November 2017, Bonn, Germany
At the COP 23, ACE will participate in the third annual Education Day. Education is key in preparing societies for global change, and it plays a critical role in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, as well as taking action to fulfill the Paris Climate Change Agreement.
Article 6 of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) stipulates that all Parties shall cooperate in and promote education, training and public awareness related to climate change, and shall encourage wide public participation in the process. Furthermore, Article 12 of the Paris Agreement states that “Parties shall cooperate in taking measures to enhance climate change education, training, public awareness, public participation and public access to information”. The critical role of education in the global climate change response is further recognized in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
During the Education Day multiple events will be taking place which promote the importance of education in addressing climate change. A High-Level event on climate education will be taking place with the aim to bring together ministers of environment, and education, as well as international organizations to discuss how education can enhance the implementation of the climate agenda. In addition, multiple activities will be organized by UN agencies, civil society organizations and Parties throughout the day which will showcase climate education around the world.
Please return regularly to this page for updates as the COP 23 approaches.