COP27 event | Educators on a heating planet: Ensuring a just transition in the education sector

November 10 | 11:00 - 12:00 noon EET

published 4 November 2022 updated 10 November 2022

The climate crisis can be felt in the education sector in the here and now. Educators’ work and lives are being impacted by climate change in countries across the world. To ensure the right to quality education for all students and the right to decent work for all educators in the context of the climate emergency, education systems need to be urgently transformed.

This panel will discuss concrete strategies to ensure a just transition in the education sector. It will explore how to adapt education institutions to be safe and resilient to extreme weather events, as well as carbon-neutral and sustainable.

It will also look at the role of quality education to ensure students are climate literate and have the knowledge and skills to take part in the green economy and demand a just transition.

Finally it will look at the role of educators in mobilising alongside other workers, students and civil society for a just transition, decent work for all and climate justice more broadly.

Moderator: Antonia Wulff | Research, Policy and Advocacy Director, Education International


  • Joy Hernandez | Communications and Advocacy Officer, ITUC-AP
  • Sifiso Ndlovu | CEO, Zimbabwe Teachers’ Association
  • Jenny Cooper | Brent District Joint Secretary, National Education Union (NEU), UK
  • Mitzi Jonelle Tan | Climate activist, Fridays for Future, Philippines

Tune in!

The hybrid event will take place at the Climate Education pavilion at COP27, on Thursday, November 10th, from 11:00 to 12:00 noon EET.

The event will be livestreamed on this page and on EI social media channels.