Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash
Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash

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

published 5 November 2021 updated 9 November 2021

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.

Watch the event below!


by Dr. Bertrand Piccard, President of the Solar Impulse Foundation

Psychiatrist and explorer Bertrand Piccard made history by accomplishing two aeronautical firsts – flying around the world non-stop in a balloon, and more recently in a solar-powered plane without fuel. He has long pioneered the thinking that ecology should be considered through the lens of profitability and that clean technologies are the market opportunity of the century. As President of the Solar Impulse Foundation, he has since succeeded with his team to identify 1000+ efficient solutions to protect the environment in a profitable way. And education is definitely a key component to ensure a new generation of entrepreneurs tackling climate change.


Moderator: Andrew Jack – Global Education Editor, Financial Times

Panelists include:

  • Kathleen Rogers – President, EARTHDAY.ORG
  • Stefania Giannini – Assistant Director-General, UNESCO
  • Haldis Holst – Deputy General Secretary, Education International
  • A. Alonso Aguirre DVM, PhD, Chair and Professor, Department of Environmental Science and Policy, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia