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Education, Training and Public Awareness under Article 6 of the Convention

The solutions to climate change are also the paths to a safer, healthier, cleaner and more prosperous future for all. To see this and to understand what needs to be done requires a sharp and sustained focus on education, training and public awareness in all countries and at all levels of government, society and enterprise.

That is why governments have agreed to educate, empower and engage all stakeholders and major groups. This common objective is anchored in pdf-icon Article 6 of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, and in pdf-icon Article 10 (e) of the Kyoto Protocol.

To achieve their goal, governments are working with the private sector and civil society stakeholders in six priority action areas: education, training, public access to information, public awareness, public participation and international cooperation.

All stakeholders have agreed that the scale of the challenge posed by climate change requires these activities to be stepped up and that they should not only be collaborative but also country-driven, interdisciplinary and respect the culture of each participating country and group. More>>

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Action for Climate Empowerment (ACE) - NEWSLETTER
ACE Newsletter

In September 2015, Action for Climate Empowerment (ACE) released its first newsletter. The newsletter comprises latest news on ACE activities, updates on the negotiation process, good practices and detailed information on climate change education, training, public access to information, public awareness, public participation and international cooperation.

September 2015 Newsletter - Action for Climate Empowerment (Read it in French, in Spanish)
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Action for Climate Empowerment in the News
19 Oct. 2016 COY 12 Youth Conference 2016 in Marrakech - Young People Supporting Ambitious Climate Action
19 Oct. 2016 Interactive Map with Global Youth Video Competition 2016 Entries
06 Oct. 2016 Winners of COP22 Youth Climate Video Competition Announced - Videos Portray Inspiring Climate Action in Tunisia and Vietnam (Read it in French, in Spanish)
11 Aug. 2016 Youth Leading Sustainability and Climate Action- International Youth Day 12 Aug 2016 (Read it in French)
18 Jul. 2016 Action for Climate Empowerment Workshop - Watch our Video Summary
29 Jun. 2016 Understanding the Link Between Food Security and Climate Change - FAO Youth Poster and Video Competitions (Read it in French, in Spanish)
20 May 2016 Getting Youth Engaged in Climate Action - Day Two of ACE Dialogue in Bonn (Read it in French)
20 May 2016 Wave of Smart Initiatives Raise Public Climate Action - ACE Dialogue at UN (Read it in French, in Spanish)
22 Feb.2016 Children "Astronauts" Awarded by Bonn and UN for Climate Song
09 Feb. 2016 Youth Looking to Be Empowered for Climate Action - Results of UN Youth Forum (Read it in French, in Spanish)

Other news related to Article 6 of the Convention can be found here. More>>

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