Climate Access is a global network of climate and clean energy
communicators, serving more than 2,000 members in 57 countries. Through Climate Access, members are
connected to a diverse group of experts, cutting-edge research and proven techniques for mobilizing
audiences for climate action. It offers a broad range of resource materials, a campaign gallery and a
special section where practitioners and researchers can discuss the latest research. Read more
Posted on 24 July 2014
Learning about climate change: the Pacific way
Check out ‘Learning about Climate Change the Pacific
Way’ – a comprehensive collection of education resources for students, teachers and
facilitators equipped with information relevant to all Pacific Island countries and territories.
Explore colorful visual
guides showcasing causes and effects of climate change and local level mitigation and adaptation
responses from the Pacific.
The accompanying teacher
guides offer background information and hands-on teaching activities.
Posted on 18 July 2014
Communicating climate change:
What you can do
Do you want to talk about climate change in a way that is easy to understand and relevant for your
audience? The BBC Media Action toolkit "Communicating
Climate Change: What You Can Do" is based on the results of more than 30,000 interviews on climate
change perceptions in Asia. Read more
Posted on 10 July 2014
Plant for the planet – Become a Climate Justice Ambassador
Plant-for-the-Planet is a children’s initiative
that aims to raise awareness amongst children and adults about climate change and global justice.
During the “Plant- for-the-Planet
Academies” students improve their knowledge about climate change and global justice. Participants
learn how to give a lecture and to organize planting sessions. Learn more
Communicating climate change:
Climate Silence (and how to break it)
This briefing paper by COIN, the Climate Outreach &
Information Network, examines the various ways climate change has been framed in recent years. Building
on examples from the United Kingdom, the authors argue that the debate urgently needs new narratives that
make the link between the climate challenge and ordinary people’s lives more visible. Read more
Posted on 26 June 2014
Launch of the new Capacity Development for Climate Change Partnership (C3D+) website
The revamped website promotes knowledge-sharing among developing
country researchers and practitioners and shares the experience of ten years of analytical work on
adaptation and mitigation solutions in developing countries. The site is organized around C3D+'s five
service areas: Climate Science and Information Services; Climate Vulnerability and Adaptation Services;
Climate Mitigation Services; Mainstreaming Services; and Capacity Development. Read
Posted on 18 June 2014
“Youth in action on climate change: inspirations from around the world”
now also available in Arabic and Russian
Empowered Generation: Youth Action on Climate Change
This publication by the Global Environment Facility (GEF)’s Small
Grants Programme (SGP) highlights how young people address climate change at the grass-roots level and
aims to inspire broad engagement of youth in climate action. The SGP supports children and youth to take
leadership roles in promoting low emission and climate resilient development by providing financial and
technical support to youth organizations around the world.
Posted on 21 May 2014
Climate Change: Children’s Challenge
report draws on five years of research, highlighting perspectives on climate change from young people
in the UK and all over the world. Children - unlike many adults - understand the reality of climate change.
It is already threatening their access to food, clean water, education and shelter, and these threats will
continue to grow unless we act now.
The report shows that three-quarters of 11-16 year-olds in the UK are worried about how climate change will
affect their future and wish the government would do more to tackle it.
The study highlights key strategies – led by reduced global beef consumption, reduced food waste, and
better farm nutrient management and production – that can deliver big climate wins while maintaining
food security and building resilience.
“Reducing demand of meat by a relatively small amount would have a significant absolute impact on
greenhouse gas emissions, human health and the environment associated with livestock production”
video illustrates global warming in an eye-catching way. Do you remember the video game of Tetris?
There's a game of Tetris happening on a global scale: The playing space is planet Earth, and all those
pesky, stacking blocks represent carbon dioxide -- a greenhouse gas that is piling up ever more rapidly as
we burn the fossil fuels that run our cars, factories and power plants.
This time the game is real and, unlike with Tetris, we won't get an opportunity to start over and try
Posted on 30 April 2014
Young Voices for the Planet
“Kids Have Power”
Young Voices for the Planet is a film series
featuring young people who are making a difference! They are shrinking the carbon footprint of their homes,
schools and communities. You, too, can do something about global warming! Click here for more inspiring examples or see the introductory
Posted on 24 April 2014
Meat Atlas 2014 -
Facts and Figures about the animals we eat
The newly published ‘Meat
Atlas’ by the Heinrich Böll Foundation sheds light on
the impacts of meat and dairy production, and aims to catalyse the debate over the need for more
sustainable food and farming.
