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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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