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Climate action and literacy

The world is undeniably facing a climate emergency. As defenders of truth and science, teachers are mobilising for climate justice and literacy.

We are working to ensure climate change education is taught in schools across the world to equip students with the critical knowledge they need in their daily lives and to inform their choices as active citizens. We advocate for climate education to be integrated into curricula, initial teacher training and continuous professional development and for education to be recognised as a key tool in the fight against climate change.

Together with students, with the global trade union movement and civil society partners, we advocate for a just transition in order to secure workers’ rights and livelihoods as economies shift to sustainable production.

Our work in this area

  1. News 30 October 2017

    Francophone education unions assemble to improve the teaching profession

    After meeting in Dakar, the Board of the Comité Syndical Francophone pour l’Education et la Formation committed to promoting quality public education accessible to all, as well as increase vibrant and respected teacher trade unionism.

    Francophone education unions assemble to improve the teaching profession
  2. News 20 October 2017

    Nobel Laureate leads historic march across India to keep children safe

    When Kailash Satyarthi commits there is no way of stopping him, which was evident as millions followed his call to end the sexual abuse and trafficking of children in what was the country’s biggest march.

    Nobel Laureate leads historic march across India to keep children safe
  3. News 21 September 2017

    EI takes the lead on education funding during the UN General Assembly

    Education International stressed the importance of sustainable education funding this week in New York as the 72nd United Nations General Assembly placed the issue at the top of its priorities.

    EI takes the lead on education funding during the UN General Assembly
  4. News 12 September 2017

    New OECD report takes aim at teacher salaries, class size and gender equality

    The release of the 2017 edition of the OECD’s ‘Education at a Glance’ contains data supporting Education International’s position that teacher salaries remain stagnant and that class size does have an impact on student outcomes.

    New OECD report takes aim at teacher salaries, class size and gender equality
  5. News 6 September 2017

    Pacific education unions work to implement the 2030 Agenda

    Teacher union leaders have kick-started the first regional consultation workshop on the Education 2030 Agenda to reflect on ways to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals in the Pacific.

    Pacific education unions work to implement the 2030 Agenda
  6. News 25 August 2017

    For-profit schools are cashing in on UN goals

    For-profit education, rather than free widespread access to quality public education, has so far been the beneficiary of Sustainable Development Goal 4 as countries work to fulfil its requirements.

    For-profit schools are cashing in on UN goals
  7. Publications and Research 9 August 2017

    Spotlight-Cashing in on SDG 4

    Education International's Antonia Wulff explains that the sustainable development goal 4 could be summarised as more education of a better quality for all, and that quality and equity must be at the centre of the 2030 Agenda.

    Spotlight-Cashing in on SDG 4
  8. News 29 June 2017

    Education International puts teachers’ needs at the centre of sustainable development

    With the United Nations striving to increase sustainable development education around the world, Education International President Susan Hopgood called for more “tools, time and trust” to strengthen the teaching profession and deliver on the SDGs.

    Education International puts teachers’ needs at the centre of sustainable development
  9. News 29 June 2017

    Education leaders send urgent message to the G20

    The world's biggest players in education are sending an urgent message to the leaders of the G20, meeting July 7-8 in Hamburg, Germany: a better future for all demands a bold increase in education financing.

    Education leaders send urgent message to the G20
  10. News 30 May 2017

    Unions push for inclusion to meet national and international development commitments

    The Fiji Teachers Union has reaffirmed its commitment to build a strong platform to implement the Sustainable Development Goal 4 by involving all stakeholders at all levels of policy formulation, implementation, monitoring, and review.

    Unions push for inclusion to meet national and international development commitments
  11. News 24 May 2017

    Increased funding needed for climate change education and training

    An insufficient allocation of resources to climate change education has drawn the ire of Education International during a recent contribution to the Dialogue on Action for Climate Empowerment, Education.

    Increased funding needed for climate change education and training
  12. News 18 May 2017

    Work underway to improve teacher training on climate change education

    Education International has injected the voice of teachers into a recent UN climate change event, highlighting the need for and ways to better train teachers to improve greater climate awareness curricula.

    Work underway to improve teacher training on climate change education