With its vivid graphs and references to everyday life, the atlas raises awareness on the consequences of
meat consumption and industrial livestock production for climate change, poverty and hunger, displacement
and migration, animal welfare and biodiversity.
If you are wondering how to move towards a more sustainable lifestyle – here is a good starting
Posted on 15 April 2014
“Everything you need to know about the IPCC fifth Assessment Report”
– Impacts, Adaptation & Vulnerability
Recently, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has issued the second volume of its Fifth Assessment Report on Climate Change, probably the most updated
and comprehensive overview on scientific knowledge about climate change.
Climate change is happening – and climate action is needed now!
Posted on 09 April 2014
Expedition Hope – Stop the global meltdown
Today, 2 April 2014 Plant-for-the-Plant is launching
Expedition Hope to raise awareness on the devastating effects
of global warming and the artic meltdown. The over 1000 km long expedition starts with the symbolic
planting of a tree at the North Pole and will end in Canada in May.
Interact with the expedition members via their blog and
Facebook page and learn more about the objectives
and background of Expedition Hope here
Posted on 02 April 2014
Video contest: What does climate change mean to you?
The Action4Climate video challenge
invites young aspiring film makers to produce and submit by 1 April 2014 a 1-12 minute video documentary
telling a story about climate change. How is climate change impacting your community? What are you doing
about it? What needs to be done to solve the climate challenge? For more information, click here
or look out for hashtag #Action4Climate on
Posted on 26 March 2014
World Meteorological Day 2014 - Weather and Climate: Engaging Youth
This year's World Meteorological Day theme is
"Weather and climate: engaging youth." While today’s youth will benefit from the dramatic
advances being made in our ability to understand and forecast the Earth’s weather and climate, most
of them will also experience the increasing impacts of global warming.
The World Meteorological Organization has published a number of resource materials, such as the guide to meteorology and the revamped Youth Corner, to encourage young people to learn more
about our weather and climate system and to contribute to action on climate change.
International Women’s Day 2014: Equality for women is progress for all
To commemorate International Women’s
Day 2014 on 8 March, a variety of recent publications that highlight the tremendous scope and
importance of linkages between women, gender and climate change have been included on CC:iNet. Click on one
of the covers below or browse the database to learn
Posted on 6 March 2014
UN CC:Learn has recently launched a One UN
Introductory e-course on Climate Change as well as a Guidance Note
to help countries adopt more strategic and systematic approaches to climate change learning, both of which
support the implementation of Article 6 of the Convention.
These products have been developed through extensive dialogue and support provided by more than 30 UN
organizations, together with on the ground experience from 5 countries, Benin, Dominican Republic,
Indonesia, Malawi and Uganda.
Posted on 25 February 2014
UNWTO Guidebook ‘Sustainable Tourism for Development’
Tourism is a major sector and a valuable agent for economic and social growth. However, the need to tackle
climate change and adapt to its impacts must be recognized in tourism policies and strategies in the short
and long term. The World Tourism Organization’s brand new
guidebook ‘Sustainable Tourism for Development’ helps to pave the way. Read
Posted on 20 February 2014
Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN)
CLEAN, the “Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness
Network” was launched in 2010 as a pathway project by academic, science, and national
administrations. It serves as a one-stop shop for interested audience to become literate with topics
surrounding climate and energy. With a comprehensive set of essential information on the key science and
teaching strategies, CLEAN offers a variety of tools and educational material to improve the understanding
of your impact on climate and climate's impact on you and society.
This International Institute for Sustainable Development and the Development Research Center of the State Council of China are collaborating on
an exploration of policy options to support China in developing a ‘green financial system’ and
to encourage such developments internationally. The ‘Greening China`s Financial System’ report
highlights the findings from the first phase of this partnership, such as that China’s financial
regulators are committed to advancing policies and regulations that will encourage green credit, and also
equivalent developments in insurance and securities.
UNESCO: Climate Change in Africa -
A Guidebook for Journalists
Journalists in Africa have critical roles to play in explaining the causes and effects of climate change,
in describing what countries and communities can do to mitigate and adapt to the impacts ahead, and in
reporting on what governments and companies do, or do not do, to respond to these challenges. This UNESCO
guidebook aims to support journalists by making available the most important background information in a
concise manner as well as practical recommendations that came out of consultations with journalists
involved in climate change reporting in Africa.
The objective of the UNEP
Greening Universities Toolkit is to inspire, encourage and support university staff and students to
develop and implement their own transformative strategies for creating green, resource-efficient and low
Photographers heads up! Have you taken a photo that says a thousand words about urban climate adaptation
and resilience? Submit your best shots to the Adaptation Fund’s photo contest by 31 January 2014!
The contest is addressed to everybody - professional and amateur photographers. Click the following link to
see how to participate.
UNESCO video on ‘Learning to address climate change’
This animated video by UNESCO shows in four minutes why climate change education is important and how it
shapes sustainable development in practice. The video also helps to better understand the causes of climate
change and highlights examples of how teachers and students can take climate action.
The “Alliance for Climate Education” (ACE) is an award-winning national nonprofit organization
dedicated to educating US high school students about the science behind climate change and inspiring them
take climate action while having fun along the way. Visit the ACE website, which offers detailed
information for interested students as well as background knowledge for teachers.
The Will Steger Foundation invites young US citizens to
share their actions on and help raise awareness about climate change in the form of a video. The
Voices of Change” video contest is now open for transmissions from young people in Grades 4-12
during the 2013-2014 school year. Watch the promotional video to find out how you can participate here.
Interview by the UN Alliance on Climate Change Education, Training and Public Awareness
Only through a fundamental change in the way we think and act our societies can step on a path to
sustainability. In 2012, the UN Alliance on
Climate Change Education, Training and Public Awareness was formed to unite the expertise and
comparative strengths of thirteen UN entities to work with governments and other stakeholders on mobilizing
a universal public support for ambitious climate action. View the interview to find out more about the work
of the Alliance.
COP 19/CMP 9 Side Event on “Combatting Climate Change through Education and Training”
Organized by the United Nations Alliance on Climate Change
Education, Training and Public Awareness , this side event featured a lively panel discussion on the
fundamental importance of education and training for climate change action. It showcased the pivotal role
played by young people in advancing knowledge on mitigating and adapting to climate change. The large panel
included representatives from several UN Alliance member organizations, NGO partners and - of course -
youth leaders. The event was opened by the UN Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth, Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi,
who emphasized that climate change education was the key to building a sustaining and equitable future.
Attended by more than 200 participants, the Intergenerational
Inquiry was the highlight of the Young and Future Generations Day on 14 November. It gave youth
delegates from around the world the opportunity to engage with key players in the intergovernmental climate
change arena: UNFCCC Executive Secretary, Christiana Figueres, the UN Secretary General’s Envoy on
Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi and French Climate Ambassador, Jacques Lapouge were on the panel alongside Nathan
Niedermeier and Sylvia Yirenkyi, two youth delegates. The discussion focused on intergenerational equity as
a moral principle that can unite developing and developed country Parties with civil society, older,
younger and future generations and all genders in pursuit of climate justice and an ambitious post 2015
climate agreement. Watch the event’s summary video here.
COP 19/CMP 9: "Youth in Action on Climate Change: Inspirations from Around the World" now also
available in Chinese!
Click here to
download the Youth in Action on Climate Change: Inspirations from Around the World in English, French,
Spanish – and now also Chinese! Developed by the United Nations Joint Framework Initiative on Children, Youth and
Climate Change with the generous financial support of the European Union and the Swedish International
Development Cooperation Agency, the publication showcases on-the-ground examples of United Nations entities
and youth-focused and youth-led organizations across the globe working together to create a more
sustainable world. The Chinese language version was launched by UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana
Figueres and a delegation of Chinese minors at COP 19/CMP 9 in Warsaw, Poland on Thursday, 14 November on
the occasion of Young
and Future Generations Day.
Check out the CC:iNet Youth Portal page for COP 19/CMP 9
At COP 19/CMP 9 youth delegates continue to engage in the intergovernmental negotiation progress through
various activities. The CC:iNet Youth
Portal provides a central hub for information on activities for, with and by youth during COP 19/CMP 9
happening both inside and outside the conference venue. Check out the frequently updated Daily Schedule of
Youth Events to see what's going on and how you can participate. If you want to include an event on the
calendar, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org . Please also make information on your activities available to a
global audience by uploading it directly to the CC:iNet database .
