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1st Dialogue on Article 6 of the Convention

Reaffirming the importance of climate change education, training, public awareness, public participation, public access to information and international cooperation on these matters for achieving the ultimate objective of the Convention and for the effective implementation of adaptation and mitigation actions, COP 18 adopted the pdf-icon Doha work programme on Article 6 of the Convention and requested the SBI to organize an annual in-session Dialogue on Article 6 of the Convention to enhance work in this area.

Objective: The objective of the Dialogue is to provide a regular forum to Parties and stakeholders to share their experiences, exchange ideas, good practices and lessons learned regarding the implementation of Article 6 of the Convention.

Organization: For the purpose of organizing the Dialogue, the six elements of Article 6 of the Convention are clustered into two focal areas, the consideration of which will alternate on an annual basis. The first focal area consists of education and training, while the second focal area consists of public awareness, public participation and public access to information. International cooperation is considered a crosscutting theme of both focal areas. The 1st Dialogue on Article 6 of the Convention will take place at SBI 38 and focus on the first focal area: education, training and international cooperation.

Participation: The Dialogue is open for participation by Parties, representatives of relevant bodies established under the Convention and relevant experts, practitioners and stakeholders. The Doha work programme specifies that key stakeholders include intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, in particular women, indigenous peoples and youth-focused organizations, the private sector and the media.

Outcomes: The summary report on the 1st Dialogue on Article 6 of the Convention is available here

Venue: Room REGER, Hotel Maritim, Bonn, Germany

 10 June 2013, 15:00-18:00 and 11 June 2013, 15:00-18:00

More information on issues related to Article 6 of the Convention can be found here
10 June 2013, 15:00-18:00


UNFCCC Deputy Executive Secretary Mr. Richard Kinley

Welcoming remarks

Chair of the SBI and Chair of the 1st Dialogue on Article 6 of the Convention Mr. Tomasz Chruszczow Objectives and organization of the Dialogue
Co-facilitator Ms. Adriana Valenzuela (Dominican Republic) Introductory remarks
Co-facilitator Mr. Richard Merzian (Australia) Introductory remarks

Session I: Panel discussion on strategic approaches and long-term planning of
climate change education

Dominican Republic Mr. Moisés Álvarez National Coordinator for the UN CC:Learn Project and Technical Director of the National Council for Climate Change and Clean Development Mechanism
France Ms. Marie Jaudet National Focal Point for Article 6 of the UNFCCC
Indonesia Ms. Amanda Katili Niode Coordinator of the Division of Communication, Information and Education, National Council on Climate Change and National Focal Point for Article 6 of the UNFCCC
Malawi Mr. Fritz Kadyoma Chief Curriculum Specialist and Assistant Director, Department of Curriculum Development, Malawi Institute of Education
Uganda Mr. Bob Natifu Senior Climate Change Officer, Climate Change Unit of the Ministry of Water and Environment
Ukraine Mr. Roman Kharytonov National Focal Point for Article 6 of the UNFCCC

Focus questions for discussion by panelists

  • What process do you use to assess needs for climate change education at all levels and how do you prioritize these needs?
  • How do you ensure sustainability of results and a long-term impact of your national strategies and action plans on climate change education?
  • How are international policies on climate change translated into national action on education in your country?

Session II: Challenges, good practices and lessons learned from the implementation of climate change education at the national level

Mauritius Mr. Jogeeswar Seewoobaduth pdf-icon Recommendations from the Expert Meeting on Climate Change Education for Sustainable Development in Africa hosted by Mauritius (577 kB)
Sweden Mr. Mats Kullberg pdf-icon Climate Change Education - a Tool for National and International Objectives (328 kB)
United States Mr. Frank Niepold pdf-icon United States Perspective on the Challenges, Good Practices and Lessons Learned from the Implementation of Climate Change Education at the National Level (931 kB)
World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts Ms. Harriet Thew pdf-icon Learn, Speak Out, Take Action - the WAGGGS Approach to Non-Formal Climate Change Education (820 kB)
International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change Ms. Pasang Dolma Sherpa pdf-icon Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change (986 kB)
Centre for Environment Education Ms. Rixa Schwarz pdf-icon Beyond Awareness: Education as a Driver of Change (626 kB)

Dialogue between presenters and participants based on the below focus issues

  • Interconnection of formal, non-formal and informal education on climate change
  • Role and experiences of various stakeholders
  • Interlinkages between science, traditional knowledge and education on climate change
  • Introduction of climate change in school curricula
Session III: Measuring for results
Japan Mr. Makoto Kato pdf-icon Japan's Experiences with Climate Change Education - Relevant Aspects with Measuring the Effectiveness (366 kB)
The Gambia Mr. Bubu Pateh Jallow pdf-icon Examples of Results-based Activities on Climate Change Education in Sub-Saharan Africa (1893 kB)
Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations/ Youth and United Nations Global Alliance Ms. Lucia Palombi pdf-icon Measuring for Results in Climate Change Education: A 'Behaviour Change' Approach (919 kB)

Dialogue between presenters and participants based on the below focus issues

  • Approaches to measuring the effectiveness of climate change education
  • Introduction of ‘results-based’ education on climate change
Closing of Day 1
Chair of the SBI and Chair of the 1st Dialogue on Article 6 of the Convention (or co-facilitators) Mr. Tomasz Chruszczow Closing remarks and wrap-up of Day 1

11 June 2013


Mr. Richard Merzian (Australia)

Opening remarks

Session IV: Challenges, good practices and lessons learned from the planning, implementation and evaluation of climate change training at the national level
Regional Environmental Centre for Central and Eastern Europe Ms. Mariia Khovanskaia pdf-icon Trainings on the Supra-Regional Level: More Value - More Challenge (345 kB)
United Nations University Ms. Zinaida Fadeeva pdf-icon Emerging Learning Systems for Low Carbon Resilient Development (186 kB)
Engineering Staff College of India Ms. Shalini Sharma pdf-icon Climate Change: Capacity Building Scenario in India (479 kB)
Greenhouse Gas Management Institute Mr. Stelios Pesmajoglou pdf-icon Scaling a Professional Climate Change Workforce (179 kB)
International Labour Organziation Mr. Marek Harsdorff pdf-icon Skills needs in a Transition to Low Carbon and Climate Resilient Economies, Empirical Evidence from ILO's Green Jobs Program (549 kB)

Dialogue between presenters and participants based on the below focus issues

  • Skills and competences required for addressing climate change
  • Technical and vocational training
  • Professional learning
Session V: Opportunities for strengthening the implementation of
climate change education and training through international cooperation
China Mr. Yucheng Zhang pdf-icon Enhancing Capacity Building through South-South Cooperation (665 kB)
European Union Mr. Tony Carritt pdf-icon EU support for climate training in LDCs: some examples (193 kB)







Ms. Jazmin Burgess

Ms. Jennifer Baumwoll

Ms. Fanina Kodre-Alexander

Mr. Achim Halpaap

Ms. Julia Viehöfer

Ms. Zinaida Fadeeva

Mr. Moritz Weigel

pdf-icon Mr. Yassen Tcholakov (695 kB)
pdf-icon Joint presentation on the United Nations Alliance on Climate Change Education, Training and Public Awareness (674 kB)
Global Environment Facility Secretariat Mr. Rawleston Moore pdf-icon GEF Support to Advance Climate Change Education and Training (1194 kB)
Closing of the 1st Dialogue on Article 6 of the Convention
Wrap-up and closing remarks by Mr. Tomasz Chruszczow, Chair of the SBI and Chair of the 1st Dialogue on Article 6 of the Convention
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