Education Day at COP 21

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Education Day, 4 December 2015                    

On 4 December 2015, a thematic day on climate change education (CCE) took place at COP 21/ CMP11. Education is crucial to promote changes in lifestyles, attitudes and behavior needed to foster sustainable development and to address climate change. The objective of the day was to showcase good practices and lessons learned on climate change education. Events on CCE were held in the “blue zone” and the future generations space. Furthermore, Ministers of Education from different countries participated in the Ministerial Event on Climate Change Education and Sustainable Development organized by the French Government.

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Ministerial Event on Climate Change Education and Sustainable Development

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The Ministerial event started with a panel discussion by the French Ministers of Education and Environment, followed by a presentation of good practices to integrate climate action and environment issues in the educational systems. Delegates shared lessons learned. A Ministerial Declaration on climate change education concluded the event. The Ministerial event took place from 9:00 to 13:00 in the  future generations space.   

UN Side Event on Formal Climate Change Education  

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The main objective of the UN side event was to motivate exchange of knowledge among Governments, IGOs, civil society, academia and youth. Furthermore, the event aimed to highlight partnerships and opportunities for scaling up climate change education and to identify innovative ways of enhancing climate action with a focus on formal education. This side event took place from 13:15 to 14:45 in the "blue zone". More >>  

UN Alliance Side Event on Non-Formal Climate Change Education

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There is an urgent need to scale up action and investment in climate change education, training and awareness-raising. The UN Alliance side event showcased innovative ways to promote non-formal education with a special focus on alternative approaches for climate change learning, such as music, social media and video games. The event took place from 18:30 to 20:00 in the "blue zone". More >>