The ocean plays an essential role in regulating the world's climate. The latest addition to the
Youth and United Nations Global Alliance (YUNGA) challenge
badge series is designed to help educate children and young people about the vital role the ocean plays in
supporting life on Earth. The badge looks at how people live by, explore and use the coast, the seas and
marine products, describing the effect this has on the marine environment and offering ideas on how
individuals can take action to help make this close relationship more sustainable. This material is
appropriate for use in school classes, Guide or Scout groups or youth meetings generally. Dive in and
discover activities that you can do to help protect the ocean:
‘Building the Change’: LEGO® workshop at & EcoCity World Summit 2013
What happens if 4,000 children are given 2 million bricks to build the world’s future city? Watch the
following video from a LEGO® workshop at the Eco City World
Summit 2013 and experience refreshing ideas of how a climate-friendly and sustainable city looks like
through the eyes of a child:
What’s Your ‘Steak’ In It? Youth Involvement in Animal Agriculture & Climate Change
by students from New York University sheds the light on considerable and ever growing adverse impacts of
meat production on the global climate system and offers insights on how you can reduce your personal carbon
footprint by limiting your meat consumption.
Check out the ‘Climate
Adaptation Mitigation E-Learning’ (CAMEL) platform – a comprehensive, free multimedia
resource for educators. It includes materials on over 300 interdisciplinary topic areas as tools for
educators to teach about climate change causes, consequences, solutions and actions. The platform allows
educators to create courses, teaching materials, administer exams and surveys and collaborate with others.
GHGMI offers new online courses on GHG accounting and management
The Greenhouse Gas Management Institute (GHGMI) has expanded its education
programme, which includes online courses and diploma programmes on GHG accounting and carbon
management. All courses are self-paced and may be taken individually or as part of a diploma programme.
The Institute offers financial assistance for course and diploma fees to individuals working for
non-profit, non-governmental organizations, as well as those working in governments and small to
medium-sized enterprises in developing countries.
Farming First launches Guide to UNFCCC Negotiations on Agriculture
guide aims to provide key stakeholders with a one-stop source of information on the UNFCCC discussion
on agriculture by offering a series of videos, infographics, quotes and key facts and figures on the
relationship between agriculture and climate change. Developed by Farming First, a coalition of
multi-stakeholder organizations that aims to articulate, endorse and promote practical, actionable
programmes and activities to further sustainable agricultural development worldwide, the guide can be used
as a toolkit for communications and outreach activities on matters related to agriculture and climate
Think Forward Film Festival on climate change, energy efficiency and renewable energy
Think Forward Film Festival is a project of the International Center for Climate Governance (ICCG) that aims at
studying, discussing, and disseminating information on climate change and issues related to energy
efficiency and renewable energy through short and feature films and discussions with film directors and
actors. The annual festival will take place in Venice, Italy from 6-7 December 2013. Deadline for
participating is 15 October 2013. Find more information on the film contest here
‘Youth in action on climate change: inspirations from around the world’
- now also available in French and Spanish!
The new publication by the United Nations Joint Framework Initiative on Children, Youth and Climate Change,
which highlights concrete work young people do to incite their governments and the international community
to scale up action on climate change and raise ambition towards a post-2020 climate change regime, is now
also available in French and Spanish.
Developed by IDS Knowledge Services with the support of the Climate Development Knowledge Network, the
Navigator widget is an online application that helps to find and easily access selected climate change
platforms. In the form of a categorized and searchable dataset, it covers the topics of adaptation,
mitigation and development. The dataset provides knowledge brokers, intermediaries and other practitioners
with a clearer picture of who is working in the Climate Change sector, to enable them to link up more
Capacity Building Marketplace brings needs and possible solutions together, directly linking demand and
supply for all concerned directly or otherwise with the UNCCD process, and in particular with the
implementation of its 10-Year Strategy.
Climate Change Roundtable is a bi-annual meeting of regional and national governments, organizations,
partners and donors concerned by climate change. It is the premier forum in the Pacific Region to share
ideas on climate change and to ensure coordination in support of Pacific Island Countries and Territories
(PICTs) efforts on climate change. The Roundtable is organised by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional
Environment Programme in collaboration with other organizations.
