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21 Sep -
23 Sep 2011
UNESCO Experts Meeting on Climate Change Education for Sustainable Development and Adaptation in Small Island Developing States

This three-day meeting will focus on the challenges that climate change poses to education systems in Small Island Developing States, and the role that education can play in adaptation to climate change.

Adaptation to climate change requires that individuals understand why and how the climate is changing, and the implications of these changes for their lives. Education plays an essential role in increasing the adaptation capacity of communities and nations in regard to climate change by enabling individuals to make informed decisions in this regard.

The meeting will bring together approximately 75 participants primarily from SIDS in the Caribbean, the Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean, representing a multi-disciplinary and diverse group of stakeholders. It will including national education representatives, curriculum development experts, representatives of school and education networks, scientists and climate change experts, and representatives of multilateral agencies and civil society who will develop a roadmap to guide and promote education as an important means to enhancing adaptation to climate change in the context of sustainable development.

The roadmap and its recommendations will serve as a contribution to the upcoming 17th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in December 2011 and the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20 Conference) in June 2012, setting the stage for the remaining years of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development, which is led globally by UNESCO.

Website http://www.unesco.org/new/en/education/themes/leading-the-international-agenda/climate-change-education/

Nassau, The BahamasUNESCO