read more COP26 event | Roundtable: Why climate literacy and civic skill building will solve the climate crisis – Answers from civil society, educators, and governments
  5. Climate action and literacy 5 November 2021

    COP 26 dispatch: Net-zero, carbon markets and quality climate education

    Alanah Torralba

    Activists and the private sector are clashing over ‘net zero’ and carbon markets at COP 26 in Glasgow, Scotland. At the crucial climate talks, activists such as Greta Thunberg slammed the recent announcement of UN finance ambassador Mark Carney that more than 450 financial institutions under the banner Glasgow Financial...

    Read more COP 26 dispatch: Net-zero, carbon markets and quality climate education
more: #Teach4ThePlanet at COP26

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