Global Power Shift summit brings together more than 500 climate activists from 134 countries to work on
building a global movement to solve the climate crisis. Global Power Shift is being convened by 350.org, an
international climate campaign that has organized over 20,000 climate demonstrations worldwide, and a
coalition of partners including Avaaz, Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace International, Jubilee South and
numerous youth organizations. During the summit seasoned activists that were behind some of the past
decade’s most successful environmental and social justice campaigns, will train participants in
campaign strategy, online organizing, communications, and public mobilization. Participants will then head
home to organize their own national Power Shift summits, mobilisations, and campaigns around the world.
Awards for Excellence in Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation
Care Awards are an effort to recognize excellence in initiatives to counter climate change and
recognize efforts towards mitigation and adaptation projects by industries, communities and individuals.
Projects include innovations for climate protection, emission reduction in small and medium enterprises,
emission reduction in large scale industries, and community based mitigation and adaptation to climate
change with respect to water resources, land use, land use change and forestry. Applications are open for
projects from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. The
application deadline is 31 July 2013.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon holds virtual dialogue with youth
On the margins of the UN Climate Change Conference Bonn June 2013, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon invited
youth delegates to share their hopes and concerns about climate change at a virtual dialogue. The
Secretary-General stressed the importance of young people in combatting climate change and their role as
‘agents of change’ to achieve a more ‘loving and caring’ relationship with our
planet. He pledged to ensure that youth will have a ‘seat at the table’ at the 2014 climate
change summit of world leaders that he will convene to mobilize the necessary political will for an
ambitious new climate change regime by 2015. View the
webcast of the event.
Young people from around the world contributed to the dialogue via Twitter (hashtag #TellBanKiMoon) and
UNFCCC facebook. The call for youth statements on climate change remains open until 30 June 2013.
Don’t miss the chance!
Youth in action on climate change: inspirations from around the world
The objective of this new
publication by the United Nations Joint Framework Initiative on Children, Youth and Climate Change is
to highlight concrete work young people do to incite their governments and the international community to
scale up action on climate change and raise ambition towards a post-2020 climate change regime. It is
designed as a tool and a source of inspiration for developing and carrying out projects, initiatives and
campaigns to increase awareness of the causes and impacts of climate change, promote sustainable lifestyles
and advance green low-carbon development.
Launch of new publication: "Youth in action on climate change: inspirations from around the
Tuesday, 11 June 2013, 13:15-14:35
Room Solar, Ministry of the Environment, Bonn, Germany
The United Nations Joint Framework Initiative on Children, Youth and Climate Change is pleased to invite
you to attend the launch of an inspiring new publication that shows how young people are taking action on
climate change. The publication, Youth in
action on climate change: inspirations from around the world, will be launched at the Bonn Climate
Change Conference at a side event in Room Solar, Ministry of the Environment, Bonn, Germany, from 13:15 to
14:35 on Tuesday, 11 June 2013. The side event is open to accredited media and all registered conference
Climate Adaptation and Mitigation E-Learning (CAMEL)
Adaptation and Mitigation E-Learning (CAMEL) is a free, comprehensive, multi-disciplinary multi-media
resource for educators developed by the Council of Environmental Deans and Directors of the National
Council for Science and the Environment of the United States of America. CAMEL provides over 300
interdisciplinary topic areas and numerous resource types to give the educator the tools they need to teach
about climate change causes, consequences, solutions and actions. The educator is able to create courses,
textbooks, administer exams and surveys, invite others and collaborate around teaching materials,
strategies and assessment.
30 October – 1 November 2013, Dar el Salaam, Tanzania
The biennial Local
Climate Solutions for Africa Congress series (LOCS) provides a platform for African local and national
governments, scientists, technical experts, development partners, business, industry and civil society to
engage on the complex issues and innovative solutions related to urbanisation in Africa through the context
of climate change. This year’s Congress, convened by ICLEI – Local Governments for
Sustainability in partnership with the host city Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, will provide an opportunity to
strengthen the sharing of global good practice and locally appropriate solutions and technologies towards
accelerated climate action on the ground. Congress themes will include a strong emphasis on local
leadership, financing and accelerated integrated action at the local and sub-national level, underpinned by
a special focus on integrated planning towards addressing climate resilience in Africa.
toolkit provides access to articles, videos and various other resources that will assist indigenous
peoples, local communities, policy makers and other stakeholders in accessing research on climate change
adaptation and mitigation. Indigenous societies have elaborated coping strategies to deal with unstable
environments, and in some cases, are already actively adapting to early climate change impacts. While the
transformations due to climate change are expected to be unprecedented, indigenous knowledge and coping
strategies provide a crucial foundation for community-based adaptation measures. The toolkit is available
in English, French, Spanish, Russian and Portuguese.
