Education for Climate Day

Publication date: 10/11/2021

Join us on 25 November for the first Education for Climate Day.

Climate protesters

What is the Day about?

On the Education for Climate Day, pupils, teachers and members of the education community are invited to share their ideas on how to best address the climate crisis in classrooms across the European Union (EU).

Find out more about the event

Get involved 

Take part a ‘community challenge’ – joint projects co-invented and realised by the Education for Climate Coalition community – to have your say!

Register for a community challenge 

About the event 

The event will start with a morning of interventions on the role of education in fighting the climate crisis. 

Speakers will include 

  • Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth
  • WonJung Byun, Senior project officer, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
  • Lydie Lescarmontier, Science Officer, Office for Climate Education
  • Alessandro Dosio, lead Author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 6th Assessment Report, Joint Research Centre, European Commission
  • Vassilis Karamaounas, research facilitator and sustainability promoter (Ellinogermaniki Agogi - private school), community stakeholder

The event will be moderated by Guia Bianchi, European sustainability competence framework, Joint Research Centre, European Commission.

Through these interventions, speakers will provide their insights into how education helps to tackle the challenges of climate change and environmental sustainability. 

Presentation of the collaborative platform

The first Education for Climate Day will also be the occasion to present the new online Education for Climate collaborative platform, which will facilitate the exchanges of the wider climate education community. 

Background 

The Education for Climate Day was initiated by the Education for Climate Coalition.

Since December 2020, the Coalition has enabled primary and secondary schools, vocational education and training and higher education institutions across the EU to organise learning initiatives and projects on climate action, sustainability and the environment. 

The Coalition is one of the many ongoing actions contributing to achieving the European Education Area, which envisages an inclusive, high-quality, sustainable European learning space, by 2025.

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