Environmental education

Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation: A Simple Guide to Schools in Africa


Climate change education provides an important window into individual and societal responsibility. As educators, schools not only have an interest in teaching subjects that will prepare students for careers and earn them good test scores, but to teach them to be mindful and responsible citizens. Teaching on climate change means teaching on topics like environmental stewardship and collective responsibility — teaching students that they and those around them have a responsibility to something larger than themselves. Real climate change education confers onto students an appreciation of the role they play in their environment — both their physical, changing environment, and their civic environments. Incorporating the topic into school curriculum only stands to bring students closer to their communities. Civic engagement, one of the most important lessons schools impart on their students, can be taught through student engagement with local institutions.

With the curricula as hectic as they are, and such a breadth of material to cover, UNESCO has compiled a small volume giving reference to Africa: Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Simple Guide to Schools in Africa which will be used in the STEM mentorship Camps for secondary schools to support efforts by educational institutions to impart knowledge on climate change to students in secondary level education.

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UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development


UNESCO is kicking off its new framework: ‘Education for Sustainable Development: Towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals’ – ESD for 2030 and its roadmap for implementation during the UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development in Berlin, Germany.

800 participants from around the world will gather for the occasion: policy-makers working in education and sustainable development, education practitioners, civil society, development community and private sector experts. 

For further information: https://en.unesco.org/events/ESDfor2030

Application site: https://www.esdfor2030.berlin/call-for-proposals/en/



Africa: Why Girls’ Education is Key in War Against Climate Change


One year ago I was on an all-female expedition to Antarctica aimed at heightening women's influence as decision-makers on issues that shape our planet. It wasn't long before I discovered I was the only African-born woman on the trip. The first thing I thought was: how did I get here and how can I use this experience to benefit others?  I reflected on this over the following three weeks, even as I was awed by the beautiful wildlife, blue icebergs and the sublime awesomeness of the Antarctic Ocean. I realized then and there how my parent's investment in my education had opened up this and many opportunities in my life and I returned home determined to advance the education of girls. Learn more....

Source: TrapWallet.com

 



Education for SDG practices in early childhood


Title Education for SDG practices in early childhood

Description: ESD is a complex and evolving subject, and how it is applied and implemented is a challenge for all countries. The Decade aims to see ESD implemented in thousands of local situations on the ground, involving its integration into a multitude of different learning situations.

Issue Date: 2012

Author : UNESCO

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Ground water and climate change


Title Ground water and climate change

Description: The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) International Hydrological Programme (IHP) initiated the Groundwater Resources Assessment under the Pressures of Humanity and Climate Change (GRAPHIC) project in 2004 to better understand the effects of climate change on global groundwater resources.

Issue Date: 2015

Author : UNESCO

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World heritage and climate change


Title : World heritage and climate change

Description:The emerging threat of climate change brings added emphasis to the role of World Heritage sites and other protected areas for conserving biodiversity, promoting ecosystem adaptation, enhancing scientific knowledge about climate change impacts, and engaging communities in learning and stewardship activities

Issue Date: 2015

Author : UNESCO

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