Developed by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme, "The
Children Take Action – a Climate Change Story" is a children's story book that pursues
the twofold aim of increasing literacy skills and knowledge about climate change among primary school kids
in Kiribati. In a very simplified way, the book enables children to learn the basics of climate change and
its impacts on our environment. The story book is available in both English and te-Kiribati and will
accompany the new syllabus and teacher guides currently being developed for Kiribati primary schools.
The Great Transformation: Climate – Will We Get Our Act Together?
Based on a report prepared by the German Advisory Council on Global Change, this
comic book aims to showcase how a paradigm shift towards a low carbon economy, sustainable consumption
patterns and sustainable lifestyles can be achieved. Through ‘graphic interviews’ nine
scientists from different disciplines (climate change, economics, behavioural science among others) explain
problems and highlight solutions towards achieving the ‘great transformation’. The comic book
is part of a wider research project on communicating complex future issues to the public. It also contains
additional educational materials and recommendations for further reading.
A summary of current climate change findings and figures
information note summarizes current observations and scientific findings about global climate change.
It will be the first in a series that will aim to make the science underlying the weather, climate and
water issues addressed by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) more easily accessible to the general
Small actions can have a big impact! The Commit2Act
App allows you to join likeminded people in taking action for a better world, by signing on to
commitments to reduce your personal carbon footprint. Keep track of your progress and get inspired by a
community of change makers.
Developed in collaboration with United Nations agencies, civil society and other organizations, the Youth
and United Nations Global Alliance (YUNGA) challenge badges are intended to raise awareness, educate and
motivate young people to change their behaviour and be active agents of change in their local communities.
particular challenge badge is explores the crucial role water plays on our planet and motivates young
people to save water and engage in efforts to increase equitable access to clean water.
The Asia Pacific
Adaptation Network (APAN) is a regional programme that aims to support governments and non-governmental
organizations to build, manage and apply adaptation knowledge. Its mission is to build climate change
resilient and sustainable human systems, ecosystems and economies in the Asia-Pacific Region and improve
understanding and knowledge of adaptation to past, current and future climate conditions.
My World. The United Nations Global Survey for a Better World
World is a global survey developed by the United Nations with several partner organizations. It asks
individuals which six of sixteen possible issues they think would make the most difference to their lives,
one of them being action taken on climate change. Citizens of all ages, genders and backgrounds,
particularly the world's poor and marginalized communities, are called upon to get involved and let
the world know their priorities and views, so that world leaders can be informed as they begin the process
of setting the next global development agenda.
Literacy: Navigating Climate Conversations" is a free course offered by the University of British
Columbia tackling both the scientific and socio-political dimensions of climate change. The course
introduces the basics of the climate system, models and predictions, human and natural impacts, mitigative
and adaptive responses, and the evolution of climate policy. Furthermore, it explores the basic concepts
and terms needed to understand the science of climate change, and the available mitigation, adaptation and
Adaptation Knowledge Network (AAKNet) is a platform aimed at building a shared knowledge base to help
shape an innovative community of practice. Implemented by the Global Adaptation Network, it builds on
ongoing efforts around the region to mobilize existing knowledge and best adaptation practices.
Practitioners, policy makers, researchers and community members will be brought together so as to compare,
contrast and collate the lessons learnt from their actions addressing climate risks.
The course aims to bring climate change education outside the science classroom into all subject areas
liable to be affected by climate change. These include as ethics, social studies, economics and political
science, among many others.
Using a holistic approach, pedagogical approaches and techniques in their own school environment, teachers
can develop the capacities to facilitate climate change mitigation, adaptation and disaster risk reduction
learning. Teacher education institutions can also use the course to update CCESD content in their
pre-service and in-service training programmes through pedagogical frameworks, exercises, regional
resources and guidelines.
