"The Action for Climate Empowerment: Guidelines for accelerating solutions through education, training and public awareness", are intended to facilitate the work of National Focal Points to implement ACE activities in their countries. The guidelines provide a flexible, phased approach to the strategic and systematic implementation of ACE activities at the national level, driven by each country’s circumstances.
The guidelines were developed as a joint initiative between the UNFCCC and UNESCO. They were launched at the COP 22 in Marrakech, Morocco during the Education Day.
Benefits of developing a national ACE strategy
Offers countries the opportunity to take stock systematically of existing activities, identify gaps and prioritize actions, establish targets and milestones, and identify key indicators to track and measure progress.
Creates policy instruments and measures to ensure an integrated, coherent approach to implementing ACE.
Improves policy coherence and facilitates cross-sectoral collaboration for ACE action (the national level provides the overall guiding policy framework within sectoral and local government operate).
Provides avenues for financing due to ACE activities are duly aligned with national policy, including annual/multi-year budgets and planning.
Phases of developing a national ACE strategy
Steps of developing a national ACE strategy