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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 9 December 2011

    Durban 2011: urgent need for a green growth roadmap

    The United Nations Climate Change Conference brought together representatives of the world's governments, international organizations and civil society in Durban, South Africa, from 28 November-11 December. It aimed at reaching an international agreement for a truly global emission reduction regime.

    Durban 2011: urgent need for a green growth roadmap
  2. News 19 September 2011

    Canada: National green schools programme launched

    The Canadian Teachers' Federation is supporting the launch of a new green high schools programme to encourage secondary students to create environmental projects while exploring the wealth of environmental career opportunities available.

    Canada: National green schools programme launched
  3. News 2 September 2011

    Uganda: Energy and climate education on the governmental agenda

    Ugandan national authorities have launched an Energy and Climate Change awareness-raising campaign in schools to create an energy- and environment-conscious new generation.

    Uganda: Energy and climate education on the governmental agenda