Users can access to the learning materials through Flash-based software. The Flipbook format provides an
on-screen textbook experience along with the functionality of web links to quickly access other pages, or
complementary information (e.g. PowerPoint slides).
Young People returned to COP18 united and ready to fight climate change. This
report explains the instrumental role YOUNGO, the youth constituency, play at the UNFCCC. It details
youth participation through policy creation, interventions, actions and lobbying. The report exemplifies
the importance of youth; their creativity, passion and dedication for solving climate change.
On 17 February 2013 the Forward
on Climate campaign brought together 40,000+ people from more than 30 states across the US, including
students, scientists and indigenous peoples, to tell President Obama to move forward on climate change. The
event, organized by 350.org, was reported as one of the largest climate
rallies in US history supported by more than twenty solidarity rallies across the country and more than one
million online activists.
Security and Climate Change Challenge Badge is designed to help educate children and young people about
climate change and food security while encouraging them to take action against global warming,
environmental degradation and hunger in the world. By carrying out activities described in the manual young
people will identify and take actions to reduce their environmental footprint and learn how to make better
consumer and life-style choices.
Think Tank Map provides an overview on the think tanks active in the field of climate change
governance. Through an interactive world map, this tool makes it possible to understand where research
organizations working on climate change are based and which projects are currently worked on. The Think
Tank Map also aims to be a catalyst for new cooperation opportunities, allowing stakeholders, researchers,
institutions, and the media to be informed on past, ongoing and future activities.
Cold, We Share Together“ is a 12-episode documentary that showcases adverse effects of climate
change in ten countries on five continents. The documentary was co-produced by China Central Television
(CCTV), Huafeng Meteorological Media Group and Central Xinying Group and builds on interviews with about
100 experts and government officials.
Connect4Climate and the Global Environment Facility launch "Not Afraid" Voices4Climate Video
Campaign in Times Square
The American rapper Eminem and the Kenyan hip hop group TS1 have produced a remix of Eminem’s song
„Not Afraid“ to raise awareness on climate change issues. The music
video was played on 18 December 2012 throughout the day on two giant screens in New York City’s
Time Square. The project was realized by Connect4Climate in cooperation with MTV and Artists Project Earth.
Webinar "Governing Climate Change: Shifting Priorities in Urban Decision Making"
The Security and Sustainability Forum is a public interest educational organization that convenes global
experts in free events to address threats to society from climate and other disruptions to natural systems.
webinar will take place on Thursday, 31 January 2013 and explore the effects of climate change on urban
governance. Trends of shifting priorities in decision making and community engagement are being seen in
light of challenges posed by climate change and urbanization. Learning partner organizations for the series
include Abt Associates, the World Bank, the Woodrow Wilson Center, the Penn Institute for Urban Research
and the International Housing Coalition.
little COP Pocket Book“ is an easy-to-read guidebook on the UNFCCC process published by the
youth-led Green bits Initiative on the occasion of COP
18/CMP 8 to foster a better understanding of the climate change process. The publication has been
translated into seven languages, including French, Swahili and Urdu among others.
Seeds of knowledge. Contributing to Climate Change Solutions
of Knowledge booklet presents 24 case studies from 17 countries on grassroots solutions to the impacts
of climate change. The publication aims to show that grassroots, community-led responses are already
playing an essential role in building resilience to climate change across all regions of the world. With
the right levels of investment and support, such initiatives can be scaled up and become a central
component in reducing climate risks and supporting the transition to an inclusive Green Economy.
Arabic version of "Growing together in a Changing Climate" brochure
is now online
The most popular publication of the United Nations Joint Framework Initiative on Children, Youth and
Climate Change has been translated into Arabic to reach out to a growing network of climate activists in
the Arab region. Growing
Together in a Changing Climate: The United Nations, Young People, and Climate Change contains
information on some of the many climate change projects, campaigns, educational tools, websites and
publications produced by the United Nations and young people, independently or in partnership. Prepared
with financial support from the European Union, the publication lists inspiring examples of youth-focussed
activities – from on-the-ground action to raising awareness to advocacy efforts at the UNFCCC
Launch of the United Nations Alliance on Climate Change Education, Training and Public Awareness
at COP 18/CMP 8
Monday, 3 December 2012, 13:15-14:45
Side Event Room 1 (Hall 5, ground floor)
At this side event the UNFCCC secretariat together with senior representatives of the other founding
members will launch the United
Nations Alliance on Climate Change Education, Training and Public Awareness. High-level representatives
from Parties and the Global Environment Facility will highlight examples of successful cooperation with
founding members on climate change education, training and public awareness activities. The
Alliance’s objectives will be presented and its founding members, including FAO, UNEP, UNESCO,
UNFCCC, UNICEF, UNITAR and WMO will showcase how they will provide support to and benefit of this new
interagency cooperation. Participants will be invited to share their views on the Alliance’s draft
framework for action and contribute to its further development.
