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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 23 November 2017

    UN climate conference produces an underwhelming outcome

    Education International joins the international trade union movement in deeply lamenting the fact that the 23rd United Nations climate change conference did not keep its promises despite the urgent climate emergency.

    UN climate conference produces an underwhelming outcome
  2. News 17 November 2017

    COP23: promoting climate change education for a fair economic transition

    Education International reiterated the importance of emphasising climate change education in order to achieve a fair transition towards carbon-free economies during the 23rd United Nations climate change conference.

    COP23: promoting climate change education for a fair economic transition
  3. Opinion 16 November 2017

    Engaging our students in conversations about the consequences of disengaging from global institutions: lessons on US withdrawal from UNESCO.

    Fernando M. Reimers

    Educating students to be engaged democratic citizens requires that they learn to engage with current affairs in schools. Engaging students with real world issues is also a way to get students to become more motivated with their studies and, over the long term, to be more effective professionally and more...

    Engaging our students in conversations about the consequences of disengaging from global institutions: lessons on US withdrawal from UNESCO.
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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