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
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
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 more
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
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
UNICEF’s new 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
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 video
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
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 point!
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 Twitter!
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 more.
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 more
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
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 emission campuses.
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
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 “Youth
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
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
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
Eye-opening report 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
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 change.
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 Knowledge 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 effectively.
The UNCCD 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
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
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
Launch of new publication: "Youth in action on climate change: inspirations from around the world"
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 participants.
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
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
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 public.
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
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. This 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.
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
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 policy options.
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
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.
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.
“Warm and 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
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. The next 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 negotiations.
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 session.
The The 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 generation.
The Arab 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.
The Youth-IN 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
Video 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.