Brussels. European youth convergence for climate justice" is a youth conference bringing together
young activists from all over Europe during the second week of the UN climate talks in Doha, Qatar. From 1
to 8 December over 100 people will come together to follow the negotiations, link up with activists and
civil society in Qatar, share skills and learn about climate justice and act in solidarity, putting
pressure on the European Union without having to travel all the way to Qatar.
At this year's fifth annual "Intergenerational
Inquiry" youth delegates from around the world will engage with high-level representatives and the
UNFCCC Executive Secretary to discuss the role and importance of young people in the UNFCCC process. The
Inquiry will continue its tradition of being one of the most lively events on the United Nations Climate
Change Conference calendar. Guests will be invited to gain a better understanding of youth’s
perspective through the climate change game "Turn the Round" and a reverse question and answers
eighth Conference of Youth (COY8) brings together international youth to learn about the UNFCCC, build
networks and work on climate justice issues worldwide. COY8 will take place in Doha, Qatar, from 23 to 25
November, and aims to deliver a conference that seasoned campaigners and beginners alike can attend,
providing a platform to learn from each other on how to address the pressing environmental issues of our
Youth Climate Movement was simultaneously launched across more than a dozen countries in the Middle
East and Northern Africa on 10 November 2012. The movement, the first of its kind in the Arab region,
unites hundreds of grass roots activists and was established with the backing of campaigners from regional
and international organizations.
Climate Change Cartoon Competition aims to bring young people to the center of climate change debates
by encouraging youth from the Caribbean to portray issues of concern related to climate change in their
region. The call for submissions for the cartoon competition runs until 15 October 2012.
The report "Climate Change in the Indian Mind" is based on a national survey conducted
of 4,031 Indian adults in 2011, using a combined urban and rural sample. The study was designed to
investigate the current state of public climate change awareness, beliefs, attitudes, policy
support, and behavior, as well as public observations of changes in local weather and climate
patterns and self-reported vulnerability to extreme weather events.
Think Forward Film Festival and Short Film Competition on Climate Change and Renewable
The Think Forward Film Festival was created with the aim to investigate, discuss
and disseminate, through short films and feature films, the theme of climate change and the issues
surrounding the use of energy efficiency and renewable energy. The second edition of the Think
Forward Film Festival will be held in Venice from 30 November to 1 December, 2012. This year, the
festival is launching its first international film competition involving short films made using
different techniques, including animation that are focused on the themes of climate change and
renewable energy, produced after 1 January 2010.
Climate Change and Environmental Education - A companion to the Child Friendly Schools
The module “Climate
Change and Environmental Education” is a companion to UNICEF’s Child Friendly Schools Manual.
Over the past decade, the child-friendly schools approach has emerged as UNICEF’s means to advocate for
and promote quality education for every girl and boy. Child-friendly schools enable all children to achieve
their full potential. The purpose of this module is to provide in-depth information on how Climate Change and
Environmental Education (CCEE) can be integrated into the design, implementation and practice of
child-friendly schools. Many schools are incorporating CCEE in their curricula. While it is impossible to
present a complete account of these efforts, this module includes the most relevant examples and illustrates
the diversity of approaches.
UNU Video Series on Traditional Knowledge and Climate Science
Series on Traditional Knowledge and Climate Science released by the United Nations University Institute
of Advanced Studies focuses on some of the key links between traditional knowledge and science regarding
climate change. With deep connections to nature, the world's indigenous people and local communities are
experiencing some of the most pronounced affects of climate change.
UNICEF's publication on `Disaster
Risk and Education` showcases how UNICEF integrates disaster risk reduction (DRR) into its
development programmes. "DDR, education and equity" and "DDR and children's
rights" are highlighted among other issues.