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Teach for the Planet

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Educators everywhere are standing up for the planet and for their students. We have a crucial role to play when it comes to climate action. What we teach matters. The survival of our students matters. We must inspire students and communities to action.

Teach for the Planet aims to ensure that climate education, based on science and with a civic action focus, becomes as fundamental as teaching reading and writing.

The campaign will drive global mobilisation for quality climate education leading up to the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in November 2021.

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Education International Manifesto on Quality Climate Change Education for ALL

27 April 2021

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  1. Teach for the Planet 7 April 2021

    Education International Manifesto on Quality Climate Change Education for All

    The climate crisis is the greatest threat facing humanity and our planet. With little time left to reverse the current course and keep global temperature rise below +1.5°C, climate action is more urgent than ever.

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#Teach4ThePlanet at COP26

  1. Climate action and literacy 10 November 2021

    Education is now on the agenda at COP 26, but there is more work to be done

    Education International (EI), has brought the voice of teachers to the COP2 conference in Glasgow to ensure that education is not overlooked as a necessary component in tackling the climate crisis.

    Read more Education is now on the agenda at COP 26, but there is more work to be done
  2. Climate action and literacy 5 November 2021

    COP26 event | Teaching for climate action: Schools shaping the future

    Event co-organised by the OECD, Education International, and UNESCO

    The education sector has a unique role to play in building a greener twenty-first century. The OECD, Education International, and UNESCO have launched a joint initiative to gather teaching expertise on what makes a difference in empowering students for climate action.

    Read more COP26 event | Teaching for climate action: Schools shaping the future
  3. Climate action and literacy 5 November 2021

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

    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.

    Read more COP26 event | Roundtable: Why climate literacy and civic skill building will solve the climate crisis – Answers from civil society, educators, and governments
  4. Climate action and literacy 5 November 2021

    COP 26 dispatch: Net-zero, carbon markets and quality climate education

    Alanah Torralba

    Activists and the private sector are clashing over ‘net zero’ and carbon markets at COP 26 in Glasgow, Scotland. At the crucial climate talks, activists such as Greta Thunberg slammed the recent announcement of UN finance ambassador Mark Carney that more than 450 financial institutions under the banner Glasgow Financial...

    Read more COP 26 dispatch: Net-zero, carbon markets and quality climate education
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#Teach4ThePlanet Research: Grading countries on climate education

  1. Climate action and literacy 28 September 2021

    New research: World fails in climate education despite urgent need to act

    New research from Education International shows that despite the urgency of the climate crisis, countries around the world are not prioritising climate education, a fundamental component for a sustainable future. The research examined the level of ambition on climate education and the extent to which countries prioritise education as a...

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  2. Climate action and literacy 3 November 2021

    Who’s making the grade on climate change education ambition?

    Christina Kwauk

    The release of the 6th IPCC report on the physical science of climate change this year raised the alarm around the urgency to act on the climate crisis. Clearly, global leaders did not heed the previous five alarms nor did they listen to recent calls to increase the ambition of...

    Read more Who’s making the grade on climate change education ambition?

Campaign News

  1. Climate action and literacy

    Teachers have their say: Motivation, skills and opportunities to teach education for sustainable development and global citizenship

    Report of global teacher survey conducted by Education International and UNESCO
    24 November 2021

    Teachers have the power to help learners develop the knowledge, skills, values and behaviours to address global challenges and contribute to the building of a more just, peaceful, sustainable world. However, this global survey of 58,000 teachers, conducted by UNESCO and Education International, shows that while many teachers are motivated,...

    Teachers have their say: Motivation, skills and opportunities to teach education for sustainable development and global citizenship
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  2. Climate action and literacy 22 November 2021

    Iraq: Climate change, a top priority for educators

    Acknowledging that climate change is one of the most important global issues, the Kurdistan Teachers’ Union (KTU) has reaffirmed its commitment to push the regional government to insert climate change education into the curriculum and to take other necessary measures on climate change.

    Read more Iraq: Climate change, a top priority for educators
  3. Climate action and literacy 16 November 2021

    Taiwan: Climate literacy at heart of teacher union’s activities

    The National Teachers’ Association (NTA) of Taiwan seized the occasion of the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) to reaffirm its commitment to see climate change education (CCE) inserted in curricula at all education levels. COP26 was held in Glasgow from 31 October-12 November.

    Read more Taiwan: Climate literacy at heart of teacher union’s activities
  4. Climate action and literacy 9 November 2021

    In France, the role of Sustainable Development Advisor in schools

    Émeline is a Life and Earth Sciences teacher and Sustainable Development Advisor. After 10 years in a REP+ (Priority Education Network) in the Créteil academy, Émeline arrived at the François Perron secondary school in Cerilly. It is a rural school, north of Montluçon in the Allier department, with 108 pupils....

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    Manifesto on Quality Climate Change Education for All

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