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United Nations Alliance on Climate Change Education, Training and Public Awareness
 
 

News

 

2-3 April 2014: WMO: Workshop for broadcast meteorologists and weather presenters, Paris, France

23 March 2014: WMO: World Meteorological Day 2014 celebrations focus on young people

8 March 2014: UN Women and UNFCCC celebrate International Women's Day 2014

10-12 February 2014: UNESCO: Experts Meeting on Climate Change Education for Sustainable Development in Asia and Pacific, Manila, Philippines

10 January 2014: UNESCO: Panel discussion on the importance of Climate Change Education for Sustainable Development for the SDG process, New York, United States

13 December 2013: Watch the COP 19/CMP 9 joint interview by the Alliance

20 November 2013: COP 19/CMP 9 joint Alliance presentation at Connect4Climate 'Be The Movement' workshop

20 November 2013: COP 19/CMP 9 side event by UNEP/UN Women on 'Mobilizing climate action for a sustainable and equitable future'

19 November 2013: COP 19/CMP 9 side event on 'The UN system as a catalyst for climate action: Promoting sustainable low-carbon development'

16 November 2013: COP 19/CMP 9 Alliance side event on 'Combatting Climate Change through Education and Training'

14 November 2013: COP 19/CMP 9 side event by FAO on 'Climate Smart Agriculture from concept to country implementation: successes and barriers'

14 November 2013: COP 19/CMP 9 side event by UNDP on 'Comprehensive Climate Finance: Capacity building to scale-up climate action in developing countries'

14 November 2013: COP 19/CMP 9 interview by UNICEF on the importance of climate change education in the aftermaths of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines

14 November 2013: COP 19/CMP 9 interview by FAO on formal and non-formal climate change education

13 November 2013: Alliance launches online survey on the development of UN climate change campaign- Have your say here

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Background

 
In response to the increasing impact of climate change on development and security issues, a growing number of United Nations organizations work closely with governments to lay the ground for building green and climate-resilient societies. In 2012, FAO, UNEP, UNESCO, UNFCCC, UNICEF, UNITAR and WMO convened in Doha at COP 18/CMP 8 to launch the Alliance with a view to promoting meaningful, result-oriented and effective international cooperation in support of the action on climate change education, training, public awareness, public participation and access to information on climate change.
 

Objectives

 

The objectives of the Alliance are to:

  • maximize synergies and coherence of activities, avoid duplication of effort and utilize available expertise and resources in an efficient manner through enhanced coordination;
  • support Parties to the UNFCCC in their efforts to design, initiate and undertake activities related to climate change education, training, public awareness, public participation and public access to information;
  • establish a clear link between the work of the member organizations and the UNFCCC process.
 

Members

 

For further information on the members of the Alliance and their work on issues related to Article 6 of the Convention